Dorothy Teeter has over 30 years of public and private sector experience in the health care field. She draws upon her broad-based and diverse leadership, policy experience and health expertise to provide consultation to leading health care organizations, public health systems, government agencies and community based organization clients intending to improve health using transformative policy frameworks, accountable care purchasing strategies, innovative care delivery and care management approaches, unique clinical/community-based partnerships, and up to date data and analytics.
Dorothy was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as the Director of the Washington State Health Care Authority in 2013 and served in that role for over four years. She administered an annual budget of over $10 billion, purchasing health care for both the Public Employees Benefits program and the Medicaid program. As member of the Governor’s Cabinet, she led state-wide health systems transformation, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and reformed purchasing approaches. Under her leadership, the Health Care Authority secured a $65 million State Innovation Model award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and a $1.3 billion Medicaid transformation waiver to further the state’s health system transformation goals.
Previously, Dorothy served as senior advisor for Policy and Programs at CMMI. In this role, she directed the development, launch and awarding of the $1 billion CMMI Health Care Innovation Award program. She served as the CMMI liaison to other federal health agencies in order to align goals and resources. Prior to that, Dorothy served as the interim Director and Chief of Health Operations for Public Health, Seattle & King County. She led the design and implementation of the public health preparedness program, as well as directing the policy and programs agenda for this major metropolitan department. She has served as a senior executive at Group Health Cooperative (now Kaiser Permanente) leading the design and delivery of clinical information systems and population-based health improvement strategies for over 600,000 enrollees. She has served as CEO for a non-profit organization focused on bridging technology and information gaps for quality health services delivery, and as an administrator for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Dorothy holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where she is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Services.