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Sharon Williams has been an industry leader in both the health care and community-based services (CBO) industries. Her broad experience provides a unique perspective on effective engagement across these two diverse ecosystems to maximize integrated care initiatives to improve quality of care AND quality of life for consumers. She is committed to the alignment of quality and performance outcomes for both clinical care and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
Sharon has held several health plan leadership positions, including CEO of CareSource Michigan, Vice President of Government Programs & Privacy Officer for OmniCare Health Plan and Vice President of Medicaid Business Development at Coventry. She has considerable insight into government program administration, specializing in Medicaid &, Medicare. Sharon has been actively engaged with leading industry organizations such as America’s Health Insurance Plans, National Association of Health Services Executives and the Association of Community Affiliated Plans.
In 2013, Sharon founded Williams Jaxon Consulting, LLC to further her work in integrated care strategy development. Areas of expertise include business development, compliance administration, community and stakeholder relationship management, strategic planning, public policy advocacy, interpretation/implementation, proposal writing, and government relations.
Williams Jaxon Consulting, LLC clients have included organizations such as: Anthem/Wellpoint, Gorman Health Group, HighMark health plans, Evolent, Comprehensive Care Coordination of PA, Senior Resource Center, SE MI.
Sharon is a proven leader in delivering business acumen training and strategic support for community based organizations. She has played an essential role with key national organizations to prepare their local leaders to build sustainable strategies that improve value and organizational capacity. Sharon developed and leads the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Network Development Learning Collaborative. She has been a leading contributor to the design of the Meals on Wheels national association’s annual Health Integration Institute and also created a series of health care business acumen webinars. She is a consultant with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a); and works closely with leadership from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living.
Sharon is a committed community services activist and has served on Detroit area boards such as the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, YouthVille Detroit, the Guidance Center, City of Detroit Community Service Commission, Metro Parent Magazine Editorial Board and the Ennis Center for Children. Sharon is a graduate of Michigan State University.