Marianne Fazen

Dallas/Fort Worth Business Group on Health

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Dallas/Fort Worth Business Group on Health


Marianne Fazen is Executive Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health, a coalition of 100 DFW area employers and healthcare organizations committed to improving healthcare quality, efficiency, and accountability in North Texas.  Ms. Fazen also serves as President and CEO of the Texas Business Group on Health, a statewide organization representing Texas employers’ interests regarding healthcare purchasing and policy issues.

Ms. Fazen is a frequent speaker and commentator on health benefits issues.  She was recognized for the fourth year in a row as a member of the Dallas 500 Business Leaders by D CEO Magazine (2020-2023), and a DFW Healthcare Leader by the Dallas Business Journal in Who’s Who in Healthcare in 2016. 

Ms. Fazen previously served 16 years on the Board of Governors, including as President, of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a national organization of 40 purchaser-led healthcare coalitions across the country.  She also served for 11 years on the Board of Directors (former president) of URAC, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Currently, she serves as Regional Director of the national initiative, Path Forward for Mental Health & Substance Use, and on the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership, a regional multi-stakeholder collaborative focused on health system transformation. 

Ms. Fazen has an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from University of Wisconsin and a Doctorate in Communications Science & Human Development from University of Texas at Dallas.