Marianne Fazen is Executive Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health, a coalition of 120 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 employer-sponsored health benefits issues. She was recognized as a member of the Dallas 500 Business Leaders by D CEO Magazine in 2020 and 2021, and DFW Healthcare Leader by the Dallas Business Journal in Who’s Who in Healthcare in 2016.
Ms. Fazen currently serves on the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of URAC, a national healthcare accreditation organization. She also serves as Regional Director of the Path Forward for Mental Health & Substance Use national initiative, and on the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership, a regional multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative focused on health system transformation. Ms. Fazen served 16 years on the Board of Governors, including a term as President, of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a national organization of 40 purchaser-led healthcare coalitions across the country.
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.