Margaret Rehayem is an experienced healthcare leader that brings care and enthusiasm to her role with the National Alliance. As Vice President, she provides leadership for national initiatives that support member collaboration, helping coalitions leverage their regional efforts at the national level to drive health, innovation, equity and value. Her focus has been in health & wellbeing, total person health as well as various areas in delivery & payment reform such as hospital pricing, drug management and high cost claims.
Margaret has over 20 years' experience working with employers in various areas of healthcare strategic planning. She has developed and executed projects with continuous improvement frameworks, national employer roundtables and multi-stakeholder learning collaboratives that support organizational improvement and business/community partnerships. She also oversees a number of grant activities that have partnered with national organizations such as CDC Foundation, Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and United Health Foundation. She serves as a main contact for member coalitions; fostering relationships, and supporting regional coalition members through networking and capacity building opportunities. She also helps drive the direction of the organization’s National Health Leadership Council and engages with both public and private employers of different industries through the National Purchaser Leadership Council (NPLC). She also coordinates the Race, Health & Equity Council that meets throughout the year.
Margaret is a national speaker on a number of healthcare topics including business performance & leadership, health benefits, medical & pharmacy drugs, biosimilars, employee engagement, & organizational culture, and the impact of health equity, social needs, and wellbeing in organizations.
Before joining the National Alliance, she was on the leadership team at the Midwest Business Group on Health, a leading business coalition in Chicago. Early on in her career, she created and managed an award-winning employee health and wellness program for 11 years at a community college. She has been involved with various Advisory Boards including with the National Health Council, the Innovative Value Initiative and the Act4Biosimilars. She has been an adjunct faculty professor since 2008 and most recently taught corporate health and entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.