Christopher D. Palmieri '96

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Elected: 2021
Current Term Ends: 2025
Committees: Finance & Investment, Marketing & Enrollment Strategy

Christopher D. Palmieri, a 1996 Ithaca College graduate has a quarter century of experience leading public health care initiatives. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), a Massachusetts-based, not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals with significant needs. Palmieri is also the founder of Winter Street Ventures, CCA’s start-up accelerator and venture investment subsidiary, and launched instED, a business that provides in-home emergency department services.

His career has included leadership positions with such organizations as Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care/Mohawk Valley Network, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, and Amerigroup New York. Palmieri spent nearly 10 years at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the United States, where he served as president and CEO of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, successfully launching a $2 billion safety-net insurance company offering both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care products. Prior to joining CCA he served as chief executive officer of Remedy Partners, a national bundled payment company.

Palmieri earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration from IC’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, and went on to receive a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. As an alumnus, Palmieri has served Ithaca College as a “Meet the Firms” and regional event host, and as a visiting speaker in the School of Business.