Mark Ganz is president and chief executive officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a nonprofit total health solutions company dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system. Mark is transforming the model of innovation in health care and corporate governance. Mark was recognized for his efforts by Modern Healthcare as a “100 Most Influential in Healthcare” in 2018; and he was profiled in 2017 by The Harvard Business Review on his unique vision to embrace innovation and take strategic risks in collaborative leadership in The Boards New Innovation Imperative.
Mark has an extraordinary record of involvement regionally and on the national stage, including former chairman of the board for America’s Health Insurance Plans (2013 – 2016). Mark continues to serve as a board member with America’s Health Insurance Plans, as well as on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and the following boards: Portland General Electric Company; Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc. (a regional economic development corporation); University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council (chairman); Prime Therapeutics; and The Conversation Project.
In 2013, he was honored with a Governors' Gold Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Oregon in the areas of health care, economic development, and leadership through community service. Mark’s commitment to community was also recognized when he was inducted into the Gonzaga Preparatory School Hall of Fame along with his brothers, Rick Ganz, SJ, and Bill Ganz, MD. In 2015, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded Mark the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) for his tremendous commitment and leadership within the community and health care industry. Recognition of Mark's groundbreaking work to personalize health care led Portland Business Journal to name him Healthcare CEO of the Year for 2014. Mark earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While an undergraduate, he was a staff member for U.S. Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Wash). He lives in Portland with his wife, Leslie, and their two children.