Michele Garand, MS

Adjunct Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center
Business Operations Strategist, Healthcare Management, ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates

Michele Garand, MS, is Adjunct Faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center and the head of Business Operations for Healthcare Management reporting to the Senior Vice President of Healthcare Management at ConnectiCare Inc. She is the business lead responsible for managing business results, strategic and operational planning, financial and budgetary management and management of other complex projects in support of the SVP of HCM.

Prior to joining ConnectiCare Inc., Michele Garand was the Business Senior Director for Aetna’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Ms. Garand managed operations and health  policy research for the Office of the CMO. Ms. Garand was also responsible for the program management and operational execution of initiatives focused on health policy issues. In this role, she facilitated applied research and execution of initiatives to improve health care quality and outcomes for Aetna’s membership. Examples include: Racial and Ethnic Equality, Childhood Obesity (GetNHealthy with Aetna), Value Based Insurance Design, and Genomics Initiatives.

Ms. Garand received her B.S. in Business Management from Boston University, and an M.S. in Business Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.