President, Government Programs
UPMC Health Plan
John Lovelace has had a lengthy and successful career in health care, initially as a behavioral health clinician in a series of public settings, later as an administrator. For the past twenty-five years, he has worked in Medicaid-focused managed care organizations, initially in public behavioral health and since 2004 as executive leader of UPMC Health Plan's Medicaid managed care plan (UPMC for You, Inc., a non-profit, provider-sponsored plan). UPMC for Kids, a non-profit Pennsylvania Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and UPMC for Life Complete Care, a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan, were successfully initiated in 2006. UPMC for You is the largest and fastest growing Medicaid plan in Western Pennsylvania; UPMC for Kids, similarly, is the largest CHIP plan in Pennsylvania. UPMC Health Plan's public sector programs have been in the forefront of innovative
programs addressing payment and delivery system reforms through grants and supports from national and regional foundations and the initiation of various programs to address social determinants of health.