Senior Vice President
Elizabeth (Liz) Klunk leads Versant Health’s Medical Management Strategy & Development. She is responsible for developing strategic solutions, partnerships and value to health plan clients and their memberships. With more than three decades of health care experience, two decades being dedicated to managed care, Liz has a passion to ensure members have access to care supporting their whole person health outcomes.
Before joining Versant Health, Liz served as the VP of Operations for several managed care organizations, most notably EXL Service, where she was the Vice President of Global Clinical Health Solutions. In this role, she provided deep clinical and executive leadership to international clinical delivery centers, as well as team of expert clinician consultants. By cultivating global clinical relationships, Liz supported the growth of clinical services in two new geographies (South Africa and South America) resulting in revenue and client growth of EXL’s Healthcare practice.
Before joining EXL Service, Liz held leadership positions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, as well as served as clinical transformation leader for the organization. Liz’s early career was focused on direct patient care and bedside clinical leadership, holding positions as Nurse Manager and Administrative Supervisor in leading academic university teaching hospitals in the northeast United States.
Liz has a passion for ensuring that individuals are educated about their health and understand how to access and receive care. For the past 3 years, Liz has been on the Executive Leadership Team board of the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Campaign, Greater Maryland Chapter. Liz also seeks to support and mentor up-and-coming female executive leaders, as a Founding member of Chief, Washington, DC.
Liz received her AAS in Nursing from St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, and her BSN from Thomas Edison State University. Liz has been a Certified Case Manager for the past 15 years. She has also completed executive programs as Cornell University.