Boston, MA (May 9, 2017) – L.E.K. Consulting has added Leeba Lessin, a former medical management and care delivery system executive, and Jenni Vargas, a former healthcare system executive, to the firm’s Healthcare Services Executive Network.

The L.E.K. Healthcare Services Executive Network is a partnership between global management consulting firm L.E.K. and experienced healthcare executives and industry leaders. L.E.K. and the network share a commitment to improving healthcare by working to enhance the performance of leading organizations in the sector.

Ms. Lessin is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of CareMore Health System, a health plan and care delivery system for Medicare and Medicaid patients. While at CareMore, she created a medical management and care model that is considered the gold standard for the care of chronic patients. She is also the former President of the Southern and Northern California operations of PacifiCare, a health insurance company that is now part of UnitedHealth Group. Ms. Lessin holds a BA from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Ms. Vargas is the former Chief Strategy Officer at Stanford Health Care, the health system associated with Stanford University. In that role, she developed and launched both Stanford Health Care Alliance, an Accountable Care Organization for self-insured employers, and Stanford Health Care Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan in Santa Clara County, California. Ms. Vargas holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA.

“Our clients must navigate a challenging and ever-evolving business and regulatory environment. Mses. Lessin’s and Vargas’s first-hand knowledge of the industry and C-suite perspective further enhance our Healthcare Services Executive Network and the services we provide our clients,” said Joan Kim, Managing Director and Head of L.E.K.’s Healthcare Services practice for the Americas.

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