Carolyn Pare

Carolyn Pare

Carolyn Pare

Carolyn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Health Action Group, a coalition of more than 50 public and private employers dedicated to health care market reform. For nearly 30 years, The Action Group has been singularly focused on health care, uniting employers around common issues, amplifying the voice of those who write the checks for health care, and improving patient experience and outcomes for Minnesotans.

Carolyn is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Quality Forum (NQF) and sits on the Finance and Audit Committee as well as the Cost and Efficiency Standing Committee for the organization. She also participates as a member of the National Advisory Council to the California Health Benefits Review Program. Carolyn is past Chair of the National Business Coalition on Health and served on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Standards Committee for eight years. Additionally, past work includes serving on the Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force for Minnesota’s Accountable Health Model, interim Program Director of the Minnesota Chartered Value Exchange and founding co-chair of the Minnesota Smart Buy Alliance.

Carolyn was previously a director of Human Resources, responsible for Benefits, Risk Management, and Human Resource Information Systems at Target Corporation. She holds a B.S. in Environmental and Public Health from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and has over 35 years of experience in occupational health and safety, risk management, and health care.