Effective Oct. 1, Brian Haile will take over as CEO of Neighborhood Health. Haile, the former deputy chief of the Bureau of TennCare, has extensive experience in the public health sector. Former CEO Mary Bufwack, who is retiring after 29 years at Neighborhood Health, will serve as CEO emeritus through Dec. 31 to ensure a seamless transition.
In Haile's role with TennCare, he worked with federal officials and advised on technical development of InsureTN and designed and led implementation of newborn and hospital presumptive eligibility programs, among other projects. Other prior experience includes serving as senior vice president for Healthcare Policy at Jackson Hewitt and as executive director of the Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration.
After earning his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Haile also earned a law degree from Georgetown, where he was a public interest law scholar, a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkley, and a master's degree in Health Economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.