Christopher F. Koller

Christopher F. Koller

Christopher Koller is president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, a 117-year operating foundation that improves population health by connecting leaders with the best information and experience. Before joining the Fund, he served the State of Rhode Island as the country’s first health insurance commissioner, an appointment he held between 2005 and 2013. Under Mr. Koller’s leadership, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner was nationally recognized for its rate review process and its efforts to use insurance regulation to promote payment reform, primary care revitalization, and delivery system transformation. The office was also one of the lead agencies in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island.

Prior to serving as health insurance commissioner, Mr. Koller was the CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for nine years. In this role, he was the founding chair of the Association of Community Affiliated Plans. Mr. Koller has a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College and master’s degrees in social ethics and public/private management from Yale University. He has served on four Committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, as well as its Health Care Services Board. He has also served in numerous national and state health policy advisory capacities and was the recipient of the Primary Care Collaborative’s Starfield Award in 2019.  Mr. Koller is a professor of the practice in the department of health services, policy and practice in the School of Public Health at Brown University.

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