With a background in international relations, Nancy Plaxico has spent most of her career in health care as an entrepreneur, working in both the public and private sectors. After receiving Master’s Degrees from Columbia University, she began work at the US State Department and later moved to the Office of Management and Budget, where her career in health care began and she covered the Centers for Disease Control and Food & Drug Administration. After moving to San Diego, she became a founder of Community Care Network (CCN), a health care management company which grew to be national. CCN was also a social enterprise, with most of its profits going to a foundation she helped found, Alliance Healthcare Foundation. When CCN was sold, $83 million of the proceeds went to create an endowment for the foundation, which continues to fund innovative community health programs. In recognition for CCN’s development, she was named an Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego. She was later an executive in other health care start-up companies, most recently as Vice President of Healthways which served 68 million people globally.
She is on the boards of international, national and local non-profit organizations, and was Managing Director of the PCI board before PCI’s merger with Global Communities, when she joined the Global Communities board.