Today, Sutter Health Plus announces a change in executive leadership. Brian Fellner, who has served as CEO of the health plan since July 2018, has resigned from the organization to pursue another opportunity. Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Partnerships & Products, Phil Jackson, will serve as the health plan’s CEO until a replacement is identified.
“Under Brian’s leadership the health plan reached several key milestones, including growing to serve nearly 100,000 members, achieving a prestigious three-year accreditation from NCQA, and improving its financial performance,” said Phil. “However, what we will miss most is his humble, kind, and compassionate leadership.”
In May 2017, Brian joined Sutter Health Plus as CFO, quickly immersing himself in the role and focusing on responsible growth, expense management, operational excellence, and employee culture. Sacramento Business Journal honored Brian for these achievements, naming him 2019 CFO of the Year in the not-for-profit company category.
Following his appointment to the role of CEO, Brian built on his previous successes, continually advocating for members, working tirelessly on building a positive employee culture, and leading the team in striving to deliver a seamless member experience.
Phil continued, “The Sutter teams and I wish Brian all the best and much success in his next endeavor.”