Charles Stellar boasts more than 35 years of accomplished expertise in health care, association management, and organizational leadership, with an in-depth focus on policy, communications, governance, advocacy, quality, compliance, and membership. He is expert at coordinating multi-faceted strategies that incorporate internal and external resources to ensure a successful positioning that achieves targeted goals and objectives.
Mr. Stellar recently joined WEDI, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, the leading authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange, as their interim President and CEO after his retirement as Executive Vice President of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the trade association representing the nation’s health insurance industry, where he was the key liaison between AHIP’s 350 plan and 400 affiliate members, ensuring consistency in messaging and shaping AHIP’s brand and strategy.
At AHIP, Mr. Stellar’s extensive portfolio included overseeing all aspects related to positioning the association and its diverse membership to a variety of national, state, and local audiences. He applied his in-depth knowledge of the health care industry and federal health programs to for-profit and not-for-profit health plans providing health insurance coverage, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and other products including Medigap, Dental, Long-Term Care, and Disability Insurance.
Mr. Stellar earned bachelor degrees in health administration and business administration at the University of North Carolina.