Jessica Brooks is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, where she is leading the effort to redefine and advance the discussion around health care value, access, and quality on behalf of employers.
She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her Masters in Public Management. Jessica serves on the board of governors for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, the Health Innovation in Pennsylvania Price and Quality Transparency Work Group, as well as the All-Payer Claims Database Subcommittee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
She serves as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Advanced Leadership Initiative – an Executive Leadership Program designed for African-American Executives at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors of Maitri Medicinals medical cannabis company and chair of the advisory board of the Professional Women’s Network. She also serves as a board member of Lending Hearts and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
She is a recipient of the 2019 Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award and led the organization for its recognition as a Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative Award winner, sponsored by the Validation Institute and the World Healthcare Congress. She has contributed to numerous news stories, opinion-editorial pieces, and has appeared on National Public Radio, and in national health care and benefits publications. She has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a Fast Tracker and was also named to the 2015 Smart 50 class by Smart Business Magazine.