A veteran healthcare executive and distinguished entrepreneur with more than 35 years in the industry, Annette is the founder and former chief executive of QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc. QANI is a leading provider of health plans and insurance management services in New Jersey and is a leader in value-based healthcare metrics. She continued to lead QANI after successfully completing its acquisition by Cigna in 2015.
Annette speaks throughout the country on topics of leadership, the future of healthcare policy, women in the workplace and entrepreneurship. She serves in a consulting capacity to a number of national healthcare entities.
She holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Bernard Baruch College, CUNY and an undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from Montclair State University.
As a member of the Governor's Task Force on Healthcare through several administrations, Annette has worked closely with various health associations and state agencies to shape New Jersey's healthcare industry.
She serves as Chairman of the Board of Pure Inventions, a producer of liquid antioxidents and nutritional supplements and is on the board of Claros Analytics, a provider of health care analytical tools that help companies make better decisions about healthcare plans and costs. In addition, she is a board member of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. and Caucus NJ Educational Corporation. Annette also serves as an appointee to University Hospital's Board of Directors and on the Advisory Boards of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Val Skinner Foundation.
Annette Catino's honors include "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young. She received the Regent's Leadership Award from the American College of Health Executives. She was awarded the Margaret and Herman Sokol Award for Alumni Achievement and Civic Leadership by Montclair State University. NJBIZ repeatedly names her one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" and among the "100 Most Powerful People in Business in New Jersey."