VITL Strengthens Board of Directors with New Appointments

September 27, 2022


VITL welcomes Emma Harrigan, Director of Policy Analysis and Development; Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS), and Jimmy Mauro, Chief Data Officer, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont to its board of directors. 

Harrigan brings ten years of experience in health care policy, quality improvement, and data systems to the VITL board. In her role at VAHHS she provides leadership on mental health policy, quality, systems design, member development, emergency preparedness, and data analysis to hospitals and health systems throughout Vermont. Harrigan is strategic player in data usage and performance accountability surrounding mental health. She holds an M.S. in Psychology from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State.  

Mauro is chief data officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, where he focuses on delivering comprehensive data analytics that inform population health and provider reimbursement programs. The team Mauro leads develops analyses to understand the unique needs of populations, which are then used to identify medical cost management and provider network strategies. Mauro works with multiple areas at Blue Cross and Blue Shield from care management, quality improvement, and health and wellness to provider contracting, employer groups, and finance. In addition, he manages the data and analytic applications used to create actionable information from the claims, clinical, pharmacy, and mental health and substance dependence data.

“I’m pleased to welcome Emma and Jimmy to the VITL Board,” said Board Chair Leah Fullem. “They each bring extensive experience and important perspective on the data needs of Vermont’s health care community. Their insight and guidance will be essential to VITL’s development as a leader in delivering actionable data that leads to better health.”