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Richard "Skip" White


Richard “Skip” White is the President and CEO of Down East Consulting. He is a health care executive with over 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry. His skills are unique. Much of his career as leader has been spent as a health insurance expert intimately involved with physicians from leading startup physician owned products to working within large medical group organizations that are integrated with their own insurance products. He has been recognized as an exceptional Managed Care Executive.  

Down East Consulting

This consulting firm specializes in advising physician organizations and the health insurance industry on matters related to relationships, contracting and financial accountability. He successfully brings his expertise to accounts that allow the insurance companies and the physician organizations to jointly manage the relationships, contracts and the health care expense.

Professional Experience

v CEO of Healthsource Maine, a physician owned start up health plan for 11 years, Skip took this business from concept to a successful collaborative physician lead enterprise.  

v CIGNA Healthcare for 13 years, Skip was General Manager for their Maine health plan and then Vice President of Network Management for New England. 

v General Manager of Insurance Products at Martin’s Point Healthcare – developing and launching a value based, wellness-oriented health plan for 3 years. 

v Independent consultant providing provider contracting and product development support for health plans. 

v Extensive experience developing Accountable Care and Patient Centered Medical Home relationships between health plans and delivery systems which improved quality of care and patient experience while mitigating medical cost trends.

Community Contribution 

v Board of Directors and Treasurer for Portland Community Health; 

v Maine Health Access Foundation Community Advisory Committee; 

v Maine Behavioral Health Care Quality Committee.


v MBA in Health Care Management, Boston University 

v Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers College. 

v National HMO Management Fellowship, Georgetown University