• Affinity Names VP of Network Operations

  • Deana Lawson has joined Affinity Health Plan as the Vice President of Network Operations. Ms. Lawson oversees all network management and provider relations programs. With more than 10 years of experience in senior leadership positions, she brings expertise in contracting, credentialing, quality assurance, plan management and provider relations.

    Prior to joining Affinity, Ms. Lawson was the Vice President, Contracting and Provider Relations at Independence Care System. There, she provided senior-level leadership, guidance and oversight for all network management, including provider contracting, strategic relationships, vendor contracting and plan management.

    Previously, at Universal American, Ms. Lawson was the Director of Contract Management responsible for contract management, credentialing and quality assurance. She also has held positions at Touchstone, Centene Corporation, National Association of Preferred Providers, CIGNA Healthcare and VNS Choice.

    Ms. Lawson has an executive MBA in global management from Kean University in Union, New Jersey and a BA in communications marketing from Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas.

    Please feel free to contact Ms. Lawson at dlawson@affinityplan.org.