Marianne Fazen is president and chief executive officer of the Texas Business Group on Health, a statewide coalition representing the interests of Texas employers in healthcare purchasing and policy issues. She also serves as executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health, a regional employer-led coalition of 155 DFW-area employers and other healthcare stakeholders committed to improving healthcare quality, efficiency and patient outcomes in North Texas. Both coalitions advocate a value-driven approach to employer-sponsored healthcare and rapid transformation of the current fragmented healthcare delivery system into integrated, accountable, patient-centered systems of care.
Fazen also serves on the Board of Directors (past chair) of URAC, a national managed care accreditation organization, and on the executive committee of the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership, a regional multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative focused on healthcare system transformation in North Texas. She is the past president and out-going treasurer of the board of the Governors of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a national organization representing 50 regional employer coalitions across the country.
Fazen has an undergraduate degree in medical technology from University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in communications science & human development from University of Texas at Dallas.