On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Venture Connectors featured Tammy York Day, president and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, a nonprofit organization formed in 2017 to leverage the collective voice of Louisville’s top healthcare companies. She shared how the council is actively engaging in initiatives to improve the healthcare economy, both locally and nationally.

The council’s member CEOs hail from some of the most influential healthcare organizations in Kentucky and the surrounding region. They include: Kennan Wethington of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Kentucky, Mark Vogt of Galen College of Nursing, Phil Marshall of Hosparus Health, Bruce Broussard of Humana Inc., Ben Breier of Kindred Healthcare LLC, Russ Cox of Norton Healthcare, Mark Carter of Passport Health Plan, Greg Weishar of PharMerica Corp., Joe Steier of Signature HealthCare, Randy Bufford of Trilogy Health Services LLC and Cedric Francois of Apellis Pharmaceuticals.

York Day joined the council after a 21-year career with Delta Dental, most recently as the company’s chief operating officer. She is co-founder of the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for local charities and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally. To date, the organization has generated over $300 million in national media coverage and given over $1.7 million to selected nonprofit beneficiaries.

York Day is the 2018 Fund for the Arts campaign chair, and serves on the boards of the Kentucky State Police Foundation and the Thrive Innovation Center. Among her many awards and recognition, York Day has been named one of Leadership Louisville Foundation‚Äôs 100 Wise Women and Business First‘s 20 People to Know, and earned George W. Bush President‚Äôs Council Award for Volunteer Service. She holds a global MBA in finance and economics from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor‚Äôs degree in business marketing from University of Phoenix.