Brigitte Nettesheim

Board Member

As president, Joint Venture Market Operations, Brigitte drives the execution of the business plans for Aetna’s Joint Venture markets with a focus on achieving goals through growth, advancing Aetna’s relationship with the provider and transforming the way care is delivered locally.  

Most recently, Brigitte was CEO of Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions organization. She was responsible for the development, growth and performance of Aetna’s value-based care and contracting models including Aetna’s Whole Health (ACO) product portfolio in support of enhancing local population health models. Inherent in these models is the underpinning transformative clinical and care delivery models.

Prior to re-joining Aetna, Brigitte was a Principal at The Chartis Group, a provider strategy consulting firm, and the leader of their payor segment where she advised clients on strategies and tactics to succeed in the transition to value-based care reimbursement models; conducted in-depth analysis on potential payor-provider business models; and developed product portfolio strategies for provider-owned health plans. In this role, she also served as a health insurance industry expert for multiple media and industry organizations.   

Brigitte has years of experience at Aetna in various leadership roles, most recently as Regional Head of Strategy & Operations for Aetna's Accountable Care Solutions (ACS) division. In this role, Brigitte helped build Aetna's ACS division, including negotiating and leading the development of multiple successful provider partnerships. She has also served as the Director of Sales & Service in National Accounts, led national Provider Performance, and Region Head of Medical Economics. 

Ms. Nettesheim earned a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she concentrated her studies in health industry management. She received her Bachelor of Science in economics with a minor in systems engineering from the United States Military Academy and served in the United States Army, departing with the rank of Captain.