Colleen Risk believes that values drive performance. As Chief People Officer for Vizient®, she makes sure that the principles guiding interactions with employees internally carry externally for an exceptional experience with members and suppliers.

Responsible for the company's people and culture, Risk leads a diverse team that includes human resources; change and organizational effectiveness; learning and development; corporate services; inclusion and diversity; community outreach; corporate sustainability; and public policy and government relations.

Most recently, Risk served as Vizient executive vice president of research, public policy and human resources. Prior to this, she was executive vice president of member networks and human resources for VHA Inc., where she provided strategic leadership for the company's national education and networking services as well as oversight for VHA's regional offices.

Before joining VHA, Risk served as vice president of MedPartners Inc., a national physician practice services company. She was responsible for the design and implementation of the Integrated Services Center, which was established to handle all back-office and managed care functions for MedPartners' affiliated clinics in the central area. She also served as executive director of the Glen Ellyn Clinic, a 160-physician, multi-specialty group practice. Prior to that, she served as chief executive, advocate MSO and executive director for the Advocate Medical Group, S.C., a 270-physician multi-specialty group practice in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. She also served as the administrator for Women's and Children's Services at Lutheran General Hospital, a 700-bed teaching hospital and a member of the Advocate Health Care Network.

Risk is a member of the Vizient Foundation Board of Directors.

She is a member of the American Group Practice Association and a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Group Executives.

Risk earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in health administration, both from the University of Iowa.

Colleen Risk

Connect with us to learn how we can help you achieve your health care improvement goals.