Title: CEO, Executive Director
Company: Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Jessica Brooks MPM, PHR, CEO and Executive Director at Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care administration.
Backed by a Bachelor of Science in management and international business from Pennsylvania State University from 2005, Ms. Brooks continued her education in earning a Master of Project Management in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, acquired in 2013. Additionally, she achieved an Executive Education degree from the Advanced Leadership Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business in 2019. Utilizing her extensive educational background, since 2013, Ms. Brooks has notably served as CEO and executive director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, an employer-led coalition providing education, advocacy, and group purchasing to empower employers to address healthcare, affordability, quality, and access. Prior to taking on this role, she was a diversity consultant for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield from 2010 to 2013 and an employment specialist PHP for Highmark from 2007 to 2010. Earlier, between 2003 and 2007, Ms. Brooks helped contribute to projects with Lockheed Martin Corporation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Notably, in 2019, Ms. Brooks was named to Women of Influence by Business Times and was the recipient of a Health Value Award and an Executive Leadership Award. In 2015, Smart Business Magazine named her a Smart Business Leader. Ms. Brooks attributes her grand success to her relationship with God and her supportive husband, as well as the belief that she is pursuing her professional purpose. A board member of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Pennsylvania Health Action Network, and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalition, Ms. Brooks is also treasurer of Adagio Health and founder of CHE Health Desk Organization. In five years’ time, Ms. Brooks plans to spearhead a foundation to address the financial gaps in people that need healthcare treatments but may not be able to afford it.
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