John F. Jesser serves as the vice president of Provider Engagement Strategy for Anthem, Inc., the nation’s largest health benefits company. In this capacity, Mr. Jesser manages a companywide process that looks at healthcare-related functions to improve the affordability of health care; the consumer experience and access to care. He leads the company’s telehealth strategy as the general manager of LiveHealth Online, an online care solution for consumers and providers being offered to Anthem’s customers. Mr. Jesser focuses on solutions and digital tools that improve the connection between doctors, hospitals, consumers and health plans. Previously, he served for more than 24 years in various management positions within the health care field.
Mr. Jesser earned his B.S. in mass communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
He serves as vice chairman of the board for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between health care payers and providers; and is chairman of the board of National TeleHealth Network (NTN), a telehealth physician management company founded as a joint venture between American Well and Anthem. He is a member of the board of Pursuant Health. He serves as the youth director at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Fairlawn, Ohio. Currently, Mr. Jesser lives in Brecksville, Ohio, with his wife, Erin, and five children.