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 company-wide 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 president 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 healthcare 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 chairman of the board of managers for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between healthcare 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 also member of the board of Pursuant Health, a consumer health information and technology company. 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.