Chair, Government Affairs

Helene Forte

Vice President, Public Plans Emerging Markets

Tufts Health Plan

Helene is responsible for leading Tufts Health Public Plans expansion efforts. Prior to her current position, she was vice president of care management for all Public Plans members.

Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan in 2014, Helene held positions in clinical program support and engagement strategy, care advocacy and medical management for Aetna, a national health plan. She also has served as vice president of medical operations at APS Healthcare Inc., a health management organization servicing commercial, Medicaid and state employee members, and served consecutively as manager of health programs and manager of case management for Tufts Health Plan. She began her career as a staff nurse, and has taught classes in nursing at Mount Wachusett Community College and Montachusett Vocational School.

Helene earned a B.S. with a concentration in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in nursing from Boston University, and status as a Professional, of the Academy for Healthcare Management.