President and CEO, Leadership Team
Alison Croke has over 23 years of experience in various positions in the healthcare field, focusing primarily on publicly financed health care programs. Her experience includes program management, primary care program development, health policy, strategic planning, staff management, and other critical areas to support the delivery of healthcare and related services to safety net patients and their families.
Prior to taking the reins at Wood River Health Services in 2018, Ms. Croke was Vice President, Medicare-Medicaid Integration at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. She had previously worked with the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services as Assistant Project Manager and as Senior Health Program Development Specialist, developing new managed care programs for Medicaid clients such as RIte Smiles and Rhody HealthPartners.
She had also worked as a senior project manager at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and as Program Officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, N.J., developing systems of care for people with chronic illness and disabilities, children with special needs and other vulnerable populations. Ms. Croke holds an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in health administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia.