Dr. Christine Hunter was elected to the WPS Board of Directors in August 2018.
Dr. Hunter has a long history of distinguished service in federal health programs. On active duty in the Navy, she rose to the rank of Rear Admiral with responsibility for direct health care delivery, health system operations, and health plan management. Her key leadership roles included assignments as Deputy Director of the TRICARE Management Activity; Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego; Commander, Navy Medicine West; U.S. Pacific Fleet Surgeon; Chief of Staff for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash.
Upon completing her military career, Dr. Hunter joined the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as Chief Medical Officer for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. In 2016, her work to improve the delivery of quality health care was recognized with a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award. Since retiring from public service, she has continued to support quality health outcomes as co-chair of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement.
Dr. Hunter earned her medical degree from Boston University. She remains active in higher education as a member of the Boston University Board of Overseers, as well as Dean’s Advisory Boards for the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.