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New appointees bring significant experience and expertise to the Board during pivotal moment for public health

BOSTON, MA – March 10, 2021 – Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), an integrated care system serving individuals with significant medical, behavioral health and social needs, today announced that Alexandra DaCosta, Stephanie Dyson, RN, MA and Rizal Hamdallah have been appointed to its Board of Directors. The appointment expands the CCA Board to 14 directors, 13 of whom are independent directors, and ensures the strong leadership necessary to advance CCA’s commitment to transform the nation’s healthcare for those with significant needs.

“We are pleased to welcome Alexandra, Stephanie and Rizal as new directors to the CCA board,” said Robert Gittens, CCA’s Chair of the Board. “They are joining CCA during a time of great public health challenges as the organization continues to provide exceptional care to our members and patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The addition of these directors complements our board of directors’ skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy and reach more members.”

“I am thrilled that the Board appointed these three highly skilled professionals who each bring complementary expertise, perspective and diversity to the CCA Board,” said Christopher D. Palmieri, President and CEO of Commonwealth Care Alliance. “These appointments come at a crucial time when CCA remains committed to fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of the individuals we so proudly serve amidst a rapidly changing and increasingly complex healthcare environment.”

Each new board member brings important and unique expertise to the organization, and will contribute greatly to CCA’s strategic direction:

For more information about the CCA Board of Directors, please visit the Leadership Section of our website

About CCA
Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is an integrated care system influencing innovative models of complex care nationwide. A not-for-profit, community-based payer and provider serving individuals with significant health needs, CCA’s uncommon care® model is proven effective in addressing unmet social determinants of health, behavioral health and medical needs. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA is singularly focused on sustainable and evidence-based healthcare breakthroughs that fill important gaps in care and improve the health and well-being of people with complex needs.  This includes advocating for affordable, high-quality and cost-effective healthcare policies that lead to healthcare equity for individuals who need it most. For five consecutive years, CCA One Care earned a top rating from a consumer survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 4.5 out of 5 stars for 2021. Learn more about CCA’s pioneering healthcare solutions and validated care model at or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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