Bettina Tweardy Riveros, Esq., joined Christiana Care Health System in November as chief health equity officer.
Prior to joining Christiana Care, since 2010, Riveros served as senior adviser for health policy in the office of Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and as chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission.
Riveros will have responsibility “for furthering our work in diversity and inclusion and strategically engaging community stakeholders in partnerships that advance our strategic aims and our vision for a healthy Delaware,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and CEO. “With her strong background in the public health sector and state government, she will have a leadership role in guiding Christiana Care’s health policy agenda.”
Among her many accomplishments, Riveros was responsible for developing the strategy to implement the Affordable Care Act in Delaware, including the Health Insurance Exchange partnership model and Medicaid expansion that expanded access to health care for thousands of Delawareans.
She has been a board member and served on the executive committee of the Delaware Health Information Network since 2010.
She also was involved in the development of the State Innovation Model that supports Delaware’s transition to new health care delivery and payment models and an increased focus on population health, and was a founding member of the Delaware Center for Health Innovation.
A Delaware attorney with an extensive business executive background in technology, strategy and policy, prior to serving the governor she was director of product development and in-house counsel for Corporation Service Company, a legal technology and services company, and an attorney at the Delaware law firm of Morris James. She also served as deputy counsel to Sen. Thomas R. Carper during his terms as governor.
Riveros received her law degree from Villanova University in 1988 and her undergraduate degree from Juniata College in 1985.