Starting March 1, 2023
San Diego, CA
Kelsey P. Mellard is the CEO and Founder of Sitka, a virtual, value-based multi-specialty network that is expanding the scope of primary care. With years of experience across the healthcare system, she has been a leader in healthcare innovation across companies within the healthcare, government, and technology industries. Kelsey is deeply committed to improving the delivery of healthcare across the nation while ensuring access for everyone.
Prior to founding Sitka, Kelsey led Health System Integration for Honor, a technology-backed home care company. Before Honor, she led the development of the Post-Acute Care Center for Research, where she served as its Executive Director. Earlier in her career, she also served in VP roles at naviHealth, United Health Group, and was on the initial team to establish the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS. Prior to working in the federal government, she worked directly within the healthcare delivery system as a consultant at the Advisory Board Company to a variety of hospital systems and as an Administrative Fellow at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Kelsey began her career at Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kelsey sits on the board of Crossover Health and volunteers with the National Investment Center for Senior Housing (NIC) board and the Rock Health Foundation board. She has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, and Tech Crunch. She received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Winona State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. During her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors with her partner George, her son Dalman, and puppy Arlo.