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Rick Brush


Hartford, CT

Rick Brush is CEO of Wellville, a 10-year initiative founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to improve health and financial outcomes in five U.S. communities. In addition to overseeing the national project, Rick leads the Wellville effort in North Hartford, CT, working with health systems, residents, community organizations, government and funders to achieve the “triple aim” of better health, wellbeing and value of investment. Previously, Rick was a senior consultant at ReThink Health and a coach to innovative regional health partnerships around the U.S. He is the founder & CEO of Collective Health, which developed the Health Impact Bond, a pay-for-success financing model. Before turning entrepreneur, Rick spent nearly a decade at the health insurer Cigna, where he was Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer for the national employer segment and launched the company’s Communities of Health venture focused on the social determinants of health. Prior to that, Rick was a corporate strategist at Ford Credit, Bank One and KPMG. Rick graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and lives with his wife and two children in Simsbury, CT.