Courtney Burke

Courtney Burke

Senior Fellow for Health Policy, Rockefeller Institute of Government, and Senior Consultant with Sachs Policy Group

Brief Bio

Courtney Burke is the Chief Operating and Innovation Officer for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), an organization representing the interests of 500 healthcare provider organizations across New York State. She also currently serves as a Trustee of the State University of New York, on the board of the New York State Health Foundation, and chair of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board, all as an appointee of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. She also serves on the board of the Trudeau Institute. 

Prior to joining HANYS she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Albany Medical Center (AMC), where she was responsible for managing the implementation of AMC’s strategic plan, with a particular focus on increasing AMC’s capacity to carry out population health initiatives and value-based care.  From July 2013-July 2015 she served as New York State’s Deputy Secretary for Health in the Governor’s Office, where she oversaw 8 different health, disability, and aging-related agencies. While in this role, she was involved in launching the state’s successful health insurance exchange, helped secure an $8 billion Medicaid waiver, and a $100 million State Innovation Model award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Previous to that she served as Commissioner of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, an agency of nearly 20,000 employees serving 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. 

Burke also served as Director of the New York State Health Policy Research Center at The Rockefeller Institute of Government and as a Senior Medicaid Researcher, where she published and co-authored numerous articles and research papers. She also served as the senior policy analyst at the Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities and has a Master’s in Health Policy and Management from the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany.