Jane E. Niederberger

As an experienced healthcare and technology executive, Jane Niederberger has over 30 years of success in the healthcare industry. Jane has a proven ability for transitioning strategy into execution. She is a result-driven, innovative, team-oriented executive with outstanding skills in complex project management, staff development, and strategic planning. Niederberger is the founder of Niederberger Ventures LLC, an original member of HALO (an Indiana angel investment group) and former Chief Operating Officer of Thrive HDS. Prior to Thrive HDS's launch, Jane served as Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Previously, Jane served as president of My Health Care Manager, Inc., where she oversaw all operations. Other experiences include serving Anthem as Vice President and General Manager of Operations (2004-2006) for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Central Region, a $16 billion subsidiary of WellPoint. In this capacity she was responsible for overseeing all operations (claims, customer service, membership, billing, subrogation and recovery) for Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, including the management of 3000 associates and 8 million members. Prior to leading the consolidation of operations, Jane was Anthem's Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (1997-2004). As part of the ten-member executive leadership team for Anthem Inc., she developed and executed strategies to acquire several Blue Cross and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, growing the company to one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation, leading to an IPO in October 2001 and the acquisition of WellPoint, Inc. in 2004. A key accomplishment was leading the migration of over 4 million members from 12 operating systems to 4 platforms while reducing systems operating costs by $30 million and improving customer satisfaction. Before joining WellPoint, Jane spent 14 years at Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (1983-1996) serving in many leadership roles in the Quality of Care arena as well as technology. She co-chaired the New England HEDIS Coalition Subcommittee for Access, Health Plan Management, and Satisfaction issues and measurements, authored corporate responses to Access, Satisfaction, and Health Plan Management and served as Project Manager for the production of Harvard Community Health Plan's (HCHP) first HEDIS report. Jane is on the Board of Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) and a member of the Innovate Indiana Fund Subcommittee. She recently joined the Board of the Center for Performing Arts in Carme, Indiana and Wellfount in Indianapolis. Jane is the pas Chair of the IU School of Informatics Dean's Advisory Council and is an Emeritus Board member for TechPoint, a statewide initiative to accelerate Indian's tech sector. Jane continues to serve on the Conner Prairie Museum board where she chaired the Governance Committee and participated in the CEO search committee. She is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation. Previous boards include HealthX and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. Jane was awarded the CIO Agile Award in 2004, the Women in High Tech Leading Light Award for distinguished use of technology in services in 2002 and was recognized as a Women of Influence in 2013 by the Indianapolis business community. Jane's educational background includes a B.S. in Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Northeastern University. Back to Board Members