The Mid-America Coalition on Health Care leverages the expertise, experience, and resources of its multi-disciplinary membership to promote the health and well-being of current and future employees and their families in the greater Kansas City area. Through the power of collaboration and utilizing innovative best practices, MACHC provides leadership and acts as a catalyst to effect positive changes for containing health care costs and improving health outcomes.
The Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (Coalition) was incorporated as a non-profit organization by the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City 1979. It was formed by the CEOs of the region’s largest employers as a vehicle to address the cost of health care. In 1990, Coalition membership was expanded to include hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health, government, and academia; and the current collaborative was in place.
The Coalition is the principal organization in the bi-state region bringing together major employers and all healthcare delivery stakeholders (physicians and medical societies, health plans, hospitals, unions, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, public health, and bi-state governmental units) to address the rising costs of health care and improve the health and well-being current and future employees and their families in the greater Kansas City area. This community-wide membership base and the collaborative model enable the Coalition to draw upon the widest possible range of expertise from the region, and the nation, to carry out its projects.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Collier is a veteran employee benefit executive with significant track record of building and aligning teams to achieve dramatic bottom-line results. He is experienced at building consensus and inspiring mutually beneficial action among diverse health care stakeholders, including employers, health delivery systems, professionals, payors and broker/consultants.
Collier uses his 30+ years’ experience in health benefit strategy, design and collaborative partnerships with various business groups to inspire confidence, lead by example and foster an atmosphere of accountability and trust. Collier is recognized for rapidly establishing credibility with key decision-makers and gaining commitment of cross-functional resources.
Prior to joining the Coalition, Collier was Director Benefits at Sprint/T-Mobile leading a team of 30 health and wellbeing, retirement, disability/leave and benefit administration professionals. He previously had similar responsibilities at Westar Energy. Collier has served on the Board of MACHC for many years, including Board Chair for 2 terms. He also served on the Advisory Board for the Center for Workplace Mental Health.
Collier received a Master’s in Labor and Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University and BA in Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.