Originally from Chicago and raised in Tucson, Koren is currently the Director of Payor Contracting for VillageMD nationally. She was formerly with Humana for 13 years negotiating healthcare contracts and building physician networks. Koren attended the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics and a MPA from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management. Koren’s passion for teamwork and making communities healthier carries over from the volleyball court and a 30+ year career of playing in national and international tournaments. A resident of Tucson for 44 years, Koren maintains her family’s tradition of philanthropy and civic leadership. Advisory Council for Southern Arizona Special Olympics, Dollars for Scholars for Sunnyside School District, and Treasurer on the Board at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault are a few highlights of previous service. Other interests that complement Koren’s well-being journey are: Family, friends, vegan cooking (and eating), tennis, motorcycles, sustainability, animal advocacy and connecting with nature.