Angelee Bouchard is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT), a California-based Fortune 500 health insurance company that delivers managed health care services to approximately 6 million individuals through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans affairs programs. Angelee was with Health Net from 2003 through 2015, serving as General Counsel from 2009 until April 2015. Angelee retired from Health Net following her family’s relocation from California to Denver, Colorado.
As General Counsel, Angelee was responsible for all enterprise risk management and legal functions (including corporate legal, State and federal regulatory compliance, litigation and government investigations) and, together with the CEO, was jointly responsible for all matters brought before the Board of Directors. She was a member of Health Net’s Executive Committee, the company’s senior-most management committee comprised of the CEO and his top four executive officers. She was also a member of the company’s Strategy Execution Team, a management committee comprised of 12 senior business leaders responsible for designing and implementing the company’s business plan; a member of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee, a management committee responsible for identifying and assessing key risks facing the company; a member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee, a management committee with delegated oversight from the Board of Directors responsible for certain of the company’s compensation and benefit plans; and the Chair of the Disclosure Committee, a management committee responsible for ensuring the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission complied with federal securities laws disclosure requirements. Angelee was also a member of the Board of Directors of Health Net’s Foundation and Health Net’s Political Action Committee.
Angelee has over 19 years of experience advising public and private companies on a variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, state and federal regulatory compliance and risk management. At Health Net, Angelee helped manage a complex and highly diverse portfolio of commercial and government healthcare businesses. She is adept at managing risk in a fast-paced growth environment against a backdrop of intense regulatory scrutiny and change. For example, Angelee successfully developed and implemented an enterprise-wide systematic approach to ensure legal compliance with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) from its passage in 2010 through implementation in 2014. Mostly recently, Angelee played an instrumental role in the company’s strategic decision to enter into a “Business Process as a Service” (“BPaaS”) outsourcing transaction with Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading global provider of IT consulting and business process services. The BPaaS transaction is the first-of-its kind in the managed care industry and was developed over three years as a solution to address Health Net’s scale issues and dramatically reduced its general & administrative expenses.
With 12 years of experience working with Health Net’s Board of Directors, Angelee developed a deep expertise in corporate governance, audit and financial matters, executive compensation and Board risk oversight. Angelee was responsible for advising the Board and its committees on a variety of complex topics including cyber-security risk, compensation policies as required by the Dodd-Frank Act (including how shareholder activists could respond to the company’s overall pay practices) and best-in-class corporate governance policies to assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary duties.
Angelee graduated from the University of Southern California with a Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif (Top 10%) and began her career at Latham & Watkins, LLP.