The Health Collaborative Announces CEO Resignation

Craig Brammer has resigned his position as CEO, with Deirdre Beluan, Chief Strategy Officer, stepping in as interim CEO.

Oct 25, 2022

Craig Brammer, CEO


The Health Collaborative Announces CEO Resignation

Craig Brammer Steps Down; Deirdre Beluan named interim CEO

The Health Collaborative’s (THC) Board of Directors announces the resignation of Craig Brammer, CEO, effective October 20, 2022. Deirdre Beluan, Chief Strategy Officer, has been named interim CEO.

Under Beluan’s leadership, THC will remain laser-focused on collaborating with its members and the community to improve health and healthcare.

Deirdre Beluan, Chief Strategy Officer

Deirdre Beluan, Chief Strategy Officer, Interim CEO

Craig Brammer, CEO

Craig Brammer, Outgoing CEO

“We’re grateful for Craig’s leadership and confident that the THC team is on the right path in executing the strategic direction that he helped facilitate,” shares Tom Anthony, Partner, Frost Brown Todd, and THC Chairperson. “The board thanks Craig for his service and commitment to The Health Collaborative.”

Brammer joined THC in 2012 and led the merger of three Cincinnati nonprofits: the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge, and The Health Improvement Collaborative. Under Brammer’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and commercial health plans awarded THC the largest multi-payer primary care payment model in the country. This multi-year model targeted some $500 million toward modernizing Ohio and Northern Kentucky’s primary care infrastructure and eased the transition to alternative payment models.

Most recently, THC managed the regional response to COVID-19, convening 360 organizations across public health, health systems, skilled nursing facilities and community-based organizations. Together these collaborators facilitated community-wide testing for Hamilton County, resulting in more than 65,000 community tests and 1,500 events across the county. They converted the Duke Energy Center into a field hospital and provided daily tristate situational awareness indicators, together with computational epidemiologists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Additionally, in 2019 Brammer was tapped to serve as President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, now Civitas, representing state and community-based health data organizations across the country. Brammer brought national best practices to our local community in this dual capacity.

“Serving in this role here in my hometown has been the honor of a lifetime, especially during the pandemic. I’ll be taking what I’ve learned these past several years and applying it towards helping others use data to improve health outcomes.”

Beluan will serve as the interim CEO as the board evaluates the organization’s needs and implements a succession plan for identifying the next CEO.


About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is the region’s only healthcare organization that convenes all the hospitals, health systems, and healthcare stakeholders. We bring together those invested in health and healthcare improvement and provide actionable data to build a healthier Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For more information, visit



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