Patrina Fowler serves as chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Better Health of Texas. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing plan staff involved in financial, medical and operations management. In addition, she serves as the primary liaison with the state, working to maintain a system for reviewing, assessing and implementing the state contract.
Ms. Fowler is an accomplished health care executive with more than 20 years in leadership experience. She brings a unique blend of clinical, legal, business and Medicaid knowledge to the health plan. Most recently, she served as the chief operating officer of Community First Health Plan in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to moving back to her home state of Texas, she was the CEO of Health Right, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington, DC.
Ms. Fowler started her career as a registered nurse in Texas, having received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, Austin. She also received a Master’s in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.