Garrett brings an exceptional track record of developing high-performing, diverse leadership teams and managing large-scale clinical and business operations within both provider and health plan organizations to Equality Health.
Garrett came to Equality Health after spending more than a decade at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN), where he served most recently as president of Stella Diversified, a portfolio of innovative healthcare companies.
In his previous role with Stella Diversified, Mr. Black had P&L responsibility for managing and growing a national portfolio of diversified healthcare businesses strategically aligned with BCBSMN. During his tenure with BCBSMN, he served in a series of strategic leadership positions including senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, senior vice president of Health Services, and vice president of Network Management. Prior to joining BCBSMN, Mr. Black was chief strategy officer for Children’s Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare providers, and director of Strategic Development for Allina Health.
Garrett holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from Marquette University. He currently serves as a National Industry Council Member with the University of Minnesota’s Medical Industry Leadership Institute. Previously, he served as chairman of the Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force of the MN Accountable Health Model and was a board member of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota.
A frequent speaker at industry events, Garrett has shared insights on a broad range of topics including alternative payment models, accountable care organizations, and the transformation of payer-provider relationships to advance value-based care.