Patty Starr

Executive Director, Health Action Council

Patty Starr is the Executive Director of the Health Action Council, a nonprofit corporation. HAC serves as the voice of many of Ohio’s most prominent employers on healthcare issues and facilitates common projects to improve the quality and moderate the cost of the health care benefits they purchase for almost 2 million healthcare lives. Prior to joining HAC, Patty was the Senior Director Health Insurance and Benefits of the Council of Small Enterprises, a regional organization that offers benefit programs to over 9,000 small business members and covered approximately 150,000 lives. Patty has over a decade of experience in health insurance product development and sales that focused on individual consumers and small business owners. She was President and Founder of The Ark Individual Insurance Brokerage a brokerage. Patty earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.