Roland Lamy has held a variety of leadership positions in the healthcare industry including sales management, underwriting, employee benefit and rate development, hospital and physician negotiations and contracting, and government programs.
Prior to joining Helms & Company, Roland served as the Assistant Director of Health Planning and Medicaid for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and deficit reduction strategies for the Medicaid program.
Roland has spent much of his career in leadership roles with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire and, subsequently, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Most recently, Roland was Executive Director of Provider Network Management for Anthem, with responsibility for both administrative and healthcare spending for the Plan.
As a member of the Anthem Executive Team, Roland led several work teams to refine operations, following the Blue Cross and Blue Shield acquisition. With his extensive experience in healthcare operations, Roland was also instrumental in the merger between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire and Matthew Thornton Health Plan.
In addition to his work with the hospital and physician community, Roland also has extensive sales and underwriting experience as a licensed NH Producer, he has worked with large employers on the design and negotiation of healthcare benefits, and has assisted manufacturers, unions, and government agencies to achieve optimum use of their healthcare dollar.
At Helms & Company, Roland has provided clients with expertise in health care provider strategic retreats and initiatives, provider contract negotiations, hospital labor benchmarking and operational assessments, physician practice management, physician practice evaluations, payer strategies on new technology and new clinical programs, and evaluation of commercial insurance options for employers and government agencies. He has worked with the National Hemophilia Alliance on payer contracting strategies with the goal to preserve patient choice and HTC access to hemophilia patients. In this capacity, Roland has developed a solid understanding of the HTC environment including third party payer issues, government relations and overall economics. Roland also serves as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association, the Association of the State of New Hampshire’s 10 designated Community Mental Health Centers. In this capacity, Roland works to ensure the stability and sustainability of the Community Mental Health system of care, establish consistency in policy related issues impacting patients, and advocate for the availability of a broad array of community based mental health services in each region of New Hampshire.
Roland has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Business Administration from New Hampshire College. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Healthy Kids.