Suniti Ponkshe is the Chief Advisor of Payer Contracting Strategy at SCALE Healthcare.
Suniti is a Partner at the Newport Board Group, a multidisciplinary expert network advisory services firm. Previously, Suniti served as Anthem’s Staff Vice President of Product Innovations and Development focused on optimizing CareMore’s care delivery model.
Prior to that, she was Optum’s Vice President of Risk Enablement Solutions. In this role, Suniti worked with healthcare provider systems on their risk-based program execution and related services for ACOs and ACO-like organizations in all lines of business. She also worked with several health systems across the country in Medicaid transformation initiatives such as DSRIP, value based payments and others.
During her career, Suniti served as Managing Director of Health and Public Services at Accenture, as well as Associate Partner of IBM Global Business Services’ healthcare practice and CIO for large health systems and start-ups.
Suniti has worked as a consultant for CMS, advising on various components of the Affordable Care Act implementation. She also worked as a consultant for The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, supporting various programs, including Electronic Health Record Certification, Meaningful Use; SHARP research, and various other health IT policies and programs.
Suniti attended Texas Tech University and the University of Bombay.