Stephen Lynch spent 25 years working in the health insurance field. He was most recently President of Health Plans for Health Net, Inc., having retired in February, 2009. In this position, he had full responsibility for Medicare, Medicaid, and employer sponsored health plans in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. At the time, these businesses provided health benefits for about 3 million individuals. Prior to that, he served as President of Health Net of California and President of Health Net of Oregon. He also held leadership positions at PacifiCare of Oregon.
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (chairman), California Association of Health Plans, Los Angeles Free Clinic, Oregon Symphony, Foundation for Medical Excellence, and St. Vincent de Paul Society of Salem Oregon.
Following his retirement from Health Net, Mr. Lynch has made a dramatic career change and is currently serving as Principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Salem, Oregon. He lives in Turner, Oregon with his wife Elise, and has four children and two grandchildren.