Denise M. Gallagher | fusion5

Denise M. Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer

Denise has over two decades of executive leadership experience in managed care and diverse, innovative healthcare organizations. 


Prior to joining Fusion5, Denise held leadership positions at Aetna, Coventry, Amerigroup, and AmeriChoice.  Denise was instrumental in the success of several innovative healthcare organizations, including Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts, Boston HealthNet, Caresource, and NHP of Rhode Island, the nation’s first for-profit FQHC. Her experience also includes serving as a state regulator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, implementing managed care and other provider-focused quality-care initiatives.


Denise has worked in multiple states, holding executive positions at both the corporate and local-plan level. Because of her extensive and varied experience, Denise has an in-depth knowledge of government sector product lines and brings comprehensive working knowledge of the national, state, local, community, consumer, regulatory, and business marketplace.


Finally, one of Denise’s most significant and proudest accomplishments came when she co-founded Senior Whole Health, named by Inc. Magazine as the #1 fastest growing privately held company in the United States.