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Dr. Mark Selna 

President and CEO
Quartz Health Solutions | Madison

Dr. Mark Selna was appointed president and CEO of Quartz, a Madison-based family of health insurance plans, in 2020. Quartz – which is jointly owned by Gundersen Health System, UW Health, UnityPoint Health and Advocate Aurora Health – has more than 800 employees and 375,000 members across Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. A pediatrician by training, Selna was previously co-founder and chief clinical and innovation officer for Ark.one Health Inc., a predictive analytics solution provider based in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to that, he held executive roles with Centura Health in Denver, Sutter Health. 

Education: Bachelor’s, UCLA; M.D., University of Virginia, pediatrics residency, University of Colorado 

First job and what did you learn: “Kentucky Fried Chicken, wear gloves.”  

Career advice: “Seek mentors, be an active listener and don’t presume that you know the needs of your customers.”  

What two business leaders would you want to sit down and have dinner with: “1) The founders/leaders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to understand how to evolve and sustain a very effective social model. 2) The founders/leaders of any family foundation that has persistently and significantly grown its wealth for multiple generations.” 

Toughest business challenge you’ve ever faced: “Managing cash flow in startup companies.” 

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