Corporate Governance


Biography PhotoPatricia T. Clarey
Chief State Health Programs and Regulatory Relations Officer

Patricia (“Pat”) Clarey is chief State Health Programs and regulatory relations officer of Health Net, Inc. Ms. Clarey was appointed to this new role in February 2014. She is responsible for the management of Health Net’s Medicaid program in both California and Arizona. Ms. Clarey also is responsible for regulatory relations for Health Net, including government relations, public policy, legislative affairs and other key external stakeholder relations, and Health Net’s charitable giving program, including Health Net’s charitable foundation.

From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Clarey held the position of vice president of Government Relations at Health Net, Inc. In 2003, she left the company to serve as a member of the senior leadership team that ran the successful election that brought California Governor Schwarzenegger into office. She then joined his administration as chief of staff.

Ms. Clarey returned to Health Net in 2006, and served as chief operating officer of the company’s Health Plan division and Health Net of California and as senior vice president, chief regulatory and external relations officer and chief compliance officer of Health Net, Inc. prior to taking on her current role.

Ms. Clarey has more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has held senior management positions at Chevron Corporation and Transamerica Corporation, and served as president of the Transamerica Foundation in San Francisco. In addition, Ms. Clarey served as deputy chief of staff to former California Governor Pete Wilson. She also held senior positions in the federal government at the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior.

Ms. Clarey received her master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and her bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. She currently serves on several appointed boards and commissions, and was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy.

Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. The company is currently ranked #216 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of corporations. Health Net's mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.1 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual eligible programs, as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs.