Mike Demand (PhD 2000) is Vice President, Health & Care Management, at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Des Moines, Iowa. Wellmark provides health insurance services to two million people nationally. In his role Mike leads the company's medical policy administration, utilization management, case management, disease management, wellness, clinical appeals, health management innovation, and quality management programs.

His work focuses on establishing the medical necessity of health care services; providing members with decision support, health system navigation, and complex care management services; designing care management interventions and operations; and, evaluating operational and clinical effectiveness and quality.

Mike has deep experience in care management program design and operations, program evaluation, and analytics in the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Wellmark he served as Vice President, Care Management for Bravo Health, and on the leadership team of Pfizer Health Solutions. He also served as a director in the Health Services division at Independence Blue Cross, and lead health services analytics, program management, and operations teams.