Vice President, Compliance Solutions
Charles Baker is a distinguished leader in the healthcare industry, known for his strategic expertise in health plan compliance and operational excellence.
As the Director of Health Plan Performance and Medicare Compliance Officer at Priority Health, Charles led the transformation of the Medicare Advantage Compliance Program. Overseeing a membership exceeding 260,000 beneficiaries, his commitment to compliance and quality excellence resulted in Priority Health’s attainment of a 5-star rating — the only Medicare plan to achieve this distinction in Michigan for 2023.
Charles’ expertise extends across diverse healthcare environments. His role as the Practice Leader at Trinity Health underscored his ability to translate healthcare guidelines into practical strategies. In his tenure with Allina Health, Charles played an instrumental role in revenue enhancement through innovative program initiatives and streamlined operational management.
He holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. He earned certification as a LEAN Practitioner from Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Charles is deeply engaged in community initiatives. He serves on the city council for the City of Rockford, Michigan, and contributed his expertise as a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy in Population Health and Epidemiology. He volunteers as a Health Equity Council Member at the Kent County YMCA and has held past board positions at Urban Roots Community Market and the Merriam Park Block Nursing Association.