Mary Bacaj

Mary Bacaj

President, Value-Based Care

As President of Value-Based Care (VBC) for Conifer Health Solutions, Mary Bacaj is responsible for leading the company’s business unit that delivers population health management and financial risk management services to more than 250 organizations. Conifer VBC is uniquely positioned as a partner to employers and unions, risk-bearing healthcare providers and health plans.

Bacaj joined Conifer Health in 2014 as Vice President of Strategy to help the company identify and implement solutions that ensure individuals receive the right care at the right time, while healthcare providers are aligned to improve the health of the population. She is a recognized subject matter expert in pay-for-performance programs, hospital and physician alliances, and healthcare reform.

Prior to joining Conifer Health, Bacaj was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with senior executives at health systems and health technology companies on strategic challenges, such as population health management, hospital and physician mergers and acquisitions, and risk-based contracting.


  • Bachelor of Science from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University in New York City, New York