Beth Bortz, MPP
Ms. Bortz is President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI), a nonprofit established in January 2012 to accelerate the adoption of value-driven models of wellness and health care. Since starting at VCHI, she has secured more than $23 million in grant funds for health innovation and reform initiatives in the Commonwealth.
Prior to joining VCHI, Ms. Bortz served for nine years as the Executive Director of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) Foundation, where she developed and led programs in health care quality improvement, medication assistance, public health awareness, and physician leadership. She also served as Senior Program Officer and Deputy Director of the Virginia Health Care Foundation for seven years and as a Senior Associate Legislative Analyst for the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission for three years.
In addition to her work on the ABFM Board, Ms. Bortz currently serves on the Board of Directors of LEAD Virginia, on the Virginia APCD Advisory Committee, on the ABMS Information and Data Sharing Task Force, on the National Task Force on Low Value Care, and as a Chapter Advisor to Kappa Delta Sorority at the College of William and Mary. She recently completed service on the Boards of Directors of Virginia Health Information and the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Foundation and was a founding board member of Rx Partnership, serving as Board Chair from 2006–2008. Ms. Bortz has received several awards and recognition for her work, including: Virginia Leader of the Year (2014) from LEAD Virginia, Influential Women of Virginia Award from Virginia Lawyer’s Media, Medallion Award for Community Partnership from Mutual of America, Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership from the Community Foundation representing Greater Richmond, and Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40.
Ms. Bortz earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and Government and her Master’s in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary. A transplanted southerner, she and her husband, David, are avid Philadelphia sports fans and active in local politics. They have two daughters, Devon and Katy.
Ms. Bortz serves the ABFM on the Certification Committee, the Knowledge Assessment Committee, the Research & Development Committee, and the Engagement & Communication Committee as its Chair.