Rami Rafeh joined Sound’s board of directors in June 2021. Rafeh has always had a passion for healthcare equity and accessibility, which is why he joined Sound’s board. He also says he was inspired to join the board to learn more about the importance and challenges facing Sound’s client population and connect to the community it serves.
Currently, Rafeh serves as the Vice President of Provider Strategy & Collaboration at Premera Blue Cross, where he spends time making healthcare simpler and easier for patients. Prior to Premera Blue Cross, he worked for a variety of other healthcare companies such as Healthfirst and Pfizer.
Rafeh has spent the last decade serving on a variety of different boards within the healthcare and start-up space. In addition to Sound’s board, he currently sits on the advisory board for Opala Health. He’s also served on advisory boards and in mentorship programs.
Rafeh holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Binghamton University, a master’s in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in stem cells from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Master of Public Health with concentrations in health policy, management and health information from Columbia University.
Recently relocated from New York City, Rafeh was happy to trade the hustle and bustle of city life for the greenery of the Pacific Northwest.