Patricia J. Darnley
President and CEO, Gateway Health
Patricia “Patti” Darnley serves as President and CEO of Gateway Health, a leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage managed care organization located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which provides healthcare services to members in Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Under Patti’s leadership, Gateway delivers high quality, affordable healthcare to Medicaid and Medicare members, treating them proactively and holistically by focusing on their unique needs and overall well-being. Patti strongly believes in Gateway’s philosophy of offering members, providers and partners a stronger and healthier community by conducting business with an emphasis on integrity, quality and performance.
Patti is an experienced healthcare executive, with over 30 years of wide-ranging managed care expertise, specifically with Medicaid and Medicare plans. Her background, including leadership roles at Centene Corporation, UPMC Health Plan and Highmark, uniquely positions her to effectively lead Gateway through its current growth and expansion mode as the health plan explores opportunities to serve eligible individuals in regions outside of its current footprint. Patti oversees key strategic, regulatory, legal and compliance initiatives while maintaining a keen focus on Gateway’s mission to improve the health and wellness of both its members and the community.
Patti holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She is on the Board of Directors of several regional and national organizations and is a committed community leader.
Patti, a native of Pittsburgh, has two adult children and resides in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA. She is active in several local and national charitable and trade organizations.