Dr. Monique Reese

Senior Vice President, Helion DNP, ARNP, FNP, ACHPN

Dr. Monique Reese is the senior vice president of home and community care for Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based national health and wellness organization and the second largest integrated delivery and financing system in America. Dr. Reese is responsible for leading the transformation of Highmark Health’s long-term post-acute strategy, including oversight of HM Home & Community Services and Allegheny Health Network Healthcare@Home.

A progressive health care executive with expertise in operations management, home and community care strategies, clinical practice management, home health services, compliance, data analysis, quality assurance, patient care and services, financial management, and program development, Dr. Reese has extensive experience leading strategies focused on population health in both fee-for-service and value-based health environments. Prior to joining Highmark Health in 2018, Dr. Reese served as chief clinical officer for Sutter Health, overseeing Sutter Care at Home’s operations and clinical practice including the back-office areas of compliance, education, and quality. She was also the chief clinical officer for the ambulatory enterprise at Unity Point Health, where she developed and implemented the pre and post-acute strategy. Dr. Reese implemented an evidence-based care coordination model, developed community-based strategies to care for populations in a value-based setting, and was a core executive team member of leading the system’s transformation to a person-centered, physician-led health system.

Dr. Reese is also a family nurse practitioner with a subspecialty in palliative care and hospice. Her nursing background includes experience in family practice, community health, school nursing, post-secondary education, medical-surgical, orthopedics, palliative care and hospice.

Dr. Reese participates in a number of speaking engagements across the country, has written numerous articles, and is a published author. She has served on the Palliative Nurse Association (APN) Council and boards of directors for Empower Tanzania and Center for Advanced Practice Providers (CAP2). She also serves as co-chair for the Visiting Nurses Associations of America Clinical Leaders Interest Group. Dr. Reese is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, American Nurses Association of California, Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association, and American College of Health Care Executives.

In 2014, Dr. Reese was recognized as the National Association of Home Care Iowa Nurse of the Year and was also named a 100 Great Iowa Nurse. Having led the development of system-based palliative care programs, Dr. Reese was recognized with the Circle of Life Award in 2013 for innovation in palliative care and end of life from the American Hospital Association and 2016 Vanguard Award for innovative approaches to person-centered care from the California Hospital Quality Institute.

Dr. Reese has an associate degree in nursing from Des Moines Area Community College, as well as a Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa. In 2015, Dr. Reese was chosen as Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellow and completed her fellowship in 2016.