In 1988, Dr. Mathews founded Corporate Health Dimensions (CHD) and while serving as its President, CHD became the country’s largest management company for medical and pharmacy services for Fortune 500 companies. In 2008, Walgreens purchased CHD.
Prior to CHD, Mathews launched the third largest managed care program in the US for the NYS Government Employees Health Plan. Earlier in her career, she spent 20 years as an RN working in ICU.
Dr. Mathews has served as an advisor, investor, and Board member for multiple private equity backed companies and myriad not-for-profits. She has functioned as an interim CEO for 3 healthcare companies and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Abigail Adams Institute at Harvard.
As she sought to share her years of experience in healthcare with a broader community, she began writing a column “What’s Fair in Healthcare” for Chicago-based Life Matters Media, focusing on issues of ethics and justice in healthcare.
Adding to that, she became a Peer Leader and Distinguished Speaker for Indian River State College’s Lifelong Learning Institute, offering lectures on bioethical topics. She provided similar lectures at the Academy of Lifelong Learning with Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
She currently serves on the Board of HIPIC, the Article 28 Board of Governors and the Medical and Dental Health Board of Directors, all part of the family of companies associated with Emblem Health in Manhattan, NY. She is also active with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), acting as a mentor for entrepreneurs with their business planning and strategy.
Mathews holds an RN and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and an MS in Bioethics from Clarkson University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She makes her home in Vero Beach, Florida. She is the mother of four married sons and grandmother of eleven.