Ms. Blackburn earned her degree in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and started her healthcare career at a 4-physician, private, Internal Medicine practice, then experienced a brief stint at Roche Biomedical Reference Laboratory before assuming administrative leadership roles at Oakwood Healthcare System (10 years - Dearborn, MI) and Beaumont Health System (13 year - Royal Oak, MI). While at Oakwood, Ms. Blackburn created and oversaw its first-ever Physician Executive & Leadership Program and Physician Recognition Program before functioning as the Executive Director of a risk-based, JV Physician Organization between the hospital and physicians. While at Beaumont, Ms. Blackburn assumed leadership roles in the creation and oversight of Grant Development (Research Institute), Provider Relations/Liaison, Physician Recruitment & Retention, and Strategic Business Development. Ms. Blackburn joined Prime Accountable Care, LLC (a physician owned and operated ACO) in March 2016 and under her leadership continues to expand its Michigan footprint geographically of physician and vendor relationships while assuming operational oversight of its day-to-day functions. Ms. Blackburn has been an instrumental leader in the development and successful launch of Prime Accountable Care West, LLC as Prime expands into the Arizona market for 2018.