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Katherine Schneider

Board Member

Dr. Katherine Schneider is a board-certified family physician and healthcare advocate. Nationally known for her work in the field of accountable care and population health, Dr. Schneider’s mission is to deliver better health, better care, and sustainable cost in the communities where we work, live, and serve. She believes passionately that the time has finally come for the business model of healthcare to align with care models that further this mission. She recently completed a yearlong personal sabbatical road trip across the United States in a red pickup truck and Airstream trailer and is now helping organizations navigate strategy and develop products in value-based healthcare.

In her prior role as president and CEO of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization, Dr. Schneider built and led one of the nation’s largest multi-payer accountable care organizations (ACOs) including more than 2,000 physicians, 16 hospitals, two health systems, and a quarter million lives in the Philadelphia region. During her tenure she also served as chairwoman of the Board of the National Association of ACOs. She has led several award-winning initiatives in community health improvement at previous leadership roles with health systems in New Jersey and Connecticut. She is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University and a board-certified family physician with an additional degree in epidemiology.

Dr. Schneider has been a member of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia since 2012 and has served in various committee leadership roles as well as the soprano section of the choir. She has been a member of UUSC’s Stewardship Circle since 2012 and on the Investment Committee since 2020. She and her husband, Bill Petricone, traveled to Burma with UUSC in 2017.