Chief Operating Officer

Gerry Lewis-Jenkins

Gerry Lewis-Jenkins has been with COPIC since 1991 and held various positions before being named Chief Operating Officer in 2015. In this role, she focuses on market growth and expansion, legislative activities, and the oversight of the Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Sales, and Underwriting departments as well as the operational areas of the Patient Safety and Risk Management department.

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins also oversees COPIC Financial Service Group, an independent insurance brokerage and consulting firm that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of COPIC. In addition, she is responsible for the business that COPIC writes in Nebraska and assesses new products, expansions, and possible acquisitions.

Before joining COPIC, Ms. Lewis-Jenkins served as Executive Director of Humana Health Plans of Colorado. She also has a background as a registered nurse, with more than 15 years of experience in clinical and hospital management.

Ms. Lewis Jenkins currently serves on the boards of Craig Hospital and Pinnacol Assurance. In addition, she is part of the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. She previously served as Chair of its Advisory Board.

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins’ experience includes serving on several other boards of health care organizations such as Platte Valley Medical Center, a community-owned, nonprofit hospital; Think About It Colorado, a public awareness campaign focused on patient safety; and Shared Health, a subsidiary of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. She also served on the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Committee on Governance and was the past Chair of the board of directors for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO).

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins is a past Fellow of the Physicians Insurers Association of America and is currently on its Activities Committee. She was part of the Advisory Board for the Regis University Health Services Administration Graduate Program and the Susan G. Komen Alumni Committee.

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins earned a degree in Healthcare Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University.