Selection committee



Suzi Swoop O’Brien

As chief executive officer for Peoples Health, Suzi Swoop O’Brien is the creative vision behind the Peoples Health business model. She guides the company’s strategic plan for continued growth and steers the development and enhancement of the its Medicare Advantage plans. She also leads the company in establishing its medical home model to improve the health outcomes of plan members.

O’Brien has devoted her career almost exclusively to the local health care market, affording her the in-depth knowledge and unique perspective that she brings to her position. She has been an employee of Peoples Health for 25 years and has held several managerial roles within the company. Her most recent role was chief operating officer. In this position, O’Brien was responsible for directing the activities of various departments—including claims, systems operations, appeals and grievances, provider affiliations, and member services—to streamline technologically-advanced processes while exceeding regulatory mandates.

O’Brien earned a Bachelor of Science in commerce and business from the University of Alabama, where she majored in health care management. She currently represents Peoples Health as a member of the Louisiana Association of Health Plans and America’s Health Insurance Plans. She also serves on the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and dedicates additional time to serving local nonprofit organizations