Our Leadership


Denise Gonick, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer and Director

When Denise Gonick decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in liberal arts, she thought maybe someday she would run a theater. She never anticipated that today she’d be at the helm of a health care company with more than 700,000 members and 1,700 employees. Denise’s professional journey took her through law school, political work, practicing public sector labor law, and then rising through the ranks of MVP’s legal department. The common thread through this journey is her unwavering conviction to giving back to the community and making the world a better place. It’s these convictions that enable Denise to lift the aspirations and expectations of everyone in our organization, and to propel us forward.

Since becoming MVP’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012, and now in her role as CEO & Director, Denise has led MVP to expand and deepen our presence in the health care market and in the communities we serve. She oversaw our entry into health care exchanges and has focused the company on smart growth and continuous innovation as we’ve evolved under the Affordable Care Act. Never losing sight of her mission-driven roots, Denise finds great privilege in our ability to both empower systemic change and impact individual lives. She is deeply inspired by the role MVP plays in making health care easier to understand, more accessible, and more affordable.