HM Health Solutions announces leadership promotions to support growth initiatives and Living Health strategy

As HM Health Solutions (HMHS) continues to enable growth opportunities in an ever-evolving industry and streamline business processes, it has realigned its operations. Michael (Mick) Malec, who joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018, has been named Chief Executive Officer. Former COO Brian Lucotch will transition into a new role as the company’s President, and Melissa Stephens Williamson will succeed Lucotch in a dual role as COO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

As HM Health Solutions (HMHS) continues to enable growth opportunities in an ever-evolving industry and streamline business processes, it has realigned its operations. Michael (Mick) Malec, who joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018, has been named Chief Executive Officer. Former COO Brian Lucotch will transition into a new role as the company’s President, and Melissa Stephens Williamson will succeed Lucotch in a dual role as COO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

 “As HMHS continues to grow and play a vital role in Highmark Health’s Living Health strategy, the time is right to realign our leadership roles to fully execute on our strategy, and each of these leaders brings a level of expertise that will enable us to deliver on our ambitious goals,” commented Karen Hanlon, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Highmark Health. “Mick, Brian, and Melissa have done a tremendous job of navigating and managing growing customer service demands and these organizational changes will enable them to meet and exceed those expectations.”

Mr. Malec joined HMHS from NASCO, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan technology solutions provider, where he served as chief administrative officer and senior vice president. Mick has more than twenty-five years of experience in information technology between NASCO, Blue Cross Plans, and payer organizations.

Mr. Lucotch, who joined our organization in January of 2021, brings more than 20 years of experience to HMHS as a senior business operator, solution strategist, and digital catalyst for driving transformational growth and operational excellence. Previously he served as an executive advisor and interim executive leader for several next-generation health care navigator, provider, and platform companies. He also held numerous leadership positions with Sharecare, Inc., a leading digital health company. 

Ms. Stephens Williamson joined HMHS in 2019 as vice president, Transformation Strategy, and previously held several leadership roles over her twelve year tenure with Highmark Health, including Chief Compliance Officer at Gateway Health and Government Compliance Officer of Highmark Inc. Her career has focused on leading and driving transformational change within the various businesses in the Highmark Health enterprise. She is a graduate of the executive Masters of Business Administration program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.