Claire Celeste Carnes is a Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Claire Celeste has extensive experience at the intersection of healthcare and innovation, including
managing the state-wide consumer telehealth services for one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems and evaluating and implementing digital solutions for healthcare implementation and investment. Claire Celeste is currently the vice president of marketing and communication for Legacy Health, a not-for-profit health system with seven hospitals and over 50 clinics operating in Oregon and Washington States, responsible for brand, marketing strategy, public relations, employee communications, digital, creative, production, and crisis management. She has managed marketing, strategy, and innovation for Providence Health & Services leading the health plan marketing and communication strategy and execution through the ACA implementation. She managed the marketing and communication team for clinics, hospitals, and centers of excellence, as well as the digital strategy and implementation team, ultimately joining the Providence Ventures team guiding investments in digital health. At Kaiser Permanente, Claire Celeste managed regional marketing including the creative, strategy, and production teams. She was the strategic marketing director and spokesperson at Intel. Corporation for the global health & life sciences business. She has led teams that received numerous national healthcare marketing awards including Health Leaders Marketing Integrated Health Plan Campaign; Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction, online advertising and marketing; Communicator Award Excellence in the medical newsletter category; Hermes Creative Award, Gold, in the microsite category; and the eHealth Health and Wellness web site award.
Claire Celeste has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer for the Oregon Health and Sciences University Health Care MBA Program. She has delivered CME courses on telehealth and has served as a moderator, speaker, and panelist at conferences including at the HIMSS national conference. She has consulted on accountable care work and population health management strategies. She is a mentor and brand ambassador for PDX Women in Technology (PDX WIT); a mentor for the Oregon Bio Science Incubator, and a former board member for the Women’s Center for Leadership.
She received her MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern, with emphasis in Management & Strategy and Marketing and her Bachelor’s degree from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University.