- Kenneth R. Melani, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
As Highmarks president and chief executive officer, Dr. Kenneth R. Melani is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the company.
Prior to his present position, Dr. Melani was executive vice president, Strategic Business Development and Health Services. He also served as president of Keystone Health Plan West.
Dr. Melani began his career with the company in 1989 as corporate medical director in the Medical Affairs department.
Before joining the company, he was president and chief executive officer of West Penn Cares Inc., a holding company for several health care ventures. Prior to his work with West Penn Cares Inc., Dr. Melani owned a private practice in internal medicine, which he developed into a multi-location, multi-specialty group practice.
Dr. Melani is board certified in internal medicine (ABIM) and is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives.
He is active in the community and serves on numerous boards, including the Holy Family Institute and the Variety Club of Pittsburgh, where he is the current board president.