Chris Terranova

Managing Director

Christina Terranova Asselta is a Managing Director at SullivanCotter. She advises some of the most prominent health systems and academic medical centers on how to pay physicians and executives in one of the most competitive markets in the country.

With more than 35 years of experience advising health care organizations in the New York marketplace, Chris helps high-profile organizations compete for top talent and mitigate regulatory risk. She also helps them use compensation and performance metrics to drive new strategies, such as value-based reimbursement, innovative team care and population health.

Her experience includes:

  • Developing strategies and unique compensation arrangements to help the largest, most reputable urban medical centers attract and retain executives, physician leaders, scientists and innovators.
  • Designing total reward programs and performance metrics that align the behaviors of individual leaders with the mission and strategic goals of the organization and help drive financial performance, care quality and patient experience.
  • Translating business strategies, priorities and trends to educate boards, compensation committees and senior management teams about the new and expanding talent markets, as well as emerging governance practices.
  • Structuring competitive compensation arrangements designed to attract talent from outside the health care industry and fill unique positions.
  • Using market data interpretations and deep industry knowledge to evaluate fair market value and commercial reasonableness.

As a member of the SullivanCotter board, Chris helps set the direction of the firm. She began her career as a hospital administrator, and subsequently worked at a global organizational consulting firm as an executive pay consultant and leader in its health care practice.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Boston College and a Master of Science in health policy and management from Harvard University, both in Massachusetts.

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