As Access Health CEO Kevin Counihan heads to Washington, D.C., to lead the national health insurance exchange, current Access Health CIO James Wadleigh, Jr. has been selected to take over as interim CEO.
Wadleigh’s appointment was announced Wednesday in a release from Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman’s office. Wadleigh has served as chief information officer for Access Health CT since July 2012 and has worked in information technology for 25 years.
"Jim has the ability and the knowledge of the technology," Wyman said.
He earned bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, according to the news release.
“I am honored by the Board’s decision and look forward to continuing my work with the tremendous team at Access Health CT,” Wadleigh said in a statement Wednesday. “We have an important mission to ensure every resident of Connecticut has accessible, affordable health insurance—and a great team in place to get the job done.
He’ll serve as interim CEO starting Friday, Sept. 5 and will lead the agency during the search for a permanent replacement.