Karianna Wilson

Karianna Wilson

Karianna Wilson


Karianna Wilson joined Wilson Strategic in the summer of 2012 after spending much of her 20 year career as COO/CFO of Washington State’s largest independent physician association, Northwest Physicians Network (NPN). While there, she managed $45m in risk-bearing contracts and led an organization of 75 employees working with over 500 physicians. Today, she leads our work advising clients on plan-provider contracting, strategies for delivery transformation, and work with changing payment models for care delivery.

In 2014, Karianna worked with Columbia United Providers to develop their first full commercial health plan in the company’s 20 year history. She led a team of consultants from Wilson Strategic and an internal client team to develop insurance products, organize provider networks, and submit complicated regulatory filings.

Karianna sits on the Finance and Contracting Committee of one of the certified Medicare ACOs in Washington State. She is also sits on the board of Verdant, a public hospital district which manages the contract with Swedish-Edmonds.


MHA, University of Washington
BA, University of Washington

“Karianna knows Washington State health care as well as anyone, but most importantly she knows the culture and the language of health care. She knows how to talk ‘doctor,’ which is really invaluable to creating system change.”
— Former Plan CMO