Audrey Shelto

President and Chief Executive Officer

Audrey is a proven leader with over 30 years of achievement in improving the delivery of health care and human services in Massachusetts.

Audrey served as interim president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation in 2005, helping to shape the foundation's policies and supporting the Roadmap to Coverage initiative that led to Massachusetts' landmark 2006 universal health care law. She joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in 2007 and focused on medical cost and care management initiatives over the next six years before returning to the Foundation to become its president in 2013.

Previously, Audrey served as chief operating officer of Neighborhood Health Plan, executive director for the Boston Mayor's Advisory Committee on Health Care, associate commissioner of Massachusetts' Department of Mental Health, and assistant budget director for the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance.

Audrey is widely recognized for her expertise in all aspects of health care and is often called upon to serve on committees and task forces around the state, including the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Addiction & Recovery in Boston, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Legislative Working Group on Managed Care Organizations, the Attorney General’s Advisory Task Force on Community Benefits, the State Advisory Committee on Behavioral Health Public Awareness and the Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission . She is also a sought-after speaker in the local and national health care field.

Audrey serves on the boards of the Women’s Lunch Place, the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum and Philanthropy Massachusetts, where she serves as Board Chair. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  She received the inaugural Art of Healthcare Award from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in 2014 and the Thomas M. Menino Award in 2016 from the Disability Policy Consortium.  In 2018, Audrey was honored by the Lynn Community Health Center with their annual women’s award and by the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health with their Spirit of Compassion award. More recently, in 2022, she received the Health Care Star award from the Massachusetts Health Council. 

Audrey holds a master's degree in management of human services from the Heller School at Brandeis University.