Ruth Williams-Brinkley, FACHE

Ruth Williams-Brinkleyhas served as a director of Travere Therapeutics since September 2021. In January 2024, Ms. Williams-Brinkley retired as president of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, where she led all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia since June 2020. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2017 as president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining Kaiser, Ms. Williams-Brinkley served as CEO of KentuckyOne Health, an affiliate of CommonSpirit Health, from 2011 to 2017, as president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, an affiliate of Ascension Health, from 2008 to 2011, and as president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System of Chattanooga, Tennessee, an affiliate of CommonSpirit Health, from 2002 to 2008. Currently Ms. Williams-Brinkley serves on the board of directors of Natera, Inc., on the board of trustees of the University of Phoenix, and on the not for profit boards of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and Allina Health. Previously, she served as a member of the board of directors of Results Physiotherapy, a private care delivery company until it was acquired by Upstream Rehabilitation in 2021, and Chattem, Inc. until it was acquired by Sanofi in 2009. Earlier in her career, Ms. Williams-Brinkley held various nursing staff and management roles of increasing responsibility. Ms. Williams-Brinkley received her bachelor’s degree and a master’s of science in nursing from DePaul University and is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.