Sarah Ahmad

Known in the healthcare industry as a dynamic thought leader and visionary, Sarah Ahmad (Wilson) has created a career has focused on transforming healthcare to be easier for people to access and achieve their best health.  Prior to joining Highmark Health as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Transformation Strategy, Sarah lived in Louisville, Ky., and worked at Humana Health Care for over 20 years.

In her most recent Humana role, Vice President of Health Innovation and Head of Consumer Health Solutions, Ahmad developed products and consumer health solutions that encouraged members to make transformative lifestyle choices. Her accomplishments have impacted millions of insurance holders and included a special, consumer-centered initiative focused on patients living with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Sarah applies this background in generating new products and processes to impacting the way people experience cultural activities. As a mother, she is interested in programming for youth but as a healthcare professional, she also seeks to ensure that the benefits of the arts reach underserved residents of all ages.

Her academic background includes a master’s degree in health services management from Webster University, an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University.

A past volunteer with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Circle of Red, Ahmad treasures her memories of running marathons in the New York City, Napa Valley, New Orleans and Chicago. Now that she and her family—husband James Wilson and their two young children—are settled into Sewickley home, she is tackling running Pittsburgh’s famous hills.