Ingrid Ulrey

Ingred Ulrey

Ingrid Ulrey (she/her) is the Chief Executive Officer for Washington Health Benefit Exchange. She has extensive history and a deep passion for expanding access to care, driving health system transformation and advancing equity. In her role as Exchange CEO, she oversees the entirety of the Exchange’s activities and works closely with the Governor-appointed Exchange Board, Executive Leadership Team and staff to define and execute our mission.

Prior to her appointment as Exchange CEO, Ingrid served in the Biden Administration as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and 272 federally recognized tribes. Before HHS, Ingrid was Policy Director at Public Health — Seattle & King County, where she was a lead strategist of the region’s COVID-19 response.

Ingrid’s leadership in the health sector is informed by work at the national level, including five years with the Service Employees International Union based in Washington, DC; at the state level, including eight state legislative sessions in Olympia as Advocacy Director for AARP; and with a global perspective on health from more than five years in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, most recently with PATH, based in Yangon, Myanmar. She has a master’s in public policy (MPP) from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz.