About Us

Your connection to the right health insurance plans for every stage of life


About Us

Connecting you to the best health insurance for every stage of your life.

Here for a healthy Texas

Community Health Choice is a local, nonprofit, managed care organization committed to helping improve the health and well-being for Texas residents. Launched in 1997 by Harris Health System, our region’s public academic healthcare system, we began by offering STAR Medicaid coverage to low-income children. Today, we proudly offer a complete array of affordable and no-cost health insurance plans, along with one of the largest provider networks in southeast Texas. 


To improve the health and well-being of underserved Texans by opening doors to healthcare and health-related social services


A healthy life for every Texan


Our team members are trustworthy, caring individuals who work collaboratively with our Members, Providers, and community partners. We are courageous, creative, and responsive as we serve Members and the community.

Our local Community advantage

Our teams live and work right here. We understand the challenges our residents and Members face. And because we take the health and well-being of our entire region to heart, we proudly share a wealth of knowledge, special programs, care management, and valuable community resources like no one else can. Community cares.

Community Network




Primary Care Doctors








Community Partners

Executive leadership

With a team of experienced, mission-driven professionals leading the way, Community Health Choice continues our exciting journey to expand our plan offerings, programs, and services across our state.

Lisa Wright

President and Chief Executive Officer 


Trevan Ross

Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer


Pam Hellstrom

Chief Compliance Officer 


Vernicka Porter-Sales, MD 

Chief Medical Officer

Laurie Levermann

Vice President, Information Systems


Daisy Morales

Vice President, Community Affairs


Angela Waltman 

Vice President, Business Development and 

Call Center Operations 


Hemina Patel

Vice President, Provider Network & Operations


Lisa Fuller, MD 

Vice President, Medical Affairs 


Sebrina Allison, RN

Vice President, Medical Affairs Operations


Taylor Cooper

Vice President and General Counsel

Why Choose Community?

As a local nonprofit health plan, Community Health Choice gives you plenty of reasons to join our Community. From the benefits and special programs we offer to the way our Member Services team helps you make the most of them, Community is always working life forward for you and your family.

“I always tell people to choose Community Health Choice. I tell them it’s the best health insurance they will ever be with.”

– Chandolyn
Member of Community Health Choice