Marie M. Spivey, EdD, RN, MPA
Vice President of Health Equity
Connecticut Hospital Association
Commission on Health Equity Chair

Marie Spivey is Vice President of Health Equity for the Connecticut Hospital Association. She is a registered nurse, Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity, and Co-Chair of the Health Disparity and Equity Advisory Committee for SustiNet, Connecticut’s universal healthcare coverage plan. She is a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Pediatrics, Community Medicine, and Healthcare; Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research; and Center for Public Health and Health Policy.

Dr. Spivey is also the Chief Medical Officer for Nurses at Home, Inc., which is a newly licensed skilled nursing and behavioral health agency in Middletown, Connecticut. She was accountable for the development and management of this new agency created to provide culturally and language preference appropriate home health care services to home bound clients. Its unique policies include orienting a culturally competent clinical workforce staff of registered nurses and certified nursing assistants, not only to perform services as mandated by the federal and state home health regulations and standards, but to provide health equity of care for patients to delay, and in most cases possible – to develop client/provider trust, provide highly excellent care, and to prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions.

Dr. Spivey’s previous positions included Bureau Chief of Community Health for the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Vice President of Community Involvement at Hartford Hospital. In this role, she was responsible for expanding the hospital’s participation in Greater Hartford communities through Community Benefit Programs. She also and served as the hospital’s loaned executive and Chief Executive Officer for the Learning Corridor, Hartford’s first 16-acre campus that includes four magnet schools and a performing arts theater. She has a long history with the New England Minority Health Initiative and co-hosted its largest conference in 2007 in Connecticut.