Nazie Eftekhari is the founder and principal architect of HealthEZ and founder of The Araz Group, one of the first Preferred Provider Organizations in the country. In fact, the term PPO was coined to describe her innovation. She is a nationally recognized expert and innovator in health plan delivery. Her background includes over 20 years of health care experience focusing on networks, self-insured employers and technology development and implementation, as well as business experience building start-ups and managing operations. Ms. Eftekhari is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Master’s in International Relations from University of Southern California and also holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Eftekhari serves on the Board of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Carlson Business School of Management (University of Minnesota) and The Walker Art Center.