North Carolina Business Coalition on Health

About Us

Who is the North Carolina Business Coalition on Health?

Our Mission

The North Carolina Business Coalition on Health is a coalition of employers using their collective voice to influence decisions that impact the quality and cost of healthcare delivery systems in North Carolina. We will accomplish our mission and foster North Carolina’s economic development in the following ways:

  • Advocate – Create a business community with a shared vision and message on matters of healthcare policy, regulation, and legislation based on sound fiscal principles and quality standards.
  • Innovate – Seek creative, common sense solutions to improve the overall cost and quality of our healthcare delivery system.
  • Educate – Promote health and wellness education. Advocate for provider performance disclosure of both quality and outcomes to help employees become better consumers of healthcare services.

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Jon R. Rankin, President & CEO

Jon leads NCBCH as president and CEO. Prior to this, he spent over 25 years leading benefits and total rewards at various large employers, with prior years in operations management and service as a US Army officer.

Paula Legendre Stop, Board Chair

Paula leads NCBCH's Board of Directors as Board Chair, in addition to her role as Director of Total Rewards at The Fresh Market where she is responsible for the company benefit and compensation programs.

Brett Henderson, Secretary

Brett serves as NCBCH's Board Secretary in addition to his role as Director of Benefits and Admin HR at Charolotte Pipe and Foundry Company.

Debra Simons, Treasurer

Debra serves as NCBCH's Treasurer in addition to her role as Director of Global Benefits at Fragomen

Board Members:

  • Kim Davis, Alex Lee

  • William Howard, Bernhardt Furniture

  • Teresa Huffman, Culp

  • Leigh Keener, National Gypsum

  • Julie Weaver, Worldwide Clinical Trials

  • Danielle Santacroce, Mercer

  • Amy Robbins, Aon


In 2011, the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH) held 4 organizing  meetings between two important business centers of the State; Charlotte and  Raleigh. We  invited over 50 business leaders to these meetings between January 2011 and July 2011. On May 31, 2011, the North Carolina Business Group on Health was officially formed as a North Carolina 501(C)(6) non-profit organization.  The first official meeting of the North Carolina Business Group on Health was held on October 6, 2011.  Our structure was modeled after other successful business groups on health around the country.  Since then, we have continued to develop the organization into the premiere voice on employer healthcare issues for the North Carolina Business Community.

In 2019, we became the Regional Leader for The Leapfrog Group, promoting hospital and surgery center patient safety and quality in our state.

In 2023, we changed “Group” to “Coalition” to become the North Carolina Business Coalition on Health, reflecting our ongoing collaboration as a coalition of employers and key healthcare stakeholders in the state.  With this change, we reorganized to operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization going forward, in recognition of promoting the interests of our community at large as we utilize our collective voice to educate as well as impact the quality and cost of health care delivery in North Carolina. 


Today we continue to build as the voice of the employer as we work with stakeholders across the state and nationally.  We also partner and collaborate with coalitions across the nation as a member of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare value across the country. The National Alliance’s members represent private and public sector, nonprofit and Taft-Hartley organizations, and more than 45 million Americans, spending over $300 billion annually on healthcare.

Members are invited to attend our Spring and Fall Forums, as well as roundtables, collaboratives, webinars and other events throughout the year. 

Once signed in to this website, members also have exclusive access to presentations of our past events as well as networking through our membership directory in the members section.