Julie Sonier is President of MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an independent non-profit organization that empowers health care decision makers with data on quality and cost to drive improvement. As the primary trusted source of health care measurement, data sharing and public reporting in Minnesota, MNCM works with health plans, providers, employers, consumers, and state agencies to spur quality improvement and improve efficiency in the health care system. At MNCM, Julie has led a strategic focus on leveraging MNCM’s strengths as a convener and as a trusted source of data to make measurement more meaningful, timely, and actionable in ways that support better health care quality and improved affordability.
Ms. Sonier joined MNCM as its President in 2017 with 20 years of experience in health care policy and reforms to improve health care cost, quality, and access. She previously directed Minnesota’s State Employee Group Insurance Program, the largest employer purchaser of health care in Minnesota; she has also served as Deputy Director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, where she worked with states across the nation on developing and implementing health care reforms to improve health care access, cost, and quality. She is also a former director of the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health, where she helped to lead development and implementation of major state health policy initiatives. Ms. Sonier holds a masters degree in public affairs from Princeton University, and a bachelors degree in economics from Amherst College.