Kimberly Carpenter Petit, MBA

Kim began consulting in 2017. 

Kim began consulting in 2017, drawing from her numerous and varied accreditation experiences she has successfully guided many organizations through preparation and achievement of NCQA-Accreditation and Certification.

Prior to consulting, Kim was most recently the Sr. Director, Head of QM Program, Accreditation, Credentialing and Delegated Credentialing for all Commercial, Medicare and Exchange product lines across Aetna, Coventry and Joint Ventures.  In this role, Kim had accountability for setting strategy and overall execution of the National Quality Program to meet regulatory requirements and maintain NCQA accreditation.   

Kim joined Aetna in November of 2001 as a Quality Management Consultant in the North Central Region.  She gained expertise in a variety of roles across quality management.  In 2004, she became the Regional Quality Manager where she honed her management skills.  Kim was promoted to Regional Quality Director in 2006 where she assumed budgetary accountability and additional responsibilities around Credentialing, Delegation Oversight and HEDIS.  After two consolidations and re-organizations Kim became the National Director of QM Program/Accreditation & Regulatory/Compliance.  In 2014, as part of the Coventry merger and re-organization, Kim became the Sr Director, Head of QM Program and Accreditation, bringing together regional and corporate Quality Program functions.  Her role was further enhanced in 2015 when national credentialing was added to her scope of responsibility and again in 2016 when national credentialing delegation and delegation operations were also added.

Prior to joining Aetna, Kim spent almost three years with NeuroMed Services Inc. in various sales, consulting and operation roles.  Kim learned her love for quality when she began consulting with same day surgery centers on AAAHC accreditation. 

Kim has her MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and her BS from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Kim serves as a surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance since 2009.  She also is an adjunct professor at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, teaching MGT 510: Health Technology, Informatics & Quality, a Health Insurance Industry Perspective.  Kim lives west of Chicago on an organic farm with her husband and son.  In her spare time Kim is an avid tennis player.

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