Doug Byrd

Chief Administrative Officer
Senior Vice President & General Counsel  

Doug Byrd is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, responsible for Legal, Compliance, Information Security, Enterprise Risk Management and Human Resources. Prior to joining Neighborhood in 2015, Mr. Byrd was General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Univita Health; Associate General Counsel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Operations Counsel at Healthways; General Counsel for Axia Health Management, and General Counsel for American WholeHealth. Prior to his in-house experience, Mr. Byrd was a partner in the health care department of McDermott, Will & Emery, an international law firm, and with Sulloway & Hollis, a large regional New England law firm. Mr. Byrd is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations. Before practicing law, Mr. Byrd developed and operated medical practice networks in Massachusetts and Texas, and developed provider-sponsored managed care organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Byrd holds a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in Business and Economics from Frostburg State University in Maryland; a Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and a law degree, with honors, from New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts.