FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2018; Andover, MA, –   Cathy Spinney was unanimously voted President and Chief Executive Officer by the Yankee Alliance Board of Directors effective March 5, 2018.

Cathy Spinney has been with Yankee Alliance since 1991 serving in various leadership roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, and has been an integral part of the growth of the organization.


Cathy’s prior healthcare leadership experience included managing a physician practice and working in a leadership role in the Patient Accounts Department at Bon Secours Hospital (now part of Steward Healthcare). In addition to her career experience, she has served as an adjunct professor at U-Mass Lowell teaching courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Operations Analysis.


Cathy has a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Management & Policy from U-Mass Lowell and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Service:  Administration of Law & Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Lowell.  She has served on numerous committees and is currently on Premier’s Member Value Improvement Committee. Cathy also serves on the board of HSCA (Healthcare Supply Chain Association in Washington, D.C.), and the advisory board of University of Lowell’s College of Health Science.


Cathy’s leadership will ensure that Yankee Alliance remains a member-centric organization, and will continue to create high-level strategies that will allow the organization to maximize member savings, growth, retention and profitability well into the future.


About Yankee Alliance

Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 14,800 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit


For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at