Melissa Henderson

Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Henderson was named the Chief Compliance Officer in October of 2022.  She joined Common Ground Healthcare as the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. In that capacity, Melissa built out the operations infrastructure and leadership team.  This paved the way for Melissa to take on the role of Chief Compliance Officer to provide strategic direction and leadership to the organization’s needs in the compliance, government affairs, and legal functions.

Melissa also serves as President of the Common Ground Healthcare Foundation, which was established in 2022.  The Foundation is CGHC’s way of giving back to the community by supporting people (through scholarships) and community organizations (through grants) within CGHC’s service area.


Melissa brings a talent for strategic execution plus an extensive working knowledge of nearly every aspect of individual health insurance coverage, Medicaid, and other government programs to her role at CGHC.  She drives process innovation and continual improvement in all aspects of her career.  Through her work with CGHC, Melissa is able to execute on her passion to serve members with honesty and fairness.  Previously, Melissa worked at Molina Healthcare and the State of Wisconsin where she helped improve affordable access to health care. Melissa also serves on the Board of the Wisconsin Health Information Network (WISHIN) and earned her MBA from Lakeland College.