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Debra A. Trachy

Debra A. Trachy, American managed healthcare consultant.


  • Trachy, Debra A. was born on December 31, 1953 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Richard H. and Julia J. (Scholl) Trachy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Massachusetts, 1976. Master in Public Health, University California, Berkeley, 1980. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1985.


    • Assistant to executive director University Massachusetts Health Center, Amherst, 1976-1977, system/health records manager, 1977-1978. Benefit cost/finance analyst Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Oakland, California, 1979-1981. Assistant administrator Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Richmond and Hayward, 1981-1983.

      Health centers administrator Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1986. Vice president, executive director Travelers Health Network, Pittsburgh, 1986-1987. Director outpatient care network development HealthCare Compare Corporation, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1991-1993.

      Chief Executive Officer Health Empowerment, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, 1995-1998. President Trachy Healthcare Management Company, since 1987. Guest panelist Health Care Reform, FYI Pittsburgh, Fox television, 1994.

      Guest speaker Behavioral Health Society, Pittsburgh, 1994, Health Executive Forum, 1994, Management Professionals in Health Care, 1991, Greater Pittsburgh Commission on Women, 1990, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, Wexford, 1990, Marion Merrell Dow, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990, Pennsylvania Association HMOs, Philadelphia, 1990. Guest lecturer Carnegie Mellon University, 1987, 89, Comty. College Allegheny County, 1989, University Hartford, 1986, Yale University School Public Health, 1986, University Massachusetts School Public Health, 1985.

      Preceptor Yale University, University California, Berkeley, Mount Holyoke College, University Pittsburgh. Leader Women in Healthcare, Phoenix Valley, since 1997.


    • Author: Managed Care in Western Pennsylvania: Trends, Forecasts, Strategies, 1990. Health care guest writer: The Pittsburgh Business Times, 1986-1991, 93-94.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Vice president board directors East Hartford Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1986, Women's Leadership Assembly, Pittsburgh, 1993-1995. Treasurer board directors Executive Women's Council, Pittsburgh, 1990-1991. Member board directors, committee chair Pittsburgh, Action Against Rape, Pittsburgh, 1994.

    Member board directors Pennsylvania Association of HMOs, Harrisburg, 1986-1987, Women of Vision and Action, since 1994. Volunteer The Hunger Project, since 1980, United Way, since 1997, GTM Medical Foundation, since 1997.



    Swimming, self-empowerment courses, reading, travel, vegetarian cooking.


    • Married Sunil Ahuja, June 22, 1991.
    • father: Richard H. Trachy
    • mother: Julia J. (Scholl) Trachy
    • spouse: Sunil Ahuja
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    Born December 31, 1953
    (age 63)