CORY GUSTAFSON has served as the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access since January of 2017. Under his leadership, the Department has prioritized and made significant strides in the areas of Value-Based Payments, Information Technology Projects, and Performance Improvement. He previously served as Director of Government and Public Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, and before that managed government relations at the Vermont Association of Hospital and Health Systems and at the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Gustafson has a Master of Public Administration degree from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University where he also played Division I hockey. After college, he played professional hockey in the United States and Europe. Cory lives in Montpelier with his wife, Katie, and two children, Sophie and Calvin.