Food is Medicine Activator


Allison Hess

Vice President of Health Innovations

Geisinger Health Plan

Food is Medicine Activator

Allison Hess is the Vice President of Health Innovations for Geisinger. She has been part of the Geisinger family for 12 years and is responsible for the oversight and implementation of health and wellness programs for Geisinger patients and insured members, employees and community members.  She started her career in community health education/corporate wellness and has continued to expand to include community-based population health initiatives driven by data analysis and clinical outcome measurements.

Ms. Hess earned her bachelor of science in Health Education with a concentration in Psychology from Bloomsburg University. She is currently pursuing her MBA and has been recognized for her leadership within the organization. She has been the recipient of several awards focused in various areas of health including health equity, worksite wellness and supply chain.  She has also been recognized nationally for her work with the Fresh Food Farmacy program.

Ms. Hess has 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field. Her most recent work involves community based strategies impacting food insecurity and other social determinants of health.  She is deeply committed to the health and wellbeing our patients, members and communities.