Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Aaron Chalek, Segal Fellow

Aaron Chalek

2012 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Aaron Chalek works as a Senior Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to this, Aaron worked as the Public Policy Manager for Tufts Health Plan, and was on the Cost Trends Team for the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.

Aaron completed his summer Segal fellowship at The Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., while being coached by H.P. Goldfield, Vice Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group. With a focus on health care policy and management, Aaron's areas of interest include integrative health care delivery initiatives, payment and financing models, and health disparities. Before attending the Heller School, Aaron worked as the Director of Operations at Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN), where he was responsible for the daily operations of the organization as well as the coordination of sector-specific working group initiatives. Prior to PBLN, Aaron served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member as a Development Coordinator at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, a nonprofit youth center which provides a safe haven for, and addresses the holistic development of “at-risk” and under-served youth.

Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations and government from Clark University in 2006. Aaron was also recognized for his leadership potential by being accepted to the New Leaders Council of Boston in 2013. That year, he graduated with his joint MPP and MBA degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.