Connie Mester is a Senior Consultant with Luminas. She is a native of Florida and currently lives in the Research Triangle Park, NC – having spent time in Hartford and Atlanta. She has deep experience across health and life science industries and a firm grasp of the dynamics and complexities of the evolving healthcare landscape. Her experience includes marketing, strategy, business operations and management with health insurance companies, government, academic institutions, hospital systems, pharmaceutical and medical device companies – including experience with Aetna and Cigna. She is founder and former CEO of Thrive 4-7, as well as co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the Global Pain Institute.