Our Team

Media Relations

Ali Skinner

Ali Skinner

Vice President, Communications and External Affairs

Ali Skinner is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in media, marketing, advertising and public relations. She joined CDPHP in November 2011 and currently serves as Vice President, Communications and External Affairs. In this role, Ali oversees all internal and external communications, public relations, social media, and government affairs for the plan’s 400,000 members and 1,200 employees.

A self-described recovering journalist, Ali spent 10 years writing and delivering news for a variety of television and radio stations in the Syracuse and Albany, NY markets. Today, she uses her journalism background to help patients and the public make sense of complex health care topics.

Desk: (518) 641-5035
Cell: (518) 605-4497

Natalia Burkart

Director, Communications Strategy

Natalia Burkart is a communications professional with more than 15 years of experience in the higher education and health care industries. She joined CDPHP in August 2015 and currently serves as director, communications strategy. In this role, Natalia is responsible for public relations, executive-level communications, employee communications and engagement, and crisis communications.

With a strong passion for effective, strategic messaging, Natalia prides herself on keeping the greater Capital Region community informed of the ever-changing health care landscape.

Desk: (518) 641-5046
Cell: (518) 542-8524