Our Team

Media Relations

Ali Skinner

Ali Skinner

Vice President, Communications Strategy

Ali Skinner is a communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience in the media, marketing, and public relations industries. She joined CDPHP in November 2011 and currently serves as Director of Strategic Communications. In this role, Ali oversees all public relations, internal and external communications, social media, community relations, and corporate events 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

Public Relations Specialist

Natalia Burkart is a communications professional with nearly 10 years of experience in the higher education and health care industries. She joined CDPHP in August 2015 and currently serves as public relations specialist. In this role, Natalia leads public relations and internal communications efforts for CDPHP members and employees.

Keeping the community informed of the ever-changing health care landscape and how CDPHP supports members every step of the way is what Natalia enjoys most about her role.

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