Dolores Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Group Insurance Commission, the agency that provides life, health, disability, and dental and vision services to the Commonwealth’s employees, retirees, and their dependents; many of these benefits are also provided to affiliates of a number of authorities, municipalities, and other entities. More than 400,000 people are covered by the GIC. Mrs. Mitchell has been in this position since 1987, serving in the administrations of Governors Dukakis, Weld, Cellucci, Swift, Romney, and now Patrick.
Mrs. Mitchell is a member of a number of professional and community organizations, including the governing board of the Massachusetts Health Care Connector Authority, the Health Care Quality and Cost Council, the Massachusetts Health Council. She is Board president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a board member of the Greater Boston Big Sister Association and on the Executive Committee of the Consumer/Purchaser Disclosure Project. She is a founding member of Catalyst for Health Payment Reform and was recently elected a member of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum.
Mrs. Mitchell is a frequent speaker on health care, politics, women's career issues, and related subjects.