Leigh Ann Ruggles

SVP and Chief Growth Officer - GWC


Leigh Ann Ruggles serves as Chief Growth Officer, GuideWell Diversified Business. In this role, which she assumed in November 2019, she is accountable for the development and execution of a fully integrated and comprehensive growth strategy for the diversified business companies within the GuideWell enterprise, including GuideWell Connect, Onlife Health, and PopHealthCare.

Earlier in her career with the enterprise, Ruggles served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Onlife, where she was responsible for sales, account management, implementations, and marketing for the GuideWell subsidiary, which brings end-to-end simplicity to population health and wellness, connecting and integrating people, technology and benefit design through a user-friendly engagement platform to guide members to the next right thing to do in their health care journey. Prior to that, she served as Onlife’s Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.

Before joining Onlife in 2017, Ruggles was Executive Vice President of Sales and Client Success at MDLIVE, a leading telemedicine provider. Earlier in her career, she led business development and strategy for Verizon Mobile Health Solutions and held a series of roles with Healthways.

Throughout her career, Ruggles has been active in community and professional organizations. She is past President of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Mid-Atlantic Region Advisory Board, was a Founding Board Member and Strategic Planning Committee Chair of the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) and served on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign Executive Leadership Team.

Ruggles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wake Forest University.