Iris Hamilton is the Executive Director of Health Care Management/Clinical Solutions Team at Anthem, Inc. Iris has over 25 years of clinical experience with over 20 years of Case Management/Utilization Review experience. She has been employed at Anthem, Inc. for 15 years in various progressive leadership roles and is a nurse executive for the organization.
She is a registered nurse and holds an undergraduate degree in Respiratory Therapy from Florida A & M University. She obtained her Nursing degree from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. She obtained her Masters of Public Administration from Troy University. She held several progressive positions throughout her career with a focus on care management, quality, management, patient advocacy and clinical outcome improvement. Most notably, she was very instrumental in advocating for the passing of SB 166 Nurse Licensure Compact which allows Georgia to become a member of the Nurse Compact which improves access to care for Georgians. This bill was signed into Law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 9, 2017.
She has been one of Anthem, Inc. Volunteer Days site lead for 5 years for the Atlanta market. She served on the Georgia Nurses Association Board of Directors as the Legislative Director and Public Policy (2017-2019), Emory Legislative Nurse Council (2017-2019), Georgia Nurses Political Action Committee Board Treasurer (2020-2021), March of Dimes Executive Committee for the 2019 Nurse of the Year Program and ANA PAC Committee (2021-2022). She held matriculated through Nurse In Washington Institute (NIWI) in 2015, American Nursing Advocacy Institute (2018-2019), Congressional Black Caucus Candidate Program (2019) Yale Candidate School for Nurses and Midwives (2020-2021) and ANA-PAC (2021-2022).