Kathleen A. Harris, MPH
Kathleen Harris is the Founder of Cornfield Point Consulting LLC, a boutique firm specializing in human resources, employee benefits, and healthcare innovation. Based in the metro New York City area, Cornfield Point advises organizations on HR policies and programs; employee benefits strategy and design; healthcare cost and quality transparency; near site, on site and virtual healthcare delivery; guiding digital health startups on product design and market readiness; and most recently, responding to COVID-19.
Prior to starting her consulting firm, Kathleen spent 10 years as Vice President of Benefits for Time Warner Inc. In her role at Time Warner she defined, implemented, and evolved the Company’s health and welfare, retirement, and wellness strategies globally, including streamlining the Company’s benefit programs across all business units. While at Time Warner Inc., she served as Benefits Officer, Chair of the Compensation and Benefits Council and Trustee of the UK Pension Plan.
Kathleen has been recognized as an industry leader in her creative approach to designing and delivering leading-edge wellness and care management programs to support employee wellbeing across the entire healthcare continuum. By prioritizing family-friendly policies, such as bonding leave, surrogacy reimbursement, and egg freezing reimbursement, she has been essential to creating inclusive cultures and attracting and retaining top talent.
Kathleen is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Business Group on Health where she serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. She also serves as an advisor to several health and wellness startups including: Dayzz, Level, and Eden Health. In addition to serving as an advisor, she is a member of the Eden Health Pandemic Response Task Force.
Kathleen began her professional career at Watson Wyatt and Towers Perrin where she spent several years as a health and welfare consultant.
Kathleen holds a B.S.P.H. degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington and an M.P.H. from Yale University’s School of Public Health.
In her free time, she enjoys reading non-fiction, traveling, and painting.