Heath Williams – CEO

Heath Williams joined the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) in January 2024. As the CEO of OGB, Mr. Williams is responsible for the overall strategy, operational management and executive leadership of the organization.

Mr. Williams has more than 20 years of experience in state government and health plan operations. Prior to joining OGB, he was responsible for trend management, analytics and value-based care for several health plans and delivery systems.

Mr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of New Orleans.

Melissa G. Mayers – COO

Melissa Mayers joined the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) in August 1996. She began her career with the Office of Group Benefits fiscal division as an accounting technician and has steadily advanced to senior management positions throughout her career with OGB.

She has extensive experience in the administration and management of OGB’s eligibility, billing and receivables system and its related functions. She has served as primary liaison between the various departments within OGB, including the Office of Technology Services (OTS) and Agency Services successfully streamlining and automating many of OGB’s processes. She has also served as liaison between OGB and its covered agencies in matters relating to billing and eligibility.

In March 2020, Melissa transferred to the OGB administrative office. She served as Director of Agency Services prior to becoming COO.

Melissa is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minor in Management.