2017 Candidate Questionnaire - Joan C. Barrett, FSA 1981, MAAA


Joan C. Barrett, FSA 1981, MAAA

Senior Consulting Actuary
Axene Health Partners, Tolland, CT

Brief Description of the type of work you currently do:

I am currently working part-time for Axene Health Partners, LLC (AHP), a small, well-respected consulting firm. My engagements have included a broad range of topics, including long-term care, health care reform and provider risk.

Primary Area of Practice:


Other Areas of Practice/Interests:

ERM, Predictive Analytics

Ethics and Transparency

Ethics and transparency are essential to professional practice and service on the Board. How have you demonstrated ethics and transparency in the past? How will your own ethics and views on transparency influence your decisions and actions as a member of the SOA Board?


As you review the responsibilities of the President Elect Job Description, the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan and 2016 Initiatives , describe how you will work together with the officers, Board members, committee chairs, volunteers, executive director, and staff to fulfill your responsibilities as president-elect and advance the direction of the SOA. 

Describe a recent situation where you have facilitated a diverse group of people in moving a significant project to the next stage of completion.


In your presidential role you will act as an ambassador for SOA, its members, and the profession. Provide examples of how you would fulfill this responsibility during your term of office and describe a current situation in which you have successfully acted as an ambassador for an organization or institution.


As you focus on the future direction of the SOA and the profession, explain your approach to setting the direction for both especially in the global arena.

Professional Background

Provide a brief description of your professional background and the type of work you currently do and explain how these experiences have prepared you for the Presidential role.

Volunteer and Governance Experience

Describe your previous volunteer and governance experiences, and explain how they relate to the contributions you can make to the SOA Board and organization.