With our MyStory video series, we’re sharing an inside look at the lives, experiences and passions of people who are part of the Highmark Health community. These videos were created by the talented members of the Highmark Health video team: Richard “Zoot” Dwyer, Tanner Rose and Josh Elsass.

More than 40,000 people work at Highmark Health, and many more work with us through vendors and other partnerships. But no one is defined solely by their job title. From the challenges they’ve faced to the dreams they’ve chased, the members of the Highmark Health family all have a story to tell.

Meet Justin: General Clerk, Gateway Health

Justin Hucko has not let Down Syndrome stop him from having a successful career with Highmark Health affiliate companies. First hired by Highmark Inc. in 2004, he now brings his organizational skills and attention to detail to a position with Gateway Health.


Meet Carley: Senior Pharmacy Analyst, Highmark Inc.

As part of the pharmacy vendor team, Carley Kimmell makes sure everything works smoothly for health plan members, but she’s also an artist, and a Jefferson Award winning volunteer with Special Spaces, a group that does bedroom makeovers for kids with life-threatening illnesses. Fun fact: Carley’s mom worked for Highmark for 42 years!


Meet Joseph: Senior Consultant, HM Health Solutions

His rich cultural heritage comes from India, but Joseph Varghese has become fascinated by a problem we’re all focused on in the U.S.: what contributes to high health care costs and what can we do to make the system work more efficiently?


Like what you see? There’s more where that came from!