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Roger Brown

Roger Brown

National Vice President of Business Development

(651) 414-8747 Read bio

Roger Brown is the Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business where he leads our Business Development team. He is responsible for designing and leading strategies to retain and grow our markets to best support our government customers. Prior to this role Roger was with our Military & Veterans segment, and before joining UnitedHealthcare had nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the Defense Industry, both private sector and active duty, retiring as a Colonel from the US Air Force in 2012.

Brian Cresta

Brian Cresta

Vice President of Business Development

(617) 839-6619 Read bio

Brian Cresta is Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business. In this role, he represents Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont where he leads the organization’s business development and market engagement activities. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Brian served in senior business development roles supporting Medicaid and Medicare. Previously, Brian was also appointed by President Bush to a senior executive role at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, and served as a Massachusetts state legislator.

Rehn LeSueur

Rehn LeSueur

Vice President of Business Development

(952) 931-4863 Read bio

Rehn LeSueur is the Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, representing the states of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and South Dakota. In this role, Rehn is responsible for the growth and development of the Medicaid business in those states, working closely with state leaders to understand key priorities and ensure UnitedHealthcare has solutions for those priorities. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Rehn served as Director of Human Resources at Supervalu.

Tom McMahon

Tom McMahon

Vice President of Business Development

(502) 451-9779 Read bio

Tom McMahon is Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, representing the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Tom’s experience bridges the gaps between providers, payors, life scientists and innovators. He has a strong background in business development, operational leadership, mergers/acquisitions and investment management in inpatient care, home and community-based care, managed care and life sciences.

Sean O’Brien

Sean O’Brien

Vice President of Business Development

(763) 361-4395 Read bio

Sean O’Brien is Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business in California where he is responsible for developing and executing market expansion strategies. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Sean served as Director of Medicaid Expansion and Ancillary Programs for Health Net. He also managed various ancillary Medicaid programs including dental and vision services, and subcontracts with Los Angeles County and Molina Healthcare.

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Vice President of Business Development

(904) 296-6812 Read bio

Andrew Peterson serves as Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, representing the states of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. In this role he finds, develops and leads the pursuit of growth opportunities in the Medicaid market. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Andrew was as an Army Officer, and a General Manager for Time-Warner International.

Kathy Sutton

Kathy Sutton

Vice President of Business Development

(303) 604-6964 Read bio

Kathy Sutton is the Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, representing the states of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In this role, Kathy is responsible for leading a cross segment team to strategically position, develop and capture business with the State Medicaid. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Kathy worked with a number of health care organizations, including McKesson to create solutions to better serve patient health within the community.

Chris Surrell

Chris Surrell

Vice President of Business Development

(734) 717-9511 Read bio

Chris Surrell is Vice President of Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, representing the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. In this role, Chris is responsible for the growth and development of the Medicaid business in those states, ensuring UnitedHealthcare can help meet each state’s key priorities. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Chris served in leadership roles with WellCare Health Plans and Forest Health Services, LLC.

Kevin Kandalaft

Kevin Kandalaft

CEO Community Plan of California

(916) 403-0630 Read bio

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California. Prior to this role, Kevin served as the CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico. Kevin joined UnitedHealthcare in September 2010 with a background in Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial health plan leadership. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Kevin served as the Vice President of Business Process Operations for the Lovelace Health Plan in New Mexico where he led the overall health plan conversion to the Facets operating system.

Tracy Davidson

Tracy Davidson

CEO Community Plan of Ohio

(614) 410-7474 Read bio

Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio. Before this role, she served as the National Vice President of Strategic Improvement Initiatives, Quality and Performance for the company’s Medicare business. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, she held leadership positions in hospital, ancillary and rehabilitation settings. Tracy also serves on a number of central Ohio boards including the American Heart/Stroke Association, and the Center for Healthy Families.

Joseph Gaudio

Joseph Gaudio

CEO Community Plan of Arizona

(602) 255-1717 Read bio

Joseph is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona. Prior to this role, Joe served in a number of leadership positions within the organization, including West Region Chief Financial Officer for UnitedHealthcare, Vice President of Affordability for Key Accounts and as Chief Financial Officer for the Central Region of UnitedHealthcare Community & State.

Michael Lawton

Michael Lawton

CEO Community Plan of Florida

(954) 364-0800 Read bio

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer of First Coast Advantage, and the Vice President of Managed Care for the University of Florida. Michael possesses extensive experience in health care including health systems, physician, and managed care leadership positions, and has served more than 25 years in various executive roles within health and managed care organizations.

Dave Heywood

Dave Heywood

CEO Community Plan of Hawaii

(808) 544-8845 Read bio

Dave is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Hawaii. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Dave served as Vice President at Hawaii Pacific Health (hospitals-medical groups) and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Queen’s Health Plans – commercial Medicaid and TRICARE health plan.

Kim Foltz

Kim Foltz

CEO Community Plan of Iowa

(515) 727-2030 Read bio

Kim is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa. This state-wide plan provides integrated coverage for physical/behavioral health, long term care, CHIP and Medicaid expansion populations. Prior to this role, Kim held leadership positions at Meridian Health Plan, UnityPoint Health and Principal Financial Group. Kim has more than two decades of strategic leadership experience in Medicaid and Commercial health care programs.

Kevin Sparks

Kevin Sparks

CEO Community Plan of Kansas

(913) 333-4068 Read bio

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas where he leads the strategic development, growth and operations of the health plan. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Kevin served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Quartet, a health care tech startup, and President and CEO of Cobalt Ventures. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield and HealthNet. Kevin also serves on the advisory boards of tech startups, the University of Kansas, and local non-profits.

Allison Young

Allison Young

CEO Community Plan of Louisiana

(504) 849-3520 Read bio

Allison is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Allison served as Senior Vice President of Benefits Administration for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, where she was responsible for a staff of over 1,000 including Claims, Customer Service, COB and Membership, the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, Blue Card Inter-plan program, and Facets system support.

Donna Carris

Donna Carris

CEO Community Plan of Maryland & DC

(443) 896-0751 Read bio

Donna is Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland & the District of Columbia. Prior to this role, Donna served as Chief Financial Officer for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Community Plans where she led the financial functions and provided leadership support for the Massachusetts Senior Care Options and Rhode Island Medicaid market.

Bernadette Di Re

Bernadette Di Re

CEO Community Plan of Massachusetts

(781) 419-8566 Read bio

Bernadette Di Re is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts. Bernadette joined the Plan as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and assumed her current role in 2013. With more than 20 years in the health care industry, Bernadette has a strong background in strategic planning, operations, and business development. She is a board member and treasurer of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, a member of Women in Healthcare Management and a volunteer mentor for Women Unlimited, Inc.

Dennis Mouras

Dennis Mouras

CEO Community Plan of Michigan

(248) 331-4269 Read bio

Dennis is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan. Prior to joining Community & State, Dennis worked for Aetna, CareAdvantage, and held a variety of positions with Cigna Corporation.

Jeff Wedin

Jeff Wedin

CEO UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi

(601) 718-6967 Read bio

Jeff Wedin is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi. Prior to this role, Jeff served as Vice President of Network Management for the Gulf States Region at UnitedHealthcare. Here he was responsible for leading strategic planning and growth for managed care contracting (hospital, physician, and ancillary) supporting the organization’s commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid businesses in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.

Jamie Bruce

Jamie Bruce

CEO Community Plan of Missouri

(314) 592-3639 Read bio

Jamie Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Missouri where she leads the strategic development, growth, and operations of the health plan. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Jamie served as Chief Operating Officer for Aetna Better Health of Nebraska and Texas where she led the organizations operations. Jamie also served in a variety of capacities for 13 years with MDwise in Indiana, including leading Marketing, Business Strategy, Compliance, and Regulatory Affairs.

Kathy Mallatt

Kathy Mallatt

CEO Community Plan of Nebraska

(402) 445-5591 Read bio

Kathy is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska. Kathy, a Nebraska native, originally joined UnitedHealthcare in 1987 and then again in 2010. She is a graduate from the University of Nebraska with more than 35 years of industry experience. Kathy has a strong background in health care with experience in health plan operations, finance, network development, commercial sales and marketing, Medicare, Medicaid and medical management.

Kelly Simonson

Kelly Simonson

President Community Plan of Nevada

(702) 242-7497 Read bio

Kelly is the President of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nevada where she leads the strategic development, growth, compliance, and operations of the health plan. Kelly has extensive experience managing the plan’s Medicaid and CHIP business in the state since 1998. Before becoming President of the community plan, she managed the UnitedHealthcare Nevada market’s home health business. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Kelly worked as a registered nurse in the field of oncology.

Jocelyn Chisholm Carter

Jocelyn Chisholm Carter

CEO Community Plan of New Jersey

(732) 623-1237 Read bio

Jocelyn is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey where she leads the strategic development, growth and operations of the health plan. Prior to this role, Jocelyn served in numerous leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare, including Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi and Senior Associate General Counsel for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business.

Chuck Milligan

Chuck Milligan

CEO Community Plan of New Mexico

(505) 449-4146 Read bio

Chuck is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico. Prior to this role, Chuck served as Senior Vice President of Government Programs at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he helped lead the Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) and Medicare programs. He served as State Medicaid Director in Maryland (2011-2014) and New Mexico (1996-2000). He is also an appointed commissioner on the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Pat Celli

Pat Celli

CEO Community Plan of New York

(212) 898-8429 Read bio

Pat is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York where he maintains responsibility for the management of the New York Health Plan and all key program areas, including Medical Operations, Network Management, Finance, Utilization Management, Claims Administration, Information Technology, Health Plan Operations, Quality Improvement and Integrated Case Management. Prior to this role, Pat served as President of the New Jersey Health Plan for more than four years.

Anita Bachmann

Anita Bachmann

CEO Community Plan of North Carolina

(336) 540-7057 Read bio

Anita Bachmann is the CEO of the North Carolina Market for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plans. Anita is an accomplished Executive with extensive, progressive experience in healthcare administration, business operations, healthcare delivery systems, business development, technology, clinical strategy and regulatory/legislative affairs. Prior to this role, Anita served as Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare Community & State nationally and Market Leader in North Carolina. Anita has also served as Senior Vice President of Health Reform Strategy at Optum, where she was responsible for development of the reform strategy to support state government business growth, and Vice President of Health Care Reform at UnitedHealthcare. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Anita has a strong background in management of integrated delivery systems, organizational and human resources management, health care operations, business strategy execution and relationship management. In recognition of her efforts, Anita was named an Outstanding Woman in Business by Triad Business Journal in 2017. Anita earned a Master of Health Science (MHS), Health Services Administration from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and graduated from the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia.

Allison Davenport

Allison Davenport

CEO Community Plan of Pennsylvania

(215) 231-3098 Read bio

Allison is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania. Before taking this role, she served as Chief of Staff for the Northeast and Southeast regions utilizing her prior expertise as a Compliance Officer for the Pennsylvania Community Plan, and Executive Director for the Delaware Community Plan. In addition, Allison is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, advocating on behalf of children in Philadelphia’s child welfare system.

Patrice Cooper

Patrice Cooper

CEO Community Plan of Rhode Island

(401) 732-7439 Read bio

Patrice is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island where she leads the strategic development, growth and operations of the health plan. Before taking on this role, Patrice served as the Executive Director. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Patrice held positions at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Baystate Medical Center and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Patrice has more than two decades of experience in Medicaid, Medicare and commercial healthcare.

Keith Payet

Keith Payet

CEO Community Plan of Tennessee

(615) 493-9487 Read bio

Keith Payet is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee. Prior to this role, Keith served as Executive Director of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee managing both CHOICES and Employment and Community First CHOICES. CHOICES is a home and community based long-term care program that delivers services and supports for people with disabilities and chronic conditions to meet their personal care, behavioral health, and daily routine needs.

Don Langer

Don Langer

CEO Community Plan of Texas

(832) 500-6491 Read bio

Don is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. Prior to this role, Don served as President of the Connecticut and Delaware Health Plans, Chief Operating Officer for the Community Plan of New York, National Vice President of Program Management for Community & State, and several operational positions within UnitedHealth Group.

Charles Wayland

Charles Wayland

CEO Community Plan of Virginia

(804) 267-5208 Read bio

Charles is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia. Prior to this role, Charles oversaw and managed UnitedHealthcare's Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in the state; including its launch. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at TMG Health focusing on technology, analytics, member services, business development, and support services. Charles also served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Revolv, a dental business process outsourcing (BPO) and tech startup.

Doug Bowes

Doug Bowes

CEO Community Plan of Washington

(206) 926-0248 Read bio

Doug is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington. He has a strong background in the industry with experience in specialty managed healthcare and behavioral health. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Doug served as Vice President of Commercial Operations at Magellan Health Care.

Ellen Sexton

Ellen Sexton

CEO Community Plan of Wisconsin

(414) 443-4309 Read bio

Ellen is Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. She has served in a variety of roles at UnitedHealthcare, most recently as National Vice President for Medicaid Operational Performance & Readiness developing growth infrastructure for our Medicaid business across each of our health plans.

Jeri Jones

Jeri Jones

West Region CEO

(602) 255-8452 Read bio

Jeri Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the West Region for UnitedHealthcare Community & State which includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, and Washington. Previously, Jeri served as CEO of the Arizona, Utah, and Idaho markets for UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, another division of UnitedHealthcare. In addition, she has had several executive management positions within UnitedHealthcare in national and market leadership including West Region Employer Chief of Staff, National Senior Vice President of Key Accounts Sales & Account Management, and other market finance, operations and network roles. Currently, Ms. Jones serves on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Division of American Heart Association and Downtown Phoenix Inc.

John Lovelady

John Lovelady

Southeast Region CEO

(952) 406-6163 Read bio

John Lovelady serves as the Southeast Region CEO for UnitedHealthcare Community & State which includes Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Prior to this role he was responsible for UnitedHealthcare’s relationship with care delivery providers, which encompasses commercial, Medicare and Medicaid businesses. John joined UnitedHealthcare in 2005 as Vice President of Network Management for the Texas and Oklahoma markets where he oversaw networks, provider service and aspects of the PacifiCare acquisition.

Tim Spilker

Tim Spilker

Northeast Region CEO

(212) 898-8342 Read bio

Tim Spilker is the Chief Executive Officer for UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s Northeast Region. This region includes Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Prior to this role, he served as the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Tim worked in a variety of industries, including consumer products, community development banking, and nonprofit organizations.

Yasmine Winkler

Yasmine Winkler

Central Region CEO

(763) 361-2221 Read bio

Yasmine Winkler is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Region for UnitedHealthcare Community & State which includes 14 markets and Medicaid health plans in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. She is recognized for her ability to develop and match innovative business solutions to the needs of the market, and customer focus in delivering health and wellness services to UnitedHealthcare members. In addition to her role as CEO, she serves on UnitedHealthcare’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and UnitedHealth Group’s Innovation Forum, which she founded in her prior role as Chief Marketing, Product and Innovation Officer for UnitedHealthcare’s commercial business.

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