Chief Executive Officer
Tim Spilker is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves nearly six million Medicaid members, including more than 2.7 million children, in 31 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company. with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealthcare Community & State leverages the national capabilities of UnitedHealth Group and delivers them at the local market level to support effective care management, strong regulatory partnerships, greater administrative efficiency, improved clinical outcomes, and the ability to adapt to a changing market environment. Before being named CEO of Community & State, Tim served as CEO of the East Region, where he was responsible for the organization’s Medicaid business strategy and operations in 12 eastern markets. Tim took on the role of CEO for the East Region at Community & State in August 2016. Before becoming East Region CEO, he served as CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas. Tim has worked in a variety of industries, including consumer products, community development banking and nonprofit organizations. Tim earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.
Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategy
Catherine is the Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategy at UnitedHealthcare Community & State and is responsible for shaping the policy agenda, along with positioning UnitedHealthcare as the preeminent thought leader in state and federal health and social programs. Catherine has extensive experience supporting policy makers to develop sustainable programs focused on improving outcomes.
Regional President, National Network Strategy
Craig Anderson serves as the Regional President of National Network Strategy for UnitedHealthcare Community & State. In this role, Craig oversees all aspects of network strategy, including ensuring our comprehensive provider network meets our state customers’ requirements and is tailored to the unique needs of our members. Additionally, Craig develops strategies and solutions to bring enhanced quality and efficiency to the health care system.
Chief Financial Officer
Blake Berquist serves as the Chief Financial Officer for UnitedHealthcare Community & State. In this role, Blake leads the Community & State Finance team and provides direction to realize the long-term financial objectives for the business and ensures we’re meeting our financial commitments to our customers and state partners. Blake joined the UnitedHealth Group Corporate Development team in 2007 and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for our Part D business in UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. Prior to that, Blake was the chief financial officer for the Central Region within UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual.
Jennifer Dukart leads the Legal team at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. In this role, Jennifer serves as an advisor and counselor on national strategy and growth initiatives as well as legal and regulatory issues. Prior to this role, Jennifer served on the affirmative litigation and clinical legal teams at UnitedHealthcare. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Jennifer was a litigator in private practice and at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and was a Registered Nurse.
Chief Marketing Officer, UnitedHealthcare Government Programs
Brad Hunt serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for UnitedHealthcare Government Programs, having oversight for all marketing activities related to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, AARP Supplemental Health Insurance plans and all Medicaid plans. Brad’s UnitedHealth Group career began in 2007 with United's OptumRX™ business unit where he led the marketing and business development efforts of the Consumer Health Products division, focusing on improved campaign management, segmentation and data intelligence capabilities, and new business partnership and product line opportunities.
Vice President, Human Capital
Erica Koenig is the Human Capital leader for the Government Programs for UnitedHealthcare. In this role, Erica sets the human capital strategy in the areas of talent management, employee experience, organizational culture and effectiveness, and leadership development.
Chief Operations Officer
Rashmita Mistry is the Chief Operating Officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State where she leads the organization’s short and long term operational goals. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer at Community & State, she served as Senior Vice President of Benefit Operations for Consumer Services for UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual business. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, Rashmita held a number of senior level positions leading Global Health Benefits at Cigna, and Global Core Operations at Citigroup.
Vice President, Policy and Influence
Kate Paris is the Vice President of Advocacy, Marketing & Policy at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Kate is responsible for shaping and advocating for policy agendas as well as positioning Community & State as a trusted thought leader and partner with federal, state, and local health and social programs. Kate has extensive experience in health and public policy and is passionate about improving systems and programs to ensure fair and equitable access to care for the individuals, families and communities these systems serve. She currently serves as the Chair of the Medicaid Health Plans of America policy committee and sits on the board of SNP Alliance. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare in 2012, Kate had a variety of professional roles that focused on policy, economic development and rural communities. Her work within the agricultural sector to support local food, food processing and renewable energy built a strong foundation and understanding of the connection between food, health and the policies that shape both. Kate has spent time in the non-profit sector and within the administrative and executive branches of state government. Kate received her Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Dakota and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Morris.
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