Roger Brown

Roger Brown

National Vice President of Business Development

Roger Brown is the National Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business where he leads our Business Development team, and represents the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 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.

Michael Cotton

Michael Cotton

East Region CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Michael Cotton is the CEO for the East Region in the Medicaid business for UnitedHealthcare. 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.

Brian Cresta

Brian Cresta

Vice President of Business Development

Brian Cresta is Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business. In this role, he represents Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, 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.

Barbara Foley

Barbara Foley

Vice President of Business Development

Barbara Foley is Vice President of Business Development for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business. In this role, Barbara is responsible for leading the organization’s business development and market engagement activities to best support our southeastern state partners. Barbara also serves as the Executive Director of The Dual Special Needs Plan for our UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of GA. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Barbara served for more than 25 years as an executive in government relations, business development, and health care policy in Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Joe Gaudio

Joe Gaudio

West Region CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Joe Gaudio is the West Region CEO at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Joe brings a diverse financial background to his role as West Region CEO. Joe began his career with UnitedHealth Group in 1998 serving as Chief Financial Officer of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona, and as West Region and Public Sector CFO for United Healthcare. Joe’s most recent role was CEO of the Community Plan of Arizona. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Joe served as Chief Financial Officer of Arizona Physicians IPA, Inc., a Medicaid managed care organization. Joe is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company in the Audit Division after attaining his B.S., Accounting, from Arizona State University.

Bror Hultgren

Bror Hultgren

Central Region CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Bror Hultgren is the Central Region CEO for UnitedHealthcare Community & State. As Central Region CEO, Bror provides leadership, guidance and support for states across the country. Prior to this role, Bror served as the Interim CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa. He was also the Senior Vice President of Special Populations and Direct Care Models on the national clinical team for Community & State. Bror joined UnitedHealthcare in 2000 to lead Medicaid programs for Colorado and later served as Executive Director of Evercare of Colorado and West Region Vice President for Evercare. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Bror worked in local and state government roles, which provided him with experience in both community and residential mental health services, mental health and child welfare case management, as well as regulatory management of Medicaid health plans. Bror earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hobart College and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Scott Waulters

Scott Waulters

Senior Vice President and Regional CEO

Scott Waulters is the Senior Vice President and East Region CEO at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. As Senior Vice President and East Region CEO, Scott provides leadership, guidance and support for states throughout the East Region. Scott began his career with UnitedHealth Group in 2008, serving in multiple leadership roles including Market Chief Executive specializing in overall health plan operational and financial turnaround, Chief Operating Officer for myConnections™, Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey, and Vice President Network Strategy and Market Development. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Scott held a series of senior health plan and corporate positions with AmeriGroup Corporation and Coventry Healthcare. Scott holds a B.A. degree with an emphasis in organizational psychology from California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA.

Jean Kalbacher

Jean Kalbacher

CEO Community Plan of Arizona

Jean Kalbacher is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona. Prior to this role, Jean served as Regional CFO for the C&S West Region and has held various CFO positions since joining UnitedHealth Group in 2008. Jean has been deeply engaged in rate advocacy, value-based contracting and affordability across all the markets in the West. She is a CPA with over 25 years of health care experience.

Patrick Gordon

Patrick Gordon

CEO of the Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Patrick Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer for the Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) based in Colorado. As a senior executive within a nationally recognized community health plan, Patrick created and executed RMHP’s successful global budget and payment reform program for Colorado Medicaid. Patrick earned a Bachelor of History, Philosophy from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Masters of Health Policy & Economics from the University of Colorado.

Kevin Kandalaft

Kevin Kandalaft

CEO Community Plan of California

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.

Michael Lawton

Michael Lawton

CEO Community Plan of Florida

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

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.

Charlotte Macbeth

Charlotte Macbeth

Health Plan CEO Indiana, Medicare and Medicaid

Charlotte MacBeth is the CEO for both the Indiana Medicare & Retirement business, in addition to the CEO for the Community & State business for UnitedHealthcare. She is responsible for business operations and strategic initiatives, including sales, account management, marketing, clinical programs, community relations, product management and finance for Indiana’s UnitedHealthcare operations. Charlotte has held various leadership positions, prior to her current role served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Indiana Hospital Association. She then served as the CEO for MDwise, a Medicaid health plan, owned by Health and Hospital Corporation and IU Health during that time.

Tracy Townsend

Tracy Townsend

Executive Director of Iowa, Missouri and New Mexico

Tracy Townsend is the Executive Director of the Dual Special Needs Plans for UnitedHealthcare Community Plans of Iowa, Missouri and New Mexico. She is a strong subject matter expert in clinical operations and behavioral health, and has end-to-end health plan experience, including leadership roles in clinical (utilization management and care coordination), network, quality and service delivery. Tracy has over 25 years of experience in business, behavioral health and the public-sector healthcare. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, she practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor specializing in systems theory and grief counseling, and she remains a strong proponent of integrated care across the domains of physical, behavioral and social health.

Kevin Sparks

Kevin Sparks

CEO Community Plan of Kansas

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.

Karl Lirette

Karl Lirette

CEO Community Plan of Louisiana

Karl Lirette is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana. Prior to serving as CEO of the Community Plan of Louisiana, Karl held several leadership positions within the plan, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Karl held the position of Controller for McKesson Specialty Pharmacy before serving in a similar role for The Shaw Group, Inc.

Kathlyn Wee

Kathlyn Wee

CEO Community Plan of Maryland

Kathlyn Wee is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland. Prior to this role, Kathlyn was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Optum State Government Solutions, leading its national growth strategy for technology and business capabilities that Optum offers to states. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, she served as a staff member to the leadership of the Maryland Medicaid Agency.

Jesse Eller

Jesse Eller

CEO Community Plan of Massachusetts

Jesse Eller is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts. Prior to this role, Jesse served as Executive Director of Complex Care for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona, managing the LTC programs and the Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs Plan. Jesse has spent over 25 years in leadership roles for community based organizations, managed care and local government including serving as the Executive Director of Aging and Disability Services for Seattle/King County.

Jeff Wedin

Jeff Wedin

CEO Community Plan of Mississippi

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.

Dennis Mouras

Dennis Mouras

CEO Community Plan of Michigan

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.

Victor Fields

Victor Fields

CEO Community Plan of Minnesota

Victor is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Minnesota. Prior to this role, Victor served as the CEO of the HSC Health Care System where he oversaw the pediatric center, outpatient, home care, and health services for children with special needs. Victor joined UnitedHealthcare in May 2021 with a proven background in strategic leadership, and operational excellence.

Jamie Bruce

Jamie Bruce

CEO Community Plan of Missouri

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.

Jeff Stafford

Jeff Stafford

CEO Community Plan of Nebraska

Jeff Stafford is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska. Prior to this role, Jeff served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Community Plan of Kansas. Jeff joined UnitedHealth Group in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Commercial business in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. He completed his MBA at the University of Chicago—Booth School of Business.

Kelly Simonson

Kelly Simonson

President Community Plan of Nevada

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.

Charles Wayland

Charles Wayland

CEO Community Plan of New Jersey

Charles is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey. 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.

Dan Benardette

Dan Benardette

CEO Community Plan of New York

Dan Benardette is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. Dan joined UnitedHealth Group in 2006 and has served in expanding functional leadership roles within UnitedHealth Group and most recently with Community & State, where he was the Financial Planning & Analysis / Corporate Finance VP. Over the past several years, Dan has played a critical leadership role within finance, supporting our health plans and executive teams with improved forecasting, analysis and reporting on turnaround and remediation activities.

Anita Bachmann

Anita Bachmann

CEO Community Plan of North Carolina

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.

Mike Roaldi

Mike Roaldi

CEO Community Plan of Ohio

Mike Roaldi is the Chief Executive Officer for the Community Plan of Ohio. Prior to serving as the CEO of the Community Plan of Ohio, Mike held several leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare, including Vice President of Medicaid Solutions as well as the Chief of Staff to the Northeast Region. He was also the National Vice President of Policy and Product. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Mike worked as an attorney practicing law at two global firms, as well as the executive director of the State of Ohio’s Tax Credit Authority.

Megan Haddock

Megan Haddock

CEO Community Plan of Oklahoma

Megan Haddock is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Oklahoma. In this role, Megan is responsible for identifying and executing strategic initiatives designed to promote improved health outcomes. UnitedHealthcare’s community plans proudly serve 6.7 million Medicaid members 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. Prior to being named CEO of the Community Plan of Oklahoma in June 2016, Megan served as the Medicaid Services Director for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services where she led the Advantage 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver and State Plan Personal Care programs. Before becoming the Medicaid Services Director, she owned and operated a law firm, and served as Operations Officer for a National Background Screening firm. Megan has expertise in state and federal compliance assessment, process reengineering, project and program management, policy development, product implementation, market analysis, forecasting and risk management. Megan serves on the Board of the Oklahoma State Chamber. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Allison graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College and received her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. Allison is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer, advocating on behalf of children in Philadelphia’s child welfare system. Megan is married and has two sons, Holt and Vance.

Patrice Cooper

Patrice Cooper

CEO Community Plan of Rhode Island

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 and Kentucky

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

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.

Tameeka Smith

Tameeka Smith

CEO Community Plan of Virginia

Tameeka Smith is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia. Previously, Tameeka served as Chief Operating Officer for Denver School of Science & Technology. She has also served as President and COO of SmileHealth, a start-up dental benefits plan in Colorado and President of Dental & Vision at Aetna, serving 14 million members across the country.

Erin Henderson Moore

Erin Henderson Moore

Executive Director, Dual Special Needs Plan of Washington D.C.

Erin Henderson Moore is the Executive Director, Dual Special Needs Plan - of Washington DC. Previously, she was the Director of Policy & Strategy at UnitedHealthcare Community and State. UnitedHealthcare Community and State proudly serves more than six million Medicaid members 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 by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In her role, Erin serves as a policy expert to Enterprise leaders, developing strategic positions to shape the direction of programs that serve complex populations and advocating for modernized Medicaid programs. Erin focuses on improving health care delivery and health care financing under value-based purchasing (VBP), supporting large-scale payment reforms, and helping to identify innovative strategies for transforming care delivery. Erin has a decade of health policy experience. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Erin has held positions in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors, all with a focus on health policy and strategy. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from Columbia University, a Master's degree in Public Administration, and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

CEO Community Plan of Wisconsin

Kevin Moore is the Chief Executive Officer for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. Kevin has an extensive background in Medicaid, social determinants of health, public policy, and strategic solutions and has a long history with proven leadership and experience in state-based and government sector programs. Most recently, Kevin served as Vice President of Strategic Solutions for UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Prior to that role, Kevin joined Community & State more than three years ago as Vice President of National Policy & Strategy. Kevin previously served as Medicaid Director for the State of Wisconsin.

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