About Heather Cianfrocco
Heather Cianfrocco was named president of Optum in August 2023. She is responsible for leading Optum’s comprehensive pharmacy and care delivery capabilities across the entire care continuum, with a focus on value-based care and the integration of medical, behavioral and pharmacy services. Cianfrocco also serves as the executive sponsor of UnitedHealth Group’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group and is a member of the Women’s Leader Advisory Council.
Cianfrocco joined UnitedHealth Group in 2008 where she held numerous leadership roles. She previously served as chief executive officer of Optum Rx and CEO for Optum’s Health Services. Before that, she was CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, senior vice president of Health Advancement and Clinical Transformation for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, and CEO of state and regional health plans. In addition, she was a former member of the United Health Foundation Advisory Board.
Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Cianfrocco worked in private legal practices in Pittsburgh where she concentrated on corporate and securities law, representing health care entities in mergers and acquisitions. She earned a master’s degree in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.