Norine Yukon is leader of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, serving beneficiaries in medicaid, CHIP, long term care and dual special needs programs. After working as a caseworker and then a registered nurse early in her career, Yukon became interested in health care policy and the allocation of health care resources. This interest led her to the managed care industry. She began working for UnitedHealthcare in 1987, and also held various positions with Prudential HealthCare. She joined the AMERIGROUP Corporation in 1998 as the president and CEO of the New Jersey plan, and was later promoted to regional CEO. Yukon returned to UnitedHealthcare in 2009 to build the Mississippi CHIP plan. Yukon has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a neonatal intensive care unit. She has lectured at the University of Texas, the University of Northern Arizona, Seton Hall and Concordia University. She was appointed by several Governors to various task forces, advisory committees and transition teams for health and human services. She currently serves on the Austin Meals on Wheels board of directors, the pier committee for Core Health Foundation and the University of Texas School of Nursing advisory council. Yukon has lived in Texas most of her life, and is proud to have graduated from The University of Texas. @UHCFeds
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