YASMINE WINKLER is the community and state CEO for the central region and chief consumer cfficer with UnitedHealthcare. Formerly she was the chief marketing, product and innovation officer for UnitedHealthcare, employer and individual. Her extensive experience across many disciplines and market segments in health insurance has given her a unique ability to develop and match health insurance business solutions to the needs of the marketplace. With over 30 years in the health insurance industry, she has extensive experience in accreditation, quality improvement, business process development, marketing, product development and innovation. In addition to her work at UnitedHealth Group, she held several positions with BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma (HCSC) as well as Chicago HMO. Winkler has served on the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) team that developed consumer-driven health standards and on the IL Governor’s Council on Accreditation. She attended Northeastern Illinois University and earned her B.A. in English and environmental studies. She has a M.S in Health Care Delivery Science from the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She is an alumna of the Chicago-based Leadership Greater Chicago program, served on the NHHF board and is a member of Women in the Boardroom, National Hispanic Latina Institute (NHLI), The Alumni Society, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Council of Business (NAHN CoBA) and PDMA. @myuhc
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