Rita Johnson-Mills, MS, MPA, has ten years experience with UnitedHealthcare, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, a health plan serving more than 500,000 government sponsored health care consumers. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Managed Health Services at Buckeye Health Plan, and spent 10 years in Ohio state government, most recently as the Chief, Bureau of Medical Assistance. Rita spent several years with CMS, where she oversaw administration of federal Medicaid wavier programs.
Rita has served on the Nashville Health Care Council, the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee, the NashvilleHealth Governing Board and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s Inaugural Council on Gender Equity. She has been featured in the Profiles in Diversity Journal and recognized as one of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. She was recognized in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a Minority Corporate Executive Leader and received their annual Diversity in Business award in 2013. For her work and partnership with the AARP Foundation, Rita received a 2015 Innovation Award from UnitedHealthcare.