Rita has over 25 years of combined federal, state and private industry experience of which 15 years included direct P&L accountability.  She is a C-suite business to consumer health care executive and former business segment CEO for UnitedHealthcare and Centene Corporation and a current Corporate Director for Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (BKD).  She chair’s BKD’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on its Investment Committee.   Rita is also an NACD Governance Fellow.