Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Recognized as healthcare Leader of the year in North America by an independent global review board, Ms. Walker is a seasoned professional with a passion for healthcare consumerism and product strategy. Jamie is a recognized leader in advocating for consumer-centric product designs which yield increased adoption and stakeholder engagement; this thought leadership has yielded recognition by the AMA, NCQA, a patent for consumer engagement and the creation of new products.
Jamie is currently working as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at UnitedHealthcare with accountability for delivering $250M in annual affordability across a $4.5B business unit. She hopes to one day advise the Federal government on how to create consumer-centric healthcare markets and teach applied healthcare informatics at the graduate level.
Jamie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University, St. Paul where she studied Marketing and Innovation. She returned to Concordia University to earn her MBA in healthcare. Ms. Walker remains active within the Concordia system by serving on the Board for the College of Health and Science, serving as a guest lecturer and providing consulting. Ms. Walker is passionate about developing women in leadership and volunteers as a mentor for Menttium, an organization founded on the advancement of executive women. She lives in Minnetonka with her husband, two dogs, three cats and spends her free time with her grandchildren.