Cheryl Harding, Chief Executive Officer


Cheryl Harding is an accomplished health care executive with 25 years of successful leadership experience. Her expertise includes strategic and structural contributions in managed care environments; initiation and control of organizational change and health care alliances; quality control; negotiation of contracts; and developing relations with clinical and business partners and organizations impacting the health care environment. She is a certified public accountant and brings a unique blend of financial, marketing and Medicaid knowledge to the health plan. Prior to joining Aetna, Ms. Harding served as President of Health Partners UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa. Her extensive educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ohio State University.