Heather Cianfrocco

Chief Executive Officer, OptumRx


Heather Cianfrocco was named as chief executive officer of OptumRx®, an industry-leading provider of pharmacy care services, in April 2021. In this role, Cianfrocco drives efforts to advance whole-person health through a unique, synchronized approach that drives better outcomes, simpler consumer experiences and lower costs.

Cianfrocco previously served as chief executive officer for Optum Health Services where she was responsible for behavioral health, population health solutions and medical benefit management. Since joining UnitedHealth Group in 2008, she has held numerous leadership roles including chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, senior vice president of Health Advancement and Clinical Transformation for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, and chief executive officer of state and regional health plans.  

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Cianfrocco worked in private legal practices in Pittsburgh where she concentrated on corporate and securities law, representing health care entities in mergers and acquisitions.

Cianfrocco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University, a JD from Duquesne University School of Law, and a master’s degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the UnitedHealth Foundation Advisory Board and UnitedHealth Group’s Inclusion & Diversity Council.