There is a National Board of Directors and national Officers of the Foundation. Their primary role will be the establishment of the overall Foundation policies and operating principles, manage the business affairs of the Foundation, and raise funds. The National Executive Director of the Foundation will lead the day-to-day operations.
There is also a Regional Board of Directors in the following regions: Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West. The UnitedHealthcare Regional CEO will be one of the board members for his/her region. The other Regional Board members are made up of physicians, business people, lawyers and others interested in advancing the well-being of children. The Regional Boards will oversee the grant application and award process for requests within that region.
National Board of Directors:
Jack Wickens – Chairman
Jack held the position of National Health Plan President for UnitedHealthcare. In 2006 Jack redirected his energies to health care charities, consulting and U.S. Olympic team development. From 1998 to 2003 Jack had Regional President leadership responsibilities for states in the South and from 1995 to 1997 Jack was the Health Plan CEO for UnitedHealthcare in Cincinnati. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Jack was Vice President of Regional HealthCare Operations for Prudential Insurance Corporation. Jack is the Founder and President of AthleteBiz and he serves on the Boards of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, Bacon Street Addiction Counseling and the USA Track & Field Foundation. He is a former director for Healthways/Tivity, Cancer Support Community, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and for the Nashville Health Care Council. A New Jersey native, Jack is a 1978 Bucknell University graduate.
In 2014, Terry Clark was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, UnitedHealth Group, to oversee UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum branding, marketing and advertising, as well as positively shaping the customer experience in the midst of a changing healthcare marketplace. Previously, Clark served as Chief Marketing Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, where he led marketing and direct-to-consumer engagement efforts focused on seniors. Clark joined UnitedHealthcare in 2006 from InterActiveCorp, a consumer technology company comprised of leading digital brands, where he last served as executive vice president, sales and marketing, for the company’s Entertainment Publications division. Terry is active in his community through volunteering efforts and along with being a board member on the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Guthrie Theatre and UnitedHealth Foundation.
Alexis Glick is a financial media personality, frequently appearing on CNN and Wall Street where she provides her perspective on issues impacting global business, corporate leadership. Glick also has a contributor column on The Huffington Post and serves as guest writer periodically on Fortune Insiders. Glick serves as CEO of GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization empowering students to create a healthier future for themselves and their peers. GENYOUth’s flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, a partnership between the National Football League and the National Dairy Council, enables 38 million kids in more than 73,000 schools daily to improve health and wellness in their schools and communities. GENYOUth’s social entrepreneurship program, AdVenture Capital, funds youth-driven initiatives focusing on business and social responsibility. Glick is the proud mother of four children and also serves on the boards of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Jeannine Rivet is an active board member, and advisor, mentor and coach. As Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, Jeannine Rivet worked with and on behalf of all business segments in areas focused on strategic business relationships, clinician advancement, culture and social responsibility. Previous roles at UnitedHealth Group include CEO of UnitedHealthcare, CEO of Ingenix and CEO of Optum. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare Corporation, Jeannine held various other managed care and nursing positions.
Jeannine received a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. She also holds a B.S. in Nursing from Boston College and practiced as a registered nurse for several years prior to entering the managed care industry. She is on numerous business boards and advisory councils, and is a mentor to men and women in business. She has been recognized by AAHP, Boston University School of Public Health, Fortune magazine, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Minnesota’s City Business, Minnesota Women’s Health Leadership TRUST, Twin Cities Business magazine, Linkage, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Heart Association – Twin Cities. She also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is a driving force in challenging the industry to enhance health and wellbeing through information, collaboration and advancement of optimal healthcare.
Fred Siegel has had a varied career as a marketing lead, consultant, advisor, and executive producer, holding corporate marketing head positions at QVC, Excite, and Excite @ Home, as well as Executive Creative Director at Ketchum Advertising and Group Creative Director of McCann Erickson NY. Over the past years, Fred has spent the majority of time on social change/CSR initiatives for health and environmental causes, with several commercial exceptions. Currently, Fred is working as an advisor to the Andreesen Horowitz-backed home care startup Honor, the Hispanic MMA league Combate Americas, while working on multiple initiatives (producing/consulting/fundraising) for organizations including Stand Up to Cancer, The Motion Picture Television Fund, and One Mind.