Dr. Nicole M. Cooper is currently the Senior Vice President at United Healthcare. Prior to this, she was the head of healthcare at Lyft. Dr. Cooper also served as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at UnitedHealthcare where she was also a member of the company’s Executive Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Council. A former Obama Administration political appointee, Dr. Cooper served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) team responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She was a policy advisor to key leaders in the agency, including the Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Harvard University.
Elected to the Easterseals National Board of Directors in 2020, Dr. Cooper currently serves as 1st Vice Chair.