In her nearly three decades with Aetna, Kay has served in many leadership roles and led strategic assignments across the organization. She joined Human Resources in 2014 as Vice President, Employee Benefits and Well-being, where she continues to play a vital role in overseeing the strategic design, delivery and administration of employee health, well-being and retirement benefits. In 2018, Kay’s role was expanded to include leadership of the Workplace Culture, Diversity and Inclusion team.
Most recently, Kay is at the helm of a groundbreaking new well-being approach that looks beyond physical, emotional and financial health to examine how drivers like social connectedness, purpose and character strengths contribute to holistic well-being. This exciting work comes at a time when, as a business, Aetna is revolutionizing health care delivery. Kay’s broad purview and the collective insights of this work will ultimately feed into our strategy of addressing social determinants to deliver more personalized care at the community level.
Prior to joining the Human Resources organization, Kay led Aetna's national Health Care Reform Exchange Program Management Office, where she was responsible for driving the development and implementation of Aetna's strategy for public exchanges, and she previously served as chief of staff for the Office of the Chairman and CEO. She has held a variety of senior leadership roles at Aetna, focused on pricing, underwriting, product management, mergers & acquisitions integration and medical cost analytics.
Kay developed and currently serves as Executive Sponsor for Aetna’s Enterprise Leadership Development Program (ELDP), which is focused on building a pipeline of future leaders with a broad range of knowledge and experience across Aetna’s enterprise through rotational assignments with accelerated learning and development.
Her passion for well-being extends beyond her position at Aetna and includes leadership roles with the American Heart Association. Most recently, she served as Chair of the 2017 Greater Hartford Heart Ball. In previous years, she co-chaired the organization’s Go Red for Women campaigns, where she helped drive awareness of the risks of heart disease among women and raise money for this life-saving movement.
In 2018, Kay joined the Board of Directors for Pet Partners, the nation’s largest and most prestigious organization committed to connecting people with the health benefits of animal-assisted intervention. This aligns with Kay’s strong belief in the healing power of pet therapy.
Kay graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Penn State. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.