K. R. Prabha (Chair)
Vice President, Strategy, Growth & Innovation, Optum
K. R. Prabha is the Vice President of Transformation and Integration Excellence at the Henry Ford Health System. Her focus is transforming health care to become more affordable and convenient. Prabha brings an international view and engineering mindset when solving health care challenges having lived and worked in the U.S., Canada, and India. In addition to providing health care expertise, Prabha helps organizations identify best practices to adopt from other industries based on her experience in energy, high-tech, and manufacturing. She enjoys publishing and speaking on health care challenges and innovative solutions.
Prior to Henry Ford Health System, Prabha was a management consultant with Deloitte, Strategy& PwC, and Huron. She has worked with over twenty U.S. health organizations including integrated care delivery systems, academic medical centers, regional systems and faith-based entities, as well as national and regional health insurers. She collaborated with boards of directors, C-suite executives, and senior management to design and execute transformative strategies. These include developing organic and inorganic growth strategies, formulating digital journeys, redesigning operating models, identifying synergies with mergers and acquisitions, building operational excellence, instituting total cost transformation, and standing up large enterprise programs.
Prabha has a Master of Engineering (Structural) from Carleton University, Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Pune, India.