Kimberly Smathers has 18 years of experience – as a business and community leader, consultant, and researcher – in working toward person-centered and equitable approaches to enhancing health and well-being. She is currently a Vice President at OptumServe Consulting, where she’s Director of the Center for Heath Equity and focuses her efforts on solutions for vulnerable populations.
Kimberly has deep experience working with diverse stakeholders to create and launch new initiatives, drawing on expertise in analytics and data visualization, business development and strategy, communications, stakeholder engagement, and human-centered design.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, she has focused extensively on data-driven and impactful community engagement to build equitable testing and vaccination programs and address social determinants of health.
She received her MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.