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Leadership Team

Meet the Allina Health | Aetna Executive Leadership Team

Tom Lindquist

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Lindquist joined Allina Health | Aetna as CEO in March 2018. In his role, Lindquist leads the joint venture, setting the overall strategic direction for the organization and directing the executive team.

Lindquist has an extensive background in the health care industry. Before joining Allina Health | Aetna, he was president of Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, where he developed and led a high performing team that consistently improved quality scores and health outcomes.

Prior to Molina Healthcare, Lindquist was president of AccentCare in Texas, where he led the strategy and operations for facilities throughout the state. His experience also includes leadership positions with UnitedHealthcare, Ochsner Health Plan, Inc. and Memorial Sisters of Charity.

Lindquist received his MBA from the University of Houston and a BBA in management from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robert Wieland, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robert Wieland, MD joined Allina Health | Aetna as the company’s chief medical officer in May 2018. In his role, Dr. Wieland is responsible for the strategic direction of care and medical management as well as planning, organizing, and directing the health plan in formulating standards of care. Furthermore, he is responsible for facilitating communication between customers, physicians and administration and evaluating customer utilization outcomes.

Prior to joining Allina Health | Aetna, Wieland served as Allina Health’s chief strategy officer, where he oversaw strategic business development, marketing and communications, and technology integration. During his tenure at Allina Health, Wieland also led the Allina Integrated Medical Network and affiliate strategy and served on the finance committee of the Allina Health Board of Directors and Advocate Physician Partners Board. Additionally, he was the executive leader for Allina’s Home Care Services and Care Management and was executive vice president of the Clinic and Community Division, overseeing 56 clinic sites and 863 physicians and advanced care practitioners.

Dr. Wieland completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota where he also earned his BA in mechanical engineering.

Nichole Melton Mitchell

Chief Operations Officer

Nichole Melton Mitchell joined Allina Health | Aetna as chief operations officer in May 2018. In her role, Mitchell leads the operations function of the joint venture, managing relationships across people, segments and multiple functional areas of the joint venture’s parent companies in order to deliver exceptional experiences to Allina Health | Aetna membership.

Mitchell has significant experience in the health care industry, most recently as assistant vice president of government contracts for Molina Healthcare of South Carolina. She has also worked in leadership roles at CIGNA-HealthSpring, Avesis and Infectious Disease Solutions.

Mitchell received her Master’s degree in healthcare administration from Clayton State University where she also received a BS degree.

Barry J. Carlson

Chief Sales Officer

Barry J. Carlson joined Allina Health | Aetna as chief sales officer in April 2018. In his role, Carlson leads the sales and account management team in implementing strategic partnerships with employer groups, consultants, and brokers. Additionally, Carlson is responsible for driving the comprehensive distribution strategy for the joint venture.

Carlson has significant experience in health care and employee benefits, most recently as the director of strategic accounts in commercial markets for Medica. His previous experience includes leadership roles in business development at Northwestern National Life, ReliaStar and ING.

Carlson received his BA from Bethel College.

Jeffrey D. Jacobsen

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey D. Jacobsen joined Allina Health | Aetna as chief financial officer in May 2018. In his role, Jacobsen leads the creation, analysis and reporting of financial information to management, internal and external stakeholders and regulatory constituents. He is also responsible for establishing and maintaining accounting and internal control related policies for the joint venture.

Prior to joining Allina Health | Aetna, Jacobsen served in a variety of executive positions in finance and operations within the health care industry, most recently as senior director of finance for the commercial market division of Medica. His experience also includes leadership roles with Fairview Health Services, UnitedHealth Group, McKesson Medication Management and CIGNA.

Jacobsen received his BA from Moorhead State University.

Britta Orr

Medicare General Manager

Britta Orr joined Allina Health | Aetna as the company’s Medicare general manager in June 2018. In her role, Orr is responsible for driving the joint venture’s Medicare strategy and directing functional areas across the joint venture. Additionally, Orr manages all departments in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements.

With a strong focus on prevention, Orr is passionate about making high quality health care both affordable and accessible. Prior to joining the joint venture, she was a senior policy consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, serving as the principal policy advisor to both Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. Orr also served as the executive director of the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota, where she was responsible for day-to-day operations and budgeting, government relations and strategic planning.

Dedicated to her community, Orr is vice chair of the Allina Health Hospice Foundation, which provides peace, dignity and comfort to patients and their families at the end of life. She also chairs her local community health commission.

Orr attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate studies and earned both a law degree and a master of public health from the University of Minnesota.

Better health care, together

Allina Health and Aetna have partnered to transform the way you experience health care. Our plans are designed to offer members more personal, affordable and effective health care right in their community.

Together, we’re reinventing the health care system and helping members achieve their health goals.

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