Jocelyn Chisholm Carter has been named CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey effective Oct. 1. Carter has been with UnitedHealthcare for 13 years, where she most recently served as CEO of the Community Plan of Mississippi.
As the Medicaid health plan leader in NJ, she will manage all aspects of clinical, quality and operational effectiveness, as well as maintain contract compliance and leverage relationships with state partners.
As a top health care executive, Carter has always believed that leading by influence is what drives results. She leaves a strong legacy in Mississippi, where she managed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as MisissippiCAN, which together, serve more than 260,000 members.
She also had a significant impact on the greater Mississippi community, including the successful launch of the award-winning Farm to Fork program, which to date, has delivered more than 60 tons of food to more than 16,000 Community Plan members. She has also made it her personal mission to be a good steward of maternal and child health, and spends a great deal of her time talking to new moms and their children.
Before becoming CEO of the Community Plan of Mississippi, Carter was senior associate general counsel for UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Prior to her role in health care, she was an assistant district attorney in New York City. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law.