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Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer


DeLinda Washington is senior vice president and chief people officer at HealthPartners. In this role, she is responsible for leading human resources across the organization and strengthening our Head + Heart, Together culture. DeLinda has more than 28 years of experience in human resources with a record of success in providing leadership, vision and management to industry leaders.

Prior to joining HealthPartners, DeLinda served various human resources leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente. Under her leadership, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic was recognized as a best place to work and received national distinction in Multicultural Health Care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). DeLinda has also held numerous human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Fannie Mae and Honeywell, and she serves as a board member for the non-profit, Urban Alliance.

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

DeLinda was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She was an All-American basketball player in high school and later played for the Wisconsin Badgers. DeLinda is married and has four adult children and five grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.