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Kathy Cooney

Kathy Cooney

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer


HealthPartners has always been an integrated care system, which means we deliver both care and finance care. That makes us uniquely qualified to improve care which results in improved health for our members and patients and at the same time controls and reduces medical costs.


Kathy Cooney began her career at HealthPartners in 1986. Prior to that she served as a management consultant specializing in health care strategies at Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young). With a nursing degree and a master’s in management, Kathy brings expertise from both a business and a care provider perspective.


  • B.S., Nursing, Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., Management, Northwestern University


Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Chicago. She is married with two sons. She serves on the board of directors at Western National Insurance Company, Catholic Community Foundation and Close the Gap by 5.

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