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HealthPartners names DeLinda Washington chief people officer


February 16, 2021

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – HealthPartners today announced that it has named DeLinda Washington as senior vice president and chief people officer. Washington begins this week and will be responsible for leading human resources across the organization.

“I’m pleased to welcome DeLinda to our HealthPartners team,” said Andrea Walsh, president and CEO. “She is an experienced human resources leader who understands how to build a healthy, high-performing team, and will further strengthen our Head + Heart, together culture. We share a passion for advancing health equity and inclusion, and I look forward to working with DeLinda as we engage our 26,000 colleagues in living our values and achieving our mission to improve health and well-being.”

Washington joins HealthPartners after seven years at Kaiser Permanente, serving in various roles including interim senior vice president of human resources and vice president of human resources for the Mid-Atlantic States. Kaiser Permanente is a large health system that provides care and coverage to more than 12 million members across eight states and Washington, D.C., through its health plan, 700 clinics and 39 hospitals. Under Washington’s 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).

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Washington held numerous human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Fannie May and Honeywell. She also serves as a board member for the non-profit, Urban Alliance.

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HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

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