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Marian Mancuso Sutton, MPA, brings an impressive 40 plus years of health and human service experience to the OPEN MINDS team. Ms. Sutton has demonstrated her skills having served in positions from professional nurse to senior director. Her career background has provided her with skills including participating and leading key strategic planning initiatives to improve processes and customer deliverables. Ms. Sutton also excels at developing strategic business plans and providing consultation to clients regarding policy issues, industry trends and cost containment opportunities. Her background also includes providing quality and cost analysis associated with all managed health care programs. Ms. Sutton currently serves as the Senior Financial Consultant at United Healthcare/OptumRx where she develops and operates financial and business metrics, as well as performance measurements with clients.

Ms. Sutton previously served as the Regional Account Executive with United Healthcare/OptumRx, where she provided strategic planning, direction, and leadership in direct support of the United Healthcare Employer and Individual integrated medical and pharmacy book of business, focusing on both growth and retention.

Ms. Sutton had a long-running career with Express Scripts, Inc. where she served in a number of positions for 15 years. In her most recent position, Ms. Sutton served as the Senior Director and Account Manager for the Health Plan Division of Express Scripts, Inc. In this capacity, she provided coaching, mentoring, and supervision to a team of senior account executives servicing managed care and Blue Cross organizations. She also provided direction, supervision, and oversight in the development of strategic plans for customers within her division focusing customer goals and objectives. She also worked heavily with Request for Proposals providing both management and development.

Before graduating to the position of senior director, she served as the account executive. She was responsible for developing strategic business plans for clients, determining and managing the profitability of client relationships, and serving as a project leader for initiatives within her division.

Before she began her lengthy career with Express Scripts, Inc., Ms. Sutton served as an Employee Benefits Financial Analyst for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). While there, she successfully evaluated the quality and cost associated with managed care programs and welfare benefits. She was also responsible for preparing Requests for Proposals to fall all health and welfare programs. She served as the Project Manager of Implementation of Medicare Rick HMOs to domestic retiree population and prepared financial analysis to determine the impact of Medicare RISK HMOs enrollment regarding liability.

Ms. Sutton holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a degree in Administration, Management, and Accounting from LaRoche College, and a Diploma in Nursing from Indiana Hospital School of Nursing.

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