Amina Suchoski is a distinguished healthcare executive leader known for her strategic foresight and exceptional ability to drive growth and market position across complex industries, including Medicaid, Medicare/Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP), and commercial insurances. Her expertise spans managed care, employer benefits, sales and marketing, government procurements, community health, health in housing, and social drivers of health. She has worked closely with state and tribal agencies to guide policy priorities related to behavioral health integration, Medicaid waiver projects and workforce development to ensure the success of high-profile, multi-sector stakeholder engagements.
Prior to joining HMA, Amina served as executive director and vice president of growth for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington State, where she oversaw Medicaid plan strategy, network strategies, state relationships, and community-based strategies. She grew membership five-fold, leading winning managed care RFP responses and implementing Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs, behavioral health integration plans and pilots, including health in housing initiatives. She also owned the profit and loss for the Medicare Duals business, securing the largest Duals market share position within three years. Regionally, she launched UnitedHealthcare’s customer loyalty programs across Medicaid and Medicare plans for the five-state West Region, and was responsible for change management, measurement and evangelizing the program.
After eight years with UnitedHealthcare, Amina joined Kaiser Permanente as vice president of national accounts and opened its Pacific Northwest office. She built high performing account management teams based in Seattle and Portland, designing responsive benefits designs and driving profitable growth of commercial healthcare accounts for the region’s largest employers, including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Intel, and Alaska Airlines. She led Covid-19 response initiatives, including serving on Amazon’s Covid Task Force. In 2021, she was recruited by Amazon to come in-house to lead their health benefits team.
As a senior leader in U.S. Health and Global Benefits at Amazon, she led research, benefit design planning and policy development for U.S. health benefits and global benefits across Amazon’s 1.5 million corporate and frontline employees in 60 countries, focused on benefits solutions in the areas of health, financial wellness, family care, mental health and education.
Earlier in her career, Amina served as senior vice president of Seattle-based consulting house The Fearey Group, where she developed a health care portfolio representing major payers, hospital systems and behavioral health providers.
A passionate healthcare advocate throughout her career, Amina has held and currently holds board roles focused on advancing health equity and population health. From 2013 to 2018, she served as a founder and board member for several Accountable Communities of Health in Washington State. She serves on the State of Washington’s Allied Health Center of Excellence board and the Healthcare Industry Leadership Table, focusing on advancing healthcare workforce solutions. She also serves on the Lutheran Community Services Northwest board, focusing on community-based behavioral health services and refugee resettlement initiatives.
Amina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and writing from Trinity College and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University. She also completed the executive program at Stanford University.