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Navitus Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

  • May 14, 2024
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MADISON, Wis., May 14, 2024 – Navitus Health Solutions, LLC today announced two updates to its Board of Directors. 

Lisa Erickson will be joining the Board as a Board Member. Lisa is Medica's President and Chief Executive Officer, having joined as their Chief Financial Officer in 2023. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Medica Holding Company, which oversees its family of businesses, including Dean Health Plan.

Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Medica, she served as a Senior Vice President at Optum, where she led pharmacy network contracting and relationships, network operations, and pricing and underwriting. She also served as CFO of OptumInsight, and in financial leadership roles at several other organizations, including Best Buy, General Mills, The Pillsbury Company and TCF Bank (now known as Huntington Bank). She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Animal Humane Society and was previously a member on the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Holy Angels. 

Joseph Swedish will also be joining the Board as a Board Member. Joseph is the former Chairman, President and CEO of Anthem, Inc., (now known as Elevance Health) a Fortune 22 company serving over 117 million individuals through its broad portfolio of health insurance and service subsidiaries. During his tenure, Anthem’s average share price nearly quadrupled, and operating revenue increased 39% to over $89 billion. Previous to that, he served as CEO for several major integrated health care delivery systems, including President and CEO of Trinity Health.

As a business executive, conservationist, and philanthropist, Joseph also serves on the Board of Directors for CDW, Mesoblast, Centrexion Therapeutics, Accelus and The Nature Conservancy (Colorado). Modern Healthcare named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 12 years in a row.

“I am certain that the collaborative natures of Lisa and Joseph will be invaluable to our mission. Their collective industry and business expertise will not only contribute to strengthening our organization, but will further enable us to navigate the future with confidence and agility.”  - David Fields, President and CEO of Navitus Health Solutions

With these appointments, the Board of Directors consists of five Board Members, a Vice Chair and a Chair of the Board.

About Navitus
Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, owned by SSM Health and Costco Wholesale Corporation, was founded in 2003 as an alternative to traditional pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) models. Navitus approaches pharmacy services fundamentally differently. We are purpose-driven to help humans and committed to removing costs from the drug supply chain to make medications more affordable for the people who need them. As an enterprise, we proudly serve over 14 million members through nearly 800 client relationships. Our transparent, fully pass-through model enables our clients to achieve their goals and drive desired health and financial outcomes. To learn more about Navitus, visit

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