Prior to her acceptance to the National Urban Fellows Class of 2014, Callie Chamberlain served as an information technology and administrative efficiency health care consultant through Leadership Acceleration Program at Optum. As a consultant, she conducted business analysis for UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement. In this role, she was responsible for implementing more than 25 projects to improve the UnitedHealthcare web portal. She identified and engaged business stakeholders, proposed system architecture solutions, articulated business and application requirements, and managed user acceptance testing for successful deployment within time, budget, and scope.

Most recently, Callie was selected to project manage Optum’s first pilot project for Sutter Health California. In this role, she worked with a team of consultants to expand Sutter Health from a network of hospitals and providers to a health insurance plan. She worked to attain health care licensure for Sutter Health through the Department of Managed Health Care California and operationalize seven contracts to create the framework for Sutter Health Plan.

Throughout both assignments, Callie managed the LAP marketing group. During her tenure, she defined goals, intake processes, and lifecycles for project work. Under her leadership, the team produced bi-monthly newsletters, a branding week, social media platforms, and recruiting materials for LAP. On an enterprise level, the team created brand logos, QR codes, and internal employee engagement campaigns. Simultaneously, Callie served as project manager of the Vital Signs Innovation program, leading an effort across the broader UnitedHealth Group organization to champion efforts that improved administrative efficiency.

Callie served on the Board of Directors of Prairie Oaks Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to retreat, renewal, education, and leadership development. An advocate of community engagement, she served on the Savage City Commission communications committee, with a focus on increasing residential relations through social media. Callie also co-founded a business advisory board to engage alumni of the University of Saint Thomas ENACTUS chapter. ENACTUS is a community of students, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world.

A graduate of the University of Saint Thomas, Callie holds degrees in Business Communications and Marketing Management.

Callie is humbled to be selected as part of the National Urban Fellows Class of 2014. She is excited to innovate within the public sector, navigate barriers on behalf of the most vulnerable populations, and continue leading a life of service.