CEO Panel Returns to Healthapalooza

One of the highlights of Healthapalooza each year is the CEO panel. It’s an amazing chance to get information directly from the leaders of some of our most important carriers. These are the people who head top organizations and have their fingers on the pulse of what is happening in the health insurance industry.

This year’s Healthapalooza (HAP) features CEOs from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, UnitedHealthcare, Medica and UCare. These leaders bring countless years of experience in health insurance and are proud to share insight and knowledge with agents and brokers at HAP 11.


Platinum Sponsors

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Dana Erickson – Dana joined BCBS in 2015 as Senior Director of Care Management and was quickly promoted to Vice President of the same division later the same year. She also served as Senior Vice President and President of Health Services at Blue Cross before being named to her current role as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations of the state’s largest nonprofit health plan.

Dana also previously held clinical and medical leadership roles at Univita Health and Optum Health and spent two years serving as a nursing leader in Anoka County, where she oversaw home-based services for senior and at-risk populations. A registered nurse and respiratory therapist, she has administered direct patient care in addition to leading rehabilitation center operations.



Craig Stillman – Craig has been with United Healthcare for over 20 years and currently serves as Health Plan CEO for UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement business for Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas. Craig was born and raised in Minnesota. His passion to help people live their healthiest life and help members navigate the healthcare system while securing affordable, quality care grounds Craig’s leadership priorities.

Prior to his current role he served as CFO for all the Regions for Medicare and Retirement and served as both Central and East region CFO for Medicare and Retirement. He also has over 17 years of financial leadership roles in healthcare and other organizations.


Gold Sponsors


Lisa Erickson – Lisa brings more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries before joining Medica in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer. Late in 2023, she was named Medica’s President and Chief Executive Officer. She is also a member of the board of directors of Medica Holding Company, which oversees our family of businesses, including Dean Health Plan.

Prior to Medica, Lisa was 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.


Hilary Marden-Resnik – Hilary joined UCare in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Administration because of her passion for UCare’s nonprofit mission to improve the health of members through innovative services and partnerships across communities. She was promoted to Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer in 2013, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer in 2021, and in March of 2022 she became UCare’s President and CEO.

Prior to joining UCare, Marden-Resnik was Vice President of Human Resources at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. She also held positions as Director of Human Resources for HealthEast Care System, Human Resources Manager for Fairview Health Services, and employment and health law attorney for the Gray Plant Mooty law firm.



The CEO panel is another reason to attend HAP 11. If you’ve already registered, you have an incredible event to look forward to. On the other hand, if you have yet to sign up, the CEO Panel is another reason to register today.

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