As a second-generation healthcare executive, I have a passion for wellbeing and serving others. With my own lived experience caregiving for my mom in her final years, I know how important it is for individuals to age with dignity and on their terms. My mom would have loved to have the opportunity to live at home and be part of a program like PACE. It is an honor to be on the forefront of bringing this unique program to more seniors throughout the country.
Chris brings to InnovAge over 30 years of operational leadership experience across several prominent healthcare organizations.
Most recently, Bent served as senior vice president and COO at Prime Therapeutics LLC, a privately held pharmacy benefit manager, where she oversaw the company’s day-to-day operations, IT, and customer experience.
Prior to Prime Therapeutics, Bent served 12 years in clinical and operations leadership roles at Allina Health, most recently as senior vice president and president of Allina Health Group where she had broad business, operational, and strategic leadership responsibilities.She has also held leadership roles at various healthcare institutions, including as vice president of Atrius Health, and as executive director at Partners Community Healthcare.
Chris currently serves on the boards of directors for organizations including Women’s Health Leadership TRUST and Mount Olivet Home and Careview Home.
Chris holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she also served as a faculty advisor and administrative resident sponsor/mentor. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton College. Her post-degree academic achievements include becoming a fellow of the UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership’s Emerging Leaders Program and an advisor for Arctos360, which offers well-being initiatives and wellness coaching support for organizations.
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