Director, Thought Leadership
UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Nicole Truhe is the Director of Thought Leadership at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves over 6.45 million Medicaid members in 27 states, plus Washington, DC. UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work for everyone.
As the Director of Thought Leadership, Nicole leads the development and management of thought leadership strategies for the organization, specifically focusing on emerging health and human services policy and practice trends and business growth opportunities. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Nicole served as the Government Affairs Director for America Forward where she led policy strategy and advocacy efforts related to Pay for Success/evidence-based policy, workforce development, career and technical education, higher education, and social innovation. Nicole also worked for over a decade at Youth Villages where she advocated for policy and funding changes in the child welfare, juvenile justice, children’s mental health, and innovative financing policy areas.
Nicole has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and a Master’s in Public Administration/Public Policy from the University of Memphis.