In 2019, Heyward Donigan was named Rite Aid CEO, stepping in as a veteran healthcare expert with proven leadership qualities and quantitative data proving her capabilities to drive profitable growth. Prior to assuming her Rite Aid responsibilities, Heyward served as president and CEO of Sapphire Digital (formerly Vitals), which designs and develops omnichannel platforms that help consumers choose their best-fit healthcare providers. Earlier in her career, she served as president and CEO of ValueOptions, then the nation’s largest independent behavioral health improvement company and as EVP and CMO at Premera Blue Cross. She previously served on the board of NxStage Medical. Heyward has a BA in English from the University of Virginia and a MA in public administration from New York University.
Year appointed: 2019