Welcome to the Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors Kristy Duffey

Published December 21, 2022
Kristy Duffey, Chief Nursing Officer of Optum Health, to serve on Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors and International Programs Committee.

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Kristy Duffey, Children’s HeartLink Board Member

An accomplished clinician with a focus on the geriatric population, Kristy has over 20 years of experience at UnitedHealth Group and is a distinguished clinical leader within the enterprise. She oversees Optum’s HouseCalls, Optum at Home, Senior Community Care and Post-Acute Care programs.

Kristy is responsible for driving Optum Health’s position as employer-of-choice for advance practice clinicians by leading key workforce development strategies and initiatives. She leads interdisciplinary clinical teams delivering care in the home, as well as in community settings such as skilled nursing facilities. Optum Health’s clinical teams bridge home and clinic to coordinate care across physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and other experts to address a patient’s full medical, behavioral and social needs of all patients from healthy to the most complex.

As of December 2022, Kristy serves on the boards of the United Health Foundation, Calm and Children’s HeartLink as well as advocates for the clinician workforce through UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Clinician Advancement. She is also a member of CHIEF, a private network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.

Kristy received her Bachelor of Science Nursing from the University of South Carolina, her Master of Science from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing.

Welcome to the Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors!

About Children’s HeartLink
Children’s HeartLink saves children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. The global nonprofit organization (NGO), partners medical volunteers from top teaching and research institutions with doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam to develop or improve pediatric cardiac care programs. Since 1969, the organization has reached more than 1.5 million children.