Lisa Chimento

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Chimento brings more than 25 years’ experience working with state agencies, foundations, health plans, hospitals and health systems to improve performance and navigate government policy.

In addition to her role at The Lewin Group, Chimento is the chief product officer for Optum Government, and also serves as the executive lead for the policy and consulting portion of state exchange work for Optum®.

Chimento has worked with more than 25 states, including California and New York, on a range of Medicaid purchasing and performance improvement efforts and assisted health systems, managed care plans and others with strategic and operational issues, focusing on Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and other public programs.

Prior to joining Lewin, Chimento conducted research and analysis on the organization and delivery of health care at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Chimento received a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. She was a founding board member of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation for six years, serving as chairperson for two years, and chaired the City of Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee for 10 years.

"Throughout the engagement, Lewin consultants listened to us and delivered superb analyses and thoughtful guidance–not canned solutions.