Chief Human Resources Officer, Delta Dental of California
Sarah Chavarria is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Delta Dental of California and its enterprise affiliates including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, which operate in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Sarah brings more than 25 years of expertise leading people, communications, organizational effectiveness, change management and corporate strategy across multiple industries. At Delta Dental, she oversees a variety of key organizational functions including Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Transformation, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) and Human Resources.
Prior to Delta Dental, Sarah was Chief People Officer at NantHealth. She also served in a similar role at Optum360, a joint venture between Optum and Dignity Health, and was Vice President of Human Resources at Dignity Health. In addition, Sarah has held leadership positions at Oracle, Medibuy and Levi Strauss.
Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds certifications in the General Electric Change Acceleration process, the Myers & Briggs Foundation and the Connor Change Model.
As a thought leader on topics ranging from health equity, change management, corporate culture, and diversity, belonging and inclusion, Sarah has been featured on the HLTH Go Live, Future of Workplace Pioneers, Innovation Answered, Nine to Thrive and HR Superstars podcasts.