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Sarah Chavarria, President, Delta Dental of California

Sarah Chavarria

Sarah Chavarria

President, Delta Dental of California

Sarah Chavarria is President of Delta Dental of California, an enterprise that encompasses 15 states and Washington, D.C. She 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 all aspects of Operations, Technology, Relationship and Business Development, Marketing, Communications and Experiences and People.

Sarah joined Delta Dental of California in 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, and in March 2022 assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer in addition to her People responsibilities. She was then promoted to President in August 2022.

Prior to Delta Dental, Sarah was Chief People Officer at NantHealth. She 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. Sarah also held organizational transformation positions at Oracle, Medibuy and Levi Strauss.

Sarah received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds certifications in the General Electric Change Acceleration Process, the Myers & Briggs Foundation and the Conner Change Model.