Vice president of M&A integration and transformation, Optima Health/Sentara Health Plans
In his three years at insurer Optima Health, Kawka has served as vice president of M&A integration and senior director of transformation and innovation. He partnered with vendors that enhanced member services in transportation and nurse-line management. The partnerships improved member access to care and helped reduce overall administrative and medical costs. Before coming to Optima, Kawka was director of operations and vendor management at Horizon NJ Health and a manager at Deloitte.