Full Name

Cara McNulty

Job Title

Vice President


Aetna Behavioral Health

Speaker Bio

Cara McNulty, DPA is President of Aetna Behavioral Health, a leading provider of mental health and employee assistance program solutions to members around the globe. She oversees a national team that spearheads the development of programs, products and capabilities designed to offer individuals easy access to quality and innovative treatments. Cara is a highly regarded executive leader and population health scientist whose success in driving population well-being outcomes spans the employer, government, payer/provider, start-up and education sectors. She is known for her ability to integrate confirmed health science into practical business models that drive measureable outcomes. Cara previously served as the North American leader of Integrated Wellbeing for Willis Towers Watson. Her responsibilities included advising clients on strategies focusing on employee engagement, clinical outcomes and productivity. As former head of Population Health, Team Member Wellbeing and Guest Wellness for Target Corperation, she led efforts to implement the company’s health agenda. She developed strategies that improved all team members’ health, driving value and business growth while decreasing health care expenditures. Cara is nationally recognized for her strategic design and implementation of Minnesota’s transformational population health care legislation, which to date is one of the largest financial allocations in the country for initiatives known to be reducing health disparities and chronic diseases. She holds a doctorate degree in public administration from Hamline University; M.S. degree in applied health science from Indiana University; B.S. degree in community health education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Cara McNulty