Board of Directors
Barbara J. Desoer, has been one of our directors since October 2015. Ms. Desoer served as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Citibank, N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. and a diversified global financial services company, both positions she held from April 2014 through April 2019. On April 16, 2019, Ms. Desoer joined the board of directors of Citigroup Inc. Ms. Desoer previously served as the chief operating officer of Citibank, N.A. from October 2013 to April 2014.
Prior to Citibank, Ms. Desoer spent 35 years at Bank of America, a diversified global financial services company, most recently as president, Bank of America Home Loans, where she led the integration of Countrywide, the largest mortgage originator and servicer in the United States. In previous Bank of America roles, Ms. Desoer was a Global Technology & Operations executive, an international market-focused position leading teams in the United Kingdom, Asia and Latin America. She also served as president, Consumer Products. She serves on the board of visitors at the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Desoer also has served on the board of directors of various non-profit and privately held corporations.
Paula A. Price has been one of our directors since September 2020. Most recently, she served as the chief financial officer of Macy's, Inc., and currently remains an advisor to the renowned retailer. Previously, she was a full-time senior lecturer for Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Department from 2014 to 2018. Prior to her time at Harvard, she served as the chief financial officer for Ahold USA, controller and chief accounting officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, and in senior leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase, Prudential Financial, Diageo and Kraft Foods. A certified public accountant, Paula began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co.
She currently serves on the boards of directors of Accenture plc and Western Digital Corporation, and will be joining the board of Bristol Myers Squibb. Paula previously served on the board of Dollar General Corporation.
Javier Rodriguez is the Chief Executive Officer of DaVita Inc., a global health care provider focused on improving the quality of life for patients through clinical innovation and integrated, personalized care. The company’s global operations include over 3,100 outpatient dialysis centers in 11 countries and 67,000 teammates serving more than 240,000 patients with kidney disease.
Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced leader committed to transforming care delivery for patients with kidney disease—from the earliest stages of the disease through transplantation. He is passionate about accelerating the digital transformation and delivering customized care to each patient while lowering costs for the health care system. In more than 20 years with DaVita, he has continued fostering a powerful sense of inclusivity and community among teammates and patients.
Since joining the company in 1998, Mr. Rodriguez has served in a number of capacities, including leading kidney care operations and payor contracting. Prior to joining DaVita, Mr. Rodriguez worked in finance for Baxter Healthcare Corporation and in operations for CBS Marketing Inc. in Mexico City.
Mr. Rodriguez has been widely recognized for his leadership by Fierce Healthcare, Modern Healthcare and Hispanic Executive, among others. He serves on the board of directors for Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rodriguez is one of 550 CEOs of the world's leading organizations to sign the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion.
Mr. Rodriguez earned a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Boston College.