Heyward Donigan - Rite Aid

Heyward Donigan

Rite Aid

Rivaling CVS Health and Walgreens, Rite Aid was under a lot of pressure to name an expert in healthcare to become CEO successor. Heyward Donigan is a veteran healthcare executive with proven leadership qualities and quantitative data proving her capabilities of driving profitable growth. Donigan’s most recent designation prior to onboarding at Rite Aid was serving as president and CEO of Sapphire Digital (formerly Vitals), which designs and develops omnichannel platforms that help consumers choose their best-fit healthcare providers. Prior to that position, she was president and CEO of ValueOptions, then the nation’s largest independent behavioral health improvement company. Before that role, Donigan served as EVP and CMO at Premera Blue Cross.

Year appointed: 2019