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Pleasant Radford, Jr., MBA

Health Equity Officer, UCare

Pleasant A Radford, Jr. is a multidisciplinary healthcare professional who applies his experience in healthcare management, global health, and community engagement to embed health and racial equity within the walls and foundation of the U.S. health care system. Currently, he is the Health Equity Officer at UCare, where he works with organizational and community leaders to strengthen the nonprofit health plan’s work to provide equitable and inclusive care for over 500,000 Medicaid and Medicare members across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Previously, Pleasant worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group, University of Chicago, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, and he served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua.