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Board of Directors | Rite Aid Pharmacy

The members of our Board of Directors are dedicated to serving the interests of our shareholders and potential investors.

Mr. Bodaken served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Shield of California from 2000 through 2012. Previously, Mr. Bodaken served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Shield of California from 1995 to 2000, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 1995. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California, Mr. Bodaken served as Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Operating Officer of F.H.P., Inc., a managed care provider, from 1990 to 1994 and held various positions at F.H.P. from 1980 to 1990. Currently, Mr. Bodaken sits on the board of WageWorks, Inc., and is a member of its audit committee. He is also a director and member of the Compensation Committee of iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

Ms. Burr most recently served as the chief innovation officer and vice president of healthcare trend and innovation at Humana where she was responsible for driving the design, build and adoption of new product platforms in digital health, provider experience, and telemedicine to improve health outcomes, create superior member experiences, and improve health care costs. She also founded Humana’s strategic investing practice, Humana Health Ventures. Prior to joining Humana in 2015, Ms. Burr was managing director of Citi Ventures and led large-scale business transformation efforts as the global head of Citi’s Business Incubation Function-DesignWorks. Earlier in her career, Ms. Burr spent seven years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston and previously served as vice president of global brand management at Gap, Inc. Ms. Burr holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College. Ms. Burr serves on the Boards of Mr. Cooper Group and Satellite Healthcare and is a member of the Smith College Business Network Advisory Board.

Heyward Donigan was appointed Rite Aid’s chief executive officer in August 2019.


Before joining Rite Aid, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of Sapphire Digital, which designs and develops omnichannel platforms that help consumers choose their best fit healthcare providers. In that role, Donigan lead Sapphire Digital’s strategy and operations to record growth and consumer engagement. Prior to Sapphire Digital, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of ValueOptions, then the nation’s largest independent behavioral health improvement company, where she drove innovation through disciplined execution and grew company revenues to over $1 billion. Previously, Donigan served as executive vice president & chief marketing officer at Premera Blue Cross, where, she was responsible for driving profitable growth across the individual, small group, mid-market and national account businesses, and helped the company achieve record growth and profits. Earlier in her career, Donigan served as senior vice president of all operations at Cigna Healthcare. She has also held executive roles at General Electric, Empire BCBS and U.S. Healthcare, and previously served on the Board of Directors at several public companies, including Kindred Healthcare.


Donigan holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Knowling is currently Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, which specializes in helping senior management formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses. Mr. Knowling also serves as an advisor-coach to chief executive officers. Mr. Knowling previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Telwares, a JP Morgan Chase/One Equity Partners Private Equity-owned company from 2005 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Knowling was Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Leadership Academy, an independent nonprofit corporation created by Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that is chartered with developing the next generation of principals in the New York City public school system. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Knowling was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SimDesk Technologies, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Knowling was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covad Communications, a Warburg Pincus Private Equity-backed start-up company. Mr. Knowling currently serves on the board of directors of K12 Inc. and Roper Technologies Inc. Mr. Knowling previously served as a director of Convergys Corporation until 2018, Ariba, Inc. until 2012, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. until 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company until 2005, and The Immune Response Corporation until 2005.

Mr. Lofton was named Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health (“CSH”), effective February 1, 2019. CSH is the result of a merger between Catholic Health Initiatives (“CHI”) and Dignity Health. With $29 billion in revenues, CSH is one of the largest health delivery systems in the United States. Mr. Lofton joined CHI in 1998 and served as CEO from 2003 until January 2019. Mr. Lofton previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the UAB Hospital in Birmingham and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lofton is also a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Mr. Miramontes worked at KPMG LLP from 1976 to 2014, where he served in many leadership roles, including Managing Partner of the San Francisco office and Senior Partner for KPMG’s Latin American region. Mr. Miramontes was also an audit partner directly involved with providing audit services to public and private companies, which included working with client boards of directors and audit committees regarding financial reporting, auditing matters, SEC compliance, and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Mr. Miramontes currently serves on the board of directors of Lithia Motors, Inc., one of the largest providers of personal transportation solutions in the U.S., and Oportun, Inc., a mission-driven financial services company.


Mr. Nayar retired in December 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International, a $10+ billion fire protection and security company, where he was responsible for managing the company’s financial risks and overseeing its global finance functions, including its tax, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, audit, and investor relations teams. Mr. Nayar joined Tyco as Senior Vice President and Treasurer in 2008 and was also Chief Financial Officer of Tyco’s ADT Worldwide. From 2010 until 2012, Mr. Nayar was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, and Treasurer. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Nayar spent six years at PepsiCo, Inc., most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Global Operations and, before that, as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer—Corporate Finance. Mr. Nayar currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bemis Company, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging products, and TFI International Inc., a leader in the transportation and logistics industry. Mr. Nayar is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and to a private equity firm, BC Partners. Bemis Company, Inc. has announced a combination with Amcor Limited and has announced that Mr. Nayar will be a member of the board of the combined company, Amcor plc, upon consummation of the transaction. He also serves as a board member of privately-held GFL Environmental, a BC Partners portfolio company.

Ms. Quinn has served as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp since April 2017 and is responsible for leading human resources, strategy, and corporate affairs at the company. Ms. Quinn joined U.S. Bancorp in 2013 as executive vice president and chief strategy and reputation officer. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, Ms. Quinn most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Anthem, a health benefits company, where she directed the company’s marketing, customer communications, digital, customer experience, and retail strategies. She previously served as Anthem’s vice president of corporate marketing. Earlier in her career, Ms. Quinn served as chief marketing and strategy officer at a division of The Hartford, following leadership roles in strategy and product development at CIGNA and PacifiCare Health Systems, respectively. Ms. Quinn earned an MBA from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. In addition to her role at U.S. Bancorp, Ms. Quinn presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Taylor Corporation and the Board of Trustees for both United Way U.S.A. and Fraser, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with special needs. She previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Minnesota Public Radio until May 2019.

Ms. Syms served as a director of Syms Corp, a chain of retail clothing stores, from 1983, when she was named President and COO, until 2012. Ms. Syms became CEO of Syms Corp in 1998 and was named Chair in 2010. In November 2011, Syms Corp and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and ceased all retail operations. Ms. Syms is also a founding member of the board of directors of the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. Currently, Ms. Syms serves as President of the Sy Syms Foundation. Ms. Syms served as Founder and President of the TPD Group LLC, a multi generational succession planning company, from 2013 to 2018. Ms. Syms is also a member of the board of directors of Benco Dental.