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Your path through Centene will be your own. Explore the journey that a few of our associates have enjoyed during their careers with Centene.

“I’ve been a part of several cross-company projects.”

Haleta Belai

Started in the Executive Immersion Program, now Director, International Product Development

My current title:

Director, International Product Development

My path at Centene:

“In Centene’s Executive Immersion Program, I had the unique opportunity to learn about our complex business through a series of rotations and project assignments. I’ve been a part of several cross-company projects, including implementations, cross-company task forces, and integrations. In the process I had the opportunity to work with internal and external partners, including corporate, health plans, affiliated companies, and government partners.”

  • Executive Immersion Program:
    1. New Business Implementation
    2. Medical Management / Quality Improvement
    3. Health Net Integration Management
    4. International Business Development
  • Talent Development, Learning & Development for Emerging Leaders
  • International Business Development

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“Embrace growth opportunities everywhere you find them and seek to learn from everyone you work with.”

My connection to the community:

“I asked to shadow a Member Connections Representative and this was one of the single most important experiences I have had at Centene. The experience reminded me that there are many challenges our members face and we have teams working tirelessly to support them in accessing healthcare.”

“Each role served as a stepping stone.”

Kristen Muck

Started as an intern, now a Director of Business Engagement

My current title:

Director, Business Engagement

My path at Centene:

“During my time at corporate, I was promoted to each role. Each role served as a stepping stone to the next level to take on more responsibility.”

  • MBA Intern
  • Sr. Business Analyst/Project Manager
  • Manager
  • Director

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“The work we do has real world impact. That is so rewarding.”

My connection to the community:

“I supported an application used by the call centers that directly impacted the member and provider experience. I also worked closely with my health plan partners who could give me insight into the community.”

“We walk the walk and talk the talk.”

Julie Boulch

Started as a Case Manager, now a Senior Manager of Medical Management Operations.

My current title:

Senior Manager of Medical Management Operations

My path at Centene:

“I have worked with many different departments, including IT, Business Implementations, and Claims. I’ve advanced with leadership classes offered in Centene University, learning from my Leadership Team and co-workers, and listening attentively.”

  • Case Manager
  • Senior Trainer
  • Manager of Clinical Systems
  • Senior Manager of Medical Management Operations

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“If you want to help the community, this is the place to work. We walk the walk and talk the talk.”

My connection to the community:

“I assisted at a provider fair and saw how much the Providers care for their community and their patients. It was very eye-opening for me.”

“This is the right place for you.”

Nasr Khan

Started as a Sr. Software Engineer, now he’s an IT Architect.

My current title:

IT Architect

My path at Centene:

“I started my career as a software developer at AT&T, and then worked with CSC. I joined Centene as a Senior Software Engineer. Here, it’s not about just delivering work. It’s also about what Centene gives back to their employees. Centene has a keen interest in helping employees develop and focus on career advancement.”

  • Sr. Software Engineer
  • Project Lead
  • IT Architect

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“If challenge, innovation, working with new technology, and career growth is what you are looking for, then this is the right place for you.”

“We directly impacted the community”

TaShumbrae Brown

Started as a temporary Call Center Representative, now a Director of Operations

My current title:

Director of Operations

My path at Centene:

“Before joining Centene, I was an Admissions Coordinator for a hospital. I left because there were very few opportunities for advancement unless you were clinical. Here, I’ve learned to delegate and I understand that I need to empower my direct reports so they can gain that experience and knowledge.”

  • Temp Referral specialist - 6 months
  • Fulltime Referral Specialist
  • Team Trainer, Special Services
  • Team Supervisor, Special Services
  • Manager, Concurrent Review Team
  • Manager, Call Center
  • Interim Director, Call Center
  • Director of Operations

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“If you want to work for a company that will embrace your goals, help cultivate that vision for your future and give you a chance to achieve those goals, all while helping others then this is the place for you.”

My connection to the community:

“In all my roles we talked directly to our members within the communities to help them. We directly impacted the community. There were multiple times that we helped a mother find the perfect doctor for her child or get authorization for a last-minute surgery.”

“Centene is an exciting company to work for.”

Esmeralda Baig

Started as a Case Manager, now a Senior Vice President of Operations

My current title:

SVP, Operations Complex Care Products

My path at Centene:

“Before joining Centene, I worked for Methodist Children’s Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal ICU. At Centene, I function in operational leadership role that allows me to impact member’s care at a much larger scale, as there are more than 200,000 complex members.”

  • Case Manager I
  • Team Lead
  • Supervisor, Medical Management
  • Manager, Medical Management
  • Director, Utilization Management
  • Sr. Director, Utilization Management
  • Vice President, Utilization Management & Vice President, Medical Management
  • Senior Vice President, Operations

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“Centene is an exciting company to work for, the pace at which the company is growing allows you numerous advancement opportunities. Additionally, Centene fosters an environment that supports and offers numerous leadership growth opportunities within the company.”

My connection to the community:

“Although I do not interact directly with members daily, I have completed face-to-face visits with the Service Coordinators that are boots on the ground and shadowed with office staff to fully grasp the impact of the team on our members. Our call center takes over 30,000 calls per month and the field team completes almost 200,000 face-to-face visits per year. That’s why I strive every day to improve the health and welfare of each member and their overall healthcare experience.”

“I help people live healthier lives.”

Noelle Furfaro

Started as a Business Analyst, now an IT Business Engagement Director

My current title:

Director, IT Business Engagement

My path at Centene:

“I started in IT in the telecommunications industry, and then worked for 10 years as a stay-at-home mom. When I returned, I learned to ask questions, have face-to-face meetings when possible, keep others informed, and share my knowledge. These are absolutely essential for Centene’s growth and transformation. Almost every role I have held interfaces with the majority of business capabilities within Centene, I had a holistic view of Centene, and also understood what my contribution was towards delivering better health outcomes at lower costs.”

  • Information Systems, Business Analyst
  • SharePoint Engineer
  • UMV Manager
  • CRM Manager
  • IT Business Engagement Director

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“The opportunities truly are endless. There are many ways to transition to suit your personal and professional goals. When I was younger I used to think that other industries were more interesting than healthcare, but Centene continues to strive to be known as a technology company that provides health care services, and the more I grow with Centene, the more I realize the role I play, daily, in helping people live healthier lives.”

My connection to the community:

“Centene was the main sponsor for the Biome STEAM school auction and I was invited to attend. Also, during my role as a UMV Manager, our team had a community service day at an area food bank. These are just a couple of my experiences.”

“Flexibility is key. Centene is a company of change.”

Ashley Collier

Started as a Referral Specialist, now Director, Clinical Systems Operations

My current title:

Director, Clinical Systems Operations

My path at Centene:

“Before joining Centene, I was an Associate Project Manager and Night Supervisor for a marketing research company. Centene gave me many opportunities to learn new skills, cross paths with other disciplines, and develop as an individual, leader, and team member. Also, leveraging Centene’s tuition reimbursement program, I advanced my career and finished my degree.”

  • Referral Specialist
  • Workforce and Quality Specialist
  • Sr. Trainer II
  • Manager of Training
  • Sr. Manager, Implementations
  • Director, Clinical Systems Operations

What I’d tell someone joining Centene:

“Flexibility is key. Centene is a company of change. While change in general can be frustrating, it also means that Centene puts its employees and members above the fear and difficulty of change. I have held positions in Centene that didn’t exist when I started. It feels good to work for a company where the possibilities really do seem endless.”

My connection to the community:

“Every position I’ve had the honor of holding at Centene has made me feel connected to the communities we serve. Knowing that what I do every day means someone is receiving reliable transportation, medical services, or emotional and behavioral support makes me feel connect and good about what we do.“

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