CVS Health’s President of Behavioral Health Division Resigns

Cara McNulty, president of behavioral health and mental wellbeing at CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), announced her departure from her role in a LinkedIn post. 

During her five-year tenure, McNulty supported CVS’s strategy toward a holistic approach to care, including behavioral health services.

“As my time as the president of behavioral health and mental wellbeing comes to a close, I cannot help but feel that working for CVS Health has been an experience and honor of a lifetime,” McNulty wrote


Before joining CVS, McNulty served as the North American leader of wellbeing at Willis Towers Watson Health and Benefits, a British-American insurance company, according to her LinkedIn. She also worked as a consultant for health and wellness technology startups and formerly held the role of head of population health and team member wellness at Target.

In the post announcing her transition, McNulty thanked her team, colleagues and business partners.

“Lastly, extending gratitude to Karen Lynch and the tremendous leaders you have assembled, you are what it looks like to be a leader of leaders,” she wrote. “Thank you for investing in mental health, for leading courageously, and for supporting me along my journey. Let’s never forget the influence we can have to improve the mental health industry and what speaking out about mental health can do for those who may not feel OK.”


McNulty did not disclose when she would vacate her role or her next steps. 

“As for what is next, until we no longer face barriers that prevent us from talking about, finding, and delivering exceptional mental health care I will keep using my voice to amplify innovative solutions and help remove stigma in order to continue to advance this field,” she wrote.

CVS has made plans to expand its integrated care model and invested in autism provider Cortica within the last year, but other retail health ventures have publicly suffered. Walgreens has struggled with its health care provider offerings and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced the closure of its health centers and virtual care program in April.

Multiple other behavioral health executives have also recently announced arrivals or departures from C-suite roles.

Within the past three weeks, the CEO of autism therapy providers BlueSprig, NeurAbilities Healthcare and 360 Behavioral Health all stepped down, and addiction treatment provider Bradford Health announced a new CEO

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