Ling Shao has extensive experience in the healthcare profession and a passion for advancing the quality of treatment available for all children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently the National Vice President of Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company. In this role, Ms. Shao is responsible for working with leaders to diagnose and provide innovative and efficient healthcare solutions. Ling initially joined UnitedHealth Group in 2004, where she worked with the Chief Medical Officer to manage the design and implementation of clinical programs. She went on to become the Director of Clinical Business Development for Evercare, which provides clinical management for the frail elderly population under Evercare’s Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Plans. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Ling was a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and a research nurse as Massachusetts General Hospital. Ling also served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant and a nurse. Ling holds an MBA from Harvard University and BS in Nuclear Engineering from MIT.