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Natera: Ruth Williams-Brinkley

Natera appointed Ruth Williams-Brinkley to its board of directors effective March 2, expanding the Natera board to ten directors.

Williams-Brinkley currently serves as president of Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, and is on the boards of Travere Therapeutics, DePaul University, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served as president of Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, the inaugural CEO of KentuckyOne Health, president and CEO of Carondelet Health System, and president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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