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Millions of times a day, close to home and across the country, we’re helping people on their path to better health. We’re reinventing pharmacy to have a more active, supportive role in each person’s unique health experience and in the greater health care environment—from advising on prescriptions to helping manage chronic and specialty conditions to providing quality walk-in medical care and pharmacy benefits management.

Because we’re present in so many moments, in ways that are more affordable and effective, we’re able to positively influence health behavior and shape the future of health care for people, businesses and communities.

Are you ready to join #TeamCVS?
Highlights from CVS Health
  • CVS Health Helena B. Foulkes

    Meet a Fairygodboss at CVS Health

    • Name

      Helena B. Foulkes

    • Position

      Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy

      Woonsocket, RI

    Helena Foulkes is Executive Vice President of CVS Health and President of CVS Pharmacy, a position she has held since January 2014. In this role, Foulkes has responsibility for all aspects of the company’s retail business including its more than 9,600 retail stores, 18 distribution centers and e-commerce sites, as well as merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, front store and pharmacy operations. In addition, Foulkes manages CVS Health’s enterprise digital, brand and communications teams.

    Over the course of her twenty-year career with the company, Foulkes has amassed an extensive background in retail and health care marketing and strategy, and has played an important leadership role in growing the company from its retail roots to the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Most recently, Foulkes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer with responsibility for overall corporate strategy and enterprise marketing and communications for the company.

    Prior to joining the company in 1992, Foulkes worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Tiffany & Co. She has received numerous professional honors, including being ranked #12 on Fortune’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016, and serves on the boards of The Home Depot, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). 

    Foulkes received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2016, Foulkes was elected as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers.

  • CVS Health Eileen Howard Boone

    Meet a Fairygodboss at CVS Health

    • Name

      Eileen Howard Boone

    • Position

      CVS Health’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy and President, CVS Health Foundation

      Rhode Island

    Eileen Howard Boone is Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for CVS Health, and President of the CVS Health Foundation. Howard Boone also serves as an officer of the CVS Health Employee Relief Fund and CVS Health Charity Classic. 

    Howard Boone is responsible for formulating the strategic positioning of the company’s corporate social responsibility platform across three focus areas: building healthier communities, creating economic opportunities and protecting the planet. As the head of corporate philanthropy, she leads a team that directs nearly $80 million in charitable funding for philanthropic programs that support the company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health by increasing access to health care for underserved populations, improving the quality of care and ultimately reducing costs on the health care system. This includes charitable donations, gifts in-kind, customer and colleague fundraising and volunteerism.

    Howard Boone was instrumental in leading stakeholder engagement around the company’s decision to stop the sale of tobacco in 2014 and garnering support from key anti-tobacco NGOs and health care organizations surrounding the announcement and tobacco exit. Howard Boone and her team also continue to advance the company’s commitment to help people lead tobacco-free lives and make the next generation tobacco-free by investing millions of dollars to support smoking cessation and tobacco awareness programs and organizations helping those with tobacco-related illnesses. 

    Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS Health, leading an enterprise team responsible for media relations, internal communications, corporate events and community engagement.

    Active in the community, Howard Boone serves on several nonprofit boards of directors, including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Crossroads, Easter Seals, and the NACDS Foundation. Through her work and expertise, she has earned many professional service accolades, including the CECP’s Charles H. Moore Award, which recognizes perseverance in pursuing societal advancement, and the National Child Labor Committee’s Lewis Hine Award for service to children and youth. The company’s social responsibility efforts have also contributed to CVS Health’s place on major public rankings, including Diversity Inc’s Top 25 Noteworthy Companies, Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, a leading report card on corporate reputation.

    Howard Boone is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, and earned her MBA from Fordham University in New York City.

  • CVS Health Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

    Meet a Fairygodboss at CVS Health

    • Name

      Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

    • Position

      Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, MinuteClinic, and Vice President, CVS Health

      Rhode Isalnd

    Angela Patterson is an advanced practice registered nurse, Vice President at CVS Health, and Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer of CVS MinuteClinic. In this role, she is responsible for providing clinical and professional practice governance for the more than 3,100 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who staff the organization’s more than 1,100 retail medical clinics located across 33 states and the District of Columbia.

    Patterson leads MinuteClinic’s Practitioner Training & Education, Newly Graduated Practitioner Fellowship, Professional Practice Advancement, and Provider Workforce Development programs. She also has broader organizational responsibilities including senior level membership on MinuteClinic Growth and New Services; Strategic Planning Oversight; and Quality and Patient Safety governance committees.  

    Prior to joining MinuteClinic, Patterson spent 20 years as a primary care provider and clinical director in an urban-based, family medical practice that she co-owned. She also served for 10 years as a principal lecturer and clinical instructor for the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the School for Health Studies at Simmons College in Boston, MA. 

    Patterson holds board member appointments for the Convenient Care Association and the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College. She is also a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Emerging Trends Advisory Council, the University of Rhode Island School of Nursing Dean’s Advisory Council, and the George Washington University School of Nursing Dean’s Advisory Council. 

    Patterson received her BSN from Simmons College in Boston and her MSN and certification as a Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College with distinction. Patterson received her Executive DNP from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2016.

What Women Should Know about Working At CVS Health
CVS Health is proud to support career growth for everyone.  Through our colleague resource groups and mentoring programs, you will find exciting career opportunities at CVS Health across the United States.

We believe employees should know that there is a strong support network of women at this company. Those women support each other through career moves and act as resources for each other. Women within CVS Health have formed the Women’s Success Network, a colleague resource group. The group’s mission is to empower female colleagues to further develop leadership and professional networking skills through educational, mentoring and volunteer opportunities. The group’s goals are:

  • Build a thriving community of 2,500 – 3,000 active members across the enterprise
  • Foster our members’ professional growth through a variety of programs
  • Provide mentoring opportunities that help women make significant contributions to the company’s strategy and business objectives
  • Provide development opportunities to help build leadership capabilities
  • Ensure access for colleagues at non-corporate sites
  • Enhance capabilities and build WSN’s reputation as a valuable internal resource providing a relevant perspective on women’s needs as health care consumers
  • Partner with senior leadership to promote an inclusive environment that fully engages members of WSN and other resource groups in business critical initiatives
  • Mirror the company’s mission in our local communities to help women on their paths to better health

No matter what your interests or background are, there is a supportive network within CVS Health to help you feel comfortable and accepted as a part of this work community.

Flexible working

    • Remote working
    • Yes
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes

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