Leigh Hutchins 

Chief Operating Officer 


In addition to her role at Optum, Leigh Hutchins is also chief executive officer of North American Medical Management (NAMM) and PrimeCare Medical Network, Inc. (PMNI).

These organizations, which are part of the Optum family, help doctors provide better quality and more affordable care to people in Southern California.

Hutchins has more than 25 years of health care management experience. Since joining NAMM in 1993, she has held various positions in payer and provider contracting, network development, transaction services and IPA operations.

Before NAMM, Hutchins worked for FHP HealthCare in both staff model and IPA operations. Throughout her career, she has been committed to promoting the well-being of her communities. This work led her to take active roles in several charitable organizations. 

Hutchins is a board member for APG, a trade association for America’s Physician Groups. She is also part of the Integrated Healthcare Association’s Technical Payment Committee in support of the Pay for Performance Program.


  • MBA: Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Bachelor’s in pharmacology: University of California, Santa Barbara