Teresa Yancey, RN, JD, CCM

United Health Group - Optum

Director of Affordability and Solutions


Teresa Yancey is the Director of VHP Affordability and Solutions for a fortune 50 managed care company. She works closely with the Account Executives, Medical Directors, Clinical Team and other operational leaders to ensure excellence in the delivery and performance of Clinical Services. Teresa has been a Registered Nurse for more than 35 years. She has a background in clinical operations management, project management, clinical product development, reporting, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and client relationship management. She is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and has extensive experience in quality improvement. Teresa has held several nursing leadership positions including Director of Nurses. Her clinical background includes Medical, Surgical, Maternity, High-Risk Infant, Sub-acute and Rehabilitation nursing. Teresa is also a Certified Case Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Administration from the New Hampshire College and a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University. Teresa has additional training in mediation and arbitration. She is licensed as an Attorney in Georgia.

Teresa believes in being very active in volunteer activities. She serves as a Commissioner on the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) Board of Commissioners. She was a member of the 2018 and 2019 Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year (NOTY) committee. Teresa also volunteers with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers and Project Sunshine.