The Path to the C-Suite

Sarah Chavarria, President of Delta Dental of California sits down with Samara Jaffe, GM and Co-Founder of Transform to talk about the path to the C-Suite. Hear her personal journey and what steps she took once she reached the C-Suite. 

About Sarah Chavarria:

Sarah Chavarria is President of Delta Dental of California, an enterprise that encompasses 15 states and the District of Columbia and has nearly 5,000 employees. She joined Delta Dental of California in 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, and in March 2022 assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer in addition to her People responsibilities. Sarah was then promoted to President in August 2022. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of Operations, Technology, Relationship and Business Development, Marketing and Communications and People. Sarah brings more than 25 years of expertise in leading people, communications, organizational effectiveness, change management and corporate strategy across multiple industries.

About Delta Dental of California:

Delta Dental of California’s purpose is to improve health by providing access to quality care. Their vision is to motivate and empower every employee so they are all inspired to take exceptional care of their customers, providers and each other. Their values of Trust, Service, Excellence and Innovation represent the character of their organization. They inform their behavior and guide their decision-making to shape their workplace culture. When they bring their values to life, they ensure they achieve their objectives without compromising their high ethical standards.

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