As president of Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., Colleen Lindholz oversees the company’s pharmacy, clinical and nutrition operations and services including healthcare-related digital solutions and telehealth platforms. Kroger Health has over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics across 35 states and serves more than 17 million customers annually.
Lindholz is the lead architect of the company’s food as medicine strategy and a passionate believer in Kroger Health’s vision to help people live healthier lives.
Lindholz joined Kroger as a pharmacist in the Cincinnati/Dayton division in 1995 and has held several pharmacy roles including manager, coordinator, sales promoter, recruiter and merchandiser. In 2013, she was promoted to director of pharmacy sales and marketing at Kroger’s general office followed by accepting the role of president and CEO of The Little Clinic in 2015. In April 2017, she accepted a promotion to her current role as the first-ever president of the newly formed Kroger Health organization.
Lindholz is the recipient of Kroger’s Chairman’s Award, Kroger’s Leadership Award and Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery Rising Star Award. In 2018, she was recognized as one of the Most Inspirational Female Leaders of the Year by the Break the Ceiling Women in Leadership Summit. In 2019, she was named one of Eating Well Magazine’s American Food Heroes and one of Forbes’ Powerful Women Shaping the Future of Food. She is currently listed as one of Modern Healthcare’s top women leaders in 2023.
She is extremely active in her community and participates on the boards of many organizations, including Easterseals Redwood, American Heart Association-Greater Cincinnati, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, The Kroger Co. Foundation, Bon Secours Mercy Health Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health, and the Joe Burrow Foundation advisory board. Under her leadership, Kroger Health was named the 2022 Mass Market Retailer’s Retailer of the Year.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati.
Wednesday, March 27
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