Rita Datko, CPA, FLMI
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sharp Health Plan
Rita has 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is responsible for the overall financial management and business operations of Sharp Health Plan, ensuring its success and alignment with the strategic plan and overall financial and operational goals. In addition, she oversees the technological infrastructure and provides oversight for application portfolios, web portal, EDI solutions, fulfillment, and all application and data management services. Sharp Health Plan offers multiple products and service lines, including HMO, PPO, POS (group and individual), and Medicare.
Rita has dedicated 24 years of service to Sharp. Before joining Sharp Health Plan in 2005, she was Sharp HealthCare’s treasurer and director of financial services. Prior to that, she held various senior leadership positions with Cigna Corporation, Laventhol & Horwath, and Coopers & Lybrand.
Rita has volunteered with Girl Scouts San Diego for over 20 years, serving as a troop leader, service unit manager, and national delegate. She has served on the Girl Scout Board of Directors since 2017, and been active on the Executive, Finance and Board Development committees. She earned a Thanks Badge, Girl Scouting’s highest award for volunteerism. All four of her daughters were Girl Scouts.
Rita graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Life Management Institute fellow, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2017, she received the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.