President, Kroger Health
Colleen Lindholz is the President of Kroger Health.
Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co. Kroger Health is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,000 pharmacies and 200 clinics in 37 states. Colleen oversees all of the company’s Pharmacy, Clinical, and Nutrition operations and services, including all healthcare-related digital products and platforms. She’s a passionate believer in Kroger Health’s vision to help people live healthier lives.
Colleen leads a team of more than 22,000 healthcare practitioners – from pharmacists and nurse practitioners, to dietitians and technicians – who provide health and wellness solutions to over 13 million customers each year. She’s the lead architect of the company’s “Food as Medicine” strategy, successfully connecting customers’ grocery experience with their healthcare needs through innovations in recruiting, training, and technology.
Colleen joined Kroger as a pharmacist in the Cincinnati Division in 1995. From there, she held several Pharmacy roles within the division, including manager, coordinator, sales promoter, recruiter and merchandiser. Colleen was promoted to director of Pharmacy Sales and Marketing at Kroger’s General Office in 2013. She was then promoted to President and CEO of the Little Clinic in April of 2015. In April of 2017, she was promoted to her current role as the first-ever President of the newly-formed Kroger Health organization.
Colleen 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 2012. Colleen was named one of the “Most Inspirational Female Leaders of the Year” in 2018 by the Break the Ceiling global summit. She is a founding member of the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer Ohio Chapter, serves on the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Board of Advisors, and serves on the Easter Seals Board of Directors of Greater Cincinnati. Colleen is the Executive Sponsor for Kroger’s Cancer Awareness Associate Resource Group (CAARG), which is now named the Wellness Your Way ARG. Colleen is also an active member of the American Heart Association.
Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Eric and daughter Madelyn.