Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
Mar 30, 2021
Pamela Axberg
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

Pam Stegora Axberg serves as Chief Executive Officer of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. Prior to joining the Mission, she held multiple executive leadership roles during her 14-year tenure at UnitedHealthcare, most recently as senior vice president of Network Operations, a role in which she led the transformation of healthcare system with service providers.

Stegora Axberg also served as Chief Operations Officer of Optum Behavioral Health and as Chief Operating Officer of Medicaid. As UnitedHealthcare’s culture facilitator, she led over 40 cultural workshops for more than 1,400 employees. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, she spent 20 years at Qwest Communications/US WEST, where she served as a senior vice president and officer.

Her lifelong commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion have been demonstrated throughout her professional career as well as in her volunteer work. Stegora Axberg was recently elected as a councilmember of the New Brighton City Council, previously served as board chair of YWCA Minneapolis, and is currently the treasurer of the YWCA USA Board of Directors. For more than a decade, she has been a Girl Scouts troop leader and serves as an officer and board member for the Girl Scouts River Valley.  She also serves as a board member for Topline Credit Union.

Stegora Axberg’s professional activities also include Steering Committee Chair for the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC) VI, the advisory committee to the Federal Communications Committee (FCC). She has received numerous honors for her contributions, including “2019 Mentor of the Year’’ from The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST. 

Stegora Axberg earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics at St. Catherine University, her Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and is a Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellow. She and her husband make their home in New Brighton, Minnesota, and enjoys spending time at the cabin with their four grown children, training for the YWCA's Triathlon, and experimenting with new recipes (her family’s pierogi recipe won a blue-ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair).