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Who We Are

Listener. Partner. Connector. Investor. As a foundation, we are fortunate in that we have a number of roles. We value each of them.

 

Our Organization

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a private, charitable foundation established as an independent entity by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2000. Over the past two decades we have been honored to work with – and support – organizations, government entities, and community partnerships across the state, investing $150 million in North Carolina through more than 1,100 grants, collaborations, and special initiatives.

While our mission has remained largely unchanged, our strategies and priorities have shifted over time, reflecting what we have learned about both our organization and what is happening around us. At our core, we are focused on investing in systemic changes that address the key drivers of health. We also maintain a commitment to give voice to people at a local level and meet communities where they are.

 

Our Board of Directors

  • Tunde Sotunde, MD (Chair)
    President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Anita Brown-Graham
    Professor of Law and Government, UNC School of Government
  • Danielle C. Gray
    Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Jack Kenley
    Retired, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • John D. Kimberly
    President, Carolina Alliance Bank
  • Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D.
    Chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Mitch Perry
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • John T. Roos
    Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Rahul Rajkumar, MD
    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Our Team

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John Lumpkin, MD, MPH

President

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Danielle Breslin

Vice President,
Operations and Learning

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Merry Davis

Director,
Healthy Food

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Katie Eyes

Vice President,
Program and Strategy

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Chelsey Hurt

Communications and Learning Specialist

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Amon Marstiller

Director,
Communications

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Teresita Maz

Director, Operational Excellence

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Shelia Reich

Senior Program Officer,
Healthy Communities

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Sarah Smith

Director,
Learning and Evaluation

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Valerie Stewart

Director, Healthy Communities

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Rob Thompson

Director, Early Childhood

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Lasindra Webb

Grants Management Specialist

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Sonequa White

Operations Associate

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