Navigation Links
Fernandez Appointed to Blue Cross Foundation Board
Date:1/30/2008

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation has named Frank Fernandez, JD, to its 13-member board of directors. The board directs the state's largest grantmaking foundation dedicated exclusively to improving health in Minnesota and includes five community representatives.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080130/AQW145)

"Frank brings great experience and passion in working with communities the foundation serves," said Marsha Shotley, foundation president. "His understanding of the role of social and economic influences on health makes him a valuable addition to our board in guiding our work."

Fernandez is a licensed attorney who joined Blue Cross in December 2005 as the government programs/Medicare attorney. He was promoted to vice president of government programs in August 2007. In this capacity he leads overall business operations for Blue Cross government programs including the Federal Employee Plan, Prepaid Minnesota Assistance Program (PMAP), MinnesotaCare, Medicare supplement plans and local Medicare Advantage plans. Previously Fernandez worked for health plans in Nevada and Wisconsin. He also served as executive director of the Nevada Association of Health Plans.

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Fernandez attended Arizona State University, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in Latin American studies. He attended Hamline University School of Law and graduated in 2005. Fernandez was admitted to the Minnesota bar in October 2005.

In 2006, Fernandez was elected to the board of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, having previously served as its student representative. He also serves on the steering committee of Fuerza Azul, Blue Cross' new employee resource group for Latinos.

Fernandez replaces Timothy Peterson, who retired from the board in 2007.

For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, visit us on the Web at http://www.bcbsmnfoundation.org or call (651) 662-3950 or toll free 1-866- 812-1593.

The Blue Cross Foundation's purpose is to look beyond health care today for ideas that create healthier communities tomorrow. By addressing key social, economic and environmental factors that determine health -- beyond genes, lifestyle and access to health care -- the foundation's work extends beyond the traditional reach of the health care system to improve community health long-term and close the health gap that affects many Minnesotans. The foundation has become the state's largest grantmaking foundation to exclusively dedicate its assets to improving health in Minnesota, awarding more than $22 million since it was established in 1986.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.9 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to http://www.bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. Allen Woolf Appointed Chief Medical Officer For CIGNA Group Insurance
2. William Moore Appointed to IRIDEX Board of Directors
3. Roy Jakobs Appointed Elsevier Managing Director, A&G Sales and Customer Marketing
4. Katie Hood Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Michael J. Fox Foundation
5. James B. Hawkins Appointed to IRIDEX Board of Directors
6. Bryan R. Rogers Appointed President of Far West Division
7. Theodore A. Boutacoff Appointed President & CEO of IRIDEX
8. Catholic Health Association Disappointed by Failure to Override SCHIP Veto
9. Steven M. Safyer, MD, Appointed President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center
10. Dr. Warren Wasiewski Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.
11. Irene Hegeman Richard, MD, Appointed Senior Medical Advisor to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... in the 7th annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art ... Professional’s Choice will be showcased and the winner revealed at the 31st annual iaedp ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Rosica ... in thought leadership , media relations, social media, content marketing and SEO, ... be powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing automation platform. , Rosica will now ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... partnership with The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin. For the second year in ... Thinksport’s broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen. , “We are thrilled to provide our safe, non-toxic ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The Lymphoma Research ... lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education ... Country Club in Miami Beach to host its Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... the first two episodes of WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which ... of TV notable, “Mama” June Shannon, known to millions from the 2012 reality television ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... 23, 2017 Report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... analytics for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , ... for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic ... are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... from Pharma To Market Pty Ltd and Ador Consulting Pte Ltd ... founding of Pharma To Market Pte Ltd, based in ... announce their expansion into Asia with the ... company are delighted to appoint Joelle Chia , former owner ... based entity. Joelle brings with her an extensive business network ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... YORK , Feb. 23, 2017  The ... 330.6 million by 2021 from USD 275.9 million ... Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04718602-summary/view-report.html ... increasing spending on pharmaceutical R&D, and growth in ... driving the market growth for particle counters. On ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: