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August 14, 2018
NashvilleHealth Governing Board Welcomes Three New Members
NASHVILLE – NashvilleHealth, founded in 2015 by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. to harness the force of community-wide collaboration to improve Nashville’s health outcomes, today announced the addition of three new members to its Governing Board.
Greg Allen, president, Mid-South Market, Cigna; Joshua Roberts, principal, Provider Networks and Contracting, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; and Edna Willingham, president, Amerigroup Tennessee will fill three year terms on the Governing Board.
“We are honored to have these three outstanding leaders join our board,” said Sen. Bill Frist, chairman, NashvilleHealth. “Their vast experience, coupled with the fresh perspectives they provide, will be invaluable as we work to improve the health of Nashvillians.”
Allen currently serves as president for Cigna in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi. He has served in multiple leadership roles with Cigna and Cigna-HealthSpring, formerly HealthSpring, since HealthSpring’s founding in 2000.
Roberts is principal of Provider Networks and Contracting at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. In this role, he leads contracting strategy and negotiations for healthcare systems, facilities and providers for all BCBST products. Roberts has served as a Young Leaders Council non-voting member of the NashvilleHealth Board for the past year.
Willingham is president of Amerigroup Tennessee. She previously served as regional vice president and chief operating officer for Amerigroup Tennessee. Willingham has more than 36 years of experience in health care, including experience as a licensed practical nurse, Medicaid, Medicare, Long Term Services and Supports and extensive experience in provider relations and operations.
A complete list of NashvilleHealth’s Governing Board members is available at nashvillehealth.org
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