Pictured left to right: Omar Woodward, Lorina Marshall-Blake, Senator Bob Casey, Rakia Reynolds, Joan Myers Brown, and Sulaiman Rahman.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) President Lorina Marshall-Blake was one of five African American Pennsylvanians honored by U.S. Senator Bob Casey for her dedication to creating innovative solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues and for her work in inspiring the next generation of leaders. The other honorees at Senator Casey’s annual Black History Month celebration, held in Washington D.C. on February 25, included Joan Myers Brown, Sulaiman Rahman, Rakia Reynolds and Omar Woodward.
Marshall-Blake leads strategic, programmatic, and operational efforts to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to lead sustainable solutions that improve the health and wellness of the community. She steered the Foundation to be a collaborator, innovator, convener of diverse organizations, and thought leader in addressing emerging health needs in southeastern Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown into a nearly $100 million philanthropic venture since its founding in 2011.
Marshall-Blake is strongly committed to her community and has long advocated and championed champion of women, families, health equity, access to education, and nursing. She has served on more than 30 professional and civic organizations, including the United Negro College Fund and the Urban Affairs Coalition.