The Philadelphia Tribune selected Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, as one of the key “African American Leaders” in the Philadelphia region in recognition of her community leadership. She was honored at an awards program today, along with approximately 100 other leaders, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
In addition, the awardees will be featured in the Tribune’s “Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans” edition, which will run in the paper’s Sunday September 18 supplement magazine. This is the 12th time The Tribune has honored Marshall-Blake with this award. The Philadelphia Tribune is the nation’s oldest and Philadelphia’s largest newspaper serving the African-American community.
As president of the IBC Foundation, Marshall-Blake oversees efforts to transform health care in the communities the Foundation serves. The Foundation facilitates care for the region’s underserved populations through targeted grant making and by supporting innovative approaches to health care issues.