Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Gregory E. Deavens and Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Markets Stephen P. Fera were included in City & State PA’s Pennsylvania Power 100 list. The list includes public officials as well as business leaders, advocates, and other notable leaders.
Deavens is committed to advancing equitable, whole-person health, which includes integrating physical and behavioral health and reducing racial and economic health disparities. City & State PA noted that under Deavens’ guidance, Independence recently collaborated with Penn Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to establish the Advanced Network for Gene-Based Therapeutics.
Fera brings a community-oriented approach to his work linking health care, public policy, and social impact. Through collaborative partnerships and innovative programs — as well as his leadership of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation—he works to expand access to care and improve lives.