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Independence executive leaders participate in 2022 B. PHL Innovation Festival

By September 20, 2022Events Featured Innovation

Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Greg Deavens moderated a discussion between panelists, Dr. Chidinma Nwakanma, Penn Medicine emergency medicine physician; Dr. Philip McCallion, director of the School of Social Work at Temple University; and Dr. Jerome Adams, former U.S. Surgeon General on the effects of gun violence on physical and mental health.

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Greg Deavens, Executive Director of Health Equity Dr. Seun Ross, and Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer Crystal Ashby participated in three panel sessions during the 2022 B. PHL Innovation Festival.

Welcome remarks

Pictured left to right: Mike Vennera, Independence Blue Cross executive vice president, chief strategy, corporate development, and information officer; Michelle Freeman, founder and CEO of Witty Gritty

Panel: The Intersection of Health and Gun Violence

Pictured left to right: Dr. Chidinma Nwakanma, Penn Medicine emergency medicine physician; Dr. Philip McCallion, director of the School of Social Work at Temple University; Greg Deavens, Independence Blue Cross president and CEO

Pictured left to right: Dr. Philip McCallion, director of the School of Social Work at Temple University; Dr. Chidinma Nwakanma, Penn Medicine emergency medicine physician; Greg Deavens, Independence Blue Cross president and CEO

Panel: Social Determinants of Mental Health

Pictured left to right: Sophia Ononye-Onyia, owner and principal of the Sophia Consulting Firm; Dr. Seun Ross, Executive Director of Health Equity at Independence Blue Cross; Dr. Frank Franklin, Deputy Health Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Health and senior program manager of the Field Building and Resources department at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers; Gladys Antelo-Allen, Senior Program Manager of Field Building and resources at Camden Coalition

Panel: The Future of Work: Where, Why, and How Gen Z Wants to Work

Pictured left to right: William Tukes, Temple University graduate, BE in Biomedical/Medical Engineering; Crystal Ashby, executive vice president and chief people officer at Independence Blue Cross; Nicole Dalberto, director of Career Services and Strategic Initiatives at Drexel University; and Jen Kebea, EdD, president of Campus Philly

Pictured left to right: Crystal Ashby, executive vice president and chief people officer at Independence Blue Cross; William Tukes, Temple University graduate, BE in Biomedical/Medical Engineering; Nicole Dalberto, director of Career Services and Strategic Initiatives at Drexel University; and Jen Kebea, EdD, president of Campus Philly