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Gregory E. Deavens named first African-American leader of Independence Blue Cross – The Philadelphia Tribune

By September 23, 2020July 29th, 2022Media Coverage
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The Philadelphia Tribune interviewed Greg Deavens, current Independence Health Group chief financial officer, about taking over the role of President and CEO in 2021 upon the retirement of Dan Hilferty. Greg shared that he has a passion for making sure that people have access to care, and intends to continue work on addressing racial disparities and expanding access to mental health care.

“We fundamentally believe that there is going to be a benefit to our members, physicians and other providers if we can get the whole health care ecosystem working together better to integrate physical and mental health,” said Deavens.

Retiring CEO Dan Hilferty whole-heartedly endorsed Deavens for his leadership skills saying, “The board and I have confidence that he is the right leader based on his commitment to our members’ health and well-being, as well as the strong financial and business results he has achieved.”