The PA Power 100 list spotlighted Deavens’ work in supporting health equity and initiatives that boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
“Deavens has been laser focused on addressing racial disparities in health care and mental health access.”
— City & State PA
Deavens became Independence president and CEO in January 2021. Prior to taking the helm, he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer for Independence where he directed all financial functions for the company including the company’s recent purchase of its corporate headquarters building at 1901 Market Street. He has pledged to continue Independence’s legacy of enabling access to affordable quality health care, driving innovation, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Earlier this year, Deavens was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal Power 100 list for creating new opportunities for growth in the region.
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