DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has appointed veteran leader Angela Boykin as the new CEO of Healthy Blue®, Blue Cross NC’s Medicaid plan effective Sept. 1. Boykin will lead the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of Healthy Blue, the state’s largest Medicaid plan with more than 500,000 members.

“Healthy Blue and our Medicaid members across the state are in experienced, capable and caring hands with Angela,” said Blue Cross NC President and CEO Tunde Sotunde. “She is deeply committed to the people and communities of North Carolina and to our mission of improving health care for all.”

Boykin has more than 30 years of health care experience in commercial and government operations, including working with state and federal regulators managing complex contracts and programs. She has been at Blue Cross NC since 2004 and has been instrumental to Healthy Blue’s success, working on the company’s Medicaid plan even before the plan’s launch in 2021. Boykin also leads engagement at the county level across Blue Cross NC’s government lines of business, guiding relationships with local leaders as well as faith-based and tribal organizations to understand local needs and develop tailored solutions.

A life-long North Carolinian, Boykin graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in communications. She serves the community through several leadership roles and is especially committed to supporting children and adolescents. She sits on the Tammy Lynn Centers Board of Directors, Triangle Family Services Board of Directors, Wake Tech Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Reach Out and Read NC’s Advisory Board.

“I have a passion for serving in North Carolina; connecting our neighbors with opportunities for better long-term health brings me joy,” Boykin said. “As North Carolina’s leading not-for-profit health plan, serving our Healthy Blue members across the state is a key element of our purpose of improving the health and well-being for all.”

For more information about Healthy Blue, visit https://www.healthybluenc.com.

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