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Meet the leadership team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) that guides our not-for-profit's mission.

Executive leadership team

Tunde Sotunde, MD, MBA, FAAP

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Calabria

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Santiago Estrada, JD

Chief Legal Officer

Stephen Friedhoff, MD

Senior Vice President, Health Care Services

Fran Gary

Senior Vice President, Core Insurance Group

Sonny Goyal

Senior Vice President, Diversified Business Group

Karla Mizelle

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Member Experience Officer

Latisha Hamilton-Williams

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Mitch Perry

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Arif Khan

Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Strategy and Performance Execution

Board of trustee members

Edward L. (Ned) Curran, Chairman – Founding Principal and President

Stone Cottage Advisors

Roberta B. Bowman – Chief Brand and Communications Officer

Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

William (Bill) Bryan – Executive Chairman

Mount Olive Pickle Company

Walter C. Davenport – Certified Public Accountant

Cherry, Bakaert & Holland (Retired Partner)

Willie Deese – Retired Executive Vice President of Manufacturing

Merck & Co., Inc

Frank B. Holding, Jr – Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

First Citizens Bank

Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D. – Chancellor

North Carolina A&T State University

Meg Booth Powell, PharmD, MBA – Founder and CEO

501 Ventures

Larry B. Wooten – Retired President

North Carolina Farm Bureau

Jeffrey T. Barber – Managing Director

Fennebresque & Company

Anita R. Brown-Graham – Professor of Public Law and Government

UNC School of Government

Lisa Carey, MD – Associate Director for Clinical Research, UNC-Chapel Hill - Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, UNC-Chapel Hill Chief

Division of Hematology / Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Cancer Hospital

John D. Kimberly – President

Carolina Alliance Bank

Jimmie (Jim) W. Phillips, Jr. – Attorney

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

Tunde Sotunde, MD, MBA, FAAP – President & Chief Executive Officer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Heather Cozart – Former Partner


Dorlisa Flur, MBA – Senior Advisor

Southeastern Grocers, Inc.

Ethics at Blue Cross NC

Blue Cross NC adheres to the highest ethical standards and follows all applicable laws. Learn more about how our executive leadership team and board of trustees ensure we meet this responsibility to our members, employees and community.