Blue Cross NC Leadership Team

Francesca D. Gary

Senior Vice President, Government Markets

Francesca D. Gary (Fran) is the Senior Vice President of Government Markets for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).  In her role, she leads work in the Government market segments, including Medicare, FEP and Medicaid, through Healthy Blue. Prior to joining Blue Cross NC, she was the president of the East Region of Medicaid, within the Government Business Division of Anthem Inc. During her time at Anthem Inc., she was primarily responsible for leading the fiscal, operational management, legislative and regulatory objectives for this region. Additionally, she oversaw planning, strategy and performance execution for the Medicaid health plans and alliance collaborations within the region.

Previously, Fran served as senior vice president of Federal Government Solutions (FGS) at Anthem, Inc., leading a federal business group comprising National Government Services (NGS) and WellPoint Military Care, both subsidiaries of Anthem, Inc., as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program®. Prior to that role, Fran served as chief operating officer and then president of Amerigroup Georgia. Before that, she served as vice president of national contracting and provider network management with Health Net and held other positions in the industry focused in the areas of market operations, network contracting and development, provider operations, medical and quality management, marketing, and financial operations.

Fran received an undergraduate degree from the United State Naval Academy and earned her MBA from Brenau University.


Fran Gary

Leadership Team

Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP
President and CEO

Jo Abernathy
Chief Information Officer

Santiago Estrada, JD
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Francesca D. Gary
Senior Vice President, Government Markets

Sonny Goyal
Senior Vice President, Diversified Business Group and Chief Strategy Officer

Karla Mizelle
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Member Experience Officer

Von Nguyen, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Fara Palumbo
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Mitch Perry
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Petkau
Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets