Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Board Elects Slate of Four Directors


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced today that it has elected a slate of four members to its board of directors. The directors bring deep and varied expertise critical to BCBSRI’s mission to improve Rhode Island health care delivery systems.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to utilize the talents and ideas of this extraordinary group of leaders,” said Randy A. Wyrofsky, chair of the BCBSRI board. “Each of these directors has a deep understanding of the complexity of the issues we face in healthcare, nationally and in Rhode Island, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with them to strategize new solutions to improve coordination and quality of care.”

BCBSRI’s new board members are:

Donna Huntley-Newby, Associate Professor, Rhode Island College School of Nursing. Dr. Huntley-Newby is a registered nurse with nearly two decades of teaching experience. She is currently an associate professor of nursing at Rhode Island College School of Nursing and an adjunct professor of nursing at Salve Regina University. She is a former member of the senior faculty at the Cambridge College School Nurse Education. In addition to educating the next generation of nurses, she has held leadership positions at Rhode Island Hospital, where she was the director of the Center for Practice Excellence. Dr. Huntley-Newby has also held a range of positions as a practicing nurse, with a focus on pediatrics and public health.

Patricia Moran, Vice President, Century Bank. In her role as vice president at Century Bank, Ms. Moran works with nonprofit clients in the Rhode Island area. Her professional experience includes nearly three decades of work in finance, with a deep focus on healthcare and nonprofit institutions. Prior to working at Century Bank, Ms. Moran held a leadership position with the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. In addition, she has worked at Partners Healthcare in Boston, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, and the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation.

Debra Paul, President and CEO, Fellowship Health Resources. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, Ms. Paul is president and CEO of Fellowship Health Resources headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where she also served as CFO. Ms. Paul spent more than 10 years at Women & Infants Hospital where she held a number of leadership roles, most recently CFO and SVP. She also worked with KPMG, where she specialized in servicing healthcare and life sciences clients. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Peter Quattromani, Executive Director and CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island. For the past decade, Mr. Quattromani has served as executive director and CEO for United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island (UCPRI). Prior to leading UCP, Mr. Quattromani worked as the director of policy and legislative affairs for the office of Governor Lincoln Almond and held positions with The Futures Health Group and The May Institute. Throughout his career, Mr. Quattromani has focused on supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.

The members were elected at BCBSRI’s annual corporation meeting on April 8. They succeed outgoing directors who completed their service to the BCBSRI board.

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