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Our values

Respect

We respect and value the people and organizations with whom we collaborate.

Integrity

We adhere to strong ethical and uncompromising legal standards in every aspect of our business.

Inclusion

We believe in equity and that helping everyone belong makes us smarter and stronger.

Imagination

We continually seek innovative and creative ways to meet the needs of people and communities.

Courage

We aim to act with confidence and resolve in the face of uncertainty and risk, embrace change, and challenge the status quo.

Excellence

We set high standards, expectations and goals for helping people and communities achieve better health.

Our guiding principles

These core principles help guide the priorities and actions of the Florida Blue Foundation, including our grant making decisions.

Improved Access

We prioritize community-based programs that directly improve access to and quality of health-related services for the people of Florida, particularly the underserved and uninsured, racial and ethnic minorities and low-income populations.

Focus

We prioritize initiatives that focus on creating lasting impact for a smaller population over those that support large numbers without sustained benefit.

Impact

We value the extent to which a program demonstrates sustained community benefit and measurable impact.

Diversity

We seek to partner with organizations that are well-informed about populations they serve and have diverse representation in staff and leadership.

Relationships

We value strong, respectful and lasting relationships. We respect the autonomy of the local community in taking responsibility for its future.

Planning

We respect the diligence behind well-thought-out plans. We value plans that candidly admit limitations, identify possible challenges, analyze obstacles and identify steps to address them.

Leadership and Accountability

We value evidence of quality leadership, including a positive community representation, low staff turnover, partnerships with other organizations, and financial accountability.

Learning

We value programs from which we can learn and better inform other programs, as well as our future grant making decisions.

Innovation

We recognize that the issues faced by those we seek to assist are often remarkably complex. Therefore, we value the innovation, thoughtfulness and diligence of organizations to make the best use of available information and experiences to realize their goals.

Board of Directors

Kim Read, Florida Blue Foundation, Board of Directors,  Treasurer

Kimberly W. Read, CPA

Board Chair

Cynthia Griffin, Florida Blue Foundation, Board of Directors, Secretary

Cynthia Griffin, PharmD, CHIE

Board Secretary

Gordon Bailey, Florida Blue Foundation Board of Directors, Member

Gordon F. Bailey, III, JD, CHIE

Board Treasurer

Farley Kern 

Board Member

Shawn Trotter-Mitchell

Board Member

Staff

Gordon Bailey, Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Engagement, Board Member, Florida Blue Foundation

Gordon Bailey 

Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Engagement 
Susan Towler, Executive Director, Florida Blue CSR/Florida Blue Foundation

Susan Towler 

Executive Director, Florida Blue CSR/Florida Blue Foundation 
Tim Cromwell, Director, Financial Operations, Florida Blue Foundation

Tim Cromwell 

Director, Financial Operations 
Heidi Curtis, Senior Director, Community Leadership & Education, Florida Blue Foundation

Heidi Curtis 

Senior Director, Community Leadership & Education 
Jay Farley, Executive Assistant, Florida Blue Foundation

Jay Farley 

Executive Assistant 
Sharon Hackney, Senior Manager, Foundation Community Investments, Florida Blue Foundation

Sharon Hackney 

Senior Manager, Foundation Community Investments 
Michelle Hamilton, Senior Manager, Foundation Community Investments, Florida Blue Foundation

Michelle Hamilton 

Senior Manager, Foundation Community Investments 
Racquel Lee-Sin, Grants Administrator, Florida Blue Foundation

Racquel Lee-Sin 

Grants Administrator 
Lisa Mathews, Specialist, Financial Operations, Florida Blue Foundation

Lisa Mathews 

Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation

Velma Monteiro-Tribble,Senior Director, Foundation Community Investments, Florida Blue Foundation

Velma Monteiro-Tribble 

Senior Director, Foundation Community Investments 
Debbie Moore, Manager, Employee Engagement, Florida Blue Foundation

Debbie Moore 

Manager, Employee Engagement 
Susan F. Wildes, Senior Manager, Community Leadership & Education, Florida Blue Foundation

Susan F. Wildes 

Senior Manager, Community Leadership & Education 

Contact Us

Florida Blue Foundation
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, DC202 Jacksonville, FL 32246

1-800-477-3736
ext.63215

Florida Blue Foundation is a trade name of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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