CareFirst Names Destiny-Simone Ramjohn to Lead Community Health and Social Impact Efforts

Posted on 2020-02-12
Updated on 2020-02-12 12:17:24

Ramjohn joined the company January 27

Baltimore and Washington, D.C. — CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has tapped former Kaiser executive Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Ph.D. as the organization’s new Vice President of Community Health and Social impact.

CareFirst’s Community Health and Social Impact team is part of the company’s Health Services division – which leads the organization’s work to improve the health of the members and communities we serve while seeking to make care more affordable. In close alignment with those efforts, Ramjohn will lead CareFirst’s philanthropic giving and community engagement with the goal of driving positive, measurable impacts on people’s health where they live, work, play and seek care.

Prior to joining CareFirst, Ramjohn spent five years as Director of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente, where she was responsible for developing measurement, evaluation, and high-impact strategies for the financial, material, and human resource investments across the Mid-Atlantic region that directly addressed the social determinants of health. Before that, Ramjohn provided contract support as Deputy Program Manager with the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

“Destiny-Simone brings deep roots in community health paired with a track record of collaboration and innovation that delivers results,” said Stacia Cohen, CareFirst Executive Vice President of Health Services. “She’s a great fit for CareFirst as we expand care for vulnerable populations served by Medicaid and Medicare and work to meet the needs of those we serve at every stage of life.”

Ramjohn earned her doctorate in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. She is a 2019 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership program and has served on a variety of boards of nonprofit organizations serving the region’s most vulnerable populations.

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 83rd year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2019, CareFirst invested $43 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of healthcare throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at www.carefirst.com and our transforming healthcare page at www.carefirst.com/transformation, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.