CareFirst Names Tatiana Torres New Director of Community Affairs

Baltimore, MD (March 21, 2017) - CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has named Tatiana Torres as its new Director of Community Affairs for the National Capital Area. Torres, who joined the company earlier this month, will help guide CareFirst’s philanthropic giving strategy and oversee a vast network of community partnerships in the Washington, D.C., area, including parts of Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. She will report directly to Community Affairs Vice President Julie Wagner.

Torres brings a wealth of public, private and nonprofit experience to her new role, previously serving as Chief of Staff for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Legal Counsel, where she was responsible for operations, strategic planning, budget implementation and performance management of the agency, which included working with 210 agency attorneys.

“Tatiana’s background makes her uniquely qualified to manage CareFirst’s community activities and charitable giving priorities throughout the National Capital Area,” Wagner said. “I am confident she will serve as an instrumental member of our team, and make meaningful contributions to our community-centered work.”

Torres received a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University. She resides in Washington, D.C., and is actively involved in community development with an emphasis on youth engagement, political engagement and women empowerment and mentorship.

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In its 79th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.2 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2016, CareFirst invested nearly $44 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram or Google+.