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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer

October 25, 2011

EAGAN – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation welcomes Stacey D. Millett as a senior program officer. Millett will work on health equity projects to help ensure that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to be their healthiest.

“Minnesota is regularly ranked as one of the healthiest states, but research shows that low-income families and populations of color often don’t share that good health,” said Marsha Shotley, president. “We’re thrilled to have Stacey join our staff and expand our work in this area.”

Millett most recently served as director of family services for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. She has an extensive background in the community development field, including nonprofit management roles in neighborhood-based organizations and foundations. She is also actively involved in community service, including eight years as a volunteer in St. Paul school classrooms, board vice president of COMPAS and eight years on the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University, a master’s in television and radio from Syracuse University, and a master’s in business administration from the Carlson School of Management.

For more information on the Foundation, call (651) 662-3950 or toll free 1-866-812-1593 or visit www.bcbsmnfoundation.org.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is the state’s largest grantmaking foundation to exclusively dedicate its assets to improving health in Minnesota, awarding more than $29 million since it was established in 1986. The Foundation’s purpose is to look beyond health care today for ideas that create healthier communities tomorrow, through a focus on key social, economic and environmental factors that determine health, to improve community health long-term and close the health gap that affects many Minnesotans.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

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