Mildred has been with Horizon Blue Cross Shield of New Jersey for five years and serves as Director of Member Advocacy and Community Outreach Transformation for the Medicaid membership. In this role, she and her team advocate for and roll out initiatives, programming and health education that address the rapidly expanding nature of healthcare and the societal factors that influence it. In the past year, Mildred has overseen the development and launch of Horizon’s first mobile application for Medicaid members and worked across lines of business to introduce access to doula services to members on the State Exchange, a first for New Jersey.
Before joining Horizon, Mildred served as the Director of Project Management for the Life Raft Group, where her passion for patient advocacy began. She has served as a Patient Advocacy Fellow with the Drug Information Association and received Seton Hall University’s Young Alumni Impact Award in recognition of her work with the rare disease community.
Mildred is an active member of the Medicaid Health Plans of America, serving on its Board of Directors and Chairing its Communications Committee. She holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Columbia University and a BA from Seton Hall University.