EmblemHealth's CEO Honored at City & State's "Above & Beyond" Awards Ceremony
NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2016) — City & State, the New York government and policy news media outlet, selected EmblemHealth's CEO, Karen Ignagni, as an honoree at the fifth annual "Above & Beyond" awards gala, which was held last night in New York City. Above & Beyond is an annual celebration that honors 25 exceptional New York women in the fields of public service, business, organized labor, nonprofit and media.
"I am honored to receive this award. As someone relatively new to New York, it means a great deal to be recognized alongside some of New York's most talented, hard-working community leaders," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth.
Maya Wiley, counsel to the Mayor Bill de Blasio, delivered the keynote at the event. Honorees this year include (in alphabetical order):
|Nisha Agarwal: Mayor's Office for Immigrant Affairs
||Amanda Norejko: Sanctuary for Families, CBWLS
|Marisol Alcantra: NYS Nurses Association
||Ana Oliveria: New York Women’s Foundation
|Michelle Anderson: The CUNY School of Law
||Eunic Ortiz: Stonewall Democrats of New York City/1199 SEIU
|Lou-Ellen Barkan: CaringKind
||Christine Quinn: WIN
|Evelyn DeJesus: United Federation of Teachers
||Victoria Schneps-Yunis: Schneps Communications
|Beth Finkel: AARP New York
||Suzanne Shank: Siebert Brandford Shank & Co.
|Jennifer Goodstein: NYC Community Media, LLC
||Nancy True: Local 237, IBT
|Karen Ignagni: EmblemHealth
||Erica Vargas: District Council 37
|Camille Joseph: Office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
||Audrey Weiner: The New Jewish Home
|Elizabeth Jensen: NPR
||Veronica White: Bloomberg L.P.
|Lesley A. Massiah-Arthur: Fordham University
||Molly Williams: Pfizer
|Jeanne Mullgrav: Capalino+Company
||Cheryl Wills: New York 1 News
EmblemHealth is a 75-year-old not-for-profit New York health plan serving 3.1 million people in the New York tristate area. Ms. Ignagni became Emblem's CEO in September of 2015; she previously served as the President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry association that represents health plans providing benefits to more than 200 million Americans.
EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health plans, serves 3.1 million people who live and work across the New York tristate area. The company offers quality, affordable health benefits to consumers, employers and government purchasers as well as coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care. EmblemHealth utilizes a choice of quality networks to deliver personalized, coordinated care while leading the market in value-based delivery. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.