Community Health Charities Welcomes Karen Spruill to National Board of Directors

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Experienced health insurance executive Spruill joins national nonprofit board to build stronger, healthier communities

“Karen's distinguished career in the health insurance industry will be a significant asset to our board.”

Community Health Charities proudly welcomes Karen M. Spruill, Executive Director, Federal Employee Program Member Experience at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, to the national board.

“Karen’s unique perspective and expertise makes her a strong addition to our board,” said Community Health Charities President & CEO Thomas Bognanno. “Her distinguished career in the health insurance industry coupled with her knowledge in marketing and strategic planning will be a significant asset, helping us build stronger, healthier communities.”

Spruill oversees the member experience for the roughly 5.4 million federal employees, retirees, and their families enrolled in Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP). She works with her dynamic team to make health care easier for Blue members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and overseas.

She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from Howard University and Master’s of Health Services Administration with an emphasis in Strategic Planning and Marketing from The George Washington University’s School of Business.

Spruill was elected to the national board of directors by unanimous vote at the last meeting in May and has already begun her official duties. She will attend the next meeting in August.

About Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities has been raising awareness and resources and empowering people to take action to improve health and wellbeing for over 60 years. We support education, treatment, and prevention for those with health challenges; bring organizations together to improve community health; provide individuals with opportunities to get involved; and increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Visit or @healthcharities.

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