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Three Blue Shield Employees Named to DiversityMBA’s Top 100 Under 50

Three Blue Shield of California employees are among the nation’s top 100 under 50 leaders, according to DiversityMBA.

The 12th annual list recognizes candidates who’ve made outstanding achievements in community, leadership and education, according to DiversityMBA, a national leadership organization that promotes diversity and inclusion in talent management and which publishes a magazine of the same name. The winners this year were selected from 352 applicants.

“This year’s list represents a more global list of nominees including non-Hispanic white males, so all champions and dimensions of diversity are celebrated and recognized through these individuals,” Pamela McElvane, DiversityMBA’s CEO said in a statement. “We are proud that the business community champions leaders that are unselfishly putting it on the line every day.”  

The winners from Blue Shield of California are:


Jessica Dang

Jessica Dang is senior director of talent and organizational effectiveness. Dang has leadership responsibility over four practice areas: diversity and inclusion, talent management, organizational performance and analytics, and talent pipeline strategies. This role creates a big opportunity for Dang to deeply impact the employee experience for all Blue Shield employees, across the entire employee lifecycle. Dang is committed to making Blue Shield of California a great place to work by driving strategies and practices that enable a high performing, highly engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce.


Tanya Dansky

Dr. Tanya Dansky is the chief medical officer for Care 1st Health Plan, a Blue Shield of California affiliate. She is board certified in pediatrics and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Dansky previously served as chief medical officer of Amerigroup Washington, an Anthem company, where she was responsible for all aspects of medical management. She completed a California Healthcare Foundation fellowship including sessions at University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Los Angeles.


Shayna Schulz

Shayna Schulz is responsible for operational strategy and member experience: enrollment, benefits, claims, provider operations, appeals and grievances and customer contact centers. Her teams’ shared objective is to deliver on the organization’s promise of a high-quality, consistently exceptional member experience. She also oversees the teams focused on ensuring employees are resourced and equipped with the appropriate training, tools and coaching support. Schulz has implemented programs that are transforming the member experience into one that is proactive, personalized and meaningful, while empowering employees to do their best work. The result is a customer base that feels cared for, and an employee base that feels pride in its work and a deeper connection to the company’s mission.