Sandra Clarke, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Blue Shield of California, has been appointed to Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Clarke will join the nine-person board for a three-year term in January, helping oversee the independent nonprofit’s far-reaching vision.
“Sandra Clarke brings key insights from 25 years of experience in global business and financial operations to our Foundation board,” said Kim Belshé, the incoming board chair. “Her mission-driven orientation and deep financial expertise will help guide the Foundation’s efforts to make California the healthiest state and to end domestic violence.”
“As an astute executive who is strategic and well-versed in health and business, Sandra’s leadership will be greatly valued at the Foundation,” said Debbie I. Chang, MPH, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “She brings expertise and vision needed to support the Foundation’s long-term financial health while we work towards equity and health for all Californians.”
Prior to her role at Blue Shield of California, Clarke served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. She also has served in numerous finance roles at other organizations, including Philips Healthcare, where she was chief financial officer of its North & South America Commercial Group, and Siemens Water Technologies Group as vice president and controller of finance.
“I am excited and humbled to join Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As an executive at Blue Shield of California, I understand that equity in our health care system is essential, but not enough to achieve true health equity across California. I look forward to bringing my perspective and experience to support the Foundation’s work to address the root causes of health inequity and domestic violence, which extend well beyond the doctor’s office,” Clarke said.
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