Blue Shield of California Foundation Appoints New Trustee

news from Catalyst member Blue Shield of California Foundation:
Lisa Davis brings decades of experience as a global business and IT executive with extensive cross-industry experience.

SAN FRANCISCO (January 13, 2021)—Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Blue Shield of California, has been appointed to serve on the Blue Shield of California Foundation Board of Trustees. As part of the nine-person board, she will help to ensure that the Foundation continues to fulfill its mission and vision. Davis will replace current Board member Michael Mathias, an executive vice president at Blue Shield of California, whose term is ending. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees at its December meeting and began serving her three-year term on January 1.

“Lisa brings important insights to our Board as an executive leader at Blue Shield of California and a champion of gender equity in her field,” said Evelyn Dilsaver, chair of Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “Her strong influence and passion for health care IT and innovative digital technologies, as well as her extensive career in the technology industry brings a critical data-driven perspective to our Board.”

Davis is a proven IT leader with 30 years of experience in technology. Her innovative and forward-thinking leadership contributes to Blue Shield of California’s bold mission to build a healthcare system worthy of friends and family. With her far-reaching experience and passion for building strong, collaborative partnerships, Davis has leveraged Blue Shield of California’s existing state-of-the-art technology foundation to improve the member, provider, and employee experience. Davis has served on several boards, including the Board of Directors of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the IT Advisory Board for National Academy Foundation.

“It is critically important to have the expertise of Lisa on the Board, as the Foundation will need to leverage technology and data as we focus on spreading knowledge and on scaling effective practices and programs,” said Debbie I. Chang, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “Her insights and leadership will help bring the Foundation closer to its mission of building lasting and equitable solutions that make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.”

A creative strategist and connected leader who is an influencer in the media and on social media, Davis is a highly sought after thought leader and keynote speaker. Throughout her career, she has been a champion for women in technology and leadership and she has channeled that passion into leading professional development initiatives for women. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her contributions to the technology field, including the CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine, Top 100 Social CIO Award, and the Digital Edge 25 Award for innovative use of technology to deliver business value.

Learn more about Blue Shield of California Foundation and its Board of Trustees here.