New Tufts Health Plan Foundation President Has Ties to Obama Administration

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Tufts Health Plan today announced that Nora Moreno Cargie has been named president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Moreno Cargie joined Tufts Health Plan one year ago as executive director of the Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation sent out the following announcement:

“Nora’s new designation is in recognition of her accomplishments this past year and her growing role within the organization,” said James Roosevelt Jr., Tufts Health Plan’s chief executive officer. “The Foundation board of directors is particularly proud of how Nora has advanced the Foundation beyond grantmaking toward meaningful engagement strategies that focus on convening communities, building systems and best practices, influencing policies and investing in collaborations that help move our communities – particularly the most vulnerable – toward achieving the World Health Organization’s goals for age-friendly communities.”

“The success of the Foundation’s recent Building Age-Friendly Communities summit, hosted in partnership with The Boston Foundation, is a prime example of the leadership Nora has shown in our communities,” added Thomas P. O’Neill, III, chairman of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board of directors. “Our board looks forward to continued collaboration with Nora as we engage with community leaders in this important work.”

As president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Moreno Cargie will be responsible for leading the Foundation’s work in healthy living with an emphasis on older adults. She continues in her role as vice president of corporate citizenship where she works with leadership to leverage the health plan’s business practices, products, services and community engagement strategies, including corporate sponsorships and employee volunteerism, to make our communities stronger.

Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan, Moreno Cargie served as the director of global corporate citizenship for The Boeing Company, where she led corporate citizenship efforts at Boeing’s Chicago office using philanthropy, volunteerism and other strategies to address community issues and concerns. At Boeing, she was chosen to serve for five months as chief of staff to the Superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, a role which made her the first loaned executive in the city.

Previously, Moreno Cargie served as vice president of communications and development for the Illinois Action for Children. During her six-year tenure in this role, Moreno Cargie took time off to serve as the deputy communications director for Barack Obama’s U.S. senatorial campaign in 2004. Moreno Cargie’s other government experience includes positions as deputy commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development in Chicago, communications director for the Chicago Park District, assistant commissioner of the Chicago Department of Human Services, and acting press secretary/public relations manager for the Chicago Public Schools.

Moreno Cargie was active in the Chicago community for more than 25 years, serving on the boards of the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and the Redmoon Theater. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago and a master’s degree from North Park University.

Since her move to Boston a year ago, Moreno Cargie was selected into the 2015 Class of LeadBoston, an experiential executive education program, which focuses on the inner workings of Boston, trends and issues that impact the city’s social and economic vitality, and socially responsible leadership. She currently lives in Boston’s Roxbury Crossing neighborhood.

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