Tufts Health Plan Appoints Executive Director of Foundation

Nora Moreno Cargie Will Lead Efforts Related to Healthy Aging and Corporate Citizenship

Nora Moreno Cargie

Nora Moreno Cargie

WATERTOWN, MA – May 20, 2014 – Tufts Health Plan today announced the appointment of Nora Moreno Cargie to executive director of Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Cargie will also serve as the vice president of corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan.

As executive director of the foundation, Cargie will lead all activities to further the foundation’s position as a leader in education, coalition-building and policy work to advance healthy aging in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In the newly created vice president role, Cargie will lead the strategy and implementation of Tufts Health Plan’s corporate citizenship efforts. She will coordinate Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s grant making with the health plan’s business practices, products and services and with community engagement strategies, including corporate sponsorships and employee volunteerism.

Most recently, 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.

“Nora’s career is rich in convening and leading collaborations among diverse stakeholders, with extensive experience in public policy, community advocacy, community relations and philanthropy,” said James Roosevelt Jr., chief executive officer of Tufts Health Plan and president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation. “She brings a track record of success, an intense focus on corporate citizenship, and strong leadership and collaborative skills that will contribute greatly to Tufts Health Plan’s leadership team and our community initiatives. She’s a natural fit for helping to advance the important work of the foundation in healthy aging.”

“I see tremendous opportunity with this dual role to leverage the operational discipline of a charitable foundation with the talent, vitality and flexibility of a company that has the demonstrated commitment of a strong corporate citizen,” said Cargie. “By building the links between our products and services, community involvement and business operations, we can create a best-in-class corporate citizenship program.”

Prior to her work at The Boeing Company, Cargie was vice president of communications and development for the Illinois Action for Children. During her six-year tenure in this role, Cargie took time off to serve as the deputy communications director for Barack Obama’s U.S. senatorial campaign in 2004. Cargie was previously deputy commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development in Chicago. Her other government experience includes positions as 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.

Cargie has been 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.

Cargie’s appointment comes after an extensive national search. She relocated to Boston and began with Tufts Health Plan on April 22.

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