BATON ROUGE – Diversity Specialist Jacob Evans of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has graduated from the 2019 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum (BBMLF).
A program of the Committee for a Better New Orleans, since 1968 the BBMLF has identified emerging community leaders like Evans and stimulated their interest and involvement in community service.
The forum brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to hold discussions among themselves and with experts, then participate in a community service project in areas including housing, education, public safety and healthcare.
“I chose housing, with a specific focus on the homeless crisis,” Evans said. “It has been a humbling experience to participate in the Covenant House New Orleans youth professional mentorship program and annual sleepout event.”
Since its inception, the BBMLF has graduated nearly 2,500 individuals, among them elected officials and education and business leaders. Another Blue Cross alumnus is Director of Diversity Programs and Business Development Rod Teamer, whom Evans credits for giving him the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the serious problems of Louisiana’s communities as well as potential solutions to those problems.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.
With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
To learn more, visit our website at www.bcbsla.com.