Seun Ross is the Executive Director Health Equity at Independence Blue Cross. She has responsibility for crafting and implementing the strategy to achieve health justice for all Independence members. Through her leadership, IBC has established condition specific goals to reduce inequities and has formed a Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race Based Medicine that includes all the health systems in the PA5 and contiguous counties. Her career has centered around social innovation, health policy, public health interventions, system reform and addressing equity.
Dr. Ross is a published author, most recently as a committee member of the National Academies of Medicine-Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Saves Lives; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Advance Practice Nursing Leadership: a Global Perspective; and the American Nurse Credentialing Center- The Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Executive Role. She has lectured on many topics within her research interests, which include health equity, SDOH, healthcare policy, and evidence based practice. She received The Coppin State University Healthcare Award from the Helene Fuld School of Nursing and the Women of Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Tribune.
Dr. Ross earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree from Coppin State University and her Doctoral Degree from Chatham University. She is a member of the board of directors for Childrens Crisis Trauma Center (CCTC), MontCo Mommas, and a member of the Academy of Healthcare Executives and holds certifications as a family nurse practitioner.