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Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation adds directors to board

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Mary Beth Flachbart

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Elva “Cookie” Allen

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health appointed Elva (Cookie) Allan, Marybeth Flachbart and Jenny Robertson to its board of directors.

Allan has worked for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe since 1999 and is the director of strategic initiatives and development office. She has been an advocate for Latino and Native American issues dating back to her work as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C., for members of Congress from Arizona, California and Texas on policy matters related to those two populations. She also owns and operates Advanced Management Strategies, a consulting firm. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Washington University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in education from the University of Idaho.

Flachbart provided support to state education agencies through the Northwest Comprehensive Center and previously served as president and CEO of Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, a nonprofit focused on literacy solutions. In addition to serving as deputy superintendent of student achievement and school improvement at the Idaho State Department of Education, she taught at Boise State University and has more than 10 years of classroom experience general and special education. She earned an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction at Boise State and a master’s degree from Fairfield University.

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Jenny Robertson

Robertson is the director of government programs at Blue Cross of Idaho and is responsible for the company’s dual eligible and Medicaid lines of business. She previously served as government contracts director for Molina Healthcare of Ohio and worked in government affairs for WellCare in Florida. She has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, government relations and regulatory affairs. She earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University.

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