Building a board – Blue Cross conversion

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has named a group of advisers to help nominate members of the board of a big foundation being created through the conversion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to a for-profit business, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Jan. 18.

Members of the nominating committee will submit 22 names to Cooper, who will select half of them for the board of the new Health Foundation for North Carolina, which is expected to have assets of $1 billion or more, The N&O said.

Under state law governing the conversion, five groups recommended individuals to serve on the nominating panel — the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry, N.C. Hospital Association, N.C. Medical Society and Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina system.

The Center for Nonprofits, Hospital Association and Medical Society each named its top executive to serve on the nominating panel – Jane Kendall, William A. Pully and Robert W. Seligson, respectively.

The Center for Nonprofits also named Mary Mountcastle, president of the Center for Community Self-Help in Durham, and Patricia Smith, executive director of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

For full story, see The News & Observer.

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