Note: Photo taken December 2018 and does not include Lauren Smith who joined our board January 2019.
Dorothy E. Puhy
Dorothy E. Puhy was elected to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Board in 2012 and was elected vice chair in 2017. As a director, she helps set the company’s strategy and overall direction. Within a highly competitive and highly regulated business environment, the board oversees and governs BCBSMA's operations, which includes the provision of health coverage to individuals and public and private employers. Dorothy is chair of the board’s audit committee and vice chair of the finance and business performance committee.
Dorothy previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute until her retirement on March 1. 2019. Starting in 1994, she served as chief financial officer of Dana-Farber. She was on the adjunct faculty at Harvard School of Public Health for many years.
Dorothy is on the board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and serves as its treasurer. She is a director, chair of the Financial Review Committee and member of the audit, governance and investment committees at CRICO (Controlled Risk Insurance Company), the Harvard medical malpractice captive. She is lead director and chair of the audit committee at Abiomed Inc. and at Eaton Vance Corp. she is a director, chair of the nominating and governance committees and member of its audit committee.
Dorothy earned her Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.