Board of Directors

Board of Directors

We’re led by a team of individuals with world-class experience and skills in health care and corporate management. These established professionals are focused on transforming health care through innovation and collaboration.

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Patrick J. Geraghty

Patrick J. Geraghty is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc. GuideWell is a mutual insurance holding company and is a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care. The holding company includes Florida Blue, GuideWell Connect, GuideWell Health, GuideWell Source and PopHealthCare.

Geraghty is active in leading professional and community organizations. He serves as the chair of the Florida Council of 100, a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization of Florida business leaders who advise the state’s governor on how to improve the economic growth of the state and the economic well-being of its residents. He also serves as a member of the board of the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America’s health care system.

Additionally, Geraghty is a member of the Oliver Wyman Innovation Center Advisory Board and serves on the boards of Pardee Rand Graduate School, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Tampa Electric Co. (TECO).

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Catherine P. Bessant

Catherine P. Bessant is the Chief Operations and Technology Officer and a member of the executive management team at Bank of America, which serves more than 47 million customers and clients through operations in more than 35 countries. She leads end-to-end technology and operations for the bank’s eight lines of business and is responsible for information security, data management and business continuity for the company. Bessant has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and was elected to the Florida Blue board of directors in 2001.

"This organization has been creative, thoughtful and aggressive in positioning itself to succeed in an environment of constant change throughout the health care sector," Bessant says. "It has been personally rewarding to work with outstanding leaders to address interesting business challenges and maximize important opportunities."

Bessant serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and also sits on the board of trustees at of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and on the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Bessant is ranked No. 1 among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” on American Banker’s 2017 ranking, was No. 1 on Institutional Investor magazine’s Tech 50 list of financial technology leaders, and appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2017.


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Steven T. Halverson

Steven T. Halverson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Haskell Company, which ranks among the foremost design-build organizations in the U.S. The company provides planning, architectural, engineering, construction, program management, real estate, financing and facility management services. He has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board since 2010.

"I appreciate the ability to substantively contribute to this organization, working on one of the nation's most urgent issues," Halverson says.

Halverson also serves on the board of directors of CSX Corporation and ACIG Insurance Company. Halverson is past chair of the Florida Council of 100, Jacksonville Civic Council, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Construction Industry Roundtable. He is also chair of the regional advisory board of Teach for America. He is the recipient of the University of North Florida Presidential Medallion and was inducted into the Florida Council on Economic Education First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2008.


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Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr.

Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr. is the Chairman of RS&H, Inc., a privately held architectural, engineering, planning and environmental services corporation. The company is one of the leading facilities and infrastructure consulting firms in the United States. He has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board since 2006.

"It is an honor to serve on the board of directors for this organization," Jenkins says. "It is my goal to help implement our mission to help people and communities achieve better health."

Jenkins also serves on the board of the Florida Council 100. He is past chair and member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and is an honorary member of Leadership Jacksonville. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Medal from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.


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Thomas G. Kuntz

Tom Kuntz is retired Corporate Executive Vice President of SunTrust Banks, Inc. He also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank, Florida. He was responsible for the Commercial and Business Banking lines of business and the company’s 13 geography-based business units – comprised of nearly 1,700 branches and more than 12,000 teammates in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Kuntz served as one of 7 members of the board of the SunTrust Foundation and also was designated by the SunTrust Board of Directors as a member of the SunTrust Benefit Plan Committee. He has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board as well as the Florida Blue board of directors since 2015.

“Helping provide guidance to this organization during such a critical time is personally rewarding. The company is an industry leader and proving to be a national voice as the health care arena innovates. I am honored to be involved with such a high-quality organization.”

He also serves on the boards of the Florida Board of Governors and Rollins College. Kuntz continues to serve on the Board of Directors of SunTrust Bank, Central Florida, one of the largest operating entities in the SunTrust system.


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Tracy A. Leinbach

Tracy A. Leinbach, is a retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a leading global logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions company headquartered in Miami, Fla. At Ryder, she was responsible for the corporation's financial management functions including strategic planning, accounting, corporate finance, treasury, bank relations, tax, investor relations, information technology, safety/security, pension fund management and strategic sourcing. In previous roles, she led business divisions in the US, Europe and North America. She also held a senior leadership role earlier in her career. She has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board since 2004.

"Health care is one of the most important and challenging issues of our time," Leinbach says of her service. "This organization is in a unique position to positively impact health care and I am pleased to be part of that effort. I am also proud to serve on the board of a company that works first and foremost for the benefit of its members and the communities in which they live."

Leinbach also serves on the boards of Hasbro, Inc., Forward Air Corporation, Veritiv and of First Health of the Carolinas.


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Harold F. Mills

Harold Mills is the Vice Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of ZeroChaos, a leading global workforce management company. Mills is attributed with building ZeroChaos from inception to a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in over 45 countries. He has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board as well as the Florida Blue board of directors since 2015.

"From entry level to senior management, this team of inspired colleagues is working hard every day to provide innovative solutions to one of our nation’s toughest challenges -- providing quality, affordable health care to our fellow citizens. It's an honor to work alongside such a talented group of professionals."

He also serves on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Florida Citrus Sports, Purpose Built Community Initiative – LIFT Orlando, the Florida Hospital for Children and the Boy Scouts of Central Florida. Mills is a trustee for Florida A&M University (FAMU), and a member of the Florida Council of 100, the Aspen Global Leadership Council, and the Executive Leadership Council, among others.


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John B. Ramil

John B. Ramil is retired President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of TECO Energy, Inc., a leading energy company located in Tampa, Fla. TECO operates Tampa Electric, a regulated utility company; Peoples Gas System, Florida's largest natural gas distributor; and TECO Coal, a coal mining company with operations in Kentucky and Virginia. He has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board since 2006. John currently serves as chair of the Board.

"Serving on the board for this organization provides me the opportunity to participate in one of the most important, challenging and dynamic business sectors in the current environment," Ramil says. "Moreover, in carrying out our duties, we are providing cost effective and quality services to our citizens."

Ramil also serves on the boards of Emera Inc. and the Moffitt Cancer Center. He is Trustee and past chair of the University of South Florida and is past chair for Inroads-Tampa Bay, the American Heart Association-Tampa Bay Heart Walk, Southeastern Electric Exchange and Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group. Ramil is the recipient of numerous honors including the H.L. Culbreath Profiles in Leadership Award and the University of Tampa Ethics Award.


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Maria A. Sastre

Maria Sastre is President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature Flight Support Corporation, the largest operating business of UK-headquartered BBA Aviation plc, where she is responsible for the daily operations of the company’s worldwide network of fixed base operations and maintenance centers. The corporation has grown to become the world’s largest network of Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), with over 200 locations worldwide. She has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board as well as the Florida Blue board of directors since 2015.

“This organization plays a critical role in supporting its members and many other stakeholders with exceptional services relative to health care. It is also well positioned to offer future innovations that provide better and healthier lifestyles; I am very excited to be able to meaningfully contribute to its overall mission.”

Sastre also serves on the board of directors for Helios Education Foundation.


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Frank P. Scruggs, Jr.

Attorney Frank Scruggs is a partner in the Florida business law firm Berger Singerman. He advises companies and executives regarding employment law, negotiates employment and severance agreements, litigates employment disputes, and handles complex commercial litigation. He served as Secretary of Labor and Employment Security for the State of Florida. Scruggs has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board of directors since 1995.

"The values of this organization align closely with my commitment to serving the common good in every role: attorney; executive in the public and private sectors; university trustee; and active citizen," Scruggs says. "The company's mission is a form of civic ministry that benefits virtually every Floridian. I am honored to render this form of public service."

Scruggs also is on the board of directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami, Senior Member of the Orange Bowl Committee, and member of the Broward Workshop. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers, and the South Florida Legal Guide.