Debra B. Cohen
Executive Vice President & COO
Debra Cohen is executive vice president & COO at Capital BlueCross. She leads the Core Operations Division for the company. In that role, she oversees Medicare, Pharmacy Services, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Ancillary Services, and the company’s Individual Commercial book of business. She also is responsible for oversight of the company’s administrative and facilities services, and is also accountable for Dominion Dental, a wholly owned subsidiary, which serves dental and vision customers throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania.
Prior to her current senior management position, Ms. Cohen has served in the roles of senior vice president, vice president, senior director for Point of Service Programs, director of Managed Care Administration, supervisor of Major Medical, manager of Basic Claims, and manager of Employee Relations, all at Capital BlueCross.
A recipient of the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence Award, Ms. Cohen is a board member for Consortium Health Plans, Inc. and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Cohen serves as a corporate officer of Capital BlueCross and is on Penn State Harrisburg’s Masters of Health Administration Leadership Council. She is past chair of the Cultural Enrichment Fund, has served as a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership class for 2005, and in 2003 was a recipient of YWCA Woman of Excellence Award.
Ms. Cohen has a master's degree from St. Francis College and a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia.