Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

2013 Speaker

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake is vice president of community affairs for Independence Blue Cross and also president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. She is an expert in corporate management, public relations and communications. On May 20, 2007, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. In addition to her corporate responsibility, Marshall-Blake serves as an associate minister at the Vine Memorial Baptist Church. Marshall-Blake exhibits a strong commitment to the community. She is affiliated with over 30 professional and civic organizations, including the United Negro College Fund, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Federal Affairs Committee, Urban Affairs Coalition and the Governor’s Patient Safety Authority. She is also affiliated with 2000 African American Women, the Community College of Philadelphia, National Coalition of 100 Black Women  and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Marshall-Blake received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Antioch College and a Master of Arts in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is presently studying at Palmer Theological Seminary for a Master of Divinity degree.

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