Nora Moreno Cargie spent her whole life building a name, and a career, for herself in Chicago. Now, she’s moved east to hold a dual position with Tufts as executive director of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, and vice president of Corporate Citizenship.
The move came in April of 2014. Cargie had spent seven years directing Global Corporate Citizenship for The Boeing Company, integrating volunteerism, philanthropy, and community organizing to bolster corporate giving. Before that, she worked six years at Illinois Action for Children, as vice president of communications and development. She ended up taking time off from that position to serve as the deputy communications director for Barack Obama’s 2004 senatorial campaign.
Cargie knows a thing or two about communications, see. She actually got her start in radio, working as an assistant program director at WBEZ and an assistant producer/director for NPR’s All Things Considered. During that time, she produced segments for This American Life, Media Rite: Many Cultures, Many Voices, and NPR’s Latino program.
“Nora’s career is rich in convening and leading collaborations among diverse stakeholders, with extensive experience in public policy, community advocacy, community relations and philanthropy,” said James Roosevelt Jr., chief executive officer of Tufts Health Plan and president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation. “She brings a track record of success, an intense focus on corporate citizenship, and strong leadership and collaborative skills that will contribute greatly to Tufts Health Plan’s leadership team and our community initiatives. She’s a natural fit for helping to advance the important work of the foundation in healthy aging.”
In other words: She can get the players in the room together, and get them talking. And the dual role means she gets to bring the best of both the corporate and philanthropic environment together, making the corporate citizenship aspect stronger, and the foundation maybe a little faster on its feet.
The main priority of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which is healthy aging, isn’t going to change any time soon. But with new leadership comes change in many ways, and with an invitation to talk with Cargie directly in a couple months (after she’s settled in a bit more) we at IP look forward to bringing you the latest.