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Kathy Ryan
Vice President, Operations, Health Advantage
Kathy Ryan has executive responsibility for the Health Advantage divisions of Customer Service, Claims, Information Systems and Customer Accounts. Ryan joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1982 as senior programmer for Medicare Part B Systems and was promoted to director where she served until 1995. She became manager of Information Systems for Health Advantage in 1995 and was promoted to director of Operations in 2004. In 2006, she was promoted to vice president of Operations for Health Advantage. A native of Tallahassee, Ryan received her bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and math at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. Ryan is a leadership council advisory member for the Arkansas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has served as a volunteer for numerous charitable organizations.