Forty for 40: MaryEllen Graham, MBA, BSN ’10, Certificate-Medical Imaging ’08, RN, CMCN, CHP, CCM, AATMC
MaryEllen Graham is the first clinical quality improvement manager for Florida Blue, the state’s largest insurer. She utilizes data to develop incentives to convince reluctant customers that preventative measures such as regular checkups, breast cancer screenings, and flu shots can keep them healthier and out of the hospital.
Graham is the epitome of a late-career changer. After 20 years working as a police officer in Rhode Island, she completed two IHP programs—the certificate in medical imaging followed by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Since then, she has been manager of clinical services for Senior Home Health in Cambridge, a clinical consultant for Neighborhood Health Plan, and a home care nurse for Partners HealthCare. And earlier this year, she earned an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.