Rosemond Sarpong Owens is the Health Integration Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and about equity in general. Her specific interests include improving diversity and improving equity for populations experiencing inequities. A Public Health/Health Equity Practitioner by training, she understands the struggles of underserved and priority populations. As part of her role, she is responsible for leading Blue Cross’s enterprise-wide focus on building health equity into Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s mission and business practices. She holds primary accountability for catalyzing and supporting work across the enterprise to implement the health equity strategic plan.
Prior to her role at Blue Cross, Rosemond served as Health Literacy/Cultural Competency Specialist at CentraCare Health where for about 8 years, she developed a strategic plan related to Health Equity and where she provided expertise and support to leaders and staff in all areas of the company to ensure equitable care for all patients.
Rosemond was born in Ghana, West Africa and loves her native country and prides herself being a true Pan-African.