Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Beth Isreal Lahey Health
2022 SCI Idealist
As Beth Israel Lahey Health’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Juan Fernando Lopera leads the system’s efforts to transform care delivery for the underserved, while establishing diversity, equity and inclusion capabilities across the system.
Before joining BILH, Juan served as Vice President and Corporate Business Diversity Officer at the combined Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where he led company-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and co-chaired the company’s Anti-Racism Leadership Taskforce. He also oversaw the Rhode Island Medicaid business and led marketing and community outreach efforts for all public plan products. Previously, he served as the company’s Director of Health Services leading medical cost management and provider contracting strategy and analytics.
Earlier in his career, Juan served as Director of Affordability Strategies at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and held management roles at Deloitte Consulting.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Juan immigrated to the United States as a child and later graduated from Boston College’s School of Management. Juan has served on many community organizations, including as Vice-Chair of the Board of The Dimock Center; Co-Chair of The Boston Foundation’s Latino Equity Fund; a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 advisory groups for health equity and vaccine communications; Massachusetts’ Latino Advisory Commission; and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Economic Opportunity Board.
He resides in Waltham with his wife and two children.