Ashley Metellus was named Corporate Social Responsibility Lead of the Cigna enterprise in January 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the development and execution of the formal Corporate Responsibility platform and action plan, enterprise-wide Corporate Responsibility metrics and producing an annual Corporate Responsibility report for internal and external audiences. The strategic plan and reported results are designed to add value for stakeholder groups, enhance business performance and support the long-term interests of Cigna—while helping to create positive impact for the business and society. Metellus is an associate of the Health Service Leadership Program, a 5-7 year graduate rotational program which focuses on building leadership talent through executive coaching, dynamic rotational roles, and personalized development.
In 2012, she received the Sally Montgomery Award from Mount Holyoke College for her leadership and creation of a college awareness program supporting over 100 middle school students in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Metellus was also recently named to the Board of Directors for the Village for Families and Children; an organization that provides behavioral health treatment and support services for children, families and adults.
Prior to joining Cigna, she was a leader within the U.S. Program at Americares Foundation, which is the largest provider of medical aid to the U.S. health care safety net. In this role Metellus managed partnerships with over 850 safety net partners and worked on strategic projects to help clinic partners increase capacity, provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for a network that serves over 5 million uninsured patients. Metellus graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health and Development and obtained her MPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a concentration in Global Health.