Elana Schrader is Florida Blue's vice president of Product. In this role, Schrader is accountable for the design and development of new and innovative health solutions, the management of the existing product portfolio for all commercial business, and the Product/Network program.
Since joining Florida Blue in 1998, Schrader has served in a number of innovative and transformational leadership roles. Schrader initiated and established Florida Blue's six sigma and continuous improvement office, serving as its vice president. She served as medical director for the care and quality program for retail health care, and as vice president of provider services with accountability for overseeing the company's relationship with more than 30,000 physicians and hospitals across the state of Florida. She was vice president of enterprise planning and performance management, accountable for business and operational planning, business process management, cost management and procurement, and most recently was vice president of employer market segments.
Prior to joining Florida Blue, Schrader served as the medical director for Columbia/HCA Memorial Hospital and also had a private practice in internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Schrader is active in civic and community organizations. She is currently president of the board of the DePaul School of Northeast Florida. She is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Jacksonville and has served as an advisory board member of Reach Out and Read. She has served as chairwoman of speaking of Women's Health and is Florida Blue's executive leader of the Women's Initiative Network. Schrader also serves on the board of directors of Jewish Family Community Services, and has served as the Florida Blue Chair for Tocqueville Leadership Giving to the United Way of Northeast Florida.
Schrader holds a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College of Columbia University. She received her medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at The New York Hospital of Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian College of Medicine, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, class of 2011.