Board of Directors

Don
Blanchon
Board Chairman
Executive Director

Don Blanchon began his tenure as executive director of Whitman-Walker on May 1, 2006. Before that, he spent nine years with Schaller Anderson, a national health care management and consulting firm that specializes in public-sector programs. During that time, he held positions of increasing authority, including CFO and CEO of Maryland Physicians Care, a $325 million multi-product health plan owned by four Maryland-based non-profit community health systems. From 2004 to 2006, Blanchon served as vice president for Medicaid and Medicare programs for Schaller Anderson.

Earlier in his career, Blanchon served as vice president for strategic planning for Health Services for Children with Special Needs, a specialty health plan in Washington, DC. He also spent five years as a budget examiner in the executive office of the president at the federal Office of Management and Budget.

Blanchon, a native of Foxborough, MA., holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College and a master's in public health and public affairs from Columbia University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their two children.

 

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Blanchon
Board Chairman
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Jacquelyn
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