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Elana Schrader, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and President

Elana Schrader, M.D. - Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and President

Dr. Elana Schrader serves as GuideWell’s senior vice president, health care services and president of GuideWell Health. In this role, she leads the health care delivery business within the GuideWell family of companies. She also is responsible for the development of the overarching clinical strategy for Florida Blue and leading clinical activities including care management, health promotions and wellness, pharmacy, quality, and clinical retail health initiatives.

She currently serves as a board member and chair-elect for the American Heart Association First Coast and board member of the University of North Florida Foundation. Elana is also a longstanding member of both the Dean’s Council of the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health and the GenerationW advisory board. Additionally, she was a United Way Stein Fellowship Mentor and serves as mentor for the GuideWell Unleashing Leadership Talent program. She was also the executive leader of several GuideWell employee communities including the Women’s Interactive Network, and RESPECT, the company’s LGBTQ+ and allies employee community. She was named a 2018 Volunteers in Medicine Woman with Heart and honored as a Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016. She is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Jacksonville and is a graduate of the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVIII.

Elana holds a bachelor of arts degree 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.


“I believe that life is all about the difference you make. At GuideWell, I live our mission every day by championing new and innovative ways to deliver high-quality, affordable care that makes a real difference in the lives of the members and communities we serve.”

-Elana Schrader, M.D., Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and President, GuideWell Health

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