Elana Schrader, M.D.
Dr. Elana Schrader serves as GuideWell’s Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and President of GuideWell Health. In this role, Schrader 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.
Since joining GuideWell and Florida Blue, Schrader has served in a number of transformational leadership roles. Most recently, she served as Chief Medical Officer, with responsibility for Population Health Management and prior to that was accountable for the design and development of new and innovative health solutions and the management of the product portfolio for all commercial health insurance business as Vice President of Product. Schrader also initiated and established Florida Blue’s Six Sigma and continuous improvement office, serving as its Vice President. Prior to this role, 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. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President of Enterprise Planning and Performance Management, accountable for business and operational planning, business process management, cost management, and procurement.
Prior to joining Florida Blue, Schrader served as the Medical Director for Columbia/HCA Memorial Hospital and had a private practice in internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Schrader is active in civic and community organizations. 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, and is 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, Schrader 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.
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.