Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Polk County
Term Expires: Nov, 2014
Dr. Andrea McGuire is presently President/COO of Meridian Health Plan of Iowa. Dr. McGuire’s previous employment was Chief Medical Officer, Vice President for American Enterprise Group Inc. and Vice President, Medical Director for Wellmark, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota. She is a nuclear medicine physician by training. Her academic studies at Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri) and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (Missouri) includes numerous studies published in peer-reviewed journals on positron emission tomography focused on breast cancer utilizing radioactive labeled estrogen.
Early in her academic career, she earned a bachelor of science in chemistry and a medical doctorate, from Creighton University (Nebraska), in addition to a master’s in business administration from Kennesaw State University (Georgia).
Dr. McGuire serves on multiple boards focused on her interests in health, women, and children. She presently chairs the University of Iowa School of Public Health Board in addition to co-chairing the Partnership for Better Health. She also serves on the Civic Center Board of Directors and the Des Moines Partnership Board of Directors charing the regional business development. Dr. McGuire is an appointee to the Technology and Commercialization Committee of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Dr. McGuire’s advocacy for health, women, and children led her to run for Lt. Governor of Iowa to emphasize these issues. Her accolades include the Des Moines Business Record’s “Women of Influence.”
Dr. McGuire is married to Dan McGuire, an orthopedic spine surgeon, and resides in Des Moines. The couple has seven children.