Paula McHam
Community Involvement Lead, CIGNA


Paula, as an executive sponsor for wellness initiatives, is involved in improving the health of the community at large by developing and promoting collaboration between businesses and local health organizations as well as client specific initiatives. Her commitment to health and well-being is apparent in her continuous involvement in health-conscious community programs.

Paula currently serves two roles for Cigna. As Account Executive for the City of Houston, a Cigna client, she serves as the primary liaison with the City for its medical benefits administration as well as health and wellness engagement programs offered by Cigna. In her role as the Community Invovlement Lead for South Texas/Louisiana she is focused on growing Cigna's footprint in the communities in which we do business. This includes engagement in local organizations as well as special interests of our client and producer partners.

Paula began her tenure with Cigna in January 1989, serving in management positions in operations and client services. Prior to joining Cigna, she held various management positions with Diabetes Treatment Centers of America, Medical Networks, Twelve Oaks Hospital, LifeMark Corporation, and the Montgomery County Medical Center.

Paula received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Sam Houston State University and a Masters of Science in Health Care Administration from Texas Women's University. She has served as a corporate Diversity Advocate for Cigna and is the past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Diversity Council, on the March of Dimes Steering Committee for African-American Outreach for the State of Texas and on the Mayor's Go Healthy Houston Task Force.