Merry Davis is Program Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina’s Healthy Living focus area. Merry leads the Foundation’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians working in a variety of ways to ultimately ensure that all our communities have access to healthy, local food and safe places to be active. Merry joined the BCBSNC Foundation in 2016. She is a seasoned strategist, program designer, project manager, evaluator and communicator. She has been working for more than 20 years to improve health and well-being throughout the country with leading foundations, universities and research organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, California HealthCare Foundation, Duke University, RTI International and as an independent consultant to foundations, nonprofit organizations and health systems. She has focused on a variety of health issues including long-term care, palliative and end-of-life care, health care quality and consumer health care decision-making. Merry earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.