Most Influential Business People of Color

A native of Medellin, Colombia, Waltham resident Lopera leads business development, marketing and community relations for Tufts Health Plan’s public plans division across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and heads the Rhode Island Medicaid Division. He is also the Watertown-based company’s first corporate business diversity officer. In this role, he spearheads company-wide diversity efforts around health equity, multicultural customer offerings, supplier inclusion and workforce equity and inclusion. He has deepened and expanded Tufts Health Plan’s business diversity at all levels (membership, workforce, director level and board, supplier spend), setting a blueprint for the health care industry in Massachusetts. A graduate of Boston College, Lopera has served on numerous boards including the Dimock Center Board (vice-chair), The Boston Foundation’s Latino Legacy Fund (co-chair), the Massachusetts COVID-19 Health Equity Advisory Group, the state’s Latino Advisory Commission, Eastern Bank’s board of corporators, Greater Boston Chamber Economic Opportunity board and ConsejoSano’s advisory board.

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