Posted on February 9, 2017

 Penn-Mar Human Services, a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania, names Julia Huggins as the newest member on the board of The Penn-Mar Foundation.

Julia Huggins is president and general manager of the Mid-Atlantic office of Cigna, overseeing Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. She joined Cigna in 1999, after a 14-year career with Aetna. Under Huggins’ leadership, Cigna has been recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission for its quality of care and service as the top-performing PPO plan in Maryland. The company also received a Million Hearts recognition from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

“We are privileged to have Julia Huggins join The Penn-Mar Foundation board of directors,” says Kathy Rogers, the foundation’s executive director, and Chief Development Officer of Penn-Mar Human Services, headquartered in Freeland, Md. “Her knowledge and wealth of experience in the field of health care is a boon to our mission of providing our most vulnerable citizens the opportunities to live full and inclusive lives in the community.

Huggins is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. Named one of The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch in 2016, she is an active member of the community, sitting on the boards of the Maryland Business Group on Health, the American Diabetes Association – Maryland Chapter, the American Heart Association –Maryland, and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE). She also participates in numerous community-sponsored events to promote health and wellbeing that include the American Diabetes Association’s Greater Maryland Tour de Cure, and the American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Training.

Huggins resides in Westminster, Md. with her husband and four children.

About The Penn-Mar Foundation

The Penn-Mar Foundation supports the work of Penn-Mar Human Services and secures funding for programs and services that create opportunities for employment, community living and education for individuals with disabilities and all who share its vision of transforming life into living.

About Penn-Mar Human Services

Penn-Mar Human Services, founded in 1981, serves more than 400 adults with intellectual disabilities through its residential, respite, educational, vocational and supported employment programs in northern Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties in Maryland, and in southern York County in Pennsylvania.