Dr. Amy Haddad and Steven S. Martin

Dr. Amy Haddad and Steven S. Martin

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Dr. Amy  Haddad and Steven S.  Martin

Steven S, Martin, bs '79, was born on August 14, 1956. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University in 1979 and was a member of the football team and Sagamore men's honor society. Martin also received a M.A. from the university of Nebraska and holds a professional certification in managed care administration from the Academy for Healthcare Management. He continues to be involved with the University and has served as a trustee for Washburn University Foundation since 2007.

Martin is president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and is a member of the board of directors. He joined BCBSNE in 2002 and currently serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Chicago and serves as chairman of the BCBSA Brand Enhancement and Performance Committee. Martin also serves as a board director from Prime Therapeutics, LLC, Travel and Transport, as vice chair and board of directors of the Wellness Councils of America, and as chairman of the board for BCS Financial Corporation.

Before joining BCBSNE, Steve was the founding president, CEO and a board director for Prime Therapeutics, Inc., a comprehensive pharmacy benefits solutions company. Before joining Prime Therapeutics, Martin spent 12 years with BCBSNE. His previous positions included vice president of health services research and reimbursement and senior vice president for ProPar Services. Steve also held management positions at American HomeCare, Inc., the Upjohn Company, HealthCheck, Inc. and Menninger Foundation.

Steve is married to Dr. Amy Haddad. She is the director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. She received her BSN from Creighton University in 1975, Her MSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979 and her Ph.D. in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. Haddad first became involved in education in the health sciences at the College of Saint Mary in the nursing program, she then moved onto Creighton in 1984, where she has taught ethics.  In 2009, she led the effort to establish the Master of Science in Health Care Ethics program. Her publications include numerous journal articles and several books.