Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame Welcomes Three Board Members

Brian Edwards, Senior Vice President- Health Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Mr. Edwards has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama since 1998 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Health Services. The Health Services Division is responsible for developing programs and provider networks that meet the health and wellness needs of BC/BS. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Hoover, and a member of the American Heart Association Board of Directors. A native of Huntsville, AL, his accounting degree is from Samford University

Barbara E. Estep, MSHA, JD

Barbara Estep is Vice President of Administration at Noland Health Services, Inc. based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a senior level healthcare executive with 30+ years of experience in healthcare administration, management and development for acute and post acute care services. Barbara is a graduate of the Birmingham School of Law, holds a Masters in Health Services Administration at UAB Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Record Administration from UAB. Ms. Estep serves on UAB’s Women in Healthcare Leadership Board and is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives.

Dane J. Howard

Dane Howard has professionally served the Alabama Hospital Association since 1996, and is Deputy Director. She is lead staff for state/federal legislative advocacy, and communication. Ms. Howard has oversight of AHA’s internal and external projects and initiatives. She has experience working with the Alabama State Legislature and with professional lobbying and advocacy. Her college education includes Business Administration, Political Science and Ophthalmic Medicine. Dane serves as board chair of AHA’s Political Action Committee.