Philip Lumpkin served as the Executive Committee and Chairs Governance board of SAGE’s Chicago affiliate, Center on Halsted, for almost a decade before stepping down in 2016. Previously, he was the Corporate Vice President for Provider Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Lumpkin moved to Chicago in 1976 to work on the Blue Cross Blue Shield merger, exploring how treatment protocols vary by region, training, and cost. He held a variety of positions within the organization, concentrating on health services research and data collaboration, until his retirement in 2008.
Lumpkin has been an active member of Chicago’s business and cultural community for more than 40 years, serving on multiple boards including River North Dance company, an international contemporary jazz-based dance organization. He is also on the Auditorium Theatre board of Roosevelt University, where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the board and is a member of the Development Committee of Truth in Accounting, an organization that brings better transparency regarding debt loads.
Lumpkin is passionate about opera. He serves on the Ryan Opera Center Board and co-chairs the development committee, which nurtures talented young artists. As a Master Gardener, he volunteers his time answering questions about Midwest gardening in South Haven, Michigan. He lives part-time in Palm Springs, California.