Gina Rooney received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree from William Penn University.
Gina Rooney joined Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 2017 as The Wellmark Foundation Manager. Prior to Wellmark, she served the March of Dimes in fundraising and advocacy initiatives, managed the charitable giving programs for Prairie Meadows and, most recently, recruited and secured meaningful and beneficial sponsorships for the Iowa State Fair.
As The Wellmark Foundation manager, Rooney works with potential grant applicants and recipients to further their projects of creating and sustaining healthy environments and access to healthy foods. Gina also manages the BluesCare GivingSM program that supports nonprofit organizations in Iowa and South Dakota through employee volunteerism and matching gifts.
Gina serves on the board of directors for the Ankeny Community Foundation, Friends of the Ankeny Library and Iowa Council of Foundations.