Tiffany Benjamin serves as the Humana Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer. In her role as CEO, Tiffany guides the Foundation in establishing new ways to co-create healthy communities and eliminate unjust differences in U.S. health and health care. She is committed to closing systemic equity gaps in mental/behavioral health, nutrition, and food security. She leads the Foundation’s philanthropic disaster response and recovery strategy, as well as its scholarships and associate giving programs. She brings a strong understanding of healthcare systems and policy, the social determinants of health, and social, racial/ethnic, gender/gender identity, LGBTQIA, economic, and environmental equity issues.
Prior to joining Humana, Tiffany was President of the Eli Lilly & Company Foundation and Senior Director, Social Impact at Eli Lilly and Company. In 2020, she led Lilly’s global philanthropic efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its philanthropic efforts to address racial inequity in the United States. Tiffany previously served in various roles at Lilly within the legal function. Prior to joining Lilly, Tiffany served as Senior Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.
Tiffany has a law degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University. During law school, she served as an intern for the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama and the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. In 2022, Tiffany was recognized as one the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by The Root. She has received various other recognition including being named 2021 Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Young Alumni; the 2021 United Way of Center Indiana’s Exceptional Executive of the Year; and one of 2022 “Power 5” by the Louisville Business First. Tiffany serves on the boards of the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy (Chair), the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (Vice Chair), the 2024 NBA All Star Game Committee, the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, and Early Learning Indiana.