Io Cyrus

Io Cyrus

Assistant General Counsel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Currently employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Previous: Coastal AIDS Network , Montefiore Medical Center , GMHC , New York Public Interest Research Group


Previous: Northeastern University School Of Law



    Corporate attorney and health care administrator Io Cyrus maintains a long history of balancing her career pursuits with community and nonprofit work. The Boston-based professional currently serves as assistant general counsel to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to accepting this position, Io Cyrus practiced health law with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in Boston and earned her juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Before focusing on a career in the legal sector, Io Cyrus headed the Coastal AIDS Network in Mid-coast Maine and, prior to this, she worked as an assistant director and administrator at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Her past jobs in the nonprofit field also include women’s education services coordinator at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City and outreach director and campus organizer with the New York Public Interest Research Group. More recently, Io Cyrus presided over the board of directors for Respond, Inc., a Somerville, Massachusetts, nonprofit serving the victims of domestic violence. Elected to two terms as head of the organization’s directorial board, she successfully led a $2 million fundraising campaign that helped build a new shelter for the nonprofit.



Assistant General Counsel

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

From March 2005 to Present
Io Cyrus has a broad health care regulatory compliance practice focusing on medical and dental insurance

Assistant General Counsel

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

From 2005 to Present

Executive Director

At Coastal AIDS Network

From September 1998 to September 1999
Programs include case management, education and outreach programs, prison program, government relations and funding.

Assistant Director and Administrator

At Montefiore Medical Center

From December 1997 to March 1998
Managed federal programs and contracts includingi CDC and NIH. Administered budget, reporting, personnel and funding programs.

Women's Education Services Coordinator


From August 1993 to December 1997

Outreach Director & Campus Organizer

At New York Public Interest Research Group

From November 1991 to August 1993
Implement local environmental, health, and consumer advocacy campaigns. Lobby government officials.


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