Independence Blue Cross has chosen a new head for a major subsidiary.

Independence Blue, Philadelphia, has named Judith Roman president of AmeriHealth of New Jersey, Mount Laurel, N.J., a unit that provides or administers health coverage for 265,000 New Jersey residents.

Roman previously was vice president of provider relations at AmeriHealth.

She succeeds William Haggett, who is now chief marketing executive at Independence Blue.

Roman attended Farleigh Dickinson University. She is co-founder of the Jennifer Swift Fieldman Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for sarcoma research.