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Drew Altman (cropped)

Drew Altman, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drew Altman is President and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (known as KFF).  He is an innovator in the world of foundations and non-profits and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues. 

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Brett Baker

Brett Baker

Senior Health Policy Advisor, Committee on Finance, United States Senate

Brett Baker is a Senior Health Policy Advisor on the staff of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate.  His focus is on Medicare payment policy, including the Part D prescription drug benefit.  Brett previously served as professional member on the staff of the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Rep

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Alan Balch, Ph.D.

Alan Balch, Ph.D.

CEO, Patient Advocate Foundation

Alan Balch has more than 15 years of executive leadership in the non-profit sector with an emphasis on consensus-building and collaboration. He became the CEO of both PAF and NPAF in 2013.

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Elaine Batchlor, M.D.

Elaine Batchlor, M.D.

CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art, community-oriented safety net hospital that now provides compassionate, quality care to the South Los Angeles Community. Throughout her career, Dr.

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Georges Benjamin

Georges Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, currently serves as the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals.

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Donald Berwick, M.D., MPP, FRCP, KBE

Donald Berwick, M.D., MPP, FRCP, KBE

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organization that Dr. Berwick co-founded and led as President and CEO for 18 years.  He is one of the nation's leading authorities on health care quality and improvement.

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Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D.

Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D.

Director of Domestic Policy Studies in Public Policy, Stanford University
Former Policy Director, Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign

Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D.

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Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH

Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH

Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Mandy Cohen was appointed to the role of Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in January 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper. Secretary Cohen and her team work tirelessly to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

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Bruce Cozadd, MBA

Bruce Cozadd, MBA

Chairman and CEO, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Bruce C. Cozadd, MBA, co-founded Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2003 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since April 2009.

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Molly Joel Coye

Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH

Executive in Residence, AVIA

A global leader in healthcare innovation, Dr. Molly Coye’s career has spanned executive leadership in government, academic and private health systems, innovative technology and health services firms, and national policy advocacy and development. Dr.

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Aldy Duffield

Aldy Duffield

Senior Manager, Global Healthcare, Apple

Aldy is a global leader at Apple responsible for managing the design and strategy for Apple’s Global Healthcare Programs. Aldy has been with Apple since 2013 and her primary focus is to bring a defined strategy that enables consistent thinking in how Apple supports healthcare for their employees and families globally.

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Lisa Earnhardt

Lisa Earnhardt, MBA

Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, Abbott

Lisa Earnhardt joined Abbott, a global healthcare leader, in June 2019 as Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, a $12B business with 33,000 employees.

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Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

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William Fleming, PharmD

William Fleming, PharmD

Segment President, Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions, Humana Inc.

Dr. William K.

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Julie Gerberding, M.D., MPH

Julie Gerberding, M.D., MPH

Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co., Inc

Dr. Julie Gerberding is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck & Co., Inc., where she is responsible for a broad portfolio focused on patient engagement, strategic communications, global public policy, population health and corporate responsibility. She joined Merck in 2010 as president of Merck vaccines

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Ernest Grant

Ernest Grant

President, American Nurses Association

 Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, currently President of the American Nurses Association (ANA), has more than 30 years of nursing and leadership experience. Effective January 2019, Grant is the first man to serve as ANA president.

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John Halamka, M.D.

John Halamka, M.D.

President, Mayo Clinic Platform

John D. Halamka, MD, MS is the President of Mayo Clinic Platform. Previously, he served for over 20 years as  the chief information officer (CIO) at the Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare System.   He is chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and a practicing emergency physician.

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Amy Hall, MPA

Amy Hall, MPA

Staff Director (D), Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

Amy Hall, MPA, is Minority Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. She previously served as a senior professional member, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S.

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Sandra Hernandez

Sandra Hernández, M.D.

President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation

Sandra R. Hernández, MD, is president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, which works to improve the health care system so it works for all Californians. Prior to joining CHCF, Sandra was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years.

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Karen Ignagni

Karen Ignagni

President and CEO, EmblemHealth

Karen Ignagni serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of EmblemHealth. EmblemHealth provides quality, affordable health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.1 million people.

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Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings

Founder/President, Jennings Policy Strategies

Chris Jennings is Founder and President of Jennings Policy Strategies.

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Brent James, M.D.

Brent James, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles.

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Gary Kaplan, M.D.

Gary Kaplan, M.D.

Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, has served as chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle since 2000. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Virginia Mason. 

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Laura Kaiser, MBA, MHA

Laura Kaiser, MBA, MHA

President and CEO, SSM Health

As President/Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health, Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, leads a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. Headquartered in St.

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Bob Kocher, M.D.

Bob Kocher, M.D.

Partner, Venrock

Bob Kocher is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He currently serves on the Board of Jiff, Aledade, and Lyra Health, where he is also a co-founder, and is a Board Observer at Grand Rounds, Stride, and Doctor on Demand. He is a former Director at Castlight Health (CSLT).

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Wright Lassiter III

Wright Lassiter III

President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Wright L. Lassiter III is President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. He oversees the $7.5 billion health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan and a wide range of ambulatory and retail and related health services consisting of more than 250 locations and 32,000 employees.

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Peter Lee, J.D.

Peter Lee, J.D.

Executive Director, Covered California

Peter V. Lee, JD, is the Executive Director of Covered California (the Exchange), where he oversees the planning, development and ongoing administration and evaluation of the Exchange. The Exchange was established by the State of California to support the dramatic expansion of coverage enabled by the Affordable Care Act.

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Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

President, Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company whose mission is to apply digital solutions that enable people to enjoy healthier lives.

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Peter Long, Ph.D.

Peter Long, Ph.D.

SVP, Healthcare and Community Health Transformation, Blue Shield of California

Peter Long is senior vice president of Heathcare and Community Health Transformation at Blue Shield of California, a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan that serves the state's commercial, individual, and government markets.

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Alan Lotvin, M.D.

Alan Lotvin, M.D.

Executive Vice President, CVS Health, President, Caremark

Alan Lotvin, M.D., is Executive Vice President at CVS Health and President of CVS Caremark. 

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James Madara, M.D.

James Madara, M.D.

CEO and Executive Vice President, American Medical Association

James L. Madara serves as the CEO and executive vice president of the American Medical Association. Since taking the reins of the AMA in 2011, Dr. Madara has helped sculpt the organization’s visionary long term strategic plan. Prior to arriving at the AMA, Dr.

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Kedar Mate

Kedar Mate, M.D.

President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Kedar S. Mate, MD, is the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Previously, Dr. Mate served as Chief Innovation and Education Officer.  In this role, he was responsible for research & development, innovation, and education at IHI.

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Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University

Mark McClellan is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University with offices at Duke and in Washington DC. Dr.

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Julie Morita

Julie Morita, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Julie Morita is executive vice president of RWJF, where she oversees all programming, policy, research, and communications activities. Before joining RWJF, Dr. Morita helped lead the Chicago Department of Public Health for nearly two decades, first as a medical director, then as chief medical officer.

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Farzad Mostashari

Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

CEO, Aledade, Inc.

Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the CEO of Aledade, a start-up he co-founded aimed at helping primary care doctors transform their practices and form accountable care organizations (ACOs). Prior to Aledade, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, where he focused on payment reform and delivery system transformation.

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Debra Ness

Debra Ness

President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Debra L. Ness, M.S. is President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Before assuming her current role as president in 2004, she served as executive vice president of the National Partnership for 13 years.

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Marcus Osborne

Marcus Osborne

Vice President, Walmart Health

Marcus Osborne serves as Vice President, Walmart Health, where he is focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of providing quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible.  Walmart Health is a first of its kind health center, initially launched in Dallas, GA, that provides integrated care of key health services like primacy care, dental, counse

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Ron Pollack, J.D.

Ron Pollack, J.D.

Chair Emeritus, Founding Executive Director, Families USA

Ron Pollack is Chair Emeritus and Founding Executive Director of Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. Families USA's mission is to achieve highquality, affordable health coverage and care for everyone in the U.S. 

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John Prince

John Prince

CEO, OptumRx

John Prince currently serves as the chief executive officer of OptumRx, an industry-leading provider of pharmacy care services.

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Donald Rebhun, M.D.

Donald Rebhun, M.D.

Regional Medical Director of Healthcare Partners

Dr. Donald Rebhun is the Regional Medical Director of HealthCare Partners Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians, a nationally recognized medical group helping enable people across the greater Los Angeles area to live healthier lives.  Dr.

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Avik Roy

Avik Roy

President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it.

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Craig Samitt, M.D., MBA

Craig Samitt, M.D., MBA

President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

As president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Dr. Craig E. Samitt oversees the state’s first and largest health plan.

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Rishi Sikka, M.D.

Rishi Sikka, M.D.

President, System Enterprises, Sutter Health

As President of System Enterprises for Sutter Health, Rishi Sikka, M.D. brings a deep commitment to improving the lives of others and a strong vision for a better patient experience to his role overseeing key integrated services for one of the nation’s leading health systems. 

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Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Board Chair, United States of Care
General Partner, Town Hall Ventures

From 2015 to 2017, Andy served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Obama, overseeing the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, value-based payment reform and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Mark Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

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Arthur Southam, M.D.

Arthur Southam, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Permanente

Arthur M. Southam, MD, is executive vice president, Health Plan Operations, for Kaiser Permanente, America’s largest not-for-profit health system with $80 billion in revenue, providing integrated health care and coverage to more than 12.2 million members and patients in eight states.  Dr.

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Steven Strongwater, M.D.

Steven Strongwater, M.D.

President and CEO, Atrius Health

As President and CEO of Atrius Health, Dr. Steven Strongwater, MD, leads 6,800 employees serving 675,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts with coordinated medical care, home health and hospice.

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Grace-Marie Turner

Grace-Marie Turner

President, Galen Institute

Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform.

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Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

CEO, UNITEHERE Health

Matthew Walker is CEO of UNITEHERE HEALTH, a Taft-Hartley trust fund offering health benefits to 225,000 participants throughout the United States.

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Jay Want, M.D.

Jay Want, M.D.

Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare

Jay Want, MD, is Executive Director of the Peterson Center on Healthcare. He leads the Center’s expanding portfolio of initiatives and grants to identify high-performance models of healthcare, validate their impact on quality and cost, and facilitate their adoption on a national scale.

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Alan Weil

Alan Weil, J.D., MPP

Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

Alan Weil became the Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs on June 1, 2014.  A multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change, Health Affairs is the nation’s leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy.

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Jeff White

Jeff White

Director, Global Health Care and Well Being, The Boeing Company

Jeff White is the Director of Global Health Care and Well Being at The Boeing Company.  In this role he leads a team responsible for benefits strategy, contract negotiations and plan policy which accounts for $2.5 billion in annual spend.

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Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, Project Hope

Gail Wilensky is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs from 1990 to 1992 and served in the White House as a senior health and welfare adviser to President GHW Bush. Dr.

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