Melinda K. Abrams, M.S. is executive vice president for programs at the Commonwealth Fund, where she has responsibility for the development and management of the Fund’s grant programs. Since coming to the Fund in 1997, Ms. Abrams has worked on the Fund’s Task Force on Academic Health Centers, the Child Development and Preventive Care program, led the Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, and most recently was the senior vice president of the Delivery System Reform and International Health Policy programs. Ms. Abrams has served on many national committees and boards for private organizations and federal agencies and is a peer-reviewer for several journals. Ms. Abrams was the recipient of a Champion Award from the Primary Care Development Corporation and a Primary Care Community/Research Leadership Award from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Ms. Abrams holds a B.A. in history from Cornell University and an M.S. in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.