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Board of Directors & Founder’s Council

Andy Slavitt
Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Beshear
Former Governor of Kentucky

BOARD MEMBER

Kristie Canegallo
Vice President of Trust and Safety, Google; Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff to President Obama

BOARD MEMBER

Jim Douglas
Former Governor of Vermont

BOARD MEMBER

Dave Durenberger
Former United States Senator from Minnesota

BOARD MEMBER

William Frist, M.D.
Former United States Senate Majority Leader from Tennessee; Chairman & Founder, NashvilleHealth

BOARD MEMBER

Rhonda Medows, M.D.
President, Population Health Management, Providence St. Joseph Health; CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

BOARD MEMBER

“The health of our nation is more important than any political party or partisan victory. United States of Care will chart a path toward a long-term health care solution, starting by checking allegiances at the door and putting the patient – our citizens – first”

– William H. Frist, M.D.

Former United States Senate Majority Leader from Tennessee

Drew Altman
President & CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Peter B. Bach, M.D.
Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

John Bardis
Founder, MedAssets; Former Assistant Secretary of Administration (ASA) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Max Baucus
Founder, Baucus Group; Former U.S. Senator from Montana; Former U.S. Ambassador to China

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Melanie Bella, MBA
Chief of New Business and Policy, Cityblock Health; Chair, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission; Former Director of the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Donald M. Berwick, M.D.
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Tom Betlach
Founder, Betlach Consulting; Former Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

David Brailer, M.D., PhD.
Chairman, Health Evolution; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President George W. Bush

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Lanhee Chen
David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies & Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Esther Choo, M.D., MPH
Founder, Equity Quotient; Founding Member, TIME'S UP Healthcare; Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Rebecca Cokley
Director of the Disability Justice Initiative, Center for American Progress; Former Executive Director of the National Council on Disability

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Patrick Conway, M.D.
President & CEO of Blue Cross North Carolina; Former Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Matthew Cortland
Patient Advocate; Lawyer; Author; Chronically-ill Patient

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Molly Coye, M.D., MPH
Executive in Residence, AVIA; Social Entrepreneur in Residence at NEHI; Former Commissioner of Health, State of New Jersey; Former Director, California State Department of Health Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Mark Cuban
Investor and Entrepreneur

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Tom Daschle
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Pete Davidson
Comedian and Mental Health Advocate

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Lloyd Dean
CEO, CommonSpirit Health; Former President & CEO, Dignity Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Charlie Dent
Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper; Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

John Driscoll
CEO, CareCentrix

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Lauren Driscoll
Founder and CEO, Project Well; Senior Advisor, Leavitt Partners

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Jon Favreau
Founder, Crooked Media; Co-host, Pod Save America; Former Head Speechwriter for President Obama

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Trevor Fetter
Sr. Lecturer, Harvard Business School; Former Chairman & CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp.

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

“We desperately need this organization – because the health of our entire country is at stake. The evidence is strong and it is simple: when people gain coverage that provides a regular source of care and affordability of needed medications and treatment, they live significantly longer and are significantly healthier.”

– Atul Gawande, M.D.

Surgeon, Public Health Researcher, Writer

Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH
CEO, Haven; Surgeon; Public Health Researcher; Writer

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Penny George, Psy.D.
Board Chair, George Family Foundation

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Bill George
Vice Chair, George Family Foundation; Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School; Former Chairman & CEO, Medtronic

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Gabrielle Giffords
Co-founder, Giffords; Former U.S. Representative from Arizona

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Rick Gilfillan, M.D.
Former CEO, Trinity Health; Former Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Darin Gordon
President & CEO, Gordon & Associates; Commissioner, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission; Founding Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies; Former Director of Tennessee Medicaid - TennCare

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Charles Grim, D.D.S.
Secretary of Health, Chickasaw Nation; Former Executive Director, Cherokee Nation Health Services; Former Director, Indian Health Service under President George W. Bush

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Jim Haveman
President, Haveman Group; Former Director, Michigan Department of Community Health; Coalition Provisional Authority Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Health under George Bush

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Dennis Heaphy, M.Div, M.Ed, MPH
Health Justice Policy Advocate, Disability Policy Consortium

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Sandra Hernández, M.D.
President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Rod Hochman, M.D.
President & CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D.
President, American Action Forum; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, Chief Economist to President George W. Bush; Former Commissioner on Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Elena Hung
Parent Advocate; President & Co-founder, Little Lobbyists

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Chris Jennings
Founder & President, Jennings Policy Strategies; Former Senior Health Care Advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Dean Kamen
Inventor and Philanthropist

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

“Human disease does not follow a partisan path and solving people’s health care problems shouldn’t either. We have exciting opportunities to make health care better for people if we can get partisan politics out of the way and focus on policies that work for the country. That’s why I’m excited to be part of United States of Care.”

– Dean Kamen

Inventor and philanthropist

Bob Kocher, M.D.
Partner, Venrock; Former Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy, National Economic Council

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Bill Kramer, MBA
Executive Director for Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Sarah Krevans
President and CEO, Sutter Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Leonard Lance
Former U.S. Representative from New Jersey

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Curtis Lane
Chair, Executive Advisory Board of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Founding Partner, MTS Health Partners; Investor and Entrepreneur

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Wright L. Lassiter III
President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Margaret Laws
President & CEO, HopeLab

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Mike Leavitt
Founder, Leavitt Partners; Former Governor of Utah; Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George Bush

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Alan Levine
Executive Chairman, President & CEO, Ballad Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Abel Maldonado
California's 48th Lieutenant Governor

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Beverly Malone, Ph.D., R.N.
CEO, National League for Nursing; Former President, American Nurses Association

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Abner Mason
Founder & CEO, ConsejoSano; Member of President George W. Bush's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Founding Director and Professor, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy; Former Administrator, CMS; Former Commissioner, FDA

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Chirlane McCray
First Lady of New York City; Founder of ThriveNYC and the Cities Thrive Coalition

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D.
Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

J. Mario Molina, M.D.
Founding Dean, KGI School of Medicine; Former CEO, Molina Healthcare; Former President & CEO, Golden Shore Medical

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Ian Morrison
Author, Consultant, and Healthcare Futurist

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

“Partisanship is public enemy number one in health care today. That’s why this broad based effort to find bipartisan solutions is so important”

– Drew Altman

President & CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation

Cecilia Muñoz
Vice President, Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America; Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH
President & CEO, Christiana Care Health System

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson
Former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Peter Orszag
CEO of Financial Advisory, Lazard Freres & Co; Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Todd Park
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Devoted Health; Entrepreneur; Former Chief Technology Officer of the United States

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Peter WT Pisters, M.D., MHCM
President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Ron Pollack
Chair Emeritus, Families USA; Former Founding Executive Director, Families USA

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Ai-Jen Poo
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations; Co-Founder, Supermajority

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Trevor Price
Founder & CEO, Oxeon Holdings

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Thomas M. Priselac
President & CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Judy Rich, R.N., MSN
President & CEO, TMC HealthCare

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Andy Richter
Actor and Activist

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Steven Safyer, M.D.
President & CEO, Montefiore Medicine

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Ninfa Saunders
President & CEO, Navicent Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Mina Schultz
Patient and Advocate; Outreach Specialist, GetCoveredNYC

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Lan Sena
Community Leader; Health Care Advocate; Cancer Patient

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Meena Seshamani, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President of Clinical Care Transformation, MedStar Health; Former Director, Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Joshua Sharfstein, M.D.
Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Randi Mayem Singer
Screenwriter, Producer, and Showrunner; Alzheimer's Advocate

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

“Government should make it easier, not harder, to get access to affordable health care. As the mother of a child who has had complex medical needs since she was born, I’ve seen firsthand how difficult it can be to get access to the health services my daughter needed to stay alive. United States of Care will work to deliver all Americans a better system.”

-Natalie Weaver

Parent advocate, co-founder of Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC

David Smith
Medicaid Transformation Project Executive, AVIA; Founder, Third Horizon Strategies

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Mark Smith, M.D., MBA
Founding President and Former CEO, California Health Care Foundation

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Nicole Smith-Holt
Patient Advocate; Co-chair of the Minnesota Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Tony Tersigni
CEO, Ascension

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

David Torchiana
Former President & CEO, Partners Healthcare

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Susan L. Turney, M.D., MS, FACMPE
CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Bernard J. Tyson
Chairman & CEO, Kaiser Permanente

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Vikki Wachino
Principal, Viaduct Consulting, LLC; Former Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Natalie Weaver
Parent Advocate; Founder, Sophia's Voice; Co-founder of Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Jim Weinstein, D.O.
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare; Former CEO & President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Gary Wertish
President, Minnesota Farmers Union

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Penny Wheeler, M.D.
President & CEO, Allina Health

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Bradley Whitford
Actor and activist

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.
Economist; Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration under President George H.W. Bush

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

Cindy Zeldin, MA, MPH
Consumer Advocate; Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates; Former Executive Director, Georgians for a Healthy Future

FOUNDER'S COUNCIL MEMBER

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