Board of Directors

Robert Graham, M.D. — Chairman
Robert Graham, M.D., has served in a series of positions in both the private and public health care sectors since 1970. His federal service has included posts as the first administrator of the Health Resources & Services Administration and as deputy director of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. In addition, he served from 1985 to 2000 as the executive vice president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D. — Vice Chairman and Secretary
Reed Tuckson is the managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes. Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as executive vice president and chief of medical affairs for UnitedHealth Group. Prior to that, Dr. Tuckson’s career includes leadership positions at the American Medical Association, the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the District of Columbia government.

Nancy W. Dickey, M.D.Treasurer
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., is president emeritus of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, and professor in the College of Medicine. Dr. Dickey served as president of the American Medical Association in 1998-99. She also has been active in numerous other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association.

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.Board Member
Tanisha Carino is vice president of U.S. public policy at GSK. Prior to joining the company, she oversaw advisory and research services at Avalere Health, a strategic health care advisory company. Tanisha brings over 15 years of experience in consulting, management, health policy and strategy development across government, industry and academia. Tanisha has a Ph.D. in health policy from Johns Hopkins University and serves as an associate faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a board member of Bread for the City in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth HallBoard Member
Elizabeth Hall is the vice president of federal affairs and director of the Washington office for Anthem, Inc. She and her staff represent the company’s positions to Congress, the administration, Washington-based organizations and coalitions. Prior to joining Anthem, Liz served as the director of the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. She also worked for Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) in Congress. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Lansky, Ph.D.Board Member
David Lansky is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health, and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care. Since 2008, Dr. Lansky has led the coalition of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing over five million Americans. Dr. Lansky has served as a board member or adviser to the National Quality Forum, National Priorities Partnership, the Joint Commission, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Leapfrog Group, and the Medicare Beneficiary Education Advisory Panel.

Peter M. Leibold, J.D.Board Member
Peter M. Leibold is the chief advocacy officer for Ascension. In this role, Leibold works closely with executive leadership, advocacy and government affairs leaders across the Health Ministries of Ascension. Prior to joining Ascension, Leibold served for fifteen years as the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Health Lawyers Association. Prior to that, Leibold served as general counsel to the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D. — Board Member
Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., is the Robert J. Margolis professor of business, medicine, and health policy, and director of the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. He is a physician-economist who focuses on quality and value in health care including payment reform, real-world evidence and more effective drug and device innovation. He is former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Margaret A. MurrayBoard Member
Margaret A. Murray is the founding CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). Prior to leading ACAP, Meg was the Medicaid director in New Jersey and oversaw the expansion of the FamilyCare program to cover all children under 350 percent of poverty. She was also a senior budget analyst for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She has served the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Public Financing and Delivery of HIV Care, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and on the board of a Community Health Center in Southern Maryland. She received her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and her B.A. cum laude in economics and classical civilization from Wellesley College.

Francine ParkerBoard Member
Francine Parker is executive director of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The UAW Trust, launched in 2010, administers health care benefits to more than 806,000 retirees and eligible dependents from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Prior to her role at the the UAW Trust, Ms. Parker served as president and chief executive officer of Health Alliance Plan and senior vice president of insurance-purchaser relations for Henry Ford Health System.

John C. Rother, J.D. — Board Member
John Rother is president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, bringing together employers, unions, insurers, providers and consumers around the common goals of keeping health care affordable, protecting vulnerable populations and improving value. For the previous 27 years, Mr. Rother was with AARP, most recently as executive vice president of policy, strategy and international affairs.

Thomas Scully, J.D.Board Member
Thomas Scully is a general partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Prior to joining WCAS, he was the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for three years under President George W. Bush and the president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals for six years. He also served as the deputy assistant to the president and as the associate director of OMB under President George H.W. Bush, and he has practiced law at Alston and Bird; Patton Boggs; and Akin, Gump, Strauss Hauer and Feld. Tom received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1979 and a J.D. from Catholic University in 1986.

Kirsten SloanBoard Member
Kirsten Sloan is vice president for policy at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. She leads ACS CAN ‘s policy work in support of the organization ‘s extensive federal, state and local advocacy agendas. Kirsten came to ACS CAN from the National Partnership for Women & Families, where as a vice president she helped manage the organization ‘s health policy portfolio. Before working for the National Partnership, she was director of federal health issues for AARP, where she led advocacy efforts around Medicare and health care. Kirsten is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Sarah J. DashPresident and CEO
Sarah joined the Alliance in April 2014 as vice president for Policy. Prior to joining the Alliance, she was a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She has also served as a senior health policy aide on Capitol Hill. She received her Master in Public Health degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT.

Honorary Co-Chairmen

Hon. Roy Blunt 
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Senate Rules Committee. He also serves as the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Hon. Benjamin Cardin 
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., serves as ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a senior member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Hon. John D. Rockefeller IV
Jay Rockefeller served five terms as a Democratic senator from West Virginia. He was chairman of the Alliance for Health Reform from its founding in 1991 to 2007, and honorary chairman from 2008 until he retired from the Senate in 2014. During his Senate tenure, Sen. Rockefeller chaired the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Health Care (Pepper Commission) and the National Commission on Children. Under his leadership, the children’s commission became a model for bipartisan lawmaking on children’s education, welfare and health care issues. Sen. Rockefeller was also chairman of the Finance Committee’s Health Care Subcommittee, and chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, among his other committee assignments.