Board of Directors

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D. — Chair 
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.

Thomas A. Scully, J.D. – Vice Chair and Secretary
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 Office of Management and Budget, 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.

David Lansky, Ph.D.Treasurer
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 60 large employers and health care purchasers representing over six 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.

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.Board Member
Tanisha Carino is the chief corporate affairs officer for Alexion. Prior to joining Alexion, Dr. Carino served as Executive Director of FasterCures, a Center of the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan think tank whose mission is working with global government, philanthropic, and business leaders to accelerate treatments to patients. Prior to leading FasterCures, Dr. Carino was an executive at GlaxoSmithKline where she led the United States policy function, and spent over a decade with Avalere Health, a strategic advisory services organization, where she worked with senior leaders of life sciences companies to maximize opportunities and mitigate challenges related to biomedical research and patient access. She also worked in the U.S. Medicare program to improve access for its beneficiaries and support the development of real-world evidence. Dr. Carino is a Fulbright Fellow, earned her Ph.D. in health policy from Johns Hopkins University, and is associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., MPP – Board Member
Adaeze Enekwechi is President of IMPAQ, a policy research and analytics firm delivering evidence that shapes the world. IMPAQ brings clear answers to the most important questions in health care, workforce, and human services, through cutting-edge research, analytics, and technical support. Prior to joining IMPAQ, she served as vice president for policy, strategy, and analytics with McDermott+Consulting and the associate director for health programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Obama. Dr. Enekwechi completed a BA at the University of Iowa, an MPP at the American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa.

Dianne Faup, J.D. – Board Member
Dianne Faup is a founding partner at Speire Healthcare Strategies, a boutique healthcare consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services at the intersection of policy and strategy. She has over 25 years of experience working in the health care industry as an attorney, a management consultant and a government executive. Previously, she held senior leadership positions in Booz Allen Hamilton and KPMG Europe and served as a senior advisor to then-Deputy Secretary Alex Azar of the US Department of Health & Human Services and chief of staff of the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance. Faup holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Manhattanville College and a Juris Doctor from University of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce Law).

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.

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.

Dan Mendelson, MPP — Board Member
Dan Mendelson is the founder of Avalere Health. Now, he serves as an advisor to the organization. From 1998 to 2000, Dan served as associate director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton White House.  Prior to joining OMB, Dan was senior vice president of The Lewin Group and Director of the Medical Technology Practice. He was also closely involved in the operations of Value Rx, a pharmacy benefit management company (PBM). Dan presently serves on the boards of Champions Oncology (CSBR) and Centrexion Therapeutics. He is executive-in-residence at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Duke Margolis Center. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and viola performance from Oberlin College (1986), and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1990).

Margaret A. MurrayBoard Member
Margaret A. Murray is the founding CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). Prior to leading ACAP, Mrs. Murray 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 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 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. Before the coalition, Mr. Rother was the executive vice president of policy, strategy and international affairs at AARP. Mr. Rother earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

 Kirsten SloanBoard Member
Kirsten Sloan is senior policy director 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. In addition, she manages a team of senior policy principals and analysts with a focus on access to care, emerging science, and prevention. Kirsten came to ACS CAN from the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she served as the vice president and helped manage the organization ‘s health policy portfolio. Before working for the National Partnership, she was director of federal health issues for AARP, leading advocacy efforts around Medicare and health care. Kirsten is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Ronald Williams – Board Member
Ronald A. Williams is Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC and is the former Chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Mr. Williams is the bestselling author of “Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization”, developed from Mr. Williams’s own personal and professional journey, as well as the experiences of some of America’s leading CEOs. He is a graduate of Roosevelt University and holds an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sarah J. DashPresident and CEO
Sarah J. Dash is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy. She 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.

 

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Hon. John D. Rockefeller IV
Senator Jay Rockefeller served five terms as a Democratic senator from West Virginia. He was chairman of the Alliance 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.