Alliance for Health Reform Leadership Transition

The Alliance for Health Reform is announcing that Marilyn Serafini, after five years of service, and the last year as co-CEO, will be leaving the organization at the end of the month.

“From the time she arrived at the Alliance, Marilyn has been instrumental in advancing our mission of educating and informing policy makers, the press, and the broader health policy community,” Alliance Board of Directors Chair Dr. Robert Graham said. “By using her passion for, and deep understanding of, health policy and policymaking, Marilyn has given our programming the greatest possible impact and maximized its usefulness to a diverse bipartisan audience.

“Marilyn’s tenure this past year as president and co-CEO coincided with the organizations 25th anniversary, and she played a significant role in a review of the Alliance’s core mission and strategy. During the past year Marilyn was a key participant in developing new types of Alliance programming that have benefited congressional and administration staff, and an expanded resource base for the press. This past year has also seen the creation of new strategic partnerships that will be key to the Alliance’s ability in the future to continue its vital role in the health policy debate. We will miss her energy and leadership, but we are grateful that she is leaving the Alliance on solid ground for future success,” Graham concluded.

“The role of the Alliance in ensuring a balanced health care policy conversation has never been more important, and I am delighted that I have had the opportunity to help guide the future path of the organization,” Serafini said.

With Serafini’s departure, Sarah Dash will assume the role of the sole president and CEO of the organization. “We are enthusiastic about her vision to continue the Alliance’s tradition of honest and nonpartisan dialogue,” said Dr. Reed Tuckson, the Alliance’s vice chair. “As we continue to celebrate the last 25 years of progress, we are equally excited about the future role of the Alliance in supporting the development of sound health policy.”

The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers understand the foundations of health policy, the roots of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. Since our founding nearly 25 years ago, we have earned a reputation as an honest broker in the Washington, D.C., health policy community.