Governor Michael O. Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993-2003). While at EPA he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel. His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu. Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association. He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade. He and his wife Jacalyn S. Leavitt lead a full live with five children and 15 grandchildren. Mike is an avid golfer. He got his first hole in one on his 60th birthday.
Sarah J. Dash, MPH, is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. She drives the mission and vision of the Alliance, as well as advances and maintains the reputation of the organization as the leading nonpartisan resource for policymakers and health leaders in an evolving health policy environment. Sarah joined the Alliance in 2014 as the vice president for policy and became president and CEO in May 2017. Sarah has long been an influential force in shaping health policy, having served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill and as a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Sarah holds a master’s degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and literature from MIT. Sarah also holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.