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, and 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. Mr. Scully received a bachelor’s from the University of Virginia in 1979 and a juris doctorate 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.
Michael J. Alkire, MBA – Board Member
Michael Alkire is the president of Premier and leads the continued integration of Premier’s clinical, financial, supply chain, and operational performance improvement offerings helping member hospitals and health systems provide higher quality care at a better cost. He oversees Premier’s quality, safety, labor, and supply chain technology apps and data-driven collaboratives. Prior to serving as president, Mr. Alkire was president of Premier Purchasing Partners, which offers group purchasing, supply chain, and resource utilization services to hospitals and health systems. Mr. Alkire graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.
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 doctorate 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 an associate professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health. She is the former president of IMPAQ, a policy research and analytics firm focused on health care, workforce, and human services. Prior to joining IMPAQ, she served as vice president for policy, strategy, and analytics with McDermott+Consulting and as the associate director for health programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Obama. Dr. Enekwechi completed a bachelor’s at the University of Iowa, a master’s in public policy at the American University, and a doctoral degree in health services and policy from the University of Iowa. She also completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago.
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 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and chief of staff of the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance. Ms. Faup holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Manhattanville College and a juris doctorate from the University of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce Law).
Vicky Gregg – Board Member
Vicky Gregg has a deep experience in health care ranging from direct patient care to her long tenure as a chief executive spans hospital administration, long-term care, and health care benefits and financing. Currently she is a co-founder of Guidon Partners, GP, LLC since November 2014. Ms. Gregg served as the chief executive officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee from January 2003 to December 2012. She served as market vice president for Humana in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana prior to joining BlueCross. Ms. Gregg was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to the National Institutes of Health Commission on Systemic Interoperability, served on the Boards of the BlueCross BlueShield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans, including two years as Chair, the National Institute of Healthcare Management (NIHCM), and the Board of the University of Tennessee.
Elizabeth Hall – Board 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, and Washington-based organizations and coalitions. Prior to joining Anthem, Ms. Hall served as the director of the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also worked for Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) in Congress. She has a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dan Mendelson, MPP — Board Member
Dan Mendelson is the founder and former CEO of Avalere Health. He is also Operating Partner at Welsh Carson, a private equity firm. 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. Dan presently serves on the boards of Champions Oncology (CSBR), Centrexion Therapeutics, Partners in Primary Care, and Audacious Inquiry. He is adjunct professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and viola performance from Oberlin College (1986), and a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1990).
Margaret A. Murray – Board Member
Margaret 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 master’s in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and her bachelor’s cum laude in economics and classical civilization from Wellesley College.
Francine Parker – Board Member
Francine (Fran) Parker is a health care executive known nationally for the role she played developing and leading the United Auto Workers (UAW) Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States. After a decade of service as CEO, Parker retired from the trust in 2019. Under her leadership, the trust grew its assets to $56.7 billion, a sum it continues to manage to cover the health care needs of 635,000 members–all retired UAW employees–across the United States. Before joining the trust, Ms. Parker spent nearly three decades at the Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, which provides coverage to nearly one million individuals. She joined as one of HAP’s 14 original employees and worked her way up, spending the last five years of her tenure as president and CEO. Ms. Parker has also held leadership roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Henry Ford Health System. Now retired, she is a trustee of several employer-funded Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Associations that are managed to provide ongoing access to health care for retirees and eligible dependents. Formerly, Ms. Parker served as a regent, and regent chair, for Eastern Michigan University and as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council. In 2019, she was recognized as a Newsmaker of the Year by Crain’s Detroit Business.
Kirsten Sloan – Board 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 A. Williams – Board Member
Ronald 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 master’s in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S. – Board Member
M. Roy Wilson is the president of Wayne State University. Prior to joining Wayne State, Dr. Wilson served as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Previously, Dr. Wilson was dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences at Creighton University, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus and chair of the Board of Directors of University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School.
Sarah J. Dash — President and CEO
Sarah 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’s in public health from Yale University and a bachelor’s of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hon. John D. Rockefeller IV – Founder and Chairman Emeritus
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.