FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kelly Appenzeller
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 3, 2018) – The Alliance for Health Policy is pleased to announce that Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, has been elected chair of the board of directors and Thomas A. Scully, J.D., of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, is the elected vice chair.
“Reed and Tom bring years of diverse knowledge and perspectives to our board leadership, and represent a broad spectrum of bipartisan approaches to health care policies,” said president and CEO, Sarah J. Dash. “Together, with our board of directors, the Alliance is well-positioned to continue its mission of providing nonpartisan, evidence-based education and dialogue to the beltway health policy community and beyond.”
Dr. Tuckson joined the board in 1991 at the inception of the organization and has been a champion for the Alliance while serving as president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; the senior vice president, professional standards, of the American Medical Association; and the executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group.
Mr. Scully brings special insights to the Alliance as exemplified by his service as the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under President George W. Bush and his leadership roles in private sector health care delivery.
The Alliance also expresses its appreciation to its outgoing chair, Robert Graham, M.D., whose leadership has been essential in overseeing the evolution of the Alliance to meet the exciting opportunities before us to realize the Alliance’s vision of creating a better health care system through bipartisan dialogue and informed opinions.
Read more about Dr. Tuckson, Mr. Scully and the Alliance here:
Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
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.
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 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.
About the Alliance for Health Policy:
The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. We believe a better health care system begins with a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives. Regardless of their point of view, our audience recognizes the Alliance’s reputation as a well-respected source for unbiased health policy information.