Advisory Board Members (learn more about our 2012 meeting)

Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedSci

Chairman of the University College London Partners Academic Health Science Partnership


Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH

President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System


Helen Darling

President & CEO, National Business Group on Health


Nancy Davenport-Ennis

Founder & CEO, National Patient Advocate Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation


Susan Dentzer

Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; former Editor-­in-­Chief of Health Affairs


Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD

President, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Executive Director, American College of Surgeons


Arnold Milstein, MD

Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health; National Health Care Thought Leader, Mercer Health and Benefits


Margaret E. O'Kane, MHA

President, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)


Peter R. Orszag, PhD

Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup Inc.; Columnist, Bloomberg View; previously served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration


William P. Pierskalla, PhD

Professor and former Dean of the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, former President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies


J. Sanford Schwartz, MD

Leon Hess Professor of Medicine and Health Management & Economics, School of Medicine and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA

President & CEO, California HealthCare Foundation


Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD

President & CEO, Geisinger Health System


James R. Tallon Jr., MA

President of the United Hospital Fund of New York, Chair of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Secretary/Treasurer of the Alliance for Health Reform


Richard J. Umbdenstock

President & CEO, American Hospital Association


Gail R. Wilensky, PhD

Senior Fellow, Project HOPE, President of the Defense Health Board, a Federal advisory board to the Secretary of Defense, Former Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now known as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).