Health, Medicine and Society Program
Health, Medicine and Society Program
Advisory Board Chairs
Christine Todd Whitman is a highly respected leader and advisor on environmental issues affecting communities, nations, and private industries. She served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003. Before that, she served for seven years as Governor of New Jersey, the first woman elected to that position in state history. During her time as Governor, she signed the Health Care Quality Act of 1997, issued an HMO Consumer Bill of Rights, and created the FamilyCare program, which provided insurance to parents of KidCare children who are at 200 percent of the federal poverty level, as well as singles and childless couples up to 100 percent of the poverty line. As EPA Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies, among other achievements. Gov. Whitman is now the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental and energy issues. She sits on the Governing Board of the Park City Center for Public Policy, is co-chair of Clean and Safe Energy, and is co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council, which she founded.
Mark B. Ganz is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Regence Group, a not-for-profit health and life insurance company based in Portland, serving nearly three million people in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah. Since joining Regence in 1992, Ganz has served as chief operating officer, chief legal officer and secretary, chief compliance officer and president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. An active community leader, he chairs the boards of Catholic Charities and Greenlight Greater Portland, a regional economic development corporation. Board memberships include Portland General Electric Inc., U.S. Bank-Oregon Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Oregon Business Council, University of Portland Board of Regents, Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council, JELD-WEN Tradition Foundation, BlueCross and BlueShield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While an undergraduate, he was a member of the staff of Senator Henry M. Jackson.
Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg is Tenured Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and co-author of the seminal book Redefining Health Care. The book, which Dr. Teisberg wrote with Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, is refocusing the health care dialogue on the issue of driving improvement in value for patients. By focusing on the central issue of improving care delivery, the book moves the discussion from cost containment and cost shifting to the fundamental and critical issues of health and care. For this work, Dr. Teisberg has received The Wachovia Award for Research Excellence. Additionally, she and professor Porter jointly received the Book of the Year Award for Redefining Health Care from the American Academy of Health Care Executives.
Joseph M. Hogan is Chief Executive Officer of the ABB Group, a position that he assumed in September 2008. He formerly was president and CEO of GE Healthcare, which was previously known as GE Medical Systems. GE Healthcare is now a $17 billion global business and the only GE business headquartered outside the United States. During his tenure at GE Healthcare, the business more than doubled in revenue and was transformed into the leading diagnostics, information technology and life sciences company worldwide. Hogan began his career at GE in 1985 and advanced through a series of leadership roles at GE Plastics in sales, marketing and product management. In March 1998, he was named president and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc., a global supplier of industrial controls systems. He sits on the Boards of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Advamed.
Advisory Board Members
Delos “Toby” Cosgrove
C. Martin Harris
John Parr** Mark Pauly Michael Porter Franklin Raines Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg* Christine Todd Whitman* * Co-Chairs ** A founding member, Mr. Parr died during his term.
Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg*
Christine Todd Whitman*
** A founding member, Mr. Parr died during his term.