AHSG Membership and Staff


sebelius150Kathleen Sebelius, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (2009-2014) and former Governor of Kansas (2003-2009)
Kathleen Sebelius is an expert on health policy, health care reform, human service delivery, and executive leadership. She served as secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014, leading President Obama’s charge to pass and implement the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius serves on the boards of Grand Rounds Inc., Hampton Creek Inc., and Humacyte Inc., and she is a senior advisor to Enhanced Pharma, and Out Leadership. From 2003 to 2009, Sebelius served as governor of Kansas. During her career, Sebelius has led numerous efforts on early childhood initiatives, women’s health, tobacco control, mental health parity, HIV/AIDS, polio, prevention of chronic diseases, and global health security.

thompsonTommy Thompson, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (2001-2005) and former Governor of Wisconsin (1987-2001)
Tommy Thompson is a former US Health and Human Services secretary, from 2001 to 2005, and four-term governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001. He was most recently a senior partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP and independent chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Thompson began his public-service career in 1966 as a representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He serves on the boards of CR Bard, Centene Corporation, United Therapeutics, and Cytori and chairs the boards of TherapeuticsMD and Physicians Realty Trust. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, his numerous awards include the Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Public Service Award.

Group Members

Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Rich Baron, President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

Richard Besser, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dena Bravata, CMO & Co-founder, Lyra Health

Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic

Susan DeVore, President and CEO, Premier Inc.

Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager, IBM Health

Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine (formerly, the Institute of Medicine)

Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO, EPIC

Harvey Fineberg, President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Kenneth Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Paul Ginsburg, University of Southern California: Professor of Public Policy and Director of Public Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics; Brookings Institution: Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and Director, Center for Health Policy

Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association

David Lansky, President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health

Larry Merlo, President, CVS Health

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University; Pulitzer Prize Winner (The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer)

Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

Andy Stern, President Emeritus, SEIU

Marta Tellado, President and CEO, Consumer Reports

Jeff Thompson, Former CEO, Gundersen Health System

Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Antonia Villarruel, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing