AHSG Membership and Staff


sebelius150Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2009-2014); former Governor, State 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, 19th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2001-2005); former Governor, State 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.


Marcia Angell, Senior Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

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

Richard Besser, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Gail K. Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem, Inc.

Dena Bravata, Healthcare Entrepreneur

Toby Cosgrove, Executive Advisor and Former CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic; Executive Adviser to Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences

Susan DeVore, CEO, Premier Inc.

Deborah DiSanzo, Fellow, Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative

Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine

Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO, EPIC Systems

David Feinberg, Vice President Healthcare, Google

Harvey Fineberg, President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Helene Gayle, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

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

Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association

Larry Merlo, President, CVS Health

David J. Skorton, President and CEO, Association of Amerian Medical Colleges

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

Andy Stern, President Emeritus, SEIU

Jeff Thompson, Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus, Gundersen Health System

Antonia Villarruel, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, American University, 22nd U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2014-2017)

Michael O. Leavitt, Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners; 20th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009)

Donna Shalala, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (FL-27); 18th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (1993-2001) (on leave)

Louis Sullivan, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine; Chairman, Sullivan Alliance; Chairman, National Health Museum; 17th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989-1993)

David Mathews, President and CEO, Kettering Foundation; 11th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1975-1977)