AHSG Membership and Staff
Kathleen 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.
Tommy 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, CMO & Co-founder, Lyra Health
Toby Cosgrove, Executive Advisor and Former CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic; Executive Adviser to Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences
Susan DeVore, President and 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
David Lansky, President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
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
Marta Tellado, President and CEO, Consumer Reports
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 (on leave), Member, U.S. House of Representatives (FL-27); 18th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (1993-2001)
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)