Board of Directors

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The National Health Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of representatives from our various membership categories. Board members set the strategic direction and establish policy to guide the NHC in meeting its mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

Effective January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Officers

Chairperson
Cyndi Zagieboylo
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Chairperson-Elect
Robert Gebbia
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Vice Chairperson
Steven Taylor, MBA
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

Treasurer
Paul Pomerantz
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Secretary
Richard F. Pops
Alkermes

Immediate Past Chairperson
Tracy Smith Hart
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

 

Board Members

Margaret Anderson, MA
Faster Cures- A Center of the Milken Institute

Marcia Boyle, MS
Immune Deficiency Foundation

LaVarne Burton
American Kidney Fund

Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr., JD
Generic Pharmaceutical Association

Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD
Johnson & Johnson

Patricia Furlong
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Kevin L. Hagan
American Diabetes Association

Katharine Knobil, MD
GlaxoSmithKline

Cassandra McCullough, MBA
Association of Black Cardiologists

Barbara Newhouse
ALS Association

Ann Palmer
Arthritis Foundation

Harold Paz, MD, MS
Aetna

Gary M. Reedy
American Cancer Society

Susan Sherman, MHA
The LAM Foundation

Stephen J. Ubl
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Ex Officio Member
Marc Boutin, JD
National Health Council

 

Former Chairs of the Board

2015

Randy Beranek
National Psoriasis Foundation

2014

Nancy Brown
American Heart Association

2013

LaVarne A. Burton
American Kidney Fund

2012

Larry Hausner
American Diabetes Association

2011

John H. Klippel, MD
Arthritis Foundation

2010

Steve Taylor, MBA
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

2009

Cindy Brownstein
Spina Bifida Association

2008

Margaret C. Kirk
Breast Cancer Network of Strength

2007

James E. Williams, Jr.
Easter Seals

2006

John Walsh
Alpha-1 Foundation

2005

Eric R. Hargis
Epilepsy Foundation