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for people with

chronic diseases and disabilities

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Board of Directors

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.



John H. Klippel, MD
Arthritis Foundation



Larry Hausner

American Diabetes Association


Vice Chairperson

LaVarne A. Burton

American Kidney Fund



Jack Lewin, MD
American College of Cardiology



Dan Leonard

National Pharmaceutical Council


Immediate Past Chairperson

Steven Taylor

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation


*Ex Officio Member

Myrl Weinberg, CAE


National Health Council


David W. Beier



Randy Beranek

National Psoriasis Foundation


Nancy Brown

American Heart Association


John J. Castellani

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America


Barbara Collura

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association


George Guido

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals


Nina M. Hill, PhD

Pfizer Inc


Jennifer L. Howse, PhD

March of Dimes Foundation


Harry Johns

Alzheimer’s Association


Vicki Kalabokes

National Alopecia Areata Foundation


Eric Racine, PharmD, MBA



John R. Seffrin, PhD

American Cancer Society


Stephen J. Ubl

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)


Thomas W. Wallace

Eli Lilly and Company


*Ex officio, non-voting member