National Alliance Board of Governors


Neil Goldfarb, President & CEO
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Vice Chair

Jessica Brooks, Executive Director
Pittsburgh Business Group on Health


Chris Skisak, Executive Director
Houston Business Coalition on Health

Executive Committee 

Cristie Travis, CEO
Memphis Business Group on Health

Karen van Caulil, CEO
Florida Health Care Coalition

Board Representatives 

Denise Giambalvo, Executive Director
Employers' Health

Chris Goff, CEO and General Counsel
Employers Health

Diane Hess, Executive Director
Central Penn Business Group on Health

Anne Ladd, CEO
Wyoming Business Coalition on Health

Laurel Pickering, President & CEO
Northeast Business Group on Health

Chris Syverson, CEO
Nevada Business Group on Health

Lisa Wear-Ellington, CEO
South Carolina Business Coalition on Health

External Board Members

Garry Carneal
Founder, Schooner Strategies and Senior Policy Advisor, Kennedy Forum

Garry has researched, written and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology, and regulatory trends. He has established a track record helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, and other health-related businesses scale-up nationally. He also serves on several non-profit boards and committees. During his career, Carneal has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies. In 2007, Carneal founded Schooner Strategies, a consulting firm and incubator that identifies and implements business development solutions, leverages technology applications, engages in research and education initiatives, and manages health-related organizations. Garry previously served as the President & CEO, URAC and Vice President of Legal and State Affairs, American Association of Health Plans (now AHIP). Among a number of volunteer efforts, Carneal is a board member of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and Preventing Colorectal Cancer. He also serves on several committees for the Case Management Society of America (CMSA).

Kulleni Gebreyes, MD, MBA
Principal, Health Industries Advisory Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Kulleni is a physician consultant in PwC's Health Industries Advisory (HIA) practice. She specializes in strategic and care delivery transformation of health care organizations as they drive towards value based care and population health management. A physician leader with more than 17 years of experience across the commercial and public sector. Dr. Gebreyes is a board certified emergency medicine physician who has expertise in physician engagement and education, adoption and implementation of health information technology, quality and performance improvement, and compliance and assurance. Dr. Gebreyes has led numerous public-private sector collaborations across payer and provider enterprises in preparation for health care industry convergence. She leads initiatives which are designed to improve quality while reducing cost of care. She has deep insight into the functional requirements of complex systems operated by providers and payers.