Board of Governors

National Alliance Board of Governors

National Alliance Board of Governors members are highly experienced thought leaders who serve as catalysts for continuously improving the organization and developing creative solutions to complex challenges. In-person and virtual meetings enable them to collaborate regularly to keep pace with the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace.



Gaye Fortner, President & CEO
HealthCare 21 Business Coalition

Chris Syverson


Chris Syverson, CEO
Nevada Business Group on Health


Robert Smith, Executive Director
Colorado Business Group on Health

Executive Committee Members

Bret Jackson

Bret Jackson, President
The Economic Alliance for Michigan


Cheryl Larson, President & CEO
Midwest Business Group on Health

Coalition Board Representatives

Al Charbonneau

Al Charbonneau, Executive Director
Rhode Island Business Group on Health

Nancy Guinto

Nancy Giunto, Executive Director
Washington Health Alliance

Peter Hayes

Peter Hayes, President & CEO
Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine

Bob McCollins

Bob McCollins, Managing Director
Employers' Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare

Gloria Sachdev

Gloria Sachdev, Executive Director
Employers' Forum of Indiana

Chris Skisak

Chris Skisak, Executive Director
Houston Business on Health

Karen van Cauli

Karen van Caulil , President & CEO
Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value

External Board Members

Leah Binder

Leah Binder, President and CEO
The Leapfrog Group

Lauren Buck

Lauren Block, Principal, Medicaid Policy & Programs
Aurrera Health Group

Wayne Rawlins

Wayne Rawlins, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
WellSpark Health

Christ-Marie Singleton

Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention