Elects New Board for 2021

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Media Contact: Cary Conway
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National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Elects New Board Officers

WASHINGTON – July 14, 2021 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions announced its slate of new officers for the Board of Governors. Officers are elected by their board peers based on proven leadership and commitment to the National Alliance, as well as their efforts to advance and strengthen value-based purchasing strategies.


Bob McCollins, Managing Director, Employers’ Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare, and Chris Syverson, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Business Group on Health, are coalition leaders newly elected to the Board. Wayne Rawlins, MD, Chief Medical Officers for WellSpark Health, and an active member of the National Alliance Medical Director Advisory Council, was elected to serve as an External Board Member.

Officers continuing to serve their terms on the Board:

  • Gaye Fortner, President and CEO, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition – Chair
  • Randa Deaton, President and CEO, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Vice Chair
  • Robert Smith, Executive Director, Colorado Business Group on Health Secretary-Treasurer
  • Bret Jackson, President, The Economic Alliance for Michigan
  • Cheryl Larson, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
  • Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance
  • Peter Hayes, President and CEO, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
  • Gloria Sachdev, Executive Director, Employers’ Forum of Indiana
  • Chris Skisak, Executive Director, Houston Business on Health
  • Karen van Caulil, President and CEO, Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value

Three external members continue to serve their terms on the Board:

  • Lauren Block, Program Director, National Governors Association
  • Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group
  • Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Especially given the challenges that employers and other healthcare purchasers have faced over the last year and a half, the National Alliance is fortunate to have the insight and participation of these industry experts,” said Michael Thompson, National Alliance President and CEO. “We appreciate their engagement and leadership in our efforts to promote transparency, reward and recognize value and performance, improve health and access to care, and facilitate alternative payment methodologies.”

About National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) is the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare value across the country. Its members represent private and public sector, nonprofit, and Taft-Hartley organizations, and more than 45 million Americans, spending over $300 billion annually on healthcare. To learn more, visit nationalalliancehealth.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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