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National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Elects New Board
NVBGH CEO Chris Syverson named Chair; ERIC CEO Annette Guarisco Fildes and
NASHP Executive Director Hemi Tewarson join as external board members
WASHINGTON – June 30, 2022 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions announced its slate of new officers for the Board of Governors at its 2022 Leadership Summits held June 27-28 in Detroit. 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.
Chris Syverson, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Business Group on Health, was named Chair; Bret Jackson, President, the Economic Alliance for Michigan, is Vice Chair; Peter Hayes, President and CEO, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine, is Secretary/Treasurer; and Representatives are Jenny Goins, President and CEO, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, and Gaye Fortner, President and CEO, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition.
- Al Charbonneau, Executive Director, Rhode Island Business Group on Health
- Randa Deaton, Vice President Purchaser Engagement, Purchaser Business Group on Health
- Cheryl Larson, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
- Bob McCollins, Managing Director, Employers’ Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare
- Jon Rankin, President and CEO, North Carolina Business Group on Health
- Gloria Sachdev, PharmD, President and CEO, Employers’ Forum of Indiana
- Karen van Caulil, PhD, President and CEO, Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value
“As Board Chair I look forward to collaborating with coalition colleagues and other stakeholders as we continue the important work on behalf of our employer/purchaser members to achieve cost-effective, high-quality, and accessible care for their employees and family members,” said Chris Syverson.
Newly elected as external board members are Annette Guarisco Fildes, JD, CEO of The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), and Hemi Tewarson, MPH, JD, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy. Continuing for the second year of their term are Wayne Rawlins, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WellSpark Health, and Christa-Marie Singleton, MPH, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We’re entering a new area of transparency, unprecedented change and opportunity,” said National Alliance President and CEO Michael Thompson. “Employers and other purchasers can act both individually and collectively to impact not just their own programs but our nation’s healthcare system. We appreciate the efforts of our coalitions and external partners serving on the board to drive these changes.”
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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