Healthcare Leaders for Democracy

Healthcare Leaders for Democracy is a volunteer-led initiative of healthcare professionals in support of Movement Voter PAC. When we elect the right leaders — and hold them accountable to pass robust social, economic, and healthcare policies — we will gain the health outcomes we need and deserve. Learn moreDonate  

Public Co-Sponsors

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

Kirk Adams, Executive Director, Healthcare Education Project

Stuart Altman, PhD, Chaikin Professor of National and State Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Alistair Bell, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Boston Medical Center Health System

Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and TH Chan School of Public Health, former Chief Medical Officer, Ariadne Labs; former SVP Baystate Health

Don Berwick, MD, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Former President/CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Akriti Bhambi, EdM, Vice President, SKDK and Former Director of Health Equity, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Aliya Bhatia, MPP, Executive Director, Vot-ER, a nonpartisan organization focused on healthcare-based voter registration

Heather Booth, Partner and Consultant, Democracy Partners

Jeanette Clough, MS, MHA, RN, former CEO, Mount Auburn Hospital and Principal, Clough Consulting Group 

Andrew Dreyfus, Former President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University

Norbert Goldfield, MD, Executive Director, Ask Nurses and Doctors

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Clinical Associate Professor, Co-executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, Former President & CEO of Partners (Mass General Brigham) HealthCare and Former CEO of Partners in Health

Charles Homer, MD, Founder, National Institute of Children’s Health Quality and Obama Appointee, Department of Health and Human Services

Lucian Leape, MD, Patient Safety Champion and a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Quality of Care in America Committee which published “To Err is Human” (1999) and “Crossing the Quality Chasm” (2001).

Stanley Lewis, MD, Former Chief Strategy Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health

David Longworth, MD, Former President, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Chair, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care

Alister Martin, MD, MPP, Founder, Vot-ER

John E. McDonough, DRPH, MPA, Professor of Public Health Practice, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thomas Newman, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics

Laura Packard, founder of Health Care Voices and Voices of Health Care Action

Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, Deputy Chair, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor, Harvard Medical School

Sandhya Rao, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President & CEO, Emerson Health System

Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Former Associate Chief and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Public and Community Psychiatry

Peter Slavin, MD, Former President, Massachusetts General Hospital

Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Rachel Wilson, MHA, President, CIC Health

Louis J. Woolf, MBA, President & CEO, Hebrew SeniorLife

Chris Adams, MD

Mona Al-Amin, PhD, MPH, Chair and Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration and Director of the Healthcare Administration Program, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University

Diane Anderson, RN, MS, Former CEO, Lawrence General Hospital

Katherine Atkinson, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, Atkinson Family Practice

Kevin M. Ban, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Walgreens

Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, Former Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Lisa Bard Levine, MD, MBA, Strategic Advisor and Former CEO, The MAVEN Project; COO, Easy CV; Founder, LBL Innovations

Linda Battaglini, MS, Former Governance Development Advisor and Principal, Battaglini Consulting; Past President, NE Society for Healthcare Strategy

Joni R. Beshansky, RN, MPH, LP.D., Director, Master of Healthcare Administration and Associate Professor, Boston College

Morris Birnbaum, MD, PHD, Consultant

Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Winfield S. Brown, MHA , MSB, FACHE, President & CEO Heywood Healthcare

Stuart Burstin MD, PhD, FACP, FCPP, Interim National Director of Infectious Diseases, Aids Healthcare Foundation

Edward Butler, MD, Former CMO and Chief Academic Officer, Hallmark Health System

Jayson C. Carr, MD, Regional Medical Director, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Joe Castellana, Ph.D, MBA, Former Vice President, Medical Administration, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Mass General Brigham

John Christoforo, LFACHE, MBA, Principal, Christoforo Healthcare Consulting and Former President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare

Marta Corvelo, CEO, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

Mindy Crowley, PHD, Clinical Psychologist

Steve Defossez, MD, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and Principal, DefoSays Consulting

Charles Donahue, MD, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and Principal, DefoSays Consulting

Michael Durkin, Former President and CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack

James Fallon, MBA, Former Senior Vice President, Hallmark Health and COO, Lawrence Memorial

Robert R. Fanning, Former President & CEO of Northeast Health System

Christine Ferguson, Principal, Leverage

Richard Fernandez, President, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton

Maureen Flannery, MD, MPH, Family Physician (Retired)

Lachlan Forrow, Senior Fellow Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Laura Garelick, MD; Chief, Family Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham

Matthew C. Germak, MD, MPH, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary

Elise Gettings, RN, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jay Gold, MD, JD, MPH, Retired

Sally Goodwin, MD

Richard H. Gregg, MA, MBA, Distinguished Instructor of Healthcare Administration, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University 

Susan Haas, M.D., M.Sc, Former Chief ObGyn, Atrius Health and MITRE Corporation

Brent L. Henry, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

Ellen Israel, RN, CNM, MPF, Formerly with MassCare/Medicare for All for Massachusetts

Jamie Katz, JD, General Counsel, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Paul Lipke, Former Senior Advisor for Health Care without Harm

Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer,
Hebrew SeniorLife; Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Pauline Lodge, MS, Former Senior Vice President Strategic Planning and Business Development,
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Saranya Loehrer, Founder, C3 Collaboratives and Co-Founder, Civic Health Alliance

Pam MacEwan, Former CEO Washington Health Benefit

Amy MacNulty, Former President, MacNulty Consulting, LLC and Senior Principal, Noblis Health

Marsha Maurer, RN, Healthcare and Nursing Leader, Former Senior VP, Patient Care Services and
CNO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Paul Hart Miller, Administrative Director, Network Operations, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center

Melissa Monahan, Chief of Staff, President and CEO’s Office, Boston Medical Center Health

Karen Moore, RN, MS, FACHE, Principal, Karen Moore Consulting and Former Sr VP
Operations/CNO Lawrence General Hospital

Suzanne O’Connor, MSN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Founder and Principal, Healthcare Satisfaction Consulting, Former Clinical Nurse Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR, President, Health Literacy Consulting

Richard Parker, MD, Hospice Physician, Care Dimensions and Former Chief Medical Officer, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions 

Russell Phillips, MD, Director, Center for Primary Care and William Applebaum Professor of
Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Evy Picker, MD, Internist and Former Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Daniel Ploof, Regional Director of Physician Relations, CareOne Management

Rachel Pohl, Strategy Advisor, Pohl Consulting

Ronald Pollack, Chair Emeritus of Families USA

Amit Powar, MD, President, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Medical Group

Tim Quigley, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Special Projects, South Shore Hospital

Jim Recht, Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School & Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Barbara Roberge, PhD, GNP, Former lead NP and Director of Quality, Massachusetts General Hospital, Senior Health Practice

Julie Rosen, Principal and Leader, Not for Profit Practice, WittKieffer

Robert Schreiber, MD, AGSF, Vice President and National Medical Director, myPlace Health

Roger Schutt, DO, Post Acute Medical Director, Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network and Medical Director, Extended Care Community Program, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare

Janet Selcer, Coordinator, MVP Volunteer Eastern MA Hub

Lillian Shirley, Former Public Health Director State of Oregon and Past President of National Association of City and County Health Directors

Lisa Simpson, (Retiring) Executive Director of AcademyHealth

Christopher Stewart, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Fransico

Bill Walczak, Former CEO, Codman Square Health Center, South End Community Health; Carney Hospital

Joel Weissman, Professor of Surgery (Health Policy) Harvard Medical School, Former Senior Health Policy Advisor, Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services

Geoffrey Wilkinson, Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Ashley Yeats, MD, Vice President, Medical Operations, BCBSMA and Former CMO Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton

Jeff Zegas, CEO and Founder ZurickDavis, Inc.

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