Michael Bodaken, J.D., serves as the president of the National Housing Trust and as the vice president of Homes for America, Inc. He served as the head of the National Housing Trust for more than 13 years. Mr. Bodaken is chiefly involved in administration, business planning, technical assistance, and public policy. Mr. Bodaken has been directly involved in providing technical assistance to capable nonprofit organizations interested in purchasing affordable, multi-family housing developments. He served as the deputy mayor of the City of Los Angeles with the responsibility for, among other things, the housing and community development programs of the city. He is a frequent moderator and panelist at regional and national housing conferences concerning the preservation of multifamily housing. He is proficient in investment, tax, and legal matters concerning housing and community economic development. He practiced as a public interest lawyer with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services. He is recognized as a key national leader in the affordable housing field. He serves on the boards of numerous national housing organizations, including Homes for America, Inc., Housing Preservation Project, Urban Vision, Fairfax and Montgomery County Housing Tax Forces, and Stewards for Affordable Housing for the Future. Mr. Bodaken has a J.D. from Peoples College of Law and a B.A. from The University of Iowa.
Raphael Bostic, Ph.D., is the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California’s
Price School of Public Policy and the chair of the Department of Governance, Management, and the Policy Process. For 3 years, he was the Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that Senate-confirmed principal position, he advised HUD’s secretary on policy and research in order to promote informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals.
Debbie Chang, M.P.H., is the vice president of policy and prevention for Nemours, in which she focuses on developing and achieving Nemours’ policy and advocacy goals; identifying, evaluating, replicating, and promoting model practices and policies in strategic areas such as innovation in child health promotion, prevention, and Nemours’ integrated system of care; and developing and advancing Nemours’ visionary child health prevention strategy across the enterprise. Ms. Chang is also leading a collaborative learning effort with eight communities across the country to harness and promote innovative policies and practices to improve the health and well-being of children in cross-sectoral (i.e., integrating health and other sectors serving children), place-based approaches. During the past 5 years at Nemours, she created and led Nemours Health & Prevention Services, an operating division devoted to improving children’s health over time through a cross-sectoral, community-based model in Delaware that includes developing, implementing, evaluating, and promoting model prevention interventions. Ms. Chang has more than 22 years of federal and state government and private-sector experience in the health field. She has worked on a range of key health programs and issues including Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicare, Maternal and Child Health, national health care reform, and financing coverage for the uninsured. She has held the following federal and state positions: deputy secretary of health care financing at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, with oversight for the State of Maryland’s Medicaid program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program; director of the Office of Legislation for the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services); and the director of SCHIP when it was first instituted in 1997. Ms. Chang also served as the senior health policy advisor to former U.S. Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr., the former chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured. She currently serves as the co-principal investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson evaluation grant, Evaluation of School and Child Care Sector Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies in Delaware. She is an active member on a number of boards, including Grantmakers in Health, Healthy Eating Active Living Convergence Partnership, National Institute for Children’s
Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Policy Advisory, Obesity National Advisory Committees, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health Support Center National Advisory Panel. Ms. Chang is a senior associate in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. She has published work on integrating population health and medical care, SCHIP, and Maryland’s managed care program. She holds a master’s degree in public health policy and administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Holmes Hummel, Ph.D., is the senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. In earlier public service, Dr. Hummel served as a Congressional Science Fellow focused on energy and climate policy. Dr. Hummel’s experience on Capitol Hill informed his Climate Policy Design Pro-Series, a program for Silicon Valley professionals and public interest organizers that remains an active online resource for educators and entrepreneurs alike. The series was developed from Dr. Hummel’s graduate course on climate policy design offered by the Energy Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Before moving to Washington, DC, Dr. Hummel designed corporate energy strategies for clients of the energy intelligence software firm Itron and later consulted with the Google energy and climate team. As one of the first candidates to earn a Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources at Stanford University, Dr. Hummel researched methods for interpreting technology and policy implications of energy scenarios for climate stabilization. The techniques involved were developed with support from global thought leaders in the Greenhouse Gas Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and subsequent work with Professor Zhang Xiliang at the Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy of Tsinghua University in Beijing. Demonstrating the value of policy-relevant research beyond Stanford, Dr. Hummel immediately joined Jan Hamrin, the long-time president of the Center for Resource Solutions, to co-author A Review of Role of Renewable Energy in Global Energy Scenarios for the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Development. Dr. Hummel was first hooked on energy technology innovation in 1994 as a co-leader of the Clarkson University Solar Car Team, which designed and raced a highly efficient experimental electric vehicle across the country using only the power of the sun. In addition to receiving a Switzer Environmental Fellowship in the ensuing years, Dr. Hummel has been
recognized by the Environmental Leadership Program as a “visionary, action-oriented leader.”
George Isham, M.D., M.S., is a senior advisor to HealthPartners, responsible for working with the board of directors and the senior management team on health and quality-of-care improvement for patients, members, and the community. Dr. Isham is also a senior fellow at HealthPartners Research Foundation and facilitates progress at the intersection of population health research and public policy. Dr. Isham is active nationally and currently co-chairs the National Quality Forum–convened Measurement Application Partnership, chairs the clinical program committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and is a member of NCQA’s Committee on Performance Measurement. He is a former member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Task Force on Community Preventive Services, as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and currently serves on the advisory committee to the director of CDC. His practice experience as a general internist was with the U.S. Navy, at the Freeport Clinic in Freeport, Illinois, and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Dr. Isham was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He is the chair of the Health and Medicine Division’s (HMD’s) Roundtable on Health Literacy and has chaired three studies in addition to serving on a number of HMD studies related to health and quality of care. In 2003, Dr. Isham was appointed as a lifetime national associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in recognition of his contributions to the work of HMD.
Paula Lantz, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., is the associate dean for research and policy engagement and a professor of public policy at the Ford School. She most recently was a professor and the chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. From 1994 to 2011, she was a faculty member at the University of Michigan, with a primary appointment in the School of Public Health and affiliations with the Ford School and the Institute for Social Research. Dr. Lantz, a social demographer, studies the role of public health in health care reform, clinical preventive services (such as cancer screening and prenatal care), and social inequalities in health. She is particularly interested in the role of health care versus broad social policy aimed at the social determinants of health in reducing social disparities in health status. She is currently doing research regarding the potential of social impact bonds to reduce Medicaid expenditures. Dr. Lantz is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (elected in
2012) and received an M.A. in sociology from Washington University, St. Louis, and an M.S. in epidemiology and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.
Elizabeth K. Lyon oversees the technical support provided to states that are participating in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Since joining the Council of State Governments Justice Center in 2012, Ms. Lyon has worked with leaders across 12 states to ensure that the policies enacted achieve the projected outcomes to reduce spending on corrections and to reinvest in strategies to improve public safety. Ms. Lyon provides technical assistance tailored to the specific policies in each state. Previously, Ms. Lyon was the director of governmental relations for the State Bar of Michigan, where she directed the public policy program, which included a large state and federal agenda. She holds a B.A. from the James Madison College at Michigan State University.
Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D., is the co-chair of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Dr. Magnan served as the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) until January 4, 2016. Dr. Magnan was previously the president of ICSI when she was appointed by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to serve as Commissioner of Health for the Minnesota Department of Health. She served in that position from 2007 to 2010 and had significant responsibility for the implementation of Minnesota’s 2008 health reform legislation, including the Statewide Health Improvement Program, standardized quality reporting, the development of provider peer grouping, the certification process for health care homes, and baskets of care. She returned as ICSI’s president and chief executive officer in 2011. Dr. Magnan also currently serves as a staff physician at the Tuberculosis Clinic at the St. Paul–Ramsey County Department of Public Health and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her previous experience includes serving as a vice president and medical director of Consumer Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where she was responsible for case management, disease management, and consumer engagement. Dr. Magnan holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota and is a board-certified internist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina. She has served on the board of Minnesota Community Measurement, and the board of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center which is part of Hennepin Health. She was named 1 of the 100 Influential Health Care Leaders by Minnesota Physician magazine in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Since 2012 she has participated in the Process Redesign Advisory Group for the National
Center for Inter-Professional Practice and Education coordinated through the University of Minnesota. Recently, she became a senior fellow of the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research. She is participating in several technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on population health measures (2015–2016), and is a member of the Population-Based Payment Workgroup of the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (2015–2016). She is also on the Interdisciplinary Application/Translation Committee of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences.
Bobby Milstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., directs ReThink Health’s work in dynamics, systems strategy, and sustainable financing. An expert in health system dynamics and policy, Dr. Milstein oversees the ongoing development of the ReThink Health Dynamics Model. He spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he founded the Syndemics Prevention Network and coordinated planning and evaluation activities for a number of public health initiatives. Dr. Milstein has a Ph.D. in public health science from Union Institute & University, an M.P.H. from Emory University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan Honors College.
Anthony W. Orlando, M.Sc., is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy and management at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is a lecturer in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles, an op-ed columnist for the Huffington Post, and the managing partner of the Orlando Investment Group. His latest book, Letter to the One Percent, was published by Lulu Press in November 2013.
Christopher Parker, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., is an associate project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center. He holds a leadership role in many of the center’s projects related to public health and program evaluation. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and evaluation, with a particular interest in projects that link population health and health care. Mr. Parker is a skilled facilitator who has guided a significant number of multi-sectoral, state, and local organizational strategic and evaluation plans. He is the co-principal investigator for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He also leads the center’s growing health care workforce portfolio with a focus on Georgia’s primary care assets to address gaps in light of the Affordable Care Act, as well as leading the center’s work on community health needs assessments. As a trained family physician who has worked with underserved populations
and faith-based organizations, Mr. Parker brings his clinical and community linked experiences to addressing current and long-standing public health issues.
Mary A. Pittman, Dr.P.H., is the president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Institute (PHI). A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people, and promoting quality of care, Dr. Pittman assumed the reins at PHI in 2008, becoming the organization’s second president and chief executive officer since its founding in 1964. Her primary focus has been guiding the development of a strategic plan that builds on existing PHI program strengths to achieve greater impact on public policy and practice in public health. “In a changing environment, strategic planning is an ongoing process, not an end product,” she said. Dr. Pittman’s overarching goal is for PHI to become known for leadership in creating healthier communities. To this end, PHI continues to work closely with the state on many programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. What’s more, she advocates that all PHI projects take the social determinants of health into account in order to better address health disparities and inequities. Under Dr. Pittman’s leadership, PHI has emphasized support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the integration of new technologies, and the expansion of global health programming. Other top priorities are increasing advocacy for public policy and health reform and addressing health workforce shortages and the impacts of climate change on public health. Under Dr. Pittman, PHI has created Dialogue4Health.com, the online platform for conferencing and social networking, and has been recognized as a preferred place to work. Dr. Pittman strives for PHI’s independent investigators to work together to achieve a synergy among their contributions so that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual contributions. Dr. Pittman has deep, varied, and multi-sectoral experience in local public health, research, education, and hospitals. Before joining PHI, Dr. Pittman headed the Health Research and Educational Trust, a Chicago-based affiliate of the American Hospital Association, from 1993 to 2007. Previously, she was the president and chief executive officer of the California Association of Public Hospitals and a director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Pittman has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and two books. She has served on the PHI board of directors since 1996. Dr. Pittman also serves on numerous boards and committees, including the World Health Organization’s Health Worker Migration Global Policy Advisory Council and the National Patient Safety Foundation’s board of governors.
Joel Rogers, Ph.D., J.D., is the Sewell–Bascom Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he also directs the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, a national high-road strategy center. Mr. Rogers has written widely on American politics and democratic theory. Along with many articles, his books include The Hidden Election, On Democracy, Right Turn, Metro Futures, Associations and Democracy, Works Councils, Working Capital, What Workers Want, Cities at Work, and American Society. Mr. Rogers has also worked with and advised many politicians and social movement leaders, and founded, co-founded, and helped operate several progressive nongovernmental organizations (including the New Party, Economic Analysis Research Network, Apollo Alliance, Emerald Cities Collaborative, and State Innovation Exchange). He is a contributing editor of The Nation and Boston Review. Along with various academic honors, he is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and he was identified by Newsweek as 1 of the 100 living Americans most likely to shape U.S. politics and culture in the 21st century.
Pamela Russo, M.D., M.P.H., has been a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 2000. The major area of her work is improving health at the community level, based on the understanding of health as the result of interactions between social, environmental, behavioral, health care, and genetic determinants. This area of programming includes developing robust collaborative partnerships across different sectors, agencies, and organizations and requires addressing the root causes underlying inequities in the determinants between different populations or neighborhoods. Her program portfolio includes transforming the governmental public health system, including national accreditation as a platform for quality improvement; health impact assessment and more routinely bringing a health lens to decisions made in other sectors; working with communities to bridge sectors, including health care, public health, social services, and others, and to identify and implement financing innovations to sustain their progress in improving the health of all in their communities; and supporting predictive modeling showing the value of community-level prevention based on the best available evidence, and making those models useful to decision makers in communities and states. Dr. Russo is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Russo was an associate professor of medicine, a researcher in clinical outcomes, and a program co-director for the master’s program and fellowship in clinical epidemiology and health services research at the Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. Her education includes a B.S. from Harvard College, an
M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, followed by a residency in primary care general internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and rheumatology at Cornell.
Judge Steven C. Teske, J.D., M.A., B.I.S., is the chief judge of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia, and regularly serves as a superior court judge by designation. He was appointed as a juvenile court judge in 1999. Judge Teske authored the School-Justice Partnership Model to reduce delinquency by promoting academic success using alternatives to suspensions and school-based arrests. Judge Teske has testified before Congress on four occasions and before several state legislatures on detention reform and zero-tolerance policies in schools. The governor of Georgia has appointed him to the Children and Youth Coordinating Council, the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Department of Juvenile Justice Judicial Advisory Council, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Institute Statewide Steering Committee, and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. Judge Teske was also appointed to the Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Commission and serves as the chair of the Oversight and Implementation Committee (juvenile justice). He has served on the Council of State Attorneys General of the Coalition of Juvenile Justice and the Federal Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice, which advise the President and Congress on juvenile justice issues. He chairs the Southern Region of the Coalition of Juvenile Justice. He is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and has served on the Board of Directors. He currently chairs the School Pathways Steering Committee and is the vice-chair of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the Clayton County Bar Association. He has written several articles on juvenile justice reform published in the Juvenile and Family Law Journal, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Juvenile Justice and Family Today, Family Court Review, and the Georgia Bar Journal. His book, Reform Juvenile Justice Now, is a collection of essays on juvenile justice issues. He is a Toll Fellow of the Council of State Governments and received his J.D., M.A., and B.I.S. degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
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