Board of Directors

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The National Health Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of representatives from our various membership categories. Board members set the strategic direction and establish policy to guide the NHC in meeting its mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

Effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Officers

Chairperson
Robert Gebbia
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Chairperson-elect
Steven Taylor, MBA
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

Vice Chairperson
Ann Palmer
Arthritis Foundation

Treasurer
Cassandra McCullough, MBA
Association of Black Cardiologists

Secretary
Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr., JD
Association for Accessible Medicines

Immediate Past Chairperson
Cyndi Zagieboylo
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Board Members

Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE
American Diabetes Association

LaVarne A. Burton
American Kidney Fund

 
Matt Eyles
 

Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD
Johnson & Johnson

Patricia Furlong
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

 
Diana Gray
 

Katharine Knobil, MD
GlaxoSmithKline

Dory Kranz
National Alopecia Areata Foundation

Harold Paz, MD, MS
Aetna

 
Richard Pops
 

Gary M. Reedy
American Cancer Society

Susan Sherman, MHA
The LAM Foundation

 
Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
 

Stephen J. Ubl
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Ex Officio Member
Marc Boutin, JD
National Health Council

 

Former Chairs of the Board

2017
Cyndi Zagieboylo
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2016

Tracy Smith Hart
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

2015

Randy Beranek
National Psoriasis Foundation

2014

Nancy Brown
American Heart Association

2013

LaVarne A. Burton
American Kidney Fund

2012

Larry Hausner
American Diabetes Association

2011

John H. Klippel, MD
Arthritis Foundation

2010

Steve Taylor, MBA
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

2009

Cindy Brownstein
Spina Bifida Association

2008

Margaret C. Kirk
Breast Cancer Network of Strength

2007

James E. Williams, Jr.
Easter Seals

2006

John Walsh
Alpha-1 Foundation

2005

Eric R. Hargis
Epilepsy Foundation