Board of Directors

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The National Health Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of representatives from it's 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, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Officers

Chairperson
Nancy Brown
American Heart Association

Chairperson-Elect
Randy Beranek
National Psoriasis Foundation

Vice Chairperson
Tracy Smith Hart 
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

Secretary
Thomas W. Wallace
Eli Lilly and Company

Immediate Past Chairperson
LaVarne A. Burton
American Kidney Fund

 

Board Members

Margaret Anderson
FasterCures: The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

John J. Castellani
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Barbara Collura
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Elizabeth J. Fowler
Johnson & Johnson

Robert Gebbia
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

James C. Greenwood
Biotechnology Industry Organization

Jennifer L. Howse, PhD
March of Dimes Foundation

Dan Leonard
National Pharmaceutical Council

Paul Pomerantz, CAE
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Eric Racine
Sanofi

John W. Walsh
Alpha-1 Foundation

Cynthia Zagieboylo
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Ex Officio Member
Myrl Weinberg, FASAE, CAE
National Health Council

 

Former Chairs of the Board

2013

LaVarne A. Burton
American Kidney Fund

2012

Larry Hausner
American Diabetes Association

2011

John H. Klippel, MD
Arthritis Foundation

2010

Steve Taylor
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