National Health Council Announces Selection of New Senior Vice President

Washington, DC (June 25, 2015) – The National Health Council (NHC) has hired Eleanor M. Perfetto, PhD, MS, as its new Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Perfetto will begin her official duties at the end of July.

“Eleanor brings to the patient advocacy community extensive knowledge covering a wide range of issues,” said NHC Chief Executive Officer Marc Boutin. “Her broad experience has touched nearly every facet of the health community, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, academia, research institutes, and businesses. She is a renowned expert on patient engagement and patient-centered outcomes research and has also served on the boards of directors of several NHC members. We are pleased that she has agreed to utilize her outstanding skills as a researcher, teacher, and patient advocate to help the NHC advance its agenda to strengthen the patient voice.”

Perfetto is a professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. She will continue to teach on a part-time basis. She is also the assistant editor of the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP).

Prior to her position at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Perfetto served in various public policy and research positions, including work as the Senior Director, Federal Government Relations for Pfizer Inc; Senior Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The Weinberg Group; Director of Health Outcomes Assessment, Clinical Research and Development, for Wyeth-Ayerst Research; and Senior Pharmacoepidemiologist for the U.S. Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Center for Medical Effectiveness Research.

Founded in 1920, the NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united and effective voice for the more than 133 million people living with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations and businesses, its core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and major pharmaceutical, health insurance, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Visit to learn more about the NHC and how it is committed to Putting Patients First®.

Nancy Hughes
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