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.

Officers

Ann Palmer

Arthritis Foundation

Chairperson

Diana Gray, MA

Hydrocephalus Association

Vice Chairperson

Gary M. Reedy

American Cancer Society

Chairperson-Elect

Matt Eyles

America’s Health Insurance Plans

Secretary

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP

AcademyHealth

Treasurer

Steven Taylor, MBA

Sjögren's Foundation

Immediate Past Chairperson

board Members

Nancy Brown

American Heart Association

Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE

American Diabetes Association

LaVarne A. Burton

American Kidney Fund

Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr., JD

Association for Accessible Medicines

Patricia Furlong

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Stevan W. Gibson

Lupus Foundation of America

Paul Gionfriddo

Mental Health America

Dory Kranz

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

Gary A. Puckrein

National Minority Quality Forum

Susan Sherman, MHA

The LAM Foundation

Stephen J. Ubl

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Former Chairs of the board

 
2019
Steven Taylor
Sjögren’s Foundation
2018
Robert Gebbia
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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