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

Chairperson

Arthritis Foundation

Diana Gray, MA

Vice Chairperson

Hydrocephalus Association

Gary M. Reedy

Chairperson-Elect

American Cancer Society

Matt Eyles

Secretary

America’s Health Insurance Plans

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP

Treasurer

AcademyHealth

Steven Taylor, MBA

Immediate Past Chairperson

Sjögren's Foundation

board Members

Nancy Brown

American Heart Association

Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE

American Diabetes Association

LaVarne A. Burton

American Kidney Fund

Tanisha Carino, PhD

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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, PhD

National Minority Quality Forum

Susan Sherman, MHA

The LAM Foundation

Stephen J. Ubl

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

NHC Committee Members

  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, AcademyHealth
  • Gary M. Reedy, American Cancer Society
  • Matt Eyles, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Ann Palmer, Arthritis Foundation
  • Diana Gray, Hydrocephalus Association
  • Steven Taylor, MBA, Sjögren’s Foundation
  • Tanisha Carino, PhD, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE, American Diabetes Association
  • LaVarne A. Burton, American Kidney Fund
  • Ann Palmer, Arthritis Foundation
  • Steve Miller, MD, Cigna
  • Diana Gray, MA, Hydrocephalus Association
  • Randy Beranek, National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, AcademyHealth
  • Gary M. Reedy, American Cancer Society
  • Ann Palmer, Arthritis Foundation
  • Calaneet Balas, The ALS Association
  • Sue Sherman, The LAM Foundation
  • Amanda Talty, Tourette Association of America
  • Susan Cantrell, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Randall Rutta, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
  • Matt Eyles, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Ann Palmer, Arthritis Foundation
  • Amy Comstock Rick, Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America
  • Dory Kranz, National Alopecia Areata Foundation
  • Julie Block, National Eczema Association
  • Edward Abrahams, Personalized Medicine Coalition
  • Calaneet Balas, The ALS Association
  • Robert Gebbia, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • LaVarne A. Burton, American Kidney Fund
  • Anne Marie Kondic, Community Pharmacy Foundation
  • Stevan W. Gibson, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Norm Linsky, Mended Hearts
  • Luther Clark, Merk
  • Tracy Hart, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
  • Laura Cranston, Pharmacy Quality Alliance
  • Steven Taylor, MBA, Sjögren’s Foundation 

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