The following list includes members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) Advisory Board.
Ken Thorpe, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, is the Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Advisory Board Members
Peter B. Ajluni, D.O.
Past President, American Osteopathic Association
Sharon Allison-Ottey, M.D.
President, COSHAR Foundation
President, National Latina Health Network
Alan Balch, Ph.D.
Vice President, Preventive Health Partnership
Mark C. Blum
Executive Director, America's Agenda: Health Care for All
Marc Boutin, Esq.
Executive Vice President, National Health Council
Richard J. Bringewatt
President, National Health Policy Group
President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
John M. Clymer
Senior Advisor, The Alliance to Make US Healthiest; Senior Advisor, Directors of Health Promotion and Education; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Chief Government Affairs Officer, XLHealth
President and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Patient Advocate Foundation
G. Gary Deverman, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer, Building Healthier America
Thomas J. Donohue
President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
William Ellis, R.Ph., M.S.
Executive Director and CEO, American Pharmacists Association Foundation
Executive Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Ohio State University School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty
Senior Vice President, Office of Policy and Representation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Judith Gilbride, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.N., F.A.D.A
National Media Spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eric Goplerud, Ph.D.
Campaign Coordinator, Whole Health Campaign
Millicent Gorham, M.B.A.
National Black Nurses Association
Mary R. Grealy
President, Healthcare Leadership Council
Eric J. Hall
CEO, Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Past President, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Bill Hoffman, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant of Preventive Health, PILMA
Carolyn Hutcherson, M.S., R.N.
Executive Director and CEO, American College of Nurse Practitioners
Paul E. Jarris, M.D., M.B.A.,
Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Warren Jones, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Executive Director, Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Geographic Minority Health and Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Senior Health Policy Advisor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rick Kellerman, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Past -President, American Academy of Family Physicians
President and CEO, Milken Institute
Tim Knettler, M.B.A.
CEO, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Vice President, Head Legislative Policy, UnitedHealth Group
Executive Director, Dialysis Patient Citizens
Executive Director, Campaign to End Obesity
President, National Pharmaceutical Council
Lucinda Maine, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Henri Manasse, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Executive Vice President and CEO, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Senior Director of Federal Policy, Alzheimer’s Association
President, Shaping America's Youth
Merrill Matthews Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution; Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
President and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Penny S. Mills, MBA
Executive Vice President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
President and Co-Founder, National Family Caregivers Association
President and CEO, International Health Racquet, and Sportsclub Association
President and CEO, Care Continuum Alliance
Council Nedd, II
Executive Director, Alliance for Health Education and Development
Neil J. Nicoll
President and CEO, YMCA of the USA
Executive Director and CEO, AARP
Director of Government Affairs, Sheet Metal Workers International Association
Michael Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Past President, American College of Preventive Medicine
Thomas Parry, Ph.D.
President, Integrated Benefits Institute
Worldwide Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes
Executive Director, Alliance for Aging Research
Jud Richland, MPH
President & CEO, Partnership for Prevention
Elena Rios, M.D.
President, National Hispanic Medical Association
John Robitscher, MPH
Executive Director, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Easter Seals
Former president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Vice President of Government Relations, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
David L. Shern, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Mental Health America
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Healthways
President and CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Katherine Clegg Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Pharmacist, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
CEO, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Cheryl G. Sullivan, MSES
CEO, American Academy of Nursing
Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation
Stephen J. Ubl
President and CEO, AdvaMed
President and CEO, American Hospital Association
Deputy Vice President, International Alliance Development, PhRMA
Gretchen Clark Wartman
Vice President, Policy and Program, National Minority Quality Forum
President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health
Randall E. Williams, MD, FACC
Chief Executive Officer, Pharos Innovations
Daniel R. Wilson
Executive Director of Policy and Program Development, National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
Alan P. Spielman
President and Chief Executive Officer, URAC
President, Planned Parenthood Federal of America