Governance Board

ICER is fortunate to have the support of a Governance Board and an Advisory Board consisting of national experts in health care policy. The Governance Board, listed here, has fiduciary responsibility for the overall operations of ICER, while both the Governance Board and Advisory Board provide important strategic counsel to ICER’s leadership team.  Our three core programs, CTAF, Midwest CEPAC, and New England CEPAC, have their own stakeholder advisory boards tasked with topic selection, policy implementation and strategic counsel.

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Ellen Andrews, PhD

Executive Director

Connecticut Health Policy Project

Ellen Andrews has spent the past 16 years as the Executive Director for the Connecticut Health Policy Project, a consumer advocacy nonprofit organization working to expand access to high quality, affordable health care for every Connecticut resident. The Project provides …

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Carmella Bocchino, RN, MBA

Senior Advisor

America’s Health Insurance Plans

Carmella Bocchino, R.N., M.B.A., is a leading authority in identifying strategies that promote greater organization in the health care delivery system and advance innovative payment models that drive quality and value. Bocchino serves as Senior Advisor at America’s Health Insurance …

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Wendy Everett, ScD

Special Advisor

The Network for Excellence in Healthcare Innovation

With a breadth of health care experience spanning several decades, Dr. Wendy Everett was chosen to oversee the formation of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) in 2002 as its first president and was named Chief Executive Officer …

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Deborah A. Freund, PhD

Paul O'Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis and Senior Principal Researcher

RAND Corporation

Deborah Freund is the Paul O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis and Senior Principal Researcher at RAND Corporation, and most recently was the President of Claremont Graduate University (CGU) from 2010 through June 2015, where she is still a University Professor. Previously, …

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Peter Long, PhD

President and CEO

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Peter V. Long, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer of Blue Shield of California Foundation, a health foundation established in 2002 to ensure access to quality, affordable care for all Californians, and to end domestic violence. Dr. Long has …

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Ron Pollack, JD

Executive Director

Families USA

Ron Pollack is the Founding Executive Director of Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. Families USA’s mission is to achieve high-quality, affordable health coverage for everyone in the U.S. Families USA’s numerous reports and analyses – on …

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Murray N. Ross, Ph.D

Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc

Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

Policy Expertise: Evidence-based medicine (technology assessment, comparative effectiveness research, clinical practice guidelines), health insurance markets, federal budget policy. Health Care Trends I’m Watching: I’m watching big data. How can we leverage the voluminous information collected by health care systems to …

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Lewis G. Sandy, MD, FACP

Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement

UnitedHealth Group

Lewis G. Sandy, M.D., is Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group (a Fortune 25 diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives).  At UnitedHealth Group he focuses on clinical innovation, payment/delivery reforms to modernize our …

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Marcus Thygeson, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer

Blue Shield of California

As Chief Health Officer, Marcus Thygeson leads the Blue Shield of California Healthcare Services team in support of our mission to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality affordable health care. Dr. Thygeson’s team is focused on providing medical and …

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Frances M. Visco, JD

President

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Fran Visco is the first President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) and a member of its Board of Directors. NBCC is a grassroots advocacy coalition of more than 600 organizations and tens of thousands of individual members. Ms. …

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