Rebecca Kirch, JD
Executive Vice President | Health Care Quality and Value for the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
Rebecca Kirch is EVP of Health Care Quality and Value for the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), providing strategic focus and leadership in bringing patient and caregiver voices and values to the forefront of health reform efforts. As a leading health policy expert and advocate in her field, Rebecca is dedicated to advancing person-centered policies and practices that put people at the heart of health care.
Prior to joining NPAF in 2016, she served for 15 years with the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, directing development and execution of coordinated quality of life and survivorship research, policy and advocacy activities.
A frequently invited speaker on the patient and family experience and person-centered care priorities and practices, Rebecca has authored numerous articles and book chapters, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, JAMA Oncology, Health Affairs, Circulation and other professional journals. She is the recipient of numerous national awards, has been featured in multiple media outlets and also serves in leadership roles on several stakeholder advisory committees and advocacy coalitions.
Rebecca is currently serving as a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Quality Care for People with Serious Illness Roundtable, as Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care task force co-chair for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and a board member for children’s oncology Care Camps.