Zetema Panelists are selected for their individual healthcare leadership roles and their collective diversity of viewpoints, representing a wide variety of political and industry perspectives. Panelists attend semi-annual meetings, provide input into Zetema Debates, write blog posts, and participate in other activities to inform the national healthcare conversation.

President/CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A leader in health policy, communication, and journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Menlo Park, California, and is ...
CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan
John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving approximately two million members. L.A. Care is dedicated to providing access to quality and affordable health care for Los ...
President, US Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline
Jack Bailey is President, US Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to leading the US business, Jack served as Senior Vice President, Policy, Payers and Vaccines. In that role, Jack was responsible for Government Affairs, Managed Markets, the US V ...
President, The Commonwealth Fund
David Blumenthal is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. Dr. Blumenthal is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chi ...
President, American Nurses Association
Dr. Pamela Cipriano is the 35th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nation’s largest nurses organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses.Dr. Cipriano is certified in advanced nursing ex ...
Chief Medical Officer, Vocera
Bridget Duffy is the chief medical officer for Vocera, where she helps design the next generation of healthcare innovations that bridge communication gaps, improve care team collaboration, and address clinician well-being, resilience and joy. Sh ...
Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the founding chair o ...
Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Elizabeth Fowler is currently Vice President for Global Health Policy at Johnson & Johnson where she is focused on delivery system and payment reform in the U.S. and health care systems reform in emerging markets. Prior to joining Johnson & J ...
Minority Staff Director | Subcommittee on Health | Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
Amy Hall, MPA, is Minority Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. She previously served as a senior professional member, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. ...
President/CEO, EmblemHealth
Karen Ignagni serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of EmblemHealth. EmblemHealth provides quality, affordable health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.1 million people.Prior to joining EmblemHealth in September 2 ...
Executive Director, Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research
Brent James is Chief Quality Officer, and Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare. Through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improvement (ATP), he has trained more than ...
Policy Director, US Senate Finance Committee
Jay Khosla is the Policy Director for the United States Senate Finance Committee, where he is responsible for managing the broad legislative agenda, ranging from healthcare and taxes to international trade. He also serves as the Chief Health Counsel ...
Partner, Venrock
Bob Kocher is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He currently serves on the Board of Jiff, Aledade, and Lyra Health, where he is also a co-founder, and is a Board Observer at Grand Rounds, Stride, and Doctor o ...
President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Wright L. Lassiter III is the President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). He joined HFHS in December 2014. Lassiter oversees all aspects of the six-hospital, $5.5 billion health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations, a health ...
Executive Director, Covered California
Peter V. Lee, JD, is the Executive Director of Covered California (the Exchange), where he oversees the planning, development and ongoing administration and evaluation of the Exchange. The Exchange was established by the State of California to suppor ...
CEO/EVP, American Medical Association
James L. Madara serves as the CEO and executive vice president of the American Medical Association. Since taking the reins of the AMA in 2011, Dr. Madara has helped sculpt the organization’s visionary long term strategic plan. Prior to arriving at ...
Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University
Mark McClellan is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University with offices at Duke and in Washington DC. Dr. McClellan is a doctor and an economist, ...
President ,Brigham and Women’s Health Care
Betsy Nabel has served as president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Health Care (BWHC) since 2010.  A cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher, Nabel is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 2015 Nabel was ...
President, National Partnership for Women & Families
Debra L. Ness, M.S. is President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Before assuming her current role as president in 2004, she served as executive vice president of the National Partnership for 13 years. Ness has played a leading r ...
SVP, Oncology and Genetics, UnitedHealthcare
Lee N. Newcomer is a senior vice president at UnitedHealthcare with strategic responsibility for Oncology and Genetics.Dr. Newcomer earned a B.A. degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, an M.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medi ...
President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Roy’s work has been praised widel ...
Director, Strategy and Engagement for Enterprise Benefits, Walt Disney Company
SVP, Global Benefits, Walmart stores, Inc.
Sally is responsible for overseeing the global benefits programs for Walmart’s more than 2.2 million associates and their families in twenty-eight countries.   With more than 30 years of experience, Sally has a deep perspective of the h ...
Senior Fellow, Project Hope
Gail Wilensky is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs from 1990 to 1992 and served in the White House as a senior health and welfare adviser to President ...
Chairman, Zitter Health Insights, Chair, The Zetema Project
Mark Zitter founded The Zetema Project in 2016 to help inform and energize the dormant national healthcare conversation. He is Chairman and Founder of Zitter Health Insights, a business intelligence firm that provides insights focused on optimizing ...