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 ...
Executive Chairman, Cardinal Health
George S. Barrett is executive chairman of Cardinal Health, a global integrated healthcare services and products company offering customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and ph ...
CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art, community-oriented safety net hospital that now provides compassionate, quality care to the South Los Angeles Community. Throu ...
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 C ...
Director of Domestic Policy Studies in Public Policy, Stanford University
Former Policy Director, Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign
Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; and an affili ...
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 nurs ...
President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as president and CEO-elect on Oct. 1, 2017. Conway most recently served as Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S ...
Senior Manager, Global Healthcare, Apple
Aldy is a global leader at Apple responsible for managing the design and strategy for Apple’s Global Healthcare Programs. Aldy has been with Apple since 2013 and her primary focus is to bring a defined strategy that enables consistent thinking i ...
Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital
Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Prior to coming to MGH, she was the founding President of the Picker Institute. She is a Lecturer in t ...
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 ...
Chairman, Boehringer-Ingelheim USA
Paul Fonteyne is currently Chairman of Boehringer-Ingelheim USA. He has been with Boehringer-Ingelheim for 15 years in leadership roles both in the US and globally. Most recently, and since 2012, he was President and CEO of Boehringer-Ingelheim USA. ...
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 & ...
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. ...
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 Septe ...
President, CareMore Health System
Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA is President of CareMore Health System. He is also consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes. Dr. Jain was previously CareMore’s Chief Medical Officer and ...
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University
Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He ...
Staff Director, US Senate Finance Committee
Jay Khosla is the Staff 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 ...
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 heal ...
Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services; Former Governor of Utah
Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners where he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of care. In previous roles, Mike served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (as Administrator of the Environ ...
Senior Vice President of Global Benefits, Comcast
Shawn Leavitt has been Senior Vice President of Global Benefits for NBCUniversal Media, LLC and Comcast Corporation since March 5, 2013. Mr. Leavitt served as Vice President of Global Compensation & Benefits at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Mr. Le ...
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 supp ...
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 a ...
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 economis ...
CEO, Aledade, Inc.
Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the CEO of Aledade, a start-up he co-founded aimed at helping primary care doctors transform their practices and form accountable care organizations (ACOs). Prior to Aledade, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institut ...
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 ...
Chief Executive Officer, OptumRx
John Prince currently serves as the chief executive officer of OptumRx, an industry-leading provider of pharmacy care services. In this capacity, his primary responsibilities include management of pharmacy benefits, pharmacy network, home delivery ph ...
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 ...
Senior Policy Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Andy Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care.  Over his career, Andy has shaped some of the most significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of t ...
Founder and Former CEO, California Health Care Foundation
Mark Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Guiding Committee of the Hea ...
President and CEO, Atrius Health
As President and CEO of Atrius Health, Dr. Steven Strongwater, MD, leads 6,800 employees serving 675,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts with coordinated medical care, home health and hospice. Previously, Dr. Strongwater served as Geisinger ...
President, Galen Institute
Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. She has been instrumental in developing and promoting id ...
CEO, UNITEHERE Health
Matthew Walker is CEO of UNITEHERE HEALTH, a Taft-Hartley trust fund offering health benefits to 225,000 participants throughout the United States. Reporting to a Board of Trustees made up equally of hospitality industry executives and union leaders, ...
Director, Global Health Care and Well Being, The Boeing Company
Jeff White is the Director of Global Health Care and Well Being at The Boeing Company.  In this role he leads a team responsible for benefits strategy, contract negotiations and plan policy which accounts for $2.5 billion in annual spend.  ...
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 national healthcare conversation. He is Chairman and Founder of Zitter Health Insights, a business intelligence firm that provides insights focused on optimizing patient ...