Marjorie Ginsburg, MPH, executive director, Center for Healthcare Decisions. As an RN, she worked in a variety of settings, from a hospital emergency department, to the United Farm Workers, Peace Corps in Nepal, a free clinic in Philly, and as a home care nurse in Baltimore and San Francisco. She started an adult day health center, and was a program administrator at the S.F. Institute on Aging. After a brief stint with California Health Decisions, she founded Sacramento Healthcare Decisions in 1994. In 2009, the organization changed its name to the Center for Healthcare Decisions. Ms. Ginsburg served in 2011 on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Essential Health Benefits. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health at UC Berkeley.
Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Previously, Ms. Ignagni directed the AFL-CIO’s Department of Employee Benefits. She was a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Ignagni regularly testifies before Congress on key federal legislation. In recent years, she has appeared before Senate and House committees on matters ranging from health insurance reform to patient protection issues and access to health care coverage issues. She is a frequent contributor to the national health care dialogue, appearing in NBC Nightly News, ABC News, CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox Business, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, PBS, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs.
David M. Shahian, MD, professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, vice president of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Quality and Safety, and associate director of the MGH Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery. Dr. Shahian was Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Lahey Clini
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