Bridging For Health Advisory Panel

The Bridging for Health Advisory Panel supports efforts to improve population health by rebalancing and aligning investments while fostering linkages among health care, public health and other sectors. Panel members participate as thought partners with our team and communities, assisting in site selection, technical assistance provisions, and guidance on evaluation, research, translation and the dissemination of innovations. Advisors were selected based on a number of areas of expertise including: health care financing, public health, health equity and social determinants of health, organizational behavior, leadership development, communications, economic development, and more.


Craig-378x4001-283x300Craig Weber
Founder, The Weber Consulting Group 

Craig Weber is the author of Conversational Capacity: The Key To Building Successful Teams That Perform When The Pressure Is On (McGraw-Hill, 2013), and the founder of The Weber Consulting Group  – an alliance of experts committed to helping people build more resilient, healthy, and agile organizations.


3e2ced6Ian Galloway                                                                                                                             Senior Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Ian Galloway is a senior research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ian researches and presents regularly on a variety of community development topics including crowdfunding, investment tax credits, the social determinants of health, impact investing, and Pay for Success financing (Social Impact Bonds).



Jim Hester                                                                                                                                     Former Acting Director, Population Health Models Group, CMS

Dr. Hester is the director of the Health Care Reform Commission for the Vermont State Legislature. His most recent position was the Acting Director of the Population Health Models Group at the Innovation Center in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) assisting in the development of delivery system transformation and payment reform initiatives.


auerbachJohn Auerbach                                                                                                                       Associate Director for Policy, CDC, Former Commissioner of Health Massachusetts

John Auerbach is the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He oversees the Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) which focuses on the promotion of public health and prevention as components of health care and payment reform and health system transformation.


EADAM01Kathleen Adams                                                                                                   Professor, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Dr. Adams teaches graduate classes on Public Finance and the Health Care System and Healthcare Access in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She has over 25 years of experience in applied economic analysis with much of her research focused on low-income and vulnerable populations and on Medicaid policies and issues.



Ruth Wageman                                                                                                       Director, ReThink Health Stewardship

Dr. Wageman directs ReThink Health’s research and evaluation activities, provides expertise related to work with multi-stakeholder leadership teams, and conducts empirical research to explore and define the conditions that enable communities to achieve systemic stewardship practices in health.


Soma StoutSoma Stout 2                                                                                                                                   Executive Lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives, IHI

Dr. Stout is the Vice President of Patient-Centered Medical Home Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance and Co-Director of Leadership Programs at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. Her work with IHI focuses on the transformation of health systems in underserved communities to achieve better patient experience, quality and health at a sustainable cost.


Vondie Woodbury                                                                                                             Vice President, Community Benefit Trinity Health

Vondie Woodbury is the Vice President, Community Benefit for CHE Trinity Health. Woodbury’s expanded responsibilities at CHE Trinity Health system office focuses on community benefit process improvements throughout the system.


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