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Climate Collaborative Members 2024-2025

 

Steering Committee

 

Victor DzauMDCo-Chair | National Academy of Medicine
Rachel L. Levine, MD, Co-Chair | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
George BarrettMBACo-Chair | Cardinal Health (former)
Andrew WittyCo-Chair | UnitedHealth Group
Aaron “Ari” Bernstein, MD, MPH
| National Center of Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Don Berwick, MD, MPP | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Colin Cave, MD | Kaiser Permanente
Bechara Choucair, MD | Kaiser Permanente
Gary Cohen | Health Care Without Harm
Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., JD | The Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Elizabeth “Liz” FowlerJD, PhD | Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH | American Medical Association
Michelle Hood, MHA | American Hospital Association
Robert ter Kuile | McKesson Corporation
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN | National League for Nursing
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PHD | The Joint Commission
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD | AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
David Skorton, MD | Association of American Medical Colleges
Walt Vernon, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation

 

Working Groups

 

Health Care Supply Chain

The Health Care Supply Chain and Infrastructure Working Group is focused on identifying and advancing opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of the health care supply chain and strengthening its resilience, as well as promoting sustainable innovation in services, product manufacturing, packaging, and distribution.

Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., JD, Working Group Co-Lead | Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
Robert ter Kuile,
Working Group Co-Lead| McKesson Corporation
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD,
Working Group Co-Lead | AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
Michael J. Alkire, MBA | Premier Inc.
Michael Boninger, MD |
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Kara Brooks, MS
| American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)/American Hospital Association
Robert Chase, MBA|
NewGen Surgical  
Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, JD, MD & Matt DeFina, MPH |
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Deborah Donovan, MBA | Moderna 
Matthew J. Eckelman, PhD |
Northeastern University
Robert Ellsworth, MBA & Kim Makurat | Medtronic
Conrad Emmerich &
 Bill Brewer, MHA, MS | Advocate Health
Jennifer Ervin, MBA |
The Resource Group
Paulette Frank & Philip Dahlin | Johnson & Johnson
Elizabeth Gallenagh, JD & Nicolette Louissaint, MBA, PhD |
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
Cristina Indiveri, MS | Vizient
Thomas Kaufman | United Therapeutics Corporation
Maureen Kocisko | GlaxoSmithKline
Robert ter Kuile | McKesson Corporation
Susan Lorenz-Fisher & Jaclyn Prazenica Bridge, MS | AmerisourceBergen
Megan Maltenfort |Cardinal Health
Beatrice Murage, MB ChB, MBA, MBD |
Philips
Erol Odabasi, MBA | Stryker

Terri Scannell, MBA | OhioHealth
Mike Schiller | Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
Lewis “Lou” Von Thaer & Mike Janus | Battelle
Margaret Watt | Henry Schein, Inc.

Health Professional Education and Communication

The Health Professional Education and Communication Working Group is focused on empowering health workers and learners to better advocate for decarbonizing health care through education and communication that emphasize the health and equity benefits of climate actions.

Aaron “Ari” Bernstein,MD, MPH, Working Group Co-Lead | National Center of Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Working Group Co-Lead | National League for Nursing
David Skorton, MD, Working Group Co-Lead | Association of American Medical Colleges
Raymond Baxter, MBA, PhD | BCBS Foundation of California (former) and The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, NASEM
Georges Benjamin, MD | American Public Health Association
Karly Hampshire | Planetary Health Report Card and UC San Francisco
Andrew Hoffman, MBA | American Veterinary Medical Association
Cheryl Holder, MD | Florida Clinicians for Climate Action and Green Family Foundation
Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN | Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Alisahah Jackson, MD | CommonSpirit
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM
| Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and National Medical Association
Jay Lemery, MD | University of Colorado
Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD
| George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication 
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP | Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Divya Natesan | Planetary Health Report Card
Allison Neale, MPP | Henry Schein Inc.

Jonathan Patz
, MD, MPH | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teddie Potter, PhD, MS | University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Todd Sack, MD | Physicians for Social Responsibility
Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS | Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, FAAFP | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health 
Natasha Sood, MPH | Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
Cecilia Sorensen, MD | Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, Columbia University
Meighan Speiser | ecoAmerica 
Arianne Teherani, PhD & Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA | UC Center for Climate, Health, & Equity 
Neelu Tummala, MD | GW Climate and Health Institute

Alison Whelan, MD | Association of American Medical Colleges

Health Care Delivery

The Health Care Delivery Working Group is focused on scaling sustainable, quality, and equitable health care operations and practices, including reducing the carbon footprint of health care delivery organizations and unnecessary health care services.

Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, Working Group Co-Lead | American Medical Association
Colin Cave, MD, Working Group Co-Lead | Kaiser Permanente
Michelle Hood, MHA, Working Group Co-Lead  | American Hospital Association
Claire Brindis
, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Omer Cabuk | NYC Health + Hospitals
David Callaway, MD | Atrium Health
Noe Copley-Woods, MD | UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
T. Anthony Denton and Chip Amoe, JD, MPA
| University of Michigan Health System
Terry Duffina, MBA | Stanford Health Care
Kathy Gerwig, MBA | Health Care Without Harm
Michael L. Good, MD | University of Utah Health
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH | UW Medicine
Cristina Indiveri, MS | Vizient
William T. Mallon, EdD | AAMC 
Kedar Mate, MD & Bhargavi Sampath, MPH | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Robert McLean, MD | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health
E. Benjamin Money, MPH | National Association of Community Health Centers 
Lauren Oviatt | Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cam Patterson, MD, MBA | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Kathy Regan, RPh, JD | The Commonwealth Fund
Brent Sandmeyer, MPH | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Terri Scannell, MBA | OhioHealth
Elizabeth “Beth” Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN | Providence St. Joseph Health
Steven D. Shapiro, MD & Michele Kipke, PhD | Keck Medicine of USC
Jodi Sherman, MD | Yale University/Yale-New Haven Health System
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH | America’s Essential Hospitals
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Baylor College of Medicine
Jeff Thompson, MD | Gundersen Health System (former)
Walt Vernon, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation
John Vu, MPH | Kaiser Permanente

Policy, Financing, and Metrics

The Policy, Financing, and Metrics Working Group is focused on identifying and advancing evidence-informed policies, regulations, metrics, financing, and payment structures to support and accelerate health sector decarbonization and resilience.

Don Berwick, MD, MPP, Working Group Co-Lead | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Elizabeth “Liz” Fowler, JD, Working Group Co-Lead | Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, Working Group Co-Lead | The Joint Commission
Alexis Ahlstrom, MPH
| UnitedHealth Group
George Barrett, MBA | Cardinal Health (former)
Eric Berzon |
Kaiser Permanente (former)
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP | The Commonwealth Fund (former)
Claire Brindis, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Christopher Chen, MD, MBA | HCA
Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, MBA, LEED AP | Advocate Health
Tim DiGiulio, MBA | Wells Fargo 

Matthew J. Eckelman, PhD | Northeastern University
Kathy Gerwig
, MBA & Antonia Herzog | Health Care Without Harm
Michelle Hood, MHA & Kara Brooks, MS | American Hospital Association
Cristina Indiveri, MS | Vizient
Robert ter Kuile | McKesson Corporation
Nicolette Louissaint, MBA, PhD | Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Hakon Mattson | Elevance Health  
Rebecca Meyers | Cardinal Health
Teddie Potter, PhD, MS | University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD | AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
Rachelle Reyes Wenger, MA | CommonSpirit Health 
Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, FAAFP | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
Terri Scannell, MBA | OhioHealth
Jodi Sherman, MD | Yale University/Yale-New Haven Health System
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Baylor College of Medicine
Cecilia Sorensen, MD | Columbia University
Jeff Thompson, MD | Gundersen Health System (former)
Jon Utech, MBA, MS | Cleveland Clinic
Walt Vernon
, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation

The Action Collaborative serves as a neutral platform through which to facilitate dialog and discussion among representatives from multiple sectors around topics of mutual interest and concern. Individual participating members of the Climate Collaborative have disclosed any perceived or actual interests (financial, organizational, professional, or personal in nature) relevant to the activities of the Action Collaborative. 

 

For more information, contact us at ClimateandHealth@nas.edu


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