WHo We Are

As a collective, we work at the intersection of medicine, public service, entrepreneurship, health policy, population health and community organizing to help transform American health care delivery and achieve true health equity, across our nation’s diverse communities.

 

As individuals, we are experienced leaders of mission-driven teams through periods of growth, uncertainty and high-stakes challenges, across the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Our Story

Leadership team

As a leadership team, we collectively bring nearly 80 years of deep experience in effecting meaningful, sustainable change at the local, regional and national levels. We build movements at scale, and we build to last - via a unique foundational approach in iterative improvement, human-centered design, servant leadership and a thoughtful questioning of the status quo.

 

Finally, we are physicians and healers, working at varied levels to improve the health of all those that we serve, be it at the bedside or in the boardroom. We offer unique vantage points on the impact of a healthy democracy on the lives of our patients and colleagues - and on the dire consequences when we fail to invest in civic health.

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Don Francis

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Ali Khan, MD, MPP         

Co-Founder

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Tess Brown

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Manisha Sharma, MD, FAAFP

Co-Founder

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Ashley Jones

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Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH

Co-Founder

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Lisa Rose

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Stella Safo, MD, MPH

Co-Founder

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Founding Advisors 
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Don Francis

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Daniel E. Dawes, JD

Executive Director

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

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Lisa Rose

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Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH

President & CEO

HealthBegins

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Ashley Jones

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Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President

Humana

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Lisa Rose

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Jeanne Ayers, RN, MPH

Executive Director

Healthy Democracy Healthy People

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Tess Brown

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Kavita Patel, MD

Non-resident Fellow

Department of Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

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Lisa Rose

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Don Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

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Lisa Rose

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Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP

Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine

Dean of Medical Education

University of Chicago Medicine

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Bozwell Bueno

Operations Director

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Nicholos Joseph

Senior Research Associate

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