National Advisory Council

Scope of Responsibility

The National Advisory Council will: 

  • Meet at regular intervals with the faculty to: 
    • Provide an environmental assessment of the current trends in health care, public health, and health care policy
    • Evaluate the department's curriculum and identify programmatic gaps
    • Anticipate future developments to help guide research and teaching
  • Report to the Dean about departmental resource needs, deficiencies, and opportunities
  • Assist with fundraising by providing counsel, identifying contacts, and communicating with potential donors
  • Other activities as needed

In addition, members of the National Advisory Council will be encouraged to: 

  • Serve as ambassadors for the department
  • Serve as mentors to students
  • Help identify opportunities for students in search of summer residencies, post-graduate fellowships, and initial employment

Roster

David Blandino
Chairman, Board of Directors and Quality Safety Value Committee, Allegheny Health Network
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine
Cohort A

Deborah Brodine
President, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Behavioral Health Services Network of UPMC
Ex Officio Member as Immediate Past Executive in Residence (2020-2021)

Natalie Bulger
Acting Risk Manager, VHA Office of Compliance and Business Integrity
Ex Officio Member as President of the Health Policy and Management Alumni Association

Julie Donohue
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Pitt Public Health
Ex Officio Member as Department of Health Policy and Management Chair

Samuel Friede
Assistant Professor and Director of External Relations, Department of Health Policy and Management, Pitt Public Health
Ex Officio Member as Director of External Relations

Chris Gessner
President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Colorado Hospital
Cohort B; Ex Officio Member as Executive in Residence (2021-2022)

Diane Howard
Associate Professor and Director of Student Development, Health Systems Management, Rush University
Cohort A

Monica Lupi Valdes
Managing Director, Health, The Kresge Foundation
Cohort C

Sara Moeller
Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
Ex Officio Member as Interim Associate Dean, Katz Graduate School of Business

Jason Orcena
Health Commissioner, Union County Health Department
Ex Officio Member as Immediate Past Public Health Leader in Residence (2020-2021)

Sandra Pothoff
Professor (Retired), Department of Health Policy and Management, University of South Florida College of Public Health
Cohort C

Martin Raniowski
Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Medical Society
National Advisory Council Chair

Deborah Rice-Johnson
President, Highmark Inc. and Chief Growth Officer, Highmark Health
Cohort B

Amy Richards
Senior Director, Data Application and Insights—Operational Center for Advanced Analytics and Informatics, Vizient, Inc.
Ex Officio Member as Immediate Past President of the Health Policy and Management Alumni Association

Cheri Rinehart
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
Cohort B

Mark Sevco
President, UPMC Children's Hospital
Cohort A

Louis Shapiro
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Cohort C

Cohorts

Cohorts are invited to attend three in-person meetings. As of May 2021, Cohort B has three more meetings, Cohort A has two more meetings, and Cohort C has one more meeting.

The last National Advisory Council Meeting was on February 21, 2020. The next National Advisory Council meeting will take place virtually on October 6, 2021.

CONTACT

Ali Greenholt
alg240@pitt.edu
412-624-3123