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Matt Miller is an author, columnist, radio host, television commentator and consultant whose work focuses on agenda-setting ideas and creative problem-solving in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. In his public policy work, Miller is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post’s online edition; the host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political week-in-review program; a contributor to MSNBC and CNBC; and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
In his business life, Miller consults to corporations, foundations and government organizations on issues of strategy, policy and communications. Earlier in his career, Miller held senior posts in both government and business. Miller served as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1995, where his duties including managing the staff work for presidential decision making on the budget, and leading management studies both for OMB and the White House. From 1991 to 1992 he was a White House Fellow, serving as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to his government service, Mr. Miller did a stint with McKinsey, where from 1989 to 1991 he managed strategy and organization assignments for media and retail companies.
He received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1983. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1986, where he was a James Kent Scholar and book reviews editor of the Columbia Law Review. Miller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Screen Actors Guild.
Thomas Goetz serves as Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, in addition to being the author of The Decision Tree blog and of the new book, The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.
Goetz has been a journalist for more than 15 years, first reporting on media and business at the Village Voice, then at the Wall Street Journal, followed by two years at the Industry Standard. He joined Wired Magazine in 2001. As executive editor, his job is to help steer the ship and oversee all editorial efforts.
Goetz also writes about science, health and medicine. In 2005, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Todd Park was appointed as United States Chief Technology Officer in March 2012. Before that, he served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he was responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.
Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. He has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.
THE HONORABLE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 28, 2009. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has led ambitious efforts to improve America’s health and enhance the delivery of human services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including young children, those with disabilities, and the elderly. As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, Secretary Sebelius is implementing reforms that end many of the insurance industry’s worst abuses, and will help 34 million uninsured Americans get health coverage. Under the law, she is also carrying out policies that put a new focus on wellness and prevention, support the adoption of electronic medical records, and help recruit and train more primary care health providers.
In 2011, Forbes named Secretary Sebelius the 13th most powerful woman in the world. Before her Cabinet appointment in April, 2009, she served as Governor of Kansas beginning in 2003, where she was named one of America’s Top Five Governors by Time Magazine. From 1995 to 2003 she served as Kansas Insurance Commissioner. She was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995.
THE HONORABLE BILL FRIST
Doctor and Senator Bill Frist is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Uniquely qualified to discuss the challenges and solutions in health care policy, Senator Frist is consistently recognized among the most influential leaders in American healthcare and is one of only two individuals to rank in the top ten of each of the five inaugural Modern Healthcare Magazine annual surveys of the most powerful people in healthcare in the United States.
Senator Frist majored in health policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs before graduating with honors from Harvard Medical School and completing surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford. As the founder and Director of the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center, he has performed over 150 heart and lung transplants and authored over 100 peer-reviewed medical articles and chapters, over 400 newspaper articles, and seven books on topics such as bioterrorism, transplantation, and leadership. He is board certified in both general and heart surgery.
Dr. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years where he served on both Health and Finance committees responsible for writing health legislation. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history, and his leadership was instrumental in passage of prescription drug legislation and funding to fight HIV/AIDS at home and around the world.