Co-Founder; Former Senate Majority Leader
Senior Fellow, Former Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist is a BPC senior fellow and co-chair of its Health Project and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force, and is a member of BPC's Future of Health Care Initiative. In addition to being a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, he was Senate majority leader from 2003 to 2007.
Senior Advisor, Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Andy Slavitt is a senior advisor to BPC and is a member of its Future of Health Care Initiative. Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care, business and technology. From 2015-2017, Slavitt served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Ann M. Veneman
Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative; Former Secretary of Agriculture
Ann M. Veneman co-chairs BPC’s Prevention Initiative and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Task Force. She served as the secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 2001 to 2005. Most recently, Veneman served as the executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund from 2005 to 2010.
Senior Fellow; Former Secretary of Agriculture
Fellow, President, Jennings Policy Strategies
Chris Jennings is a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He is an over three decades-long health policy veteran of the White House, Congress and the private sector
Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative; Former Governor of Utah and Secretary of HHS
Mike Leavitt co-chairs BPC’s Prevention Initiative. A former three-term governor of Utah, he served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Senior Advisor, President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Avik Roy is senior advisor to BPC. He is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it.
Donna E. Shalala
Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative; Former Secretary of Health and Human Services
Donna E. Shalala co-chairs BPC’s Prevention Initiative. She served for eight years as President Bill Clinton’s secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Shalala was the president and a professor of political science at the University of Miami from 2001 to 2015.
Tommy G. Thompson
Senior Fellow; Former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services
Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.
Senior Advisor, President of Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc.
Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach serves as Senior Advisor to BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative. He also serves as the president of Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc. and as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President
Director of Health Policy
Vice President of Programs and Director of the Prevention Initiative
Lisel Loy is BPC's vice president of programs and director of its Prevention Initiative, which seeks to reduce obesity and chronic disease, and their associated health care costs, through constructive engagement with public and private stakeholders across multiple sectors.
Janet M. Marchibroda
Janet Marchibroda is a fellow for the Bipartisan Policy Center and currently leads its health innovation efforts.
Anand Parekh, MD
Chief Medical Advisor
Anand Parekh is BPC’s chief medical advisor providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of work at the Department of Health and Human Services, serving as deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015.
Senior Associate Director of Health Policy
Matthew McKearn is BPC's senior associate director of health policy. Prior to joining BPC, he served as the director of the office of legislative affairs and budget for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Senior Policy Analyst
Timothy Swope is a senior policy analyst for BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative. Prior to joining BPC in March 2015, he was the research policy analyst at FasterCures, where he analyzed policy developments and initiatives vital to the medical research ecosystem.
Senior Policy Analyst
Hannah Martin is a senior policy analyst with BPC’s Prevention Initiative. Prior to joining BPC, she was a nutrition policy fellow at the Food Research and Action Center where her work focused on the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Women, Infants, and Children program.