Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of leaders in the fields of health and medicine, business, public policy, education, and entertainment. We use their wide range of expertise to make our efforts as effective and robust as possible


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William J. (“Bill”) Bryant

Attorney and Shareholder

Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C.
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Bill Bryant is a tax attorney with the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama and his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation degrees from the University of Alabama, School of Law. Bill’s law practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including deferred compensation, equity based incentive plans and the purchase and sale of owner-managed businesses - with an emphasis on developing exit strategies for the family or closely-held business owner. He also counsels clients on various federal, state and local tax issues.

He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America®” and “Super Lawyers®”, maintains a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Pre-eminent®” peer review rating and has been recognized by his peers in surveys appearing in various local publications.

A strong proponent of community service, particularly as it relates to public health advocacy, Bill is guided by the words of George Bernard Shaw, “You see things that are and say, ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were and say, ‘why not?’” Bill has served in leadership positions in various voluntary health organizations, including national level service as Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association, Inc. and as current Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc.

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Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer

American Heart Association
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Nancy Brown has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2009. The Association is widely known and highly respected as the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing, treating and defeating cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

During her tenure as CEO, the AHA has become a global leader in the discovery and dissemination of heart disease and stroke science. Notably, under Nancy’s leadership the Association announced its bold new 2020 health impact goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Nancy’s drive to set a brave long-term goal, at a time when many other organizations were focused on short-term needs, has provided a rallying point for the Association’s millions of volunteers, staff, and donors.

Nancy has also led the organization to a number of significant advances in the time that she has served as its top staff executive, these include: a laser focus on prevention and improving cardiovascular health, development of a number of new lines of business for the Association, creating the Vision for Volunteerism initiative to generate even more significant opportunities for volunteers to impact the AHA’s mission, development of the first-ever integrated global strategy for the Association, launching new programs to expand individual giving/ major gifts and increase the Association’s revenue and mission impact in small communities, and instilling a culture of innovation throughout the AHA, spearheaded by the AHA’s Innovation Think Tank which is comprised of staff executives and volunteer thought leaders, who have among other things, created the roadmap for future new mission and revenue business enterprises.

In addition to her tireless efforts for the AHA, Nancy shares her passion for improving the health of individuals in the U.S. and globally by serving on the boards of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Research! America, and the Partnership for Prevention. She also serves as a member of Qualcomm Life’s Advisory Board, and as a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Healthcare Business Association. Nancy has been appointed as chairman-elect of the National Health Council and co-chairman of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, which is reframing how to provide end of life care that respects patient’s wishes and ensures quality decision-making and outcomes for families and healthcare providers.

Prior to being named CEO, Nancy served as AHA's Chief Operating Officer for the eight prior years. In this role she managed the Association's mission, science and business functions and led the AHA's integrated strategy to achieve its 2010 Impact Goal to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent. Notable accomplishments include the creation of the AHA’s signature platform Go Red for Women, creation of a suite of quality improvement programs including Get with the Guidelines, and notable advances in science, research, and consumer health and engagement. She has held multiple leadership positions at the AHA since her start in 1986 leading fundraising initiatives in the Michigan Affiliate, including serving as the Executive Director in Metro Detroit, as well as leading the AHA’s work as Executive Vice President of the former Massachusetts and New England Affiliates. Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Nancy also served her home state of Michigan as Director of Development/ Deputy Director of the Endowment Campaign for the Michigan Cancer Foundation, and as Special Events Director for Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit.

 

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Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair

Clinton Foundation
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Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works to drive the vision and programmatic work of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Over the past 14 years, The Clinton Foundation has convened businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. As only a few examples, because of the Clinton Foundation’s work, more than 29,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 85,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; over 350,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia; 75 million people are benefiting from disease prevention efforts and investments in the U.S.; and through the affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, 9.9 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications.

As Vice Chair of the Foundation, Chelsea is a tireless advocate for the work of the Foundation. She works alongside Foundation leadership toward a shared goal of making the Clinton Foundation one of the most effective and efficient global NGOs in the world. She works in-depth across a number of the Foundation’s programmatic areas including: No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project working to advance the full participation of women and girls; the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program focused on empowering the next generation of change-makers; the Clinton Foundation’s Day of Action program which she founded; the Foundation’s various health programs and the conservation of Africa’s Elephants through the Clinton Global Initiative.

Chelsea currently teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation’s affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at NYU. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, an MPH from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and both an MPhil and a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. Chelsea is the author of It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,a book for young readers ages 10-14 which explores some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly impacting kids and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making a difference in their own communities and around the globe.

She lives with her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their son Aidan in New York City.

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Mary Beth Donahue

Health Care Executive and Government Affairs Strategist

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Mary Beth Donahue is nationally recognized as a leader in management and advocacy in the private and public sectors. She has decades of experience working in large, complex organizations. She is known for her unique ability to build and execute plans, develop collaborative teams, foster strategic alliances, and successfully achieve goals.

Mary Beth most recently served as Executive Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), one of the nation’s largest trade associations, which represents over 1,200 member companies providing health benefits to more than 200 million Americans. Mary Beth managed the 160 person association with a $60 million budget. She oversaw all operations and played a strategic role in the advocacy efforts for the health industry. She lead the management team and coordinated all activities for the Board of Directors. Mary Beth began her AHIP tenure as Vice President of Federal Affairs in 2001 where she developed and advocated the health industry priorities.

Prior to joining AHIP in 2001, Mary Beth served in a number of positions in the public sector, including Chief of Staff for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she worked from 1993-2001. As Chief of Staff, Mary Beth managed the operations of the HHS agencies, oversaw personnel, coordinated HHS priorities and initiatives with the White House, and served as principal advisor to Secretary Donna Shalala. She was appointed to HHS in 1993 as Congressional Liaison in the Legislative Office where she advocated HHS’ policy agenda to Congress. She was selected as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary in 1998. Mary Beth began her career as Executive Assistant to Massachusetts’ Governor, Michael Dukakis, 1987-1990. Mary Beth’s career included leadership roles on the political front. She was selected by the Kerry Presidential Campaign in 2004 to serve as Chief of Staff to the Vice Presidential Nominee. She built and managed the staff, budget and operations for the VP Nominee’s team. She also worked on the 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign and served on the Clinton-Gore Transition team.

In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance, Mary Beth also serves on the Advisory Board for the Cancer Support Community, on organization empowering cancer patients with education, support services and resources. Mary Beth attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, received an M.P.P. from Georgetown University and a B.S. from Boston College. She was a recipient of the Campbell Alumni Award from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She is a native of Massachusetts and resides with her family in Maryland.

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David P. Faxon, M.D.

Vice Chair of Medicine for Strategic Planning

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Senior Lecturer

Harvard Medical School
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Dr. David Faxon earned his B.A. from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1967 and went on to Boston University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 1971. Following his internship and residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center, he completed his cardiology fellowship at the Boston University Medical Center in 1976. Dr. Faxon continued his career at Boston University Medical Center as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Inspired by the introduction of coronary angioplasty by Dr. Andreas Grüntzig in 1977, he was one of the first in the United States to offer coronary angioplasty. In 1989, Dr. Faxon was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Cardiology at Boston University. In June of 1993, Dr. Faxon moved to Los Angeles as Professor of Medicine at University of Southern California and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the LAC+USC Medical Center and USC University Hospital. In 1999, he moved to the University of Chicago where he was appointed as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology.

In 2006 he moved to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was director of Strategic Planning for the Department of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the West Roxbury VA Hospital. Currently he is Vice Chair of Medicine for Strategic Planning at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Faxon’s clinical focus is the assessment and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Dr. Faxon’s research interests include the mechanisms and prevention of restenosis after angioplasty, new interventional devices, acute coronary syndromes, antiplatelet and antithrombotic agents, diabetes and coronary artery disease. In addition, he patented a catheter for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents to the blood vessel.

Dr. Faxon is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Interventional Cardiology. He serves on a number of committees for the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, including the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines. He has been a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease and is a past President of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is also the Past President of the both the Massachusetts (1993) and Los Angeles (1997) affiliates of the American Heart Association. Dr. Faxon was the 2001-2002 President of the national American Heart Association. He has been a Trustee of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the Clinton Foundation and the AHA since 2006. He is currently Chairman of the Board. He has been on the Board of the Vascular Disease Foundation since 2004 and is currently President Elect.

He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Updates for MyAmericanHeart and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Circulation and is Editor-in -Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Dr. Faxon has over 400 publications and 4 books relating to his clinical experience and research studies.

 

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David A. Josserand

Partner and Group President

Dalton Agency
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Dave is a partner and Group President at the Dalton Agency, a national advertising and public-relations firm based in Jacksonville, Florida with clients doing business all over the world.

Dave grew up in Tucson, AZ and graduated in 1978 from the University of Arizona with a degree in Education. As a member of the men’s gymnastic team, Dave represented the University of Arizona and the United States Gymnastics Federation in intercollegiate and international competitions for more than four years. Upon graduation, he was hired as Head Men’s Gymnastics Coach for Arizona and led the program to top-20 finishes until he moved into athletic administration in 1981.

During the 1980s, Dave’s career focus transitioned from sports administration to broadcasting. He joined Nationwide Communications and went on to years of managing radio stations in Tucson, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Baltimore, MD; and Orlando, FL. Dave’s final stop in the radio business was Jacksonville as Vice President and General Manager for Prism Radio Partners. There, he managed a group of four radio stations and built the NFL Jaguars’ Radio Network.

Upon the sale of Prism Radio Partners, Dave joined Jim Dalton as a partner in the Dalton Agency. Since 1997, this partnership has grown the company from nine employees to 90, serving more than 70 clients in all business segments, including retail, defense contractors, real estate and business-to-business. Clients include McDonald’s, American Heart Association, AT&T, Georgia Economic Commission, Southern Link, NYCM Insurance, Atlanta Zoo to name a few. The Dalton Agency was recently recognized as Southeastern Small Agency of the Year for 2015 by Advertising Age. Dalton now maintains offices in Jacksonville, Orlando and Atlanta.

Dave’s work with the American Heart Association (AHA) began in 2000, when he served on the local community board in Jacksonville. He provided creative services to develop a television public-service announcement to enhance the awareness of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Since that time, Dave has served on the National Board of Directors and Administrative Cabinet for more than five years. He also led the organization’s efforts to refine its brand image and begin paid-advertising efforts as Chair of the Communications and Marketing Coordinating Committee. Many of these continue to be centered on proactive and healthier lifestyle programs to curb the potential effects of cardiovascular diseases.

During Dave’s tenure on the Board and as Chairman, the American Heart Association has undertaken several major initiatives. Among them are Start!, Choose to Move, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and legislative support to encourage physical education in public schools. Dave was installed as Chairman of the Board in June and oversees the communications, cause marketing, business and financial functions of the organization.

Dave has been the recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • Meritorious Achievement Award (AHA-National)
  • President’s Award- (AHA-Greater Southeast)
  • Distinguished National Leadership Award- (AHA-National)

In recognition of his leadership in health and education issues, Dave was appointed by President George W. Bush to Chair the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Dave has been married to Deonne Darden-Josserand for 27 years and resides in Jacksonville with their two children, Taylor (24) and Chandlor (19). Physical fitness is a big part of the Josserand household. Dave is an avid road cyclist and skier, Deonne is an A-team tennis player, Taylor swam for the University of South Carolina and currently attends Grad School at University of North Florida and Chandlor attends Ole Miss and is a standout soccer player and played on several national Lacrosse teams.

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Bruce R. Lindsey

Chairman of the Board

Clinton Foundation
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Bruce R. Lindsey currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the William J. Clinton Foundation. He has been a long-time advisor to former President Bill Clinton. During the eight years of the Clinton Administration, he served as an Assistant to the President, Deputy White House Counsel, and Senior Advisor. During 1993, Mr. Lindsey was also Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions.

In the White House Counsel’s Office, Mr. Lindsey handled judicial selection issues, clemency requests, and investigative matters. During the 1992 Presidential campaign, he served as the National Campaign Director. In his various positions, Mr. Lindsey has been described as the Administration’s “master strategist” on a variety of high profile issues, including tobacco settlement negotiations, product liability reform, security law reform, international aviation issues and labor law issues.

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Angela Moskow

Vice President

Sanofi U.S.
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Angela Moskow is currently a Vice President at Sanofi U.S., leading a team focused on Chronic Disease Prevention & Wellness. She is charged with developing and implementing strategic direction for external prevention and wellness partnerships, initiatives and investments. She is responsible for building alliances with health organizations representing patients, providers, payers, governments and other constituencies that are working to improve health policy, with a view to positive patient outcomes.

Her department works to support the U.S. healthcare system in moving from a system that treats sickness to one that embraces and incentivizes wellness. Key areas of focus are chronic disease awareness, treatment access and medication adherence with a goal to lower the chronic disease burden in the U.S. In addition, her team supports Sanofi wellness initiatives by seeking out best practices and working to apply these within Sanofi’s employee population, such as utilization of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Benefit program.

Angela joined Sanofi in 1990, and has held various positions within marketing and sales, including serving as Vice President of Insulin and Metabolism Marketing in the U.S. Angela holds a degree in Marketing from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

Angela was recently appointed to the Northwest Missouri State University Foundation Board and serves as co-chair of the Academic Excellence Champions Group. She was also awarded the Highest Leaf Award by The Women’s Venture Fund this past summer.

Angela and her husband have two teenage children and reside in New Jersey.

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Wendell Pierce

Actor

HBO’s The Wire and Treme

Principal

Sterling Farms Grocery Stores
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Originally from New Orleans, Pierce dedicates his philanthropy efforts to rebuilding the city in the wake of Katrina. He formed Ponchartrain Park Neighborhood Association, a non-profit corporation, to rebuild 350 affordable and environmentally friendly homes which will preserve the community character and help longtime residents come back to their neighborhood. He recently opened 4 grocery stores in low-income, food deserts in New Orleans. Pierce was inspired by Michelle Obama’s initiative to bring more healthful food options to so-called food deserts. “This is the call to action that has gone out across the country”.

Pierce starred in all five seasons of HBO’s ‘The Wire’, had a recurring role in Numb3rs and is currently in ‘Treme’. He was featured in Spike Lee’s 2006 HBO documentary ‘When the Levees Broke’, regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Pierce is the host of the Peabody Award-winning radio program, Jazz at Lincoln Center, which features live recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s House of Swing.

Pierce is a three-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Best Actor in a television drama for his work on ‘The Wire’ and won the 2008 Image Award for best actor in a television movie for HBO’s ‘Life Support’ as well as the Women’s Image Network “WIN” Award.

 

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Rica Rodman

Executive Director

Wasserman Foundation
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Rica is the Executive Director of the Wasserman Foundation. She advises Casey Wasserman on strategic philanthropic initiatives in the areas of education, health, arts & culture, service, and global initiatives. She served the Foundation in a similar capacity starting in 2000. Rica has over 20 years of experience with media relations, strategic philanthropy, government relations, and large scale event management.

She started her career in The White House Press Office, serving for four years as President Clinton’s Radio Director. She produced the President’s Saturday morning radio addresses and managed press for the President, Vice President, First Lady, world leaders, and U.S. Cabinet Secretaries. She has been active in politics ever since, serving as television booker for John Kerry’s presidential campaign, a finance director for Antonio Villaraigosa’s first mayoral campaign, and media booker for three national Democratic conventions.

Rica moved home to Los Angeles in 1997 to work at The Walt Disney Company as the Manager of Government Relations and Vice President of Disney’s political action committee. Following this, she served as the Director of Norman Lear’s Foundation.

Prior to joining the Wasserman Foundation, Rica owned a public relations and marketing firm working in both Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Her client roster included: the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Foundation, CNN, the Sundance Channel, the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation. Some of these clients overlapped with her time as Vice President of a public relations firm.

Rica is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and a donor to the William J. Clinton Foundation. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Watch Southern California Committee, is a Board Member of Clinton’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is a new Board Member of the Center for the Digital Future. She is the former President of the Getty House Foundation and a former Board Member of the Music Center.

Rica graduated magna cum laude with Honors from UCLA in Communications Studies. Rica enjoys adventure travel and has visited 40 countries in the past several years.

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Trooper Sanders

Senior Advisor

Hello Wallet

Founder

Wise Whisper
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Trooper Sanders is founder of Wise Whisper, a business development and program strategy consulting practice tackling critical social challenges including economic stability and health and wellness. Previously, Trooper served as an advisor to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, leading Mrs. Obama’s efforts supporting America’s military families, including the creation of the Joining Forces campaign, and managing her international public diplomacy efforts, including solo trips to Haiti, Mexico and southern Africa. He served as domestic policy advisor to former U.S. President Bill Clinton and oversaw the William J. Clinton Foundation’s domestic initiatives spanning economic opportunity and children’s health.

During the 2004 election season, Trooper founded Time to Vote, a campaign encouraging employers to provide workers with flexible leave on Election Day. He also served as communications advisor to the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and, during a fellowship in Germany, worked for the anti-corruption non-profit Transparency International and Ashoka, a non-profit supporting social entrepreneurs.

Trooper's government service began as a White House policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. His international career began in the United Kingdom as a policy analyst with The Prince of Wales’s Business Leaders Forum (the Forum) where he established the Forum’s presence in Egypt and supported efforts forging ties between the World Bank and business in emerging economies. He currently serves on the boards of International Social Service of the USA, the Center for Place Based Initiatives, former President Clinton’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Alumni Association.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Trooper has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from the London School of Economics.