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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces Expansion of Board of Directors

Chelsea Clinton, Mary Beth Donahue, Dave Josserand and Angela Moskow Join Board

(New York, NY) January 20, 2016 – Dedicated to enabling all kids to grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, announced today the expansion of its board of directors.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation serves as a catalyst for children’s health, working with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments where children thrive.  The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 20 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for poor health, obesity and other diseases.  Millions more young people benefit from system changes initiated through partnerships between the Alliance and the corporate sector. 

The Alliance’s board will now be comprised of twelve members including four representatives from each of its founding organizations, the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, and four at-large members. Together with Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Howell Wechsler, Directors lead the organization’s strategic, fiduciary and programmatic activities. The new board members include:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works to drive the vision and programmatic work of the Clinton Foundation. 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.  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.

Mary Beth Donahue was most recently the Executive Vice President for 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 had been in this role since 2005 managing the 160 person Association with a $60 million budget, overseeing operations and playing in a strategic role on all advocacy activities. Mary Beth began her AHIP tenure as Vice President of Federal Affairs in 2001 where she developed and lobbied health insurance industry priorities. Prior to joining AHIP in 2001, Mary Beth served in a number of positions in the public sector, including Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she worked from 1993–2001. Mary Beth also serves on the Cancer Support Community's Advisory Council. She is a graduate of Boston College and received her Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Dave Josserand 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 joined Jim Dalton as a partner in the Dalton Agency in 1997 and has since 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. Dave’s work with the American Heart Association (AHA) began in 2000, when he served on the local community board in Jacksonville. Since that time, Dave has served on the National Board of Directors and Administrative Cabinet for more than five years, including one year as Chairman of the Board. 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. In recognition of his leadership in health and education issues, Dave was also appointed by President George W. Bush to Chair the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

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. 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.

2015-2016 Alliance for a Healthier Generation Board of Directors:

Chair:
William J. Bryant, Attorney and Shareholder, Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C.

Members:
Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Mary Beth Donahue, EVP, Policy and, Operations, America’s Health Insurance Plans

David P. Faxon, MD, Vice Chair of Medicine for Strategic Planning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dave Josserand, Group President, Dalton Agency

Bruce Lindsey, Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation

Angela Moskow, Vice President, Chronic Disease Prevention & Wellness, Sanofi U.S.

Wendell Pierce, Actor; Principal, Sterling Farms Grocery Stores

Rica Rodman. Executive Director, Wasserman Foundation

Trooper Sanders, Senior Advisor, Hello Wallet; Founder, Wise Whisper Consulting

Joan Werner, Senior Director, New York Life Investments; Treasurer of 100 Women in Hedge Funds

About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children. To learn more and join the movement, visit HealthierGeneration.org

 

Contact:

Megan McIntyre
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
917-399-5250
Megan.McIntyre@HealthierGeneration.org

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