Senior Policy Director
Anne K. Gauthier is senior policy director of the Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System, based at AcademyHealth in Washington , D.C.
The Commission aims to move the U.S. toward a health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, with particular focus on the most vulnerable due to income, race/ethnicity, health, or age.
is responsible for overseeing all Commission activities, including Commission meetings and site visits, a series of health policy briefings with the Alliance for Health Reform
, an annual Congressional Staff Retreat and an annual Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference; leading Commission members in identifying policy changes and recommending concrete steps that would facilitate movement towards a high-performance system in the U.S.; preparing a series of issue briefs and other publications on key strategies for achieving a high-performance health system; and presenting Commission-related work to appropriate public and private officials and the media.
Prior to joining the Fund, she was vice president of AcademyHealth where she served as: program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative, a program that bridges the health policy and health services research communities through funding research, policy analysis and convening activities; as senior advisor for the Foundation's State Coverage Initiative, which works with states to plan, execute and maintain insurance expansions; as co-project director for a Fund project on administrative simplification in health care; and oversaw the research synthesis and information services functions.
Before joining AcademyHealth in 1989, she was senior researcher for the National Leadership Commission on Health Care, a private commission charged with developing a system-wide public/private strategy to control rising costs, improve the quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of care, and ensure universal access to a basic level of services.
She held a position in the congressional Office of Technology Assessment from 1980 to 1986.
Ms. Gauthier holds an A.B. in molecular biology from Princeton University and an M.S. in health administration from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health.