Expert Participants

Christine Gregoire

Chris Gregoire served as Washington’s 22nd Governor from 2004 to 2013 and was a tireless champion for the people of the state, their livelihoods and the communities in which they reside. Within her first 100 days in office, Governor Gregoire laid out ambitious plans to overhaul the state’s education system to help students build a Read More…

Stuart Altman

Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, the private sector, and academia. He has demonstrated leadership in health care through Read More…

Ana Sortun

Ms. Sortun was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Feeding 10 Billion by 2050. If speaking French is one way to lay the foundations of a cooking career, the two years Seattle native Ana Sortun spent in her local L’Ecole Francaise were well invested. Fluent in French before 20, Sortun moved to Paris, attending Read More…

David Bennell

Mr. Bennell was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Feeding 10 Billion by 2050. David Bennell is the North American Manager of Food, Land and Water for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD.org) where he focuses on Climate Smart agriculture and global food systems reform (FReSH). He’s worked for Microsoft, REI and Read More…

Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen is POLITICO Pro’s executive health care editor. Kenen has covered everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.) Since arriving in Washington in 1994, she has focused on health policy and health politics. She joined POLITICO in September 2011. Kenen got the newspaper bug in Read More…

Douglas Elmendorf

Dr. Elemendorf was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on High U.S. Healthcare Costs. Douglas W. Elmendorf began his tenure as dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in January 2016. He had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution after serving as the director of the Congressional Read More…

Stuart Altman

Dr. Altman participated as a panelist for The Forum event, The E-cigarette Dilemma. Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, Read More…

Tina Martin

Tina Martin is an Emmy nominated and award winning television and radio anchor, host and reporter. Tina’s work is heard locally on 89.7 FM and seen on the television news program Greater Boston. Tina is also a fill-in host for Basic Black. She contributes to the PBS Newshour, NPR and The Huffington Post. Tina is Read More…

Karen Scott

Dr. Scott was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Deaths from Pregnancy and Childbirth. Dr. Karen Scott is a board certified “recovering” Obstetrician Gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience in caring for persons across the sexual and reproductive life course in high need, low resource communities, across different practice types and locations Read More…

Susan Mann

Dr. Mann was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Deaths from Pregnancy and Childbirth. Dr. Mann received her BA/MD degree in 1984 from the combined six-year program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.  She did her residency training at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. She was a practicing physician at Harvard Read More…