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President & CEO Dianne J. Anderson Named to State Health Policy Council

Lawrence, MA - Dianne J. Anderson, President and CEO, Lawrence General Hospital, was named to the Health Policy Commission (HPC) Advisory Council by Health Policy Commission Executive Director David Seltz.  The Council brings together a wide range of health care leaders from an array of fields to guide the HPC’s implementation of the state’s landmark health care cost containment law.  The Council’s first public meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26th, where members will begin their efforts to help the HPC achieve its top priority: developing policies that reduce overall cost growth while improving the quality of patient care.

The Health Policy Commission Advisory Council will advise on the HPC’s overall operations and policies, and is charged with implementing a new health care cost control law, developing policies to reduce overall cost growth, and monitoring health care delivery.

“Dianne’s expertise will enrich the HPC’s work,” said Executive Director Seltz. “She is part of the coalition that made the first chapter of Massachusetts health care reform such a resounding success and the passage of our nation-leading cost containment law possible. I am grateful for Dianne’s service.”

Dianne J. Anderson is joining the following Advisory Council members from across the state:

• Christine Alessandro, Executive Director, BayPath Elder Services, Inc.
• Michael Caljouw, VP, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
• JD Chesloff, Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
• Cheryl Clark, MD, Dir. of Health Equity Res. & Intervention, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
• John Cox, President, Cape Cod Community College
• Karen Day, Executive Director, US Policy, AstraZeneca
• Ralph de la Torre, President & CEO, Steward Health Care System
• Vicker “Vic” Digravio, President & CEO, Association of Behavioral Health
• Ronald Dunlap, MD, South Shore Hospital, President-Elect, Massachusetts Medical Society
• John Erwin, Executive Director, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
• Julian Harris, MD, Director, Office of Medicaid
• Jim Hunt, President & CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
• Jon Hurst, President, Retailers Association of Massachusetts
• Dan Keenan, Senior VP, Government Relations, Sisters of Providence Health System
• Patricia Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
• Gene Lindsey, MD, President & CEO, Atrius Health
• Geoff MacKay, President & CEO, Organogenesis
• David Martin, Senior Director, Health Policy, Covidien
• David Matteodo, Executive Director, MA Association of Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
• Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director, Group Insurance Commission
• Abraham “Ned” Morse, President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association
• Joyce Murphy, Executive Vice Chancellor, Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School
• Lynn Nicholas, President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
• Cheryl Pascucci, APRN, FNP-C, Commonwealth Care Alliance
• Lora Pellegrini, President & CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
• Julie Pinkham, Executive Director, Massachusetts Nurses Association
• Donald Thieme, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals
• David Torchiana, MD, President & CEO, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
• Celia Wcislo, Vice President, 1199 SEIU of Massachusetts
• Brian Wheelan, Exec. VP for Corporate Strategy & Development, Beacon Health Strategies
• Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Executive Director, Health Care for All

For more information on the Health Policy Commission Advisory Council, please visit the links below:

Advisors to Guide Health Care Cost Control
Health Policy Commission


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