AcademyHealth is seeking applications for individuals to serve on its Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy. Nominate yourself or a colleague here.


An advisory committee of the AcademyHealth Board of Directors, the Committee on Advocacy (CAPP) and Public Policy advises staff and the Board on the development of the organization’s guiding principles and policy priorities, the formulation of policy positions, and the implementation of advocacy strategies. Members of the CAPP may also engage in direct outreach and education to key partners and stakeholders, including but not limited to the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

The CAPP is currently led by Lucia Savage, Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer at Omada Health.

To contact the CAPP, email


Lucia Savage
Board Member, Member, Presenter

Lucia Savage, J.D.

Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer - Omada Health CAPP Chair

Lucia Savage is a nationally-recognized thought leader on using HIPAA to advance digital health while protecti... Read Bio

Meet the 2023 Members 

Karen Minyard
Committee Member

Karen Minyard, Ph.D.

Director - Georgia Health Policy Center

Karen Minyard, Ph.D., has been director of the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) since 2001 and is also a re... Read Bio

*Past Chair
Board Member, Presenter

Alyce S. Adams, Ph.D.

Inaugural Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor - Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Adams is the inaugural Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor and a Professor in the Departments of Health... Read Bio

Hans arora
Committee Member, Member

Hans Arora, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Urology - University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Dr. Hans Arora is an Assistant Professor of Urology and practicing pediatric urologist at the University of No... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Vice President and Director - Weitzman Institute Senior Scholar - AcademyHealth

Dr. April Joy Damian is a psychiatric epidemiologist, health services researcher, and classically trained publ... Read Bio

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Eleanor Dehoney, M.P.H.

Vice President - Research!America

Ellie Dehoney has been vice president of policy and advocacy at Research!America since March of 2011. Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Benson S. Hsu, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Dr. Benson S. Hsu is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine an... Read Bio

Charles Kahn
Board Member, Committee Member

Chip Kahn, M.P.H.

President and CEO - Federation of American Hospitals

Chip Kahn is the President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Esther Krofah, M.P.P.

Executive Vice President - MI Health

Esther Krofah is the executive vice president of health and is on the leadership teams for FasterCures and the... Read Bio

Tom Leary
Committee Member, Member

Tom Leary, MALA

Senior Vice President & Head of Government Relations - HIMSS

Tom Leary is senior vice president & head of government relations at HIMSS. In this role, Leary leads the orga... Read Bio

Committee Member, Presenter

Danielle A. Lloyd, M.P.H.

Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Quality Initiatives - America’s Health Insurance Plans

Danielle A. Lloyd is the senior vice president of private market innovations and quality initiatives for AHIP,... Read Bio

angela matte
Committee Member

Angela S. Mattie, J.D., M.P.H

Professor in the Schools of Business & Medicine - Quinnipiac University

Angela S. Mattie is a professor in the Schools of Business & Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Carmen Mitchell, M.P.H.

Criminal Justice Policy Analyst - Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Carmen Mitchell is a criminal justice policy analyst the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy and a doctoral ca... Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of Connecticut

Kaleigh is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Sciences department at the University of Con... Read Bio

Student Member