Board of Directors

View Ann M. Kappler's Profile

Ann M. Kappler

Board Chair

Ann M. Kappler is Deputy General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, at Prudential Financial. Prior to joining Prudential,…

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William B. Schultz

Vice Chair

William B. Schultz is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Zuckerman Spaeder. He represents healthcare consumers, payers…

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Miriam Harmatz


Miriam Harmatz is one of Florida's leading Medicaid advocates and a former health law attorney at Florida Legal Services…

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Nick Smirensky, CFA


As Chief Investment Officer, Nick Smirensky is responsible for managing the New York State Health Foundation’s (NYSHealth’s) investment portfolio…

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L.D. Britt, MD, MPH

Dr. L.D. Britt is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a native of Suffolk, Virginia. After…

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Ian Heath Gershengorn

Ian Heath Gershengorn is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block. He is chair of…

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Robert B. Greifinger, MD

Robert B. Greifinger is a correctional health care policy and quality management consultant.  Dr. Greifinger is Professor (Adjunct) of Health…

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John R. Hellow

John R. Hellow has specialized in Medicare and Medicaid payment policy issues since 1982. He has represented hospitals in…

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Michele Johnson

Michele Johnson is co-founder and executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center. The focus of her nationally recognized legal…

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Arian M. June

Arian M. June is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C.…

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Lourdes A. Rivera

Lourdes A. Rivera is recognized leader in the fields of health law and policy, women's rights, and sexual reproductive…

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Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and the founder of its Washington, D.C.,…

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Robert N. Weiner

Robert Weiner is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP’s Business Litigation practice group. He rejoined Arnold & Porter…

View Ronald L. Wisor, Jr.'s Profile

Ronald L. Wisor, Jr.

Ronald L. Wisor, Jr. is a partner at Hogan Lovells, where his primary focus is healthcare fraud and abuse,…

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Marc Fleischaker

General Counsel

Marc Fleischaker is chairman emeritus of Arent Fox. He maintains an active legal practice in a number of areas,…

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Hon. Henry A. Waxman

Senior Advisor to the Board

Representative Henry A. Waxman spent 40 years serving in the House of Representatives and currently serves as Chairman at Waxman Strategies,…

NHeLP Board of Directors Announcement

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) invites you to submit names of individuals who would be strong additions to NHeLP’s Board of Directors. Recommendations should be submitted to Governance Committee Co-Chairs, Ron Wisor ([email protected]) and Ann Kappler ([email protected]).

Qualifications for membership on NHeLP’s Board of Directors include the following:

Board Members must have the time and expertise to provide meaningful oversight, direction and support, and be free of disabling conflicts of interest.

Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, law, academia, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.

NHeLP is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff and to advancing health equity in our work. We seek board members who share that commitment.  We also encourage individuals to join our board whose background may contribute to NHeLP’s pursuit of its equity goals, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals. For more information about NHeLP’s values and our equity journey, see our Equity Stance.

Ideal Board candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive experience, with significant leadership accomplishments in business, law, academia, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A passion for pursuing and supporting NHeLP’s mission and a commitment to assisting in raising funds for NHeLP
  • A commitment to and understanding of NHeLP’s constituents
  • Diplomatic skills and an affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and collegiality

NHeLP seeks Board Members with a variety of professional experiences, cultural backgrounds, spectrum of life experiences, and geographic reach.  Among the areas of expertise sought on the Board are:

  • Governance and leadership
  • Communications, public relations, and marketing
  • Finance, financial management and investments
  • Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Personnel and Human Relations
  • Advocacy and government relations
  • Strategic planning and development

In particular, this year, the Board seeks:

  • Expertise in developing and implementing multi-year and multi-dimensional fundraising strategies
  • Organizational development and governance expertise
  • Connections with corporations that may be interested in NHeLP’s mission
  • The ability to magnify NHeLP’s voice by reaching beyond individuals and organizations already aligned with NHeLP and its work

NHeLP serves a diverse population and seeks a board reflective of that diversity.

Recommendations should include the following:

  • Skills, experience or other qualifications that match the criteria for Board membership set out above;
  • Information necessary to determine whether the candidate meets the independence standards outlined in NHeLP’s Bylaws and Conflict of Interest policy.