We have exciting news to share with you about our board of directors. ChangeLab Solutions is pleased to welcome Adolph Falcón as board chair and Audrey Tayse Haynes as vice chair. These leadership shifts come as two of our valued board members are leaving our board and stepping into new critical leadership roles. Our outgoing board chair, Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, has been enlisted to fight COVID-19 at Resolve to Save Lives, and Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew has been appointed dean of The George Washington University Law School. We are sad to see them go but excited about their expanded opportunities to offer their talents to our field.
New Leadership Roles
ChangeLab Solutions welcomes our new board chair and vice chair!
Adolph Falcón, MPP, is a nationally recognized expert on Hispanic health issues. He is executive vice president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and director of the Alliance’s Healthy Americas Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has played important roles in federal legislation, including the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990, the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, and the Personal Care Products Safety Act. He has also worked on initiatives funded by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. He currently leads initiatives on youth vaping with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and on equity in human services with The Kresge Foundation. He also serves on the board of National Assembly Business Services, one of the nation’s largest group purchasing plans for nonprofits, and on the advisory boards of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Sesame Street in Communities, among others.
Audrey Tayse Haynes, MSW, holds deep experience specifically related to health care and public health in federal and state government. Audrey most recently served as vice president of market government affairs for WellCare Health Plans (now Centene Corporation). Audrey also served as secretary of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services in the administration of Governor Steve Beshear, where she helped implement the Affordable Care Act and modernize Kentucky’s health delivery system. She served in the Clinton/Gore White House and was senior vice president at the YMCA of the USA, where she helped lead the organization’s healthy community work throughout the country. Audrey has been a board member since 2019.
We are looking forward to the leadership and insights that Adolph and Audrey will bring to ChangeLab Solutions’ team in their new roles.
Farewell & Congratulations!
ChangeLab Solutions bids farewell to outgoing board members Stephanie Mayfield Gibson and Dayna Bowen Matthew. Our staff and board members offer heartfelt congratulations on their new positions.
Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, MD, has recently been appointed director of the US COVID-19 Response Team at Resolve to Save Lives — an initiative of Vital Strategies, a national nonprofit led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Mayfield is an experienced health care executive who has worked in the public and private sectors for over 20 years. Previously, she held the position of state public health commissioner in Kentucky, where she was instrumental in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the state's first health-in-all policy, and the management of public health crises, including H1N1 and Ebola. We are grateful to Dr. Mayfield for ushering the board and staff through a successful CEO transition over the past year, and we wish her the best in her critical new role of helping to fight COVID-19.
Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, was appointed dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School in July 2020. Before her appointment, she was co-founder and inaugural director of The Equity Center at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. ChangeLab Solutions had the pleasure of co-sponsoring the Healing Hate conference with Dean Matthew in January 2020, and we are grateful that she will continue to collaborate with us on our upcoming virtual convening on housing stability during the pandemic, which will begin in late October.
We are so lucky to have had the leadership and guidance of all of these board members for the past several years. Please join ChangeLab Solutions in applauding all of these transitions and thanking our board members for their service.