ChangeLab Solutions Welcomes New Board Members

Meet six new members of our board of directors!

We are starting the new year with exciting changes on our board of directors! ChangeLab Solutions welcomes six new board members, who offer diverse leadership strengths to support our national partnerships.

Each of our board members has rich experience in promoting health equity, bringing perspectives from law and policy, data and analytics, and public health and direct health care. We look forward to the dynamic leadership that each new member will bring to our team.


Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD, MPA, MPH, CPHis executive vice president at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). She partners with TFAH’s president and CEO to chart and implement the organization’s strategic direction and priorities; provides counsel on policy issues; and engages with key organizations, policymakers, and other partners to advance policy priorities to improve public health and equity.

A successful executive leader and public policy strategist with a passion for health justice, Everette has served in the nonprofit, state, and private sectors. Most recently, she was inaugural executive director of Health Equity Solutions, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to advancing health equity through policy and advocacy in Connecticut. Prior to Health Equity Solutions, she was managing director of federal government affairs with the American Diabetes Association, where she provided strategic leadership on policy and advocacy initiatives with the White House, federal agencies, and Congress.


William G. Hudson, MPH, MSis vice president for public health at Qualtrics and has nearly two decades of health care management and public health leadership experience. Prior to joining Qualtrics, he served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Harris County Public Health, the local health agency for Harris County, Texas, the third most populous county in the United States.

Hudson fulfills multiple board advisory roles with notable institutions such as the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute; the University of Texas School of Public Health; and Texas Southern University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology as well as its College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.


Chrissie Juliano, MPP, is executive director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues in order to promote and protect the health and safety of the more than 61 million people they serve.

Previously, she was a senior program manager at RESOLVE, where she developed and facilitated collaborative processes and consensus-building projects among public health stakeholder groups. As part of the RESOLVE health team, she managed the Public Health Leadership Forum, working with thought leaders to envision the high-achieving health department and leading a working group to define a set of foundational capabilities that all health departments should possess. Juliano also worked on stakeholder outreach at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and in policy development at the Trust for America’s Health.


Meggan Christman Schilkie, MBAis a senior vice president at Health Management Associates (HMA), a national health care consulting firm, where she works with clients across the country to expand the quality of health care as well as expand health care access. The practices she oversees include community strategies, justice-involved services, behavioral health, investment services, IT advisory services, delivery systems, managed care, quality, and Medicare.

She has also held interim leadership roles for three health homes in New York and was founding executive director of the Coalition of New York State Health Homes, a statewide provider association. Prior to joining HMA, Schilkie served as chief program officer for mental health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and held management positions in intergovernmental and legislative affairs in behavioral health for New York City.


James Stowe, PhDis president and chief executive officer of the Center for Practical Bioethics, a nonprofit organization that raises and responds to ethical issues in health and health care through the applied practice of bioethics. In this role, he strives to ensure that ethics are integral to the social conditions that affect health, health care, and all aspects of patient care.

His recent work has focused on alignment of the health and social care sectors, developing business acumen within nonprofit organizations, and strengthening collaboration among community-based organizations under a common mission and common revenue streams. Additionally, Stowe serves on boards at the Missouri Council on Aging and the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s Healthcare Institute for Innovations in Quality. He is co-chair of the Community Care Hub Workgroup of the Partnership to Align Social Care, a national learning and action network.


Ifeoma C. Udoh, PhDis executive vice president of policy, advocacy and science at the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), where she leads BWHI's efforts to develop policy strategy, advance advocacy initiatives, and perform research in order to promote health equity for Black women in America.

Udoh is a highly accomplished health science leader with nearly 20 years of experience in implementing science-driven and community-based solutions to advance health equity. Prior to joining BWHI, she was a senior research scientist and managing director at ETR — a nonprofit organization committed to improving health outcomes and advancing health equity for youth, families, and communities — where she was pivotal in shaping the organization's impact in health education and the well-being of individuals and communities.