March 28, 2016

NICHQ Expands Board of Directors

NICHQ has elected two new members to its board of directors. Calvin Johnson, MD, MPH, and Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, both bring extensive experience and passion for ensuring access to quality healthcare services for underserved populations.

Calvin B. JohnsonCalvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH
Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH, is the founder and principal of Altre Strategic Solutions Group, a strategic consulting firm focused on data-driven healthcare policy, care delivery and population health management. Prior to that, Johnson held positions including executive vice president and chief medical officer for Corizon Health, the largest provider of correctional healthcare in the U.S., and executive vice president and chief medical officer for MinSec Companies, a provider of transitional housing services and programs, behavioral healthcare treatment and Veterans’ housing and support services. He was also previously the vice president and chief medical officer of Temple University Health System and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health.

Joseph WrightJoseph Wright, MD, MPH
Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, is a professor and the chairman of Pediatrics at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He previously served as senior vice president for Community Affairs at Children's National Medical Center, where he provided strategic leadership for the organization’s advocacy mission, public policy positions and community partnership initiatives. He is also an adjunct professor of emergency medicine and health policy at The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, as well as, affiliate faculty at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.

“With their impressive and impactful backgrounds in health policy, public health, community partnerships and working with underserved populations, Calvin and Joe each bring critical perspectives, experiences and skills that will help advance NICHQ's mission,” says NICHQ CEO Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP. “We couldn’t be happier to have such high-caliber healthcare leaders joining our board.”

Read more about Johnson, Wright and all of the members of NICHQ’s board of directors.

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NICHQ is an independent, nonprofit organization working for nearly two decades to improve children’s health. We help organizations and professionals who share this mission make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives. For more information about NICHQ, go to www.NICHQ.org/aboutIf you’d like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please call or email Cindy Hutter at chutter@nichq.org or 617-391-2757.