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Richard Boxer, MD, FACS
Founder and Managing Partner
From 2006 to 2013, he was the Chief Medical Officer at Teladoc where he built the clinical program for the nation's largest telemedicine company that grew from 50,000 to 5,000,000 members. He managed, recruited, credentialed, educated, standardized the quality of a national network of 350 Board Certified doctors, wrote the first medical guidelines (125) for evidence-based telemedicine, directed all clinical aspects of interactions with state and federal regulatory agencies, Congress and Executive Branch, and created the industry standard telemedicine quality assurance and quality improvement program. He also led the effort to become the nation's first NCQA accredited telemedicine company.
Dr. Boxer was a Finalist for Surgeon General of the United States in 1997 in the Bill Clinton Administration and in 2001 was a Short-List Finalist in the George W Bush Administration. He was a Senior Advisor in the White House for the Health Security Act of 1993. Dr. Boxer was a Presidential Appointee to the National Cancer Advisory Board (1995-2002); National Board of Advisors, National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1994-1998), and US Delegate of World Health Organization (1997).
He was a Senior Health Policy Advisor in the Presidential campaigns for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, and Hillary Clinton in 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.
Dr. Boxer started a 4-person group Urology practice (1979-2005), was Professor of Clinical Urology at University of Miami (2007-12), and is currently a Visiting Professor of Urology at UCLA, Clinical Professor of Surgery/Urology at University of Wisconsin, and Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Pat Ford-Roegner, RN, MSW, FAAN
Patricia Ford-Roegner is a prominent strategist and driver of healthcare policy reform, drawing on her 30-plus years of experience on both the policy-making and clinical sides of healthcare.
After serving for five years as CEO of the American Academy of Nursing – where she is credited with putting the Academy front and center in the health policy conversation – Pat is committed to helping the healthcare community, elected officials and policy influencers to make the promise of a patient centered health system a reality. She is a senior policy advisor to Amplify Public Affairs, LLC, a woman owned full service firm. And Pat also started her own independent practice, PFR Strategic Affairs with a diverse client group from Ohio State University College of Nursing to the Agency for Health Care Quality (AHRQ) to AARP.
After launching her career as oncology nurse in Philadelphia, Pat leveraged her clinical experiences and later community organizing training to advocate for common s
ense health care. She brought together nurses, physicians and other health professionals together as a unified voice before local, state and national policy makers. Pat builds effective coalitions and develops consensus on issues – and has demonstrated her commitment to diversity by engaging individuals and groups with a wide range of interests, across the political spectrum. Pat has a keen interest in the redesign of consumer care under Medicare/Medicaid, the management of chronic diseases, medication adherence, women's health and the future health care workforce.
Pat continues her engagement on the Advisory Board for the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). She is an advisor to CTAC, the Coalition on Advanced Care. Pat is one of two health professionals serving on Philips Corporation Center for Health and Well-being, Active Aging Think Tank. She was recently appointed to an adjunct faculty position at George Washington University’s School of Nursing.
Pat joined AAN after serving as Executive Director of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). There, she pumped new life into AIMBE’s membership service programs and, particularly, its public policy initiatives. She built new and stronger relationships with key institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation as well as the National Association of Manufacturers.
One of the few nurses to hold a presidential appointment, Pat was Atlanta regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993–1999, managing more than 500 employees and more than 20 percent of the agency’s national budget. Her region was the first to implement Children Health Initiative Programs in each of its eight states. Earlier, she was a White House appointee co-leading the Health Professionals Council working on health care reform.
She was one of three Americans to testify to a joint committee of Britain's Parliament on addiction policy and politics. She also held senior policy level position at the American Nurses Association and an international union. Pat was vice president for public policy at the prestigious firm of Heidepriem and Major after leaving the Clinton Administration.
An AAN Fellow since 1998, Pat received the 1995 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Policy. Pat was inducted into the 2008 Sturzebecker Hall of Fame at West Chester State University for her nursing leadership. She holds a Master’s in Social Work and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor’s in Public Policy from West Chester State University in Pennsylvania and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing Science from Gwynedd Mercy College in Pennsylvania.