2014 Keeneland Conference

David Ross, ScD

Biography

Dr. Ross became the Director of All Kids Count, a program of PHII supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in 2000 and subsequently began PHII also with funding from RWJF. Dave's experience spans the private healthcare and public health sectors. Before joining the Task Force, he was an executive with a private health information systems firm, a public health service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an executive in a private health system. Dave holds a doctoral degree in Operations Research from The Johns Hopkins University where he was involved in health services research. After serving as Director of the Health Service Research Center, Baltimore USPHS Hospital, he became Vice President for Administration with the Wyman Park Health System. In 1983, he joined the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. During his career at CDC, he worked in environmental health, CDC’s executive administration, and public health practice. Dave was founding director of the Information Network for Public Health Officials (INPHO), CDC’s national initiative to improve the information infrastructure of public health. His research and programmatic interests reflect those of PHII: the strategic application of information technologies to improve public health practice.

Affiliation

  • Director
    Public Health Informatics Institute
    Decatur, Georgia
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Anna Hoover, PhD, MA

Biography

Dr. Hoover manages the day-to-day operations of the National Coordinating Center. Her research focuses on multi-stakeholder engagement processes, dissemination, and research translation. She earned a bachelor's degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and a MA and PhD in communication science with an emphasis in health communications from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Affiliation

  • Deputy Director
    National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and Practice-Based Research Networks
    University of Kentucky College of Public Health
    Lexington, Kentucky
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Sara Love Rawlings, JD

Biography

Ms. Rawlings is a member of the Government Relations & Public Policy Group and has a broad range of experience in crafting and analyzing appropriations and health care policy issues. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, she worked as a staff member of the US Senate Committee on Appropriations. Ms. Rawlings worked with the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education and Related Agencies, where she managed more than $30 billion in annual federal spending. Ms. Rawlings has particular experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Administration on Aging. Ms. Rawlings began her career in Washington under the leadership of Senator Thad Cochran, the then-ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Appropriations, in whose office she worked as a congressional health policy fellow. During her time with Senator Cochran's office, Ms. Rawlings fostered strong relationships with the congressional leadership and the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor or Pension Committees. Before her time in Washington, Ms. Rawlings spent four years working in biological research at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Green Center for Reproductive Biological Sciences.

Affiliation

  • Senior Advisor
    Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz
    Washington, DC
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David Reich, JD

Biography

David was a professional staff member for the Committee on Appropriations for the US House of Representatives from December 1996 until retirement in February 2014, including then years with the subcommittee responsible for public health, health research services at the Department of Human Health Services. Previous congressional employment includes four years with the Committee on the Budget. He is currently happily enjoying retirement.

Affiliation

  • Former Democratic Staff Director, Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education
    Committee on Appropriations
    US House of Representatives
    Washington, DC
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Emily Holubowich, MPP

Biography

Emily has more than thirteen years of experience in health and fiscal policy, government relations, strategic communications, and coalition management. As a senior member of the CRD Associates consulting team, Emily helps her clients promote and protect their interests in the nation's capital. She is frequently sought out by the media for her expertise on public health and fiscal policy, on record in USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Politico, MSNBC, CNN Money, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, Congressional Quarterly, Roll Call, The Hill, and other trade publications. She is also called upon by universities and national organizations to lecture on the policy environment and best practices in strategic communications and advocacy. Previously, Emily served as the director of government relations for AcademyHealth and a senior health policy analyst with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). Emily holds a Master of Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Affiliation

  • Senior Vice President
    Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, LLC
    Washington, DC
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