Gov. Hochul selects NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied as Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health Care

NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied has been selected to chair a gubernatorial advisory body of health care experts on ensuring access to high-quality, equitable care for all New Yorkers.

The announcement of the Commission on the Future of Health Care was part of New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address commitments. It is composed of a total of 13 leading practitioners and policy makers.

“This is a transitional moment for the health care system. Patient preferences are shifting, new technologies are emerging, and we are still feeling the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” remarked Governor Hochul. “I have assembled this Commission—with some of the top health care experts in the country—to help us build a resilient health care system that leads the nation and delivers every New Yorker the care they deserve.”

The Commission will provide ongoing strategic recommendations to enhance the health care system in New York State, with the goal of ensuring that the resources of the State and other health care payers are optimized to enable the delivery of accessible, equitable, high-quality care for all, through a resilient health care ecosystem and a strong workforce.

In addition to Dean Glied, the full membership includes:

  • Toyin Ajayi, M.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Cityblock
  • Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., President, Commonwealth Fund
  • Robert Connor, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus; Former President, Summit Medical Group and CityMD
  • Lloyd H. Dean, Chief Executive Emeritus, CommonSpirit Health
  • Nancy-Ann DeParle, J.D., Co-founder and Managing Partner, Consonance Capital Partners; Former Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama
  • Richard Frank, Ph.D., Director, Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy
  • Brett Friedman, J.D., Health Care Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former Medicaid Director, New York State Department of Health
  • Niyum Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mass General Brigham
  • Tom Insel, M.D., Executive Chair, Vanna Health
  • Ann Kurth, Ph.D., President, New York Academy of Medicine; Former Dean, Yale School of Nursing
  • Robert Megna, President, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Former Budget Director, New York State
  • Pat Wang, J.D., CEO, Healthfirst

The Commission will offer annual strategic guidance to the Governor, with the first set of recommendations due by the end of 2024, to be publicly released. Focused on the entire continuum of care, including physical and behavioral health, these recommendations will span policy, regulation, funding, and other strategies, aiming to foster a lasting transformation in the health care system.