Keynote Speakers


Morning Keynote: Peter V. Lee

Add to Calendar 04/13/2018 9:00 AM 04/13/2018 10:15 AM America/New_York Peter V. Lee Keynote

Friday April 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Executive Director
Covered California (California’s ACA Exchange)

Peter V. Lee, is the Executive Director of Covered California (the Exchange), where he oversees the planning, development and ongoing administration and evaluation of the Exchange. The Exchange was established by the State of California to support the dramatic expansion of coverage enabled by the Affordable Care Act. The Exchange is creating a marketplace that will assist millions of Californians access affordable health coverage starting in 2014. 

Before joining the Exchange, Mr. Lee served in the Obama Administration, first as the Director of Delivery System Reform for the Office of Health Reform for Health and Human Services, where he coordinated delivery reform efforts for Secretary Sebelius including coordinating the preparation of the National Quality Strategy. Mr. Lee then served as the Deputy Director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped establish the new Center which is testing new payment and delivery system reforms that can promote that delivery of higher- quality, more affordable health care. 

Before joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Lee lead the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), one of the premier coalitions of private and public purchasers in the nation, first as CEO and then as the Executive Director of National Health Policy. At PBGH, Mr. Lee oversaw negotiations with health plans, quality measurement and consumer engagement activities and the operations of California’s small employer purchasing pool, PacAdvantage. Prior to PBGH, Mr. Lee was the Executive Director of the Center for Health Care Rights, a consumer advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. In the 1980s, he worked on health care issues in Washington, DC, where he was the Director of Programs for the National AIDS Network. 

He received his law degree from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Lee has served on a range of boards and commissions, including the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA); the National Quality Forum; the National Business Coalition on Health; and as co-chair of the Consumer/Purchaser Disclosure Project, as well as numerous national and statewide bodies, such as the Institute of Medicine's Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit Committee and the State of California's Managed Health Care Improvement Task Force. 

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Afternoon Keynote & JDT Fellow: Marna P. Borgstrom

Add to Calendar 04/13/2018 3:30 PM 04/13/2018 4:45 PM America/New_York Marna P.Borgstrom Keynote

Friday April 13, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Chief Executive Officer
Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Health System

Marna Borgstrom began her career at Yale-New Haven Hospital over 37 years ago.  Her varied roles have taken her from a post-graduate fellowship, to various staff and management roles, to her promotion in 1994 to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital.  In 2005, she assumed the position of CEO of Yale New Haven Hospital and President & CEO of Yale New Haven Health and now serves as the CEO of both organizations. 

Ms. Borgstrom chairs the boards of the Healthcare Institute and the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare and is the past chair of Vizient, a Dallas, Texas-based health care company.  She serves on several other boards including The Connecticut Hospital Association and New Haven Promise. 

Ms. Borgstrom has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her advocacy and community involvement including the AHA Grassroots Champion Award, the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award and Business New Haven Business Person of the Year.  She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Quinnipiac University and a Doctor of Business Administration by the University of New Haven.

Ms. Borgstrom received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and was awarded a master’s of public health by the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health.  She and her husband, Eric, have two grown sons.