Senior Vice President, Programs and Partnerships(650) 736-2663
As senior vice president of Programs and Partnerships, Ed directs programmatic and grantmaking activities, with the latter focusing on health care system improvement for children with chronic health conditions. Prior to this position, he was vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, where he led efforts related to child health policy and practice and state health care reform. He was medical director and policy director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Earlier in his career, Ed was medical director of The Chesapeake Health Plan in Baltimore; chief of the division of general pediatrics at the University of New Mexico; responsible for grantmaking programs on Medical Education, Medical Ethics, and Improving Functional Outcomes and Well-Being with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; and director of the Functional Outcomes Program at the New England Medical Center. He received post-doctoral training in social and behavioral sciences, and has a special interest in the social determinants of child health and family functioning. He edited the book Caring for Your School-Age Child and has chaired both the Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and the national Task Force on the Family for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the latter of which produced the monograph, Family Pediatrics. He has been a member of the faculties of several major university medical schools and schools of public health, has served on the editorial boards of several pediatric journals and has presented and published extensively on systemic issues of children’s health care.