Jennifer Adams-Dunwell

Accounting Officer

Jennifer Adams-Dunwell is the Fund’s accounting officer. Previously Ms. Adams-Dunwell worked as a bookkeeper for Best Deal Trucking Company and prior to that for Brylane Inc. She earned a BA degree in accounting from Lehman College and completed a certificate program in nonprofit accounting.

Jane Beyer

Program Officer

Jane Beyer is a program officer at the Fund—and at the Center for Evidence-based Policy. Before joining the Fund and the Center, Ms. Beyer was the Assistant Secretary for Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration in the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. A legal services lawyer by training, she has also served as Washington’s Medicaid Director and counsel to the House Democratic Counsel. She has been active in numerous national state health policy groups.

Gail Cambridge

Administrative Services Manager

Gail Cambridge is the Fund’s administrative services manager. Prior to joining the Fund, she was employed at the Guyana National Cooperative Bank. During her eleven years at the bank, she held several senior positions and was instrumental in implementing new procedures and training. She graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree from the City University of New York and an MS degree from Central Michigan University.

Trina A. Gonzalez

Program Officer

Trina A. Gonzalez is a program officer at the Fund. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Gonzalez served in California state government where she was the interim chief for the Center for Innovation at the California Public Employees Retirement System, deputy director for pollution prevention at the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and assistant secretary for public health and emergency medical services at the Health and Human Services Agency. She earned a BA degree in international relations from Scripps College, an MA degree in political science from the University of Hawaii, and an MPP from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Howard Markel

Editor-in-Chief, The Milbank Quarterly

Howard Markel is the editor-in-chief of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. An acclaimed social and cultural historian of medicine, Dr. Markel has published widely on epidemic disease, quarantine and public health policy, addiction and substance abuse, and children’s health policy. From 2006 to the present, he has served as the principal historical consultant on pandemic preparedness for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From late April 2009 to February 2011, he served as a member of the CDC director’s “Novel A/H1N1 Influenza Team B,” a real-time think tank of experts charged with evaluating the federal government’s influenza policies on a daily basis during the outbreak. The author or co-author of ten books and over 350 publications, he is editor-in-chief of The 1918–1919 American Influenza Pandemic: A Digital Encyclopedia and Archive. He received his AB (summa cum laude) and MD (cum laude) from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in general pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2008, he was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Katelynn Sedan

Administrative Assistant

Katelynn Sedan is an administrative assistant at the Fund. She joined the Fund in the summer of 2010 after graduating from Loyola University Chicago. She earned two BA degrees from Loyola: one in philosophy with an emphasis in social justice and another in political science with an emphasis in military intervention. She also minored in international studies.

Tara Strome

Assistant Managing Editor

Tara Strome is assistant managing editor of The Milbank Quarterly. She was previously publications associate and administrative assistant at the Fund. Prior to that she worked as a committee assistant for the Oregon Senate and as a data specialist for the Multnomah County Department of Human Services. She holds a BA in sociology from Colby College and an MPA in health policy and management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

Lisa Dulsky Watkins

Director, Multi-State Collaborative

Lisa Dulsky Watkins is the director of the Milbank Memorial Fund Multi-State Collaborative, a consortium of 18 state and regional multi-payer programs designed to transform primary care. She is actively engaged in advocacy for new and continued support for these efforts and other innovations at the state and federal levels. She is the former chief of operations for the Vermont Blueprint for Health, one of the founding members of the Collaborative. She received her MD degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and her BS from the City College of New York. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and was in primary care practice as a board-certified pediatrician in Middlebury and Essex Junction, Vermont.

Judith Zimmer

Communications Director

Judith Zimmer is the Fund’s communications director. She comes to the Fund with more than 20 years of experience in health care communications. Previously, she worked for a New York City-based cancer research foundation and at several medical centers, including Mount Sinai. A journalist by training, Ms. Zimmer has written about health for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is the co-author or author of several books, including The Cardiovascular Cure (Broadway) and Labor of Love, Women Share the Joy of Childbirth (John Wiley). Ms. Zimmer has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.