Staff

Jennifer Adams-Dunwell

Accounting Officer

Jennifer Adams-Dunwell (jdunwell@milbank.org) 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.

Rachel Block

Program Officer

Rachel Block (rblock@milbank.org) is a program officer at the Fund. An independent consultant who worked for the Fund and other organizations focusing on federal and state health policy issues, she has served in numerous executive roles in the public and private sectors, including spearheading development of New York state’s health information technology strategy as deputy commissioner for Health Information Technology Transformation in the New York State Department of Health and as the founding executive director of the New York eHealth Collaborative. Ms. Block has also worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she held several senior management positions directing policy development and operations for Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance, and federal survey and certification programs.

Gail Cambridge

Administrative Services Manager

Gail Cambridge (cambridge@milbank.org) 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.

Paul D. Cleary

Interim Editor, The Milbank Quarterly

Paul D. Cleary is an interim editor of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund, former editorial director of the Fund, and past editor of the Quarterly (1992-2000). He is the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Yale School of Public Health, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Distinguished Fellow of AcademyHealth. In 2002 he received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (now AcademyHealth). Dr. Cleary is principal investigator (PI) of one of two Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop survey protocols for collecting and reporting information from consumers regarding their health care; he is also PI and director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. He earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Peter Donnelly

Interim Editor, The Milbank Quarterly

Peter Donnelly is an interim editor of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund. Dr. Donnelly is president and chief executive officer of Public Health Ontario. Prior to joining Public Health Ontario in November 2014, he was professor of public health medicine at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he established and led public health medicine research and teaching. From 2004 to 2008, he was the deputy chief medical officer to the Scottish Government, providing senior leadership and coordination at a national level. Dr. Donnelly received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh Medical School and has earned multiple degrees and credentials, including masters in both business administration and public health. He is an active researcher and lecturer in many areas of public health, with a focus on health systems governance and violence reduction. He is involved with numerous national and international associations, including the international editorial board of Public Health and the World Health Organization Violence Prevention Alliance.

Daniel M. Fox

Interim Editor, The Milbank Quarterly

Daniel M. Fox is an interim editor of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also an author, policy adviser, mentor, visiting faculty member, and president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund. He has, since 1961, been publishing articles and books in the literatures of health services research, health and social policy, law, medicine, economic, cultural and intellectual history, and the history of medicine and health. His most recent book is The Convergence of Science and Governance: Research, Health Policy and American States (University of California Press, 2010). Fox has served in three federal agencies, in government in two states, and as a faculty member and administrator at Harvard and Stony Brook University. He is a member of the National Academies of Medicine and Social Insurance and of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds AB, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.

Katelynn Sedan

Administrative Assistant

Katelynn Sedan (ksedan@milbank.org) 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

Managing Editor, The Milbank Quarterly

Tara Strome (tstrome@milbank.org) is 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 (lwatkins@milbank.org) 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 (jzimmer@milbank.org) 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. Members of the press can contact Judith at the email address above or 212-355-8400.