The Pioneers

ReThink Health was launched by some of the nation’s most influential leaders in health, economics, politics, business, and energy. The ReThink Health Pioneers include:

  • Donald Berwick, former head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, who is one of the country’s foremost advocates for advancing quality improvement and value-driven health care.
  • Elliott Fisher, a health care innovator who directs The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, whose research has shown how variations in health care spending have little to do with health status or price or outcomes, but rather on greater use of services.
  • Marshall Ganz, a Harvard professor who helped organize the United Farm Workers and supported development of President Obama’s winning campaign strategy.
  • Laura Landy, an entrepreneur and foundation leader whose work has focused on bridging sound market and business practices with social goals to create sustainable solutions to our nation’s most challenging problems.
  • Amory Lovins, a renowned scientist and founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, whose critical thinking about alternative approaches to energy policy has driven world leaders and the public to think differently about climate change and sustainable energy.
  • James (Jay) Ogilvy, a cofounder of Global Business Network, who helped pioneer scenario planning, which has become an integral part of strategic thinking in business and government and has revolutionized both public and private planning.
  • Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, whose research has been at the forefront of promoting policies for fostering democratic governance and sustainable stewardship of common resources shared among populations.
  • Peter Senge, a pioneer and influential leader in economic and organizational design, systems thinking, and leadership development, who founded the Society for Organizational Learning.
  • John Sterman, an MIT professor and a leader in system dynamics, who has focused on addressing climate change and helping corporations see opportunities and consequences of their investments.
  • David Surrenda, a psychologist and founder of the Graduate School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University, who helps leaders advance creative-change strategies and sustainable solutions for their organizations.