Consumer Health First Names New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of Consumer Health First announced the selection of its first Executive Director - Jeananne Sciabarra in June, 2016. Jeananne brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to our work. Most recently she served as the Director of Health Care Transformation at Healthy Howard, Inc., where she advanced innovative population health programs including the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Advanced Primary Care Collaborative, and the Community Care Team. Prior to Healthy Howard, Jeananne was the Quality Improvement and Accreditation Manager for St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families.
Almost 18-months ago, as the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform, we undertook a strategic planning process funded by the Open Society Institute - Baltimore. During this time we continued to make the voice of consumers heard at policy and legislative meetings underlying Maryland's efforts to transform our health care system. At the same time, we transformed and strengthened our organization by incorporating as a stand-alone 501(c)(3) under a new name - Consumer Health First. The name says it all - we will ensure that the needs of consumers are met and their voices raised to advance health equity through access to high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health care for all Marylanders.
The appointment of Jeananne is the culmination of our planning process and we know that our members and partners will be as excited as we are to welcome her to our organization. Together with our President, Leni Preston, and Board members we will continue to pursue our shared vision that everyone must share equally in the promise of health care reform.