Founder, President and Trustee, Galen Institute, Inc.
Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform.
She has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients. She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, patient-centered marketplace in the health sector.
- She testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials, governors, and state legislators on health policy.
- She was named by House Speaker John Boehner in 2013 to serve as a member of the Long Term Care Commission.
- Previously, Grace-Marie served for a three-year term on the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and she served as a member of the Medicaid Commission, making recommendations to modernize and improve Medicaid.
She has been published in hundreds of major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and on hundreds of radio and television programs. She is a co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, published by HarperCollins in 2011, and editor of Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform. Grace-Marie speaks extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including at the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican.
Grace-Marie is founder and facilitator of the Health Policy Consensus Group which serves as a forum for analysts from market-oriented think tanks around the country to analyze and develop policy recommendations.
She received the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award for Promotion of Consumer Driven Health Care from Consumer Health World. In the mid-1990s, Grace-Marie served as executive director of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. For 12 years, she was president of Arnett & Co., a health policy analysis and communications firm. Her early career was in politics and journalism where she received numerous awards for her writings on politics and economics.
John S. Hoff, Esq.
Secretary, Galen Institute
John Hoff, founding board member of the Galen Institute, has a unique background that combines both health care policy and legal expertise. He served as the Health Attaché of the United States Mission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from 2005-2009. While stationed in Paris, Mr. Hoff represented the U.S. Government on a broad range of issues of health and science policy on the international level, including intellectual property rights, health information technology, medical innovation, and comparative health systems data.
Prior to his work with UNESCO and the OECD, Mr. Hoff served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was in charge of the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long Term Care Policy. He led the Office’s research on these issues, and also worked on additional policy initiatives such as reform of the medical malpractice litigation system, improvements in patient safety, and reform of the health care financing system.
Before joining the Government, Mr. Hoff practiced law for more than 30 years, specializing in health law and policy. He has published a number of articles and drafted legislation on health care issues, including the first bill introduced in Congress for market-based health care reform.
Mr. Hoff received his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Harvard University. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Thomas Campbell Jackson, MPH, CEBS
Treasurer, Galen Institute, Inc.
Thomas Campbell Jackson is an independent consultant whose background includes more than 20 years in health affairs. He has extensive experience in the design and administration of large group health benefits programs. In the late 1990s, Mr. Jackson served as Director of the City of New York’s Health Benefits Program, which provided coverage for over 1 million municipal employees, retirees, and dependents with a budget of over $1.5 billion.
Mr. Jackson’s experience also includes work in professional relations for New York’s largest nonprofit health insurance company, and in policy analysis and legislative affairs for the City of Boston’s Health Benefit and Insurance Division. His consulting firm, Zeitblom Analytics, has advised businesses, nonprofits, and charitable entities, on many aspects of health policy.
Mr. Jackson serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and is a member of the Rockefeller University Council. He is founder of the Zeitblom Fund, which supports organizations promoting science, education, and human health.
Thomas C. Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1983, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University in 1998.