Opening Remarks: William Schuyler, Vice President, Government Relations, GSK
Lauren Shweder Biel, Executive Director, DC Greens
Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dr. George Askew, Chief Medical Officer, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO, Children's National Medical Center
Moderator: Jim Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
George L. Askew, M.D., serves as the first chief medical officer for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role he provides expert advice and consultation to the assistant secretary for children and families on the development of plans, programs, policies, and initiatives that address the health needs and strengths of vulnerable children and families.
Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
James Hamblin, MD, is a senior editor at The Atlantic.
Dr. Newman has been an integral part of the Children’s family for more than 30 years as a surgeon and administrator. In his role as president and CEO, Dr. Newman is focused on applying innovation in all aspects of care and research, forming creative connections, and always doing the right thing for children and families.
William Schuyler is Vice President of Government Relations at GlaxoSmithKline.
Lauren Shweder Biel
Lauren has been working on food access and education in the District since 2009, when she co-founded DC Greens. Lauren currently serves on the Mayor’s Commission on Healthy Schools and Youth, and received the Exemplary Civic Activism Award from the D.C. Federation of Citizens’ Associations in 2011. Before moving to Washington, DC and founding DC Greens, Lauren worked at Sesame Workshop in the International Education, Research and Outreach department. In her three years at Sesame Workshop, she oversaw the creation of new co-productions in Brazil and Northern Ireland, coordinating outreach efforts, crafting curricula and supervising formative and summative research with local partners. Lauren has a B.A. from Princeton University, and an M.Phil. in Anthropology from NYU with a focus on Culture and Media.
Susan Dentzer talks about how a person's upbringing, their community, their education and their financial status all have tremendous bearing on a person's health, much more than a person's access to good health care.