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Board of Directors

WBL is led by a committed Board of Directors and Advisory Board.


WBL’s board of directors provides the organization with leadership and strategic direction. Thank you for your generous support and wisdom.












Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Esq. is a Senior Member of the Health Care practice at the law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she serves on the firm’s Board and Finance Committee. She advises health care and life science company clients about federal, state and international health law issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, managed care issues as well as health care fraud defense and compliance. She served as lead health counsel in many transactions including the HCA buyout, Biomet and HCR ManorCare. She has been recognized as one of the "Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”


Lynn founded WBL in 2001 and has served on the organization’s board since its founding.

Lynn also is a board member of several other companies, including Trustmark Companies, an organization that provides life, medical, dental, managed care, wellness, disability, critical illness, accident insurance and benefits administration services, with revenues over $1 Billion. Lynn serves on Trustmark’s Audit and Compensation committees. Her other board memberships include Meals to Heal, LLC, the National Hospice Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health’s Executive Council, and the Maryland/Israel Development Center that encourages trade, joint ventures, and investment between Maryland and Israeli business and research institutions.

Ms. Snyder has authored two books about serving on corporate boards. She was named a "Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards magazine.

















Joan E. DaVanzo, Ph.D., M.S.W., is Chief Executive Officer of Dobson | DaVanzo. Before she co-founded the firm, she served as Vice President at The Lewin Group for almost a decade. Her research interests include Medicare payment policy and the socio-medical aspects of normal aging. Dr. DaVanzo is currently leading a retrospective cohort study of the outcomes of patients with cancer who received various radiation therapies. The study uses a sample of Medicare patients as well as a sample from a commercial database.


Dr. DaVanzo has expertise in quality measure development and validation using Medicare claims. She has led numerous diverse projects for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including a study of the standards of care for long term care pharmacy while Medicare Part D was being implemented. She is currently heading a CMS Evaluation of the Medicare IVIG Access Demonstration. Other projects include determining beneficiary information needs around their Medicare coverage, evaluating the National Medicare Education Program Workshops, and evaluating the impact of problematic diagnoses on the HCC model.


Prior to her work at The Lewin Group, Dr. DaVanzo served as Associate Director of the National Health Care Skill Standards Project at WestEd, a national nonprofit research and human services agency in San Francisco. Prior work also includes three years at the RAND Corporation where she worked on an evaluation of mental health services under CHAMPUS. She received a Master of Social Work degree from the New York University School of Social Work, and practiced psychotherapy for twelve years. She later received a Ph.D. in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a Pew fellow.








Mary R. Grealy is president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives of the nation’s leading health care companies and organizations. The HLC advocates consumer-centered health care reform, emphasizing the value of private sector innovation. It is the only health policy advocacy group that represents all sectors of the health care industry. She has led important initiatives on the uninsured, Medicare reform, improving patient safety and quality, protecting the privacy of patient medical information and reforming the medical liability laws. She testifies frequently before Congress and federal regulatory agencies.

Her previous roles include experience at the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals. Ms. Grealy has a bachelor degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Duquesne University. She serves on the Board of Directors of TeamHealth (NYSE: TMH) and Duquesne University. She serves on the advisory boards of Duke Health Sector Advisory Council and the March of Dimes Public Policy Council.






















Jean Rush is the Executive Vice President of Government Markets at Highmark, Inc. where she runs their Medicare, Medicaid, and Exchange businesses. Jean previously served as Senior Vice President, Complex Care for Centene Corporation with P&L responsibility for $3.5B of Long Term Care and $1.2B of Medicare/Duals business across all Centene markets.She also led key corporate-wide Best Practices and Scalability initiatives to improve quality. She also served as Senior Vice President, Health Plan Operations for Centene. In this role, she had P&L responsibility for six health plans covering a broad array of heath care services including Medicaid, Medicare, Exchanges, Long Term Care, Foster Care, Behavioral, Pharmacy, and Dental for 900,000 members across the country.


Prior to Centene, Jean was the CEO and Plan President of Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, a new Medicaid Managed Care organization effective November 1, 2011. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic and operational results of a start-up plan serving the needs of 142,000 Medicaid members across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Prior to Centene, Jean was the President of CIGNA Government Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIGNA Healthcare. Jean served as a member of the CIGNA Government Services Board of Directors and the Compliance Sub-Committee of the Board. During her 30-year career at CIGNA, Jean managed a variety of organizations in CIGNA’s Reinsurance, Retirement & Investment Services, and HealthCare Divisions. Prior to her Medicare position, Jean was Vice President of Employer and Provider Services within CIGNA Healthcare. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic and operational service strategies for all of CIGNA Healthcare’s 31,000 Employer (Group) customers.


Jean earned her bachelors degree from Boston College and her MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. She has served on a number of Boards including Women Business Leaders in Healthcare, Easter Seals Midwest, the Excellence in Missouri Foundation,  the Lexington Heart Association, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, and Cromwell Children’s Home.




Carrie Valiant is a Senior Member of the Health Care practice at the law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she serves on the firm’s Board and Chairs the firm’s Diversity and Professional Development Committee. She specializes in working with clients undergoing civil and criminal investigation for health care fraud and represents all segments of health care, including hospitals and academic medical centers, clinical laboratories, and managed care organization.

Carrie is the coauthor of Legal Issues in Health Care Fraud & Abuse: Navigating the Uncertainties. Carrie founded and is President of the Health Care Industry Access Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting collaborative action across the health care industry to improve access to health care coverage and services in the United States.




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