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   Gary "Chris" Christopherson, Founder, held senior positions on strategic systems, management and performance, national policy issues and health/human service systems, models and reform.

  • Founder, "Thrive!", "HealthePeople"

  • Acting Asst. Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

  • Senior Advisor to COO, CMS, DHHS

  • Senior Fellow, Institute of Medicine

  • Senior Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

  • Assoc. Dir., Presidential Personnel, EOP, White House

  • Chief Info. Officer, Veterans Health Administration

  • Senior Advisor to Under Secretary for Health, VHA, VA

  • Dir. of Health Legislation, Select Committee on Aging

  • BA, Poli. Sci. & MS, Urban/Reg. Planning, U. of WI - Madison. Doctoral work, John Hopkins Public Health.


   During career, his accomplishments include:

  • Founded "Thrive!®", "HealthePeople®"

  • Developed model for “vulnerability and thriving”

  • Led Strategic/Operational Plan for CMS, DHHS

  • Developed “person-centered health” model

  • Developed “virtual health system” for health info

  • Led, with Surgeons General, re-design and re-engineering of the Military Health System

  • Obtained Presidential approval for “force health protection” for vulnerable military members

  • Developed and managed inner city health system

  • Wrote legislation to protect un- and under insured and reform Medicare and Medicaid

  • Lead staff for Congressional hearings on health

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