Anya Rader Wallack, PhD
Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications
Dr. Wallack is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications at the University of Vermont Health Network. Previously, she served as the Associate Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice within Brown University’s School of Public Health. She was also the Rhode Island state government as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Director and Director of HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange. Prior to those roles, Anya served in Vermont state government as Special Assistant for Health Policy for two Governors and Chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, which oversees cost control and provider payment innovation in the state. Dr. Wallack also served previously as interim President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, and ran her own health policy consulting firm, Arrowhead Health Analytics, with a focus on state and federal health policy. She represented Governor Howard Dean on First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Health Care Task Force in 1993 and, from 1995-1998, ran the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a quasi-governmental agency that specializes in quality measurement and improvement at the state level. Dr. Wallack is a former member of the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council. She holds a PhD in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Anya also serves as Associate Director of the Master’s in Public Health Program and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Health Care Leadership Program at Brown.