Wendy Everett, ScD, serves as a senior advisor to Avalere Health and other national health policy organizations.
In 2002 she formed the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) and was its president and chief executive officer for 14 years. Along with NEHI’s founders, Wendy created NEHI as an independent, research-based organization that convened diverse members of the healthcare industry to address the most urgent healthcare issues. This collective vision resulted in ground-breaking research on medical innovation, patient safety, healthcare spending, and healthcare information technology, and has influenced significant national policy changes.
Previously, Wendy held executive positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. She has directed national demonstration programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation. She was the vice chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, an independent state agency that monitors the reform of the healthcare delivery and payment systems in Massachusetts and has become a model for the nation. She also serves on the boards of many philanthropic foundations, corporate, and non-profit organizations.
Wendy earned 2 bachelor of science degrees and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in health policy and management from Harvard University.