by Jasmine Phiri
February 25, 2021
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 fourteen years. Along with NEHI’s founders, Dr. Everett created NEHI as an independent, research-based organization that convened diverse members of the health care industry to achieve the common goal of addressing the most urgent health care issues. This collective vision resulted in ground-breaking research on medical innovation, patient safety, health care spending and health care information technology, and has influenced significant national policy changes.
Previously, Dr. Everett held executive positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF). She has directed national demonstration programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In addition, Dr. Everett was the Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, an independent state agency that monitors the reform of the health care 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.
Dr. Everett earned two bachelor of science degrees and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in health policy and management from Harvard University.