Project Team


California HealthCare Foundation

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) funded the development of the Communication Toolkit. CHCF is an independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California. The CHCF project officers for this effort were:

  • Jill Yegian, PhD
  • Stephanie Teleki, PhD

American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR), a not-for-profit research organization, developed the Toolkit with collaboration from McGee & Evers Consulting, Inc. AIR project staff include:

  • Kristin L. Carman, PhD, Project Director
  • Pam Dardess, MPH, Deputy Project Director
  • Judy Hibbard, PhD, Senior Advisor
  • Callan Blough
  • Karen Frazier, MA
  • Maureen Maurer, MPH
  • Sandy Robinson, MSPH
  • Lise Rybowski, MBA, Consultant, The Severyn Group
  • David Schneider

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) hosted the original Toolkit website.