Press Release New Member Appointed to PCORI

Washington DC – (Nov. 12, 2010) - Acting Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro today announced the appointment of Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, to the Governing Board of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

“Ms. Hunt brings to the PCORI Board the important perspective of a broad spectrum of patients and their caregivers,” Dodaro said.

Hunt has been appointed to the Board to replace Andrew Imparato. Imparato is leaving his position as President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities and his appointment to the PCORI Board of Governors to become Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP).

A brief bio of Ms. Hunt is provided below:

Gail Gibson Hunt is President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, located in Bethesda, MD. The Alliance is a diverse coalition of national organizations that seeks to advocate for and serve as a research and training resource for family caregivers of patients/consumers across the lifespan. Ms. Hunt's previous positions include President of a management consulting firm specializing in aging and a senior manager for human services at KPMG Peat Marwick. Ms. Hunt serves as a member of the Advisory Panel for Medicare Education, and as a board member of the Center for Advancing Health and of Vinson Hall in McLean, VA, and was on the NIH State of the Science Panel on Preventing Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline. She was a member of the Policy Committee of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. She has been active in many national and international conferences on family caregiving, and also helped to develop an international coalition of caregiving groups. Ms. Hunt received her BA from Columbia University.

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