Board Member Michael Gelder Appointed to Pritzker Transition Team – Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

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Board Member Michael Gelder Appointed to Pritzker Transition Team

November 16, 2018

Founding Health & Medicine Board Member Michael Gelder has been appointed to the Healthy Children and Families Committee of Governor-elect JB Pritzker’s transition team.

Capitol Fax reported the announcement sharing that the committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Healthy Children and Families Committee will be chaired by state Sen. Heather Steans, Howard Brown Health President and CEO David Munar, and Children’s Home and Aid President and CEO Nancy Ronquillo and consist of 36 members.

Gelder has been a member of the Health & Medicine Board since the organization’s founding in 1981. He is a former Senior Health Policy Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn and served as Deputy Director for the Illinois Department on Aging. Gelder is currently Adjunct Lecturer of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as well as Adjunct Faculty at the UIC School of Public Health.