Valerie Fleishman provides the strategic and operational direction for NEHI. As Executive Director, she oversees the institute’s policy research, programs, operations, fundraising and communications. Under her leadership, NEHI's programs seek to improve chronic illness care, promote disease prevention and wellness, and speed the adoption of valuable innovations across the health care system. She has authored numerous reports, articles and briefs on a wide range of health policy issues.
Ms. Fleishman joined NEHI at its founding in 2002. She has over fifteen years’ experience in health care, health policy, technology and innovation. Prior to joining NEHI, Ms. Fleishman was a director in Health and Wellness at Scient Corporation, where she led strategic consulting engagements with leading biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical clients in areas such as telemedicine, disease management, health information technology, clinical trials, and sales and marketing strategies.
Previously, Ms. Fleishman was a manager in Arthur D. Little's Global Strategy Practice. She also worked in product management and brand marketing at Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products.
Ms. Fleishman received her bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Harvard University and her master of business administration from the Harvard Business School. In 2008, she was honored as one of Boston’s "40 under 40" by the Boston Business Journal.
Caroline Rossi Steinberg is NEHI’s Vice President for Programs. Most recently she served as the Vice President for Trends Analysis at the American Hospital Association (AHA) for 14 years. In this role, Ms. Steinberg oversaw teams of researchers, data analysts and consultants in conducting policy research, trends analysis and data analytics to support AHA’s advocacy needs broadly defined to include regulatory, legislative, legal, and public/media relations activities. Prior to moving to the AHA, Ms. Steinberg was a vice president at The Lewin Group, where she spent nine years working with both public and private provider organizations to develop strategies to confront changes in the health care environment. She also led the intensive site visit component of the Community Tracking Study under contract with the Center for Studying Health System Change. In prior consulting positions, she has worked to improve the operations of hospitals and health systems and conducted data-driven redesign of the health care benefit packages for unionized workers for a Fortune 500 company. She holds a masters of business administration (MBA) from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.