NEW YORK, August 4, 2015 – Public Health Solutions (PHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Lisa David as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  David will begin her new role on September 14, 2015.

“The Public Health Solutions Board is confident that Lisa David is the perfect person to take our well-respected and successful organization to the next level of achievement,” said Deborah Sale, Board Chairperson.  “The Search Committee met with a number of exceptional candidates and we came to agreement that Lisa was the best candidate to take us forward,” added William Hibsher, Vice Chair of the Board and Search Committee Chair.

David takes over from Ellen Rautenberg, who is retiring after 18 years as CEO and 21 years with the organization.

“We are at an inflection point in public health,” said Ms. David. “Population health is receiving increased attention and social determinants such as inequities in income, education and housing are being more widely recognized as contributing to the health and illness of both individuals and communities.  At the same time, the medical care delivery system is going through rapid change, with public health efforts increasingly seen as necessary and critical elements to improving health and reducing health costs.  We must apply evidence-based approaches to improving public health, and develop and test new approaches where there are gaps in our knowledge. Public Health Solutions is at the nexus of change – conducting programs, designing and carrying out research, and providing other organizations with resources and services so they too can work to improve population health. I am thrilled to be part of Public Health Solutions and continue to expand on its history of innovation and impact.”

About Lisa David
Ms. David is currently the Executive Chair and Interim CEO of Medicines 360, a not-for-profit pharmaceutical company that has recently brought a branded and affordable IUD to market.  Between 2008 and 2014, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  From 2003-2007 she was the Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Earlier in her career, David had leadership roles at consulting firms including Women’s Health Management Solutions, The Chartis Group, and APM, Inc.  Ms. David has a BS in Biology from Barnard and an MBA in Health Care Management from Wharton.   

About Public Health Solutions
Founded in 1957, Public Health Solutions is one of the country’s largest public health institutes and one of New York’s leading nonprofit organizations. The organization has a budget of $230m and employs 650 people. PHS integrates neighborhood services, research, policy and capacity building to improve the health of people and communities throughout New York and the country. For more than 50 years, PHS has led the quest for innovation, better outcomes, and reduced disparities in maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, tobacco control, HIV prevention & care, and more.

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Lisa Jakobsberg, VP of Development and Marketing
Email: ljakobsberg@healthsolutions.org