Gail Warden (Founding Chair)
Henry Ford Health System
Gail L. Warden serves as President Emeritus of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1988 – 2003. He is Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on its Board of Health Care Services, Committee on Quality Health Care in America; chaired the Committee on the Future of Emergency Medicine in the United States; and served two terms on its Governing Council. He is Chairman Emeritus of the National Quality Forum, Chairman Emeritus of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a past Chairman of the American Hospital Association and the Chair Emeritus of National Center for Healthcare Leadership. He is an Emeritus member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees and serves on the RAND Health Board of Advisors.
Mr. Warden holds the position of Vice Chairman and Trustee for the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's Board of Directors, and he chairs the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority and the Detroit Zoological Society. He is also a Director for the National Research Corporation's Board of Directors in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Picker Institute. He served as a Director of Comerica, Inc. from 1990 – 2006.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Warden holds a Master's degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Michigan. Mr. Warden received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Healthcare from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.