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Jeffrey retired from a career in Health Care in 2012 following an acute disability from diabetic polyneuropathy and Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy. He has been a person with diabetes since 1966. He allocates several hours per week to organizations that articulate a vision for healthcare transformation which includes universal coverage, patient centered care, evidence based interventions, and inclusion of each person’s self-responsibility for reducing their risk of developing disease or becoming injured through lifestyle modification. Currently Jeffrey is an Advisor to The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative in Washington DC. He is also a member of several organizations including The Society for Participatory Medicine; The Institute for Healthcare Improvement; The Mankind Project; The North Carolina Healthcare and Communications Alliance; and the National e-Health Collaborative. Jeffrey received a BS in Organizational Behavior and Economics from Franklin Pierce University in 1995 after being trained as a Respiratory & Cardiovascular Therapist at East Los Angeles Community College in 1980. He is passionate about sharing his 33 years of senior level healthcare experience in clinical program management, service-line development, social education, chronic disease program leadership and patient centered medical home implementation leadership to assist a new crop of professionals charged with leading multiple stakeholders to reform our healthcare system.