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Corporate Council



David Pulman, PhD
President, Global Manufacturing & Supply, GlaxoSmithKline

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Honorary Chair

Honorable John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV)
United States Senate


Deerfield Foundation
Alex Karnal, Partner, Deerfield Management
Jeff Kaplan, Partner, Deerfield Management

David Pulman, PhD, President, Global Manufacturing & Supply

Sanofi US
Gregory Irace, Senior Vice President, Global Services
John Spinnato, VP, NA Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi U.S.

UnitedHealth Group
Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President & Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group

Steering Committee


Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Don Rucker, MD, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
Lance Longwell, Director, Public Relations


American Express Company
Alpesh Chokshi, President, Global Prepaid
Hervé Sedky, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Business Travel

Merck & Co.
Mark Feinberg, MD, Vice President, Public Health and Scientific Affairs

Morgan Stanley
Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of Human Resources
Joan Steinberg, Managing Director; President, Morgan Stanley Foundation



Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Jill DeSimone, Senior Vice President, Commercialization Excellence
Ron Miller, Vice President, Policy & Federal Government Affairs

Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President, Global New York
Chuck Imhof, Staff Vice President, New York Sales

Willard I. Hill, Jr., Chief Marketing & Communications Officer; President, MBIA Foundation

Sojo Studios
Alberto Escarlate, Co-Founder
Hilary Meserole, Chief Marketing Officer

Children’s Health Fund (CHF) works with major corporations, foundations and government agencies to create cooperative alliances that bring together participants’ strengths and experience. Together these organizations create a unified voice for children under the umbrella of Children’s Health Fund’s Corporate Council for America’s Children.

With the leadership of U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), David Pulman, PhD, President, Global Manufacturing & Supply of GlaxoSmithKline and Irwin Redlener, MD, the Corporate Council meets to discuss health reform, legislation and other issues that impact children. Council members provide ongoing financial support to sustain and expand CHF's affiliated programs and special initiatives.

By joining the Corporate Council, participating companies may designate up to two Delegates, typically the CEO or President and another senior executive, who are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., as well as other high-level policy events sponsored by CHF. Council members are listed on CHF’s letterhead, Gala invitations, other printed materials, and on its website. Furthermore, each contribution level entitles the corporate members to a variety of partnership recognition opportunities, including sponsorship of special events, designated child health programs and/or cause-marketing campaigns.

Contribution levels for Corporate Council membership

Corporate Council Trustee:
$1 million within a maximum 4-year period

Steering Committee Member:
$300,000 within a maximum 3-year period

$100,000 within a maximum 2-year period

$50,000 first year, in subsequent years renewal at Partner level required


Children's Health Fund's Corporate Council (the "Council") exists to benefit the children of America through the experience, leadership, and connections of corporate leaders. By participating in the Council, members agree to serve this position in a way that is consistent with the mission of the Children's Health Fund, to refrain from using membership in the Council for either personal benefit or the benefit of the corporations with which they are affiliated, and to abide by and act in full compliance with applicable anti-trust laws.