Donald Moulds to Join Commonwealth Fund as Executive Vice President for Programs

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<p>The Commonwealth Fund is <a href="/press-release/2013/donald-moulds-join-commonwealth-fund-executive-vice-president-programs">pleased to announce</a> that Donald Moulds will join the foundation as its new executive vice president for programs, starting in January 2014. </p><p>As acting assistant secretary, and principal deputy assistant secretary, for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Moulds has been a chief advisor to administration officials and overseen an office responsible for policy development and coordination, strategic planning, research, evaluation, and economic analysis. He has also played a significant role in planning and implementing legislation. </p>
<p>Prior to joining the administration, Moulds held a number of leadership positions in the public and private sectors, including vice president of the California Medical Association and director of the office of research for the California State Senate. </p>
<p>"We are truly excited that Don Moulds is joining us during this time of transition for the Fund and for American health care," said Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D. "He has a track record of successfully bringing innovative policy ideas to fruition, and I know that his experience and good humor will be of enormous value to the Commonwealth Fund in the years to come." </p>
<p>Moulds will succeed Anthony Shih, M.D., who has served as The Commonwealth Fund’s executive vice president since January 2011. </p>
<p>"Tony Shih has played a critical role in seeing the Fund through a leadership transition and a comprehensive strategic review of our programs," said Blumenthal. "His impeccable judgment and ability to manage and motivate teams, as well as his deep knowledge of the health care delivery system, have been invaluable in both of his stints at the Fund, and we wish him only the best in his new pursuits."</p>