Barry Scholl, senior vice president for communications and publishing, joined The Commonwealth Fund in 2006. Reporting to the president and working closely with other members of the Fund’s executive management team and program officers, Mr. Scholl is responsible for developing the strategy to successfully promote the Fund’s programs, products, and policy ideas to a broad range of audiences. He oversees the foundation’s publications, online communications, and media units, and manages grants related to these areas. Before joining the Fund, Mr. Scholl spent 11 years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), one of the nation's leading health care quality improvement organizations. At NCQA he served as vice president for communications and marketing, with responsibility for all aspects of communications, marketing, publications, and customer support. Earlier in his career he worked as a journalist for several newspapers and health care publications. Mr. Scholl holds a B.A. in English from SUNY Binghamton and an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.