Reginald D. Williams II (Reggie) joined the Commonwealth Fund in 2020 as vice president of the International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program. In this role, he is responsible for fostering international dialogue, exchange, and education that enables U.S. policymakers and health care leaders to learn from cross-national experiences. He is responsible for the organization’s international benchmarking activities, its international research and policy analysis, and the educational exchanges it conducts with key international partners. Critical to all activities is the cultivation of a robust international network of senior policymakers and health care leaders, including the Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Williams was at Avalere Health, a consulting firm dedicated to improving health care, where he served as managing director focusing on health care delivery innovation and digital health. During his 15 years at Avalere, he led the firm’s Evidence-Based Medicine Policy practice and several other practice groups, including managing the firm’s Tel Aviv operations, and helping to build a network of consulting firms from around the world with whom Avalere could collaborate. Prior to joining Avalere, he was a member of the health policy team at the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Previously, he served as chair of the board of directors at Mental Health America, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. Mr. Williams earned an A.B. in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University.
Reginald D. Williams II
Vice President, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund