(biography coming soon)
Larry McNeely coordinates NCHC’s policy development and advocacy, working with President and CEO John Rother. In that capacity, Mr. McNeely has served as a principal author for the NCHC Plan for Health and Fiscal Policy and Achieving Real Savings Through Better Care: Policy Options for Improving Care and Slowing Cost Growth through Bipartisan Delivery System and Payment Reform. In 2013, with fellow authors NCHC Board Chair Jack Lewin, MD and G. Lawrence Atkins, President of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Mr. McNeely published “The Elusive Path to Sustainability” in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Prior to joining NCHC in May 2011, Mr. McNeely served as Health Care Advocate with U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), where he led that organization’s federal health care reform program. From 2001 to 2008, he was an Organizer for Service Employees International Union and its affiliated locals, working with hospital, nursing home and public sector workers grappling with the high cost of health care.
McNeely holds a Masters of Public Administration from West Virginia University and a Bachelors of Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD.
Pousga Yerbanga is the Finance and Operations Manager at the National Coalition on Health Care, and has been a part of the team since October, 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the District of Columbia and is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Maryland.
Nisha Bhat joined the National Coalition on Health Care in September 2015 as a policy associate. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Global Health from Princeton University.
Shannon McGue joined the National Coalition on Health Care in September 2015 after graduating from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and certificates in Global Health and Creative Writing. She has previously interned at the Public Health Foundation of India and in the surgical department at Children’s National in Washington, D.C.