Congratulations to the inaugural America250 Award recipients! Learn more about them.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Advisory Council

The Health and Wellness Advisory Council will bring together America’s experts in each area of health and wellness, covering topics of physical health, mental health, social well-being, and environmental health. Experts will inform the Foundation on the historic developments of health and wellness in America while also exploring the advancements and challenges of the present and future, enabling America250 to explore programs and partnerships that contribute to the overall health of our nation and its people.

*The listed organization, institution, or company is not affiliated with America250.
**The member is serving in their individual capacity and not as a representative of their organization.
***The member is serving as an official organizational representative as part of the national partnership agreement between America250 and their respective organization. 


President and CEO, National Alliance for Hispanic Health*

President, Judith Heumann LLC*


Ramsey Alwin**

President & CEO, National Council on Aging (NCOA)*

Dr. Alicia Bazzano**

Chief Health Officer, Special Olympics*

Dr. Georges Benjamin**

Executive Director, American Public Health Association*

Dr. Cheri Blauwet**

Sports Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School*

Stacy A. Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa)**

Chief Executive Officer, National Indian Health Board*

Dr. Victor Dzau**

President, National Academy of Medicine*

Stephen Kerrigan**

President and CEO, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center*

Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami**

Director, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan and UCLA*

Amit Paley**

CEO & Executive Director, The Trevor Project*


Dr. Sara Newman

Director, National Park Service, Office of Public Health