Class Agents serve as representatives of their graduating class. They encourage classmates to remain engaged and encourage their attendance at alumni events and activities.
Rachel Duguay, MS’99
Rachel jumped at the chance to volunteer as social chair for the 15th reunion class, saying "it's been a great excuse to catch up with former classmates!"
Since graduation, Rachel's work has focused on improving the sustainability and quality of the Medicare and Medicaid programs within both the public and private sectors. For example, she managed an accountable care organization demonstration project for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and supported modernization of a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate’s Medicare and Medicaid plans.
She recalls entering TDI with a commitment to the importance of public health programs, " When I look back on my experience at TDI, I appreciate even more the bold philosophy of the program as well as the professors and many students I encountered…that our health care system can and should be continuously improving and the best solutions to problems - whether at the local or national level, clinical or administrative in nature - are patient-focused and aren't necessarily reliant on additional input of resources, financial or otherwise.”
Daniel Lee, MPH’09
Dan Lee is an MBA candidate at the Tuck School of Business. In 2014, he was a summer associate at Goldman Sachs and a summer consultant for the World Bank in South Africa.
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for West Central Behavioral Health as a Revers Fellow. Dan was a founding employee and formerly the program officer for The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. He previously was the Presidential Fellow for the President of Dartmouth College. From 2006 to 2008, Dan served as a staff assistant in the White House.
He is passionate about improving the delivery of health care through innovative financing models, and credits his time at TDI in building a foundational skill set to pursue these interests.
Dan is honored to have been able to serve as a social chair for the 2014 reunion weekend for his 5th year reunion.
Alexandra Hoffmann, MS'12
Alex Hoffmann is an Analyst at Huron Consulting Group in the Healthcare practice. As part of the Physician Solutions group, she works with medical groups all over the US adjusting to the changing world of healthcare.
Alex’s work draws greatly from her experience at The Dartmouth Institute. In addition to process and quality improvement initiatives, her projects have involved care variation management, patient center medical homes, and ACOs, and seeks to balance the Triple Aim of care, cost and health.
Prior to TDI, Alex operated a tour company in Rome, Italy, where she led visitors around the Eternal City and central Italy. She also spent a year working as a neurology researcher in Dublin, Ireland. Alex has been a TDI Class Agent since 2013, and she is looking forward to returning to Hanover for reunion!
Samuel Wertheimer, MPH'09
Sam is a Senior Policy Associate at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. His work includes contributions to recent reviews of proposed hospital mergers. Previously, he was a Project Manager at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at HBS. There he worked on implementing and scaling Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing in health care provider organizations.
Prior to moving back East, he was a researcher with RAND Health in Santa Monica, CA, where he focused on domestic health policy and health services delivery. He has published work on performance measures, quality improvement, and the relationship between cost and quality and credits his time at TDI as the catalyst behind his interest in system-level health care improvement.
He is attending his 5th year reunion to recognize the help provided by faculty, staff and other TDI alums as he launched his career and is excited to reconnect with old friends and colleagues. He looks forward to paying this support forward to future TDI alums.