Experts

Association Spokespeople

The Children’s Hospital Association has a number of experts who are available to talk to the news media about topics ranging from health care trends in children’s hospitals to pediatric quality improvement and cost containment to child health policy. 

To speak with one of our spokespeople or other experts on specific child health issues, please contact Norida Torriente, (202) 753-5359.

Mark Wietecha, President and CEO

Mark Weitecha

Over the past 30 years Mark Wietecha has established himself as having one of the nation’s more insightful perspectives on the children’s hospital and academic medical center sectors. Read Mark's bio.

Expertise
  • Trends in children’s health care
  • The business of children’s hospitals
  • Trends in academic medicine
  • Hospital mergers and acquisitions
  • Hospital system governance and financing
  • ACE and managed care networks
  • Medicaid and Medicaid reform for children
  • Children with medically complex conditions
Media – Pieces, quotes and appearances


Amy Wimpey Knight, Chief Operating Officer

Amy KnightAs the chief operating officer of the Association, Knight focuses on advancing standards for quality and safety in pediatrics and creating opportunities for children’s hospitals to share and spread knowledge generated within and outside of the industry. Knight developed her expertise over years as a leader in a children’s hospital and through strategic consulting to children’s hospitals across the nation. Read Amy's bio.
 

Expertise

  • Trends in children’s health care
  • The business of children’s hospitals
  • Pediatric quality and patient safety
  • Children’s hospital leadership development
  • Population health management for children

Media – Quotes and appearances


Jim Kaufman, Ph.D., Vice President, Public Policy

Jim KaufmanA seasoned health care public policy expert dedicated to improving health coverage – quality and access -- for all children, Jim Kaufman, Ph.D. has served as vice president, public policy for the Association since July 2008. Kaufman has oversight of the Association’s federal affairs and policy analysis programs. Read Jim's bio.
 

Expertise

  • Access to pediatric specialty care
  • Medicaid and children
  • Children with medical complexity
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
  • Health care workforce
  • Quality measures for accountability

Media – Quotes and appearances

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