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As President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Linda Schwimmer drives policies that advance health care safety, access and affordability. Linda sits on the board of the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety advocacy group. Linda also served on the board and various committees of the National Quality Forum (NQF). She also served as a co-chair for Governor Phil Murphy’s transition team on health.

Before joining the Quality Institute, Linda worked in various sectors including Director of Strategic Relations & External Affairs at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Director of Legislation and Policy for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and counsel positions with the New Jersey Senate Majority Office.

For over a decade, she was a bankruptcy and commercial lawyer in private practice.

Linda received a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.