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As President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Linda Schwimmer leads the Quality Institute’s work and advances its vision of a world where everyone receives safe, equitable, and affordable health care.  Linda serves as Vice Chair of the Leapfrog Group’s board of directors, a national patient safety advocacy group. She also serves as Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Quality Committee for Parker Health Group, Inc., a not-for-profit, aging services organization committed to empowering older Americans. Previously, Linda served on the board of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and was co-chair for Governor Phil Murphy’s transition team on health. Linda continues to serve on many nonprofit and government boards and commissions that advance health equity and quality.

Before joining the Quality Institute, Linda worked in all three branches of government across state and federal government; experiences that support her work to drive sustainable policy change. She also worked in the private sector including serving on the leadership team of Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Linda served as Director of Legislation and Policy for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and in counsel positions with the New Jersey Senate Majority Office.

For over a decade, she practiced ERISA, bankruptcy, and commercial law, representing the federal government, individuals, and businesses.

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

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