Amidst Political Turmoil And Cost-Cutting Pressures, Partners Hires New Lobbyist

Joe Alviani, Partners' new lobbyist
Joe Alviani, Partners' new lobbyist

Dear Colleagues,
Please join me in welcoming Joe Alviani to Partners HealthCare as our Vice-President for Government Affairs (GA). He begins on November 22nd. Joe's broad and rich portfolio in the public sector will be an invaluable resource and addition to the skills and talents of our GA team. His role will be a crucial one as we build on our strategic plans with a focus on strengthening our relationships with all the key stakeholders in the health care discourse at the state and federal level. Joe will be joining a strong external affairs team that includes Partners Community Health and Public Affairs. These leaders and their teams will work together with the Chief of Staff to coordinate our efforts in highlighting the contributions we make to the communities we serve.

Many of you will be familiar with Joe in his role as Executive Director of the Employers Action Coalition of Healthcare (EACH), an initiative of employers, providers and health plans working together to reduce significantly the rate of increase in Massachusetts commercial health care spending by improving the value of health care services. Partners HealthCare is a founding member of EACH. Joe is president of Alviani and Associates, a Boston firm with a specific focus on strategic counsel to non-profit organizations, government and business. Joe's group has represented the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative, the New England Healthcare Institute and the John Adams Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to name a few. Prior to establishing his own practice, Joe was senior vice president of Government Affairs at ML Strategies, a subsidiary of the law firm Mintz Levin.

Joe's ties to Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill run deep.

He served as Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Affairs in the administration of Governor Michael Dukakis and as Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston under Mayor Kevin White. His Washington, D.C. positions include roles as co-counsel to the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on Labor and executive staff member of the US Conference of Mayors. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Law School and was a fellow at the Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government.

As we look ahead, there will be a multitude of opportunities to connect with our political leaders to share the story of Partners HealthCare. Joe and his GA team will be vital in helping us spread the message of our mission. He is looking forward to joining us; please feel free to connect with Joe and his team if they can be of any help to you.Thank you.

Gary L. Gottlieb, MD

This program aired on November 5, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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