Heather Howard is a healthcare policy expert and currently a lecturer at Princeton University. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Health & Wellbeing and Director of the State Health and Value Strategies program, an RWJ Foundation-funded program focused on supporting state efforts to enhance the value of health care by improving population health and reforming the delivery of services. Ms. Howard has a long history of dedicated public service – notably serving as New Jersey's Commissioner of Health and Senior Services from 2008-2010. Additionally, she worked as Governor Corzine's Chief Policy Counsel, as then Senator Corzine's Chief of Staff, as Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council, as Senior Policy Advisor for First Lady Hillary Clinton, and as an Honors Attorney in the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Howard was also recently appointed to Governor Murphy's Restart & Recovery Advisory Council.