Margaret O’Kane, MPH
Founder and President – National Committee for Quality Assurance
Margaret E. O’Kane is the founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received the Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, as well as the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
Modern Healthcare magazine has named O’Kane one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” 12 times and one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” 3 times. She is a board member of the Milbank Memorial Fund and on the Board of Healthwise, a nonprofit organization that helps people make better health decisions. O’Kane holds a master’s degree in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, where she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.