Seasoned Advocacy Leader, Susan Haeger, Appointed Interim ED —
After four years leading significant growth of IHPC, Executive Director Alyssa Wostrel has stepped down to focus on new professional opportunities. Veteran policy and advocacy leader, and IHPC board member, Susan Haeger, has taken the reins as interim Executive Director of IHPC.
During Alyssa’s tenure, IHPC more than doubled its member organizations, which now stands at 19, representing a wide array of integrative practitioner professional groups, schools and policy organizations. Read IHPC’s Announcement Here.
Ms. Wostrel has had a long career in the complementary and integrative health and wellness markets, including sales and marketing and provider education in the natural products and supplements sector.
While at IHPC, she championed and oversaw the launch of the CoverMyCare web site and program which remains an important component of IHPC’s policy work in the states. She also coordinated two important projects for the industry:
– Publication of the seminal guide to cost-effectiveness for integrative healthcare: “Integrative Health and Medicine, Today’s Answer to Affordable Health Care — Health Creation Economics.” (That booklet is available in our Policy Documents section:
– Production of the important 2014 industry symposium, “A Call to Action on Integrative Health and Medicine Policy – Advancing the Legacy of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin,” which was conducted to honor Harkin’s 20 years as the congressional and Senate leader on integrative health policy.
Susan Haeger has been a healthcare policy and advocacy leader and has more than 20 years of executive strategic leadership and management in the health and wellness market. She is an IHPC board member and chair of the Strategic Development Committee.