THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES J. RANDALL MACDONALD AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND QUALITY IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY The President today announced his intent to appoint J. Randall
MacDonald to serve as a member of the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.
Mr. MacDonald, of Greenwich, Connecticut, is the Senior Vice President for Human Resources of the GTE Corporation. In this capacity, Mr. MacDonald oversees GTE's employee relations, benefits and compensation programs, and its workforce and leadership development efforts. Previously, Mr. MacDonald served as Vice President for Employee Relations and Organization Development. He is a member of the Human Resources Policy Institute and its Executive Board, the Human Resources Roundtable as well as the Labor Policy Association. Mr. MacDonald earned a B.A. in political science and a M.A. in industrial relations from St. Francis College.
The Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry was created by Executive Order. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the President on how changes in the health care delivery system are affecting quality, consumer protection and the availability of needed services. Through a series of public meetings, it will collect and evaluate information and develop recommendations on improving quality in the health care system. The Commission will be co-chaired by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor.
The Commission has broad-based representation from consumers, businesses, labor, health care providers, insurers, and quality and financing experts. The Commission members have expertise on a range of health issues including the challenges facing rural and urban communities, children, women, seniors, minorities, people with disabilities, mental illness, AIDS, privacy rights and health care ethics.