Nancy J. Kaufman

Chair, Board of Visitors

Nancy Kaufman, an alumna of the school, is the founding president of the Strategic Vision Group, a health consulting firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was the first nurse to be admitted and receive a graduate degree in Administrative Medicine from UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Kaufman served for twelve years as vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She held positions in Wisconsin’s government from 1971 to 1991 and, in her last post, was deputy director of public health for governors Thompson, Earl, and Dreyfus. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Infectious Diseases and as a member of the National Advisory councils for the Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHRQ), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Council on Smoking. Nancy has also worked on global health issues with WHO and USAID, in Geneva at the World Health Assembly and tobacco treaty negotiations, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.