As President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Linda Schwimmer drives policies that advance health care safety, access and affordability. She’s committed to change that improves health care for every person in New Jersey. Under Linda’s leadership, the Institute focuses on collaboration and innovation to accelerate policies that make health more person-centered, transparent, and equitable.
Linda also is a respected voice in the national movement to promote quality, safety and transparency in American health care. She sits on the board of the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety advocacy group. Linda also served on the board of the National Quality Forum (NQF). Linda also served as a co-chair for Governor Phil Murphy’s transition team on health.
Before joining the Quality Institute, Linda was Director of Strategic Relations & External Affairs at Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. At Horizon, Linda was part of the leadership team that brought Accountable Care Organizations and the largest Patient Centered Medical Home program to New Jersey.
She also served in State Government as Director of Legislation and Policy for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and counsel positions with the Senate Majority Office, where she staffed the Judiciary and Commerce Committees. On the federal level, Linda clerked for a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge and worked as an attorney at the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. For over a decade, she was a lawyer in private practice.
Linda received a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.