State of Reform is proud to announce the launch of our new video series titled “5 Slides We’re Discussing,” where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from policymakers, health care executives, and the people driving decisions in health care today.

Philanthropic organizations are trying to bridge the gap between the community need during a time of pandemic, and the ability of our health care system to respond. While financial losses are mounting among traditional health systems, the social, behavioral and economic impacts on our communities is expanding.

This conversation will feature some of the most innovative and thoughtful philanthropic leaders across three states. They are each strategic, mission-driven and working at the intersection of COVID and health to keep their communities whole.


Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm PDT

Elena Marks: CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation
Steve Williams: COO of Alaska Mental Health Trust
Sarah Lyman: Executive Director, Alliance Health Foundation


Elena M. Marks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Episcopal Health Foundation. Ms. Marks is also a nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy where her work focuses on health reform and access to care for low-income and uninsured populations.




Steve Williams is Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Mental Health Trust. He has been with the Trust since 2005 where he was a Program Officer for 8 years and has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the past 7 years. He received his Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree at Loyola University, Maryland.



Sarah Lyman is the Executive Director of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. With nearly a decade of experience catalyzing results in health philanthropy, Sarah brings unique leadership to the intersection of population health, systems change and collaboration in order to advance health equity. She is passionate about finding solutions to complex social issues and creating sustainable positive impact.