Barbara J. Holland, Esq.
Deputy General Counsel
Governor's Office--Healthcare Reform, Harrisburg
Ms. Holland was appointed Deputy General Counsel in September 2005. In that capacity, she serves as chief counsel to both the Governorís Office of Health Care Reform and the Patient Safety Authority. She is also the General Counselís liaison to those executive agencies responsible for regulating or reimbursing for health care, including the Departments of Health, Public Welfare, and Aging, as well as certain bureaus within the Departments of State and Insurance. Prior to her recent appointment, Ms. Holland served as Chief Counsel to the Department of Health, having been appointed to that post in March 2003.For the past three years, Ms. Holland also served on the Governorís Team to preserve a health care presence at the Campus formerly housing the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The Team succeeded in having the Campus transferred to a non-profit corporation whose mission is to support the Commonwealth in protecting the public health. Ms. Holland currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of that Board. Prior to her appointment by the General Counsel, Ms. Holland had an active general law practice for over fifteen years and, before that, a distinguished public service career in the health field. As a federal employee, she held positions with the Office of International Health, as HHS Secretary Joseph Califanoís Senior Policy Advisor, and as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Health Planning in the Department of Health and Human Services. During her federal tenure, she also served as staff to the Health Delegation of the U.S.-India Working Group on Science and Technology. She was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the United States Government Senior Executive Service. Ms. Holland holds a bachelorís degree from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she was an Editor of the Law Review. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Yale University.