HealthWell Foundation Welcomes New Member to its Board of Directors


HealthWell Appoints Cathleen D. Bennett, Esquire as Director

GERMANTOWN, Md. — July 22, 2020 — The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, is honored to announce the appointment of Cathleen D. Bennett, Esq., to its Board of Directors. Bringing over 24 years of experience in health and human services to the Foundation, Ms. Bennett currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Hospital Association, and its affiliates, the Health Research and Education Trust of New Jersey and Healthcare Business Solutions, organizations primarily known for their thought leadership, policy development, and advocacy in Washington, DC and Trenton, NJ.

 Ms. Bennett commented, “It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I accept the appointment of Director on HealthWell Foundation’s Board. I applaud HealthWell’s critical mission to reduce financial barriers to care and look forward to helping to continue to support that mission through collaborative and strategic initiatives that bolster access to essential, often lifesaving, medical care.”

 “It is a privilege to welcome such a prominent figure in health policy and patient advocacy to our Board,” said Stephen M. Weiner, HealthWell Foundation Board Chair. “As we continue to honor our commitment to provide a financial lifeline to underinsured Americans, Cathy’s expertise, her deep knowledge about the health care system, and her outstanding grasp of health economics will provide integral strategic and innovative insight for the Foundation. We welcome Cathy and look forward to her valuable contributions as we continue to execute our mission.”

Prior to assuming her position with the New Jersey Hospital Association, Ms. Bennett served as the Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey. She received her Juris Doctorate at The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on multiple boards, including the New Jersey Health Executive Leadership Academy, Q3 Health Innovation Partners, the Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union, and the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

To learn more about Ms. Bennett, visit the “Who We Are” section of our website. To learn about HealthWell Foundation programs and how you can support our life-changing work, visit us at:

About the HealthWell Foundation
A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation has served as a safety net across over 70 disease areas for more than 500,000 underinsured patients. Since its inception, HealthWell has provided over $1.6 billion in grant support to access life-changing medical treatments patients otherwise would not be able to afford. HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly. HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients. HealthWell ranked 33rd on the 2019 Forbes list of the 100 Largest U.S. Charities and was recognized for its 100 percent fundraising efficiency. For more information, visit

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