HopeLab, the pioneering health-focused R&D organization of The Omidyar Group, today announced Margaret Laws as its new president and chief executive officer. For more than 25 years, Laws has distinguished herself as a catalytic leader in health care, with a broad range of experience in public policy, philanthropy, business and impact investing. She joins HopeLab as Pat Christen, previous president and CEO, assumes a new position as a managing director of The Omidyar Group.
Laws brings her passion for forging cross-sector partnerships that drive positive social impact to her role at HopeLab. Prior to joining HopeLab, she spent 17 years at the California HealthCare Foundation in a number of roles, including Director of Public Financing and Policy and Director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. She also founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, a mission-focused fund investing in health care technology and service companies that improve access to and lower costs of health care.
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