Assistant Director, Dissemination
As the assistant director of the OpenNotes dissemination team, Deborah helps to spread the implementation of OpenNotes across the country. She has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.
Deborah has a background in consumer engagement in health care and is working to involve patients and families in advocating for Open Notes implementation. Prior to joining OpenNotes, she worked at Health Care For All, a statewide consumer health advocacy organization, engaging consumers in speaking up about the need to improve the quality of health care. She also oversaw the successful consumer campaign to mandate that all Massachusetts hospitals establish Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) and then she developed a statewide network to provide technical assistance and resources to PFACs in Massachusetts.
Deborah previously worked at Jewish Vocational Service of Greater Boston, where she developed and ran a food stamp outreach and education program. Before that she coordinated a campus social justice program through the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. Deb also worked at RESOLVE, the national infertility organization, as the Director of Government Relations.
dwachenh [at] bidmc.harvard.edu