Junelle Speller Joins NORC as Senior Vice President of Health Care Strategy
CHICAGO, March 27, 2023 – NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce Junelle Speller as the new senior vice president (SVP) of the Health Care Strategy (HCS) department. Speller is an accomplished health care executive with more than two decades of experience driving health care policy, research, and strategy to improve American health care and quality of life. She has a proven record of identifying gaps, linking disparate issues, and translating data into meaningful action. Her expertise will be invaluable in further building and expanding our services to meet client needs.
“Junelle’s expertise complements our well-established capabilities and provides added strength and leadership to our growing HCS team,” said Missy Nachbar, chief strategy officer and executive vice president. “Health care continues to be a high-priority area of focus and Junelle’s experience navigating the everchanging policy landscape will offer unique insight to clients. Our competitive advantage is not only addressing immediate challenges but understanding the trends to anticipate and meet clients’ long-term needs.”
“Improving care and outcomes for people is my core mission and inspiration for designing health care strategy,” Speller said. “Driving the expansion of HCS is a fantastic opportunity to deliver cogent information to decision makers. I am excited to join NORC’s strong team of health care experts and an organization whose work and values align so closely with mine.”
“Driving the expansion of HCS is a fantastic opportunity to deliver cogent information to decision makers. I am excited to join NORC’s strong team of health care experts and an organization whose work and values align so closely with mine.”
Speller joins NORC from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), where she served as vice president of PFF Registry. She oversaw strategy, finance, governance, and marketing, and led a comprehensive national research initiative on all-cause pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.
Prior to joining PFF, Speller led health care strategy, business development and management at various health care firms and organizations, including as an independent consultant. Speller began her career with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where she developed and analyzed health policy in clinical care, finance, practice management, and quality. Speller worked to raise awareness of the importance of quality across the organization and developed quality measures in collaboration with various organizations including the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the National Quality Forum.
Speller holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in biology from Yale University.
She is vice chair of the Board of Directors of Snow City Arts, a Chicagoland organization that provides arts education to hospitalized children.
About NORC at the University of Chicago
NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eight decades. Today, we partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society.
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