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How do you actualize transformative change in the American healthcare system? Rebecca Onie, CEO of Health Leads, works to recreate American healthcare, and doesn’t worry about the gap between where we are and where we need to be. Listen as she opens up about the exhilarating prospect of a healthcare system we have yet to imagine.


In 1996, during her sophomore year at Harvard College, Rebecca Onie co-founded Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH) with Dr. Barry Zuckerman, Chair of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

Rebecca served as Executive Director of Health Leads for three years, overseeing the organization’s growth to Providence and New York City. After attending Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and research assistant for Professors Laurence Tribe and Lani Guinier, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She then served as an associate at Miner, Barnhill & Galland P.C., a boutique law firm in Chicago, where she represented civil rights and employment discrimination plaintiffs, health centers, affordable housing developers, and nonprofit organizations. During this time, Rebecca served as founding Co-Chair of Health Leads’ Board of Directors.


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