John Erwin

Executive Director Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
“I’m excited to continue to serve on BACH’s Steering Committee and continuing to work with other partners who are committed to building healthier communities and eliminating health disparities in the City.”

John Erwin serves as Executive Director of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH). COBTH is an organization of thirteen Boston-area teaching hospitals which advocates for public policies at the local, state and federal levels impacting academic medical centers’ missions of medical education, patient care and biomedical research.

Prior to becoming Executive Director of COBTH in October of 2005, John held several progressively responsible positions during his seven years at Tufts Health Plan, ultimately as Government Affairs and Compliance Officer. Prior to Tufts Health Plan, John held several positions in the public sector including Boston City Council Staff Director, overseeing financial and research staff assigned to Council Committees and Assistant Director of the State Council on Vocational Education under Governor Michael Dukakis.

John is former chair of the Association of American Medical College’s AMC Government Relations Committee, serves on the Steering Committee of the Boston Alliance for Community Health the Commonwealth’s Health Policy Commission Advisory Council and has served on Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Advisory Task Force on Community Benefits and Mayor Martin Walsh’s Public Health Transition Committee. John grew up in Boston, graduating from Boston Latin School and received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his M.B.A. with a concentration in non-profit management from Boston University.

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