Conversations Contributors - Marc M. Boutin, JD

Marc Boutin is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Health Council, an organization that brings together all segments of the health care community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

In addition to overseeing financial management and operations at the National Health Council (NHC), Boutin builds consensus among member patient advocacy organizations enabling them to speak with one voice on systemic health research and health care policy initiatives. In addition, he provides guidance to patient organizations on various association issues, including corporate structure, government relations, fundraising, and outreach.

Boutin has been actively involved in health advocacy, policy, and both federal and state legislation throughout his career. He is a member the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations Governing Board, Community Health Charities Board of Directors, and the North America Advisory Board to the Drug Information Association. 

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