Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Dr. Sandman is a key advisor to the President and CEO and has a central role in developing the New York State Health Foundation's (NYSHealth’s) program areas, identifying emerging opportunities and strategic niches, building partnerships with other foundations, ensuring quality and accountability, and evaluating the performance of programs and grantees.
Dr. Sandman was previously managing director of Manatt Health Solutions, where he advised health care providers, foundations, payers, associations, government, and companies about the development of new health care programs, services, and restructuring plans. Before joining Manatt, Dr. Sandman was appointed by the Governor of New York as executive director of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, a nonpartisan panel charged with evaluating and reforming the State’s health care delivery and financing systems. Previously, Dr. Sandman was vice president at Harris Interactive, a global research and consulting firm. Prior to joining Harris Interactive, Dr. Sandman served as assistant vice president at the Commonwealth Fund, where he was responsible for projects related to health care coverage and access, health care in New York City, Medicare, and quality of care issues.
Dr. Sandman received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Haverford College, and his Master of Public Administration degree and Ph.D. from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. He serves on the board of directors of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, on the regional advisory committee of the New York Health Benefit Exchange, and on the public policy committee of Philanthropy New York.