Since 2008, Leah Binder, M.A., M.G.A., has served as president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, an award-winning national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Leapfrog represents employers and other purchasers of health care calling for improved safety and quality in hospitals. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and other publications and is consistently cited among the most influential people and top women in health care.
Through annual surveys, The Leapfrog Group collects data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers on the quality of care. Leapfrog also grades hospitals on how safe they are, a bold initiative that experts estimate has saved over 40,000 lives a year since 2017. Before joining Leapfrog, Leah was vice president for a nationally noted rural health system in Farmington, Maine. Prior to that, she served as a senior policy advisor in the New York City Office of the Mayor. She started her career at the National League for Nursing. Leah has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and two master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two sons.