SNAC Member: Leah Binder, M.A., M.G.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Leapfrog Group
Leah Binder, M.A., M.G.A., has served as president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group, an award-winning national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., since 2008, representing employers and other purchasers of healthcare calling for improved safety and quality in health systems. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and is consistently cited among the 100 most influential people and top women in healthcare and patient safety.
Since its inception 20 years ago, Leapfrog has been the nation's most influential voice for healthcare transparency, fostering groundbreaking innovations in quality reporting and payment policy. Under Ms. Binder's leadership, Leapfrog contributed to ratings of hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers and launched the Hospital Safety Grade, which assigns letter grades based on the safety of general hospitals across the country.
Before joining Leapfrog, Ms. Binder served as vice president of a nationally noted rural health system in Farmington, Maine, and as senior policy advisor in the Office of the New York City Mayor. She started her career at the National League for Nursing. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis and two master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.