Tribute to Con Hogan - From the 2018 Green Mountain Care Board Annual Report

Tribute to Con Hogan

From its inception, Con Hogan, who fulfilled a six-year term on September 30, 2017, has helped navigate the Green Mountain Care Board through changes in state and national health care policy, moving towards the goal of ensuring that all Vermonters have access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Con exemplifies dedication to public service. After 15 years working for the Vermont Department of Corrections, ultimately as its Commissioner, Con served for eight years as the Vermont Secretary of Human Services. Con's tireless drive to learn, understand, and improve the wellbeing of fellow Vermonters, and the state as a whole, highlighted his successful tenure. Following completion of his appointed term, Con has continued to be an ardent and vocal advocate on public health issues, with advocacy for early childhood intervention a top priority. Con has served as a Senior Fellow with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, a Senior Consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Director of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Initiative for Strengthening Families through health care access, a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Center for Children in Poverty, and as a consultant to the Children's Defense Fund. In his honor, the Vermont Community Foundation annually awards the Con Hogan Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership Award to one individual who exemplifies Conís vision for a better Vermont, and matches that vision by demonstrating his or her responsibility to bring the vision to fruition.

Conís talents and passions extend beyond his government service. Con has authored or co-authored six books, and plays banjo in the Plainfield-based Cold Country Bluegrass Band. Con, his wife Jeanette (who plays bass in the band), and their two children share a passion for horses and dressage, and host events and trainings at Con's home at East Hill Farm, founded in 1976. Con has a lifelong passion for sailing, which has taken him across the globe to distant places such as the Falkland Islands and the Arctic Circle. Con completed his full six-year term this past fall without ever losing sight of the incremental tasks before the Board, and the Stateís larger health care reform goals. We will miss Con's presence in the office and his exceptional institutional knowledge, kind hearted spirit, good humor, and willingness to take the time to work through complex policy matters with other Board members, staff, and stakeholders. We have no doubt that Con will continue to advocate for a brighter health care future for Vermonters as he begins, for the second time, his formal retirement from State government.

On behalf of all Vermonters, we wish to extend our gratitude to Con for his many years of dedication to Vermont, and to the well-being and health of all of its citizens.

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