Leo has extensive experience in health care systems, public policy, and partnership-building. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Gonzaga University. For 30 years, Leo served as president and CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, where he advocated for policy and quality improvements to managing health care costs, reimbursements, and availability. Previously he was vice president in government affairs at the Michigan Hospital Association and vice president of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Leo began his career as a hospital CEO with Indian Health Service in Oklahoma. He also worked in several public policy positions in Washington, D.C.
Leo served on the American Hospital Association board of trustees and on the UW School of Public Health Dean’s Council, where he is an emeritus member. He also served on task forces for the Committee on Allied Hospital Associations, National Healthcare Reform, and State Hospital Association Executives Forum. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and a JD and an MHA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Leo is one of four continuity members on the board. He served on the Group Health Cooperative Board of Trustees for five years.