Meet Our Founder & Board of Directors

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D. Synexis DHP Air Purification Director

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D. – Director

Ms. McCaughey joined the Synexis Board in July 2017. She is a health policy expert, a Columbia University Ph.D., and a former Lt. Governor of New York State, where she designed a Medicaid reform for her state. She is a New York Times bestselling author and has also used her expertise to propose extensive reforms to the Veterans Administration and testify before Congress on how to deliver healthcare quickly and efficiently to our vets.

Dr. McCaughey is also a widely read syndicated columnist, whose weekly columns appear in the New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, and many regional newspapers.

In 2004, McCaughey founded and is now Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (also known as RID), a nationwide educational campaign to stop hospital-acquired infections. RID has transformed thinking about hospital infections, which were once considered inevitable and now are deemed unacceptable. Ms. McCaughey has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.