Sam Gibbs Redefines Good Government | Episode 7

A Happify Health Original Simulcast 

The former Deputy Secretary of HHS for the state of North Carolina talks about how his state used the Covid crisis to make government work better for its citizens.


Episode Summary: 

Sam Gibbs had 40 years of experience in the private sector, building healthcare and technology companies. In 2017, Gibbs' love and loyalty to his home state of North Carolina led him to leave Silicon Valley and head home to drive innovation and care delivery transformation as the deputy secretary of Health and Human Services. Three years later, Covid-19 shut down the country and North Carolina called on Gibbs to find new and innovative ways to deliver care to at-risk patient populations.

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Featured Guest


Sam Gibbs

Specialist Executive, Deloitte

Sam Gibbs, Specialist Executive at Deloitte, and former Deputy Secretary of HHS for the state of North Carolina

Hosted By


Murray Zucker, MD

CMO, Happify Health

Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.


Brendon Kelly

VP of Partnerships, Happify Health

Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has  had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service  by understanding and solving complex problems for others  is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).