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Our Team

Susan Bornstein, MD, MPH
Founder and CEO

Susan G. Bornstein, MD, MPH is an OBGYN by training. She became so frustrated with the issues that her patients were having with cost and access to care that she returned to the University of Michigan for a Master’s in Public Health.


Susan has a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare delivery system, having cared for patients across a variety of practice settings, including running her own office for nearly 20 years. She has negotiated and tussled with insurance companies from the employer, provider, and patient perspectives, and is well aware of how frustrating, maddening, expensive, inefficient, and inequitable this process is. She is devoted to bridging the gap between the overwhelming evidence in favor of universal healthcare in the US, including a tax-based financing system proportional to means, and the public’s embrace and support of this concept. In service of this goal, she founded The Asclepius Initiative, where she enthusiastically serves as CEO and staff.


In her spare time, Susan enjoys running, reading, hiking, and baking (hence the running and hiking). She is at perpetual risk of becoming a crazy cat lady.

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Laci Comer, MA
Communications Associate

Laci Comer is a communications professional with decades of experience in journalism and nonprofit communications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and a Master of Arts in Communications. 

Laci spent 16 years as a television news producer for stations in her hometown of Amarillo, Texas and Louisville, including more than10 years at WHAS11, before trading the newsroom for the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining TAI, she spent nearly 9 years as Communications Specialist for an addiction recovery center in Louisville. Her specialty is storytelling.

Laci was born and raised in Amarillo before moving to Louisville in 2003. She expected to only stay for a couple of years, but 20 years later, she still calls Louisville home. Laci's favorite things are notebooks, pens, reading, and the World Series Champion Texas Rangers. Her cat Sephora keeps Laci company as she works to help the TAI team educate Kentuckians about their choices when it comes to health care coverage.

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