Gov. Howard Dean is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, presidential candidate, six term governor, and physician. During his tenure at the DNC, Dean created the 50-State Strategy, which was credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. Dean now works as a part time independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world. He serves on the Board of the National Democratic Institute, a democracy building organization chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and teaches a course at the Jackson Institute at Yale.