Dean’s Advisory Board
Ophthalmologist and Owner, Eye Service Consultants
Dr. Charles earned a Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences in 1981. He completed a residency at King Drew Medical Center.
Dr. Charles’ spouse is Maureen A. Alphonse-Charles. Ms. Alphonse-Charles is a managing director at Koya Leadership Partners, a Boston-based executive search and consulting firm that partners with mission-driven clients and higher education institutions. She has held this position since 2018.
Ms. Alphone-Charles earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences in 1985 and a Master of Arts focused in law and diplomacy form Tufts University in 1987.
Dr. Charles and Ms. Alphonse-Charles reside in Hyde Park, Massachusetts.
Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Office, Boston Children’s Hospital
Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, is the executive vice president of health affairs and chief operating officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. He provides leadership, direction, integration and oversight for the medical delivery system, while partnering with the chief executive officer on a full range of research, clinical, academic, operational and strategic issues.
Prior to joining Boston Children’s, Dr. Churchwell was chief executive officer for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. As the lead administrator in the Delaware Valley, Dr. Churchwell was actively driving efforts to increase the quality and affordability of care for all children. Under his leadership, the Leapfrog Group recognized Nemours duPont as one of the 12 safest children’s hospitals.
Dr. Churchwell also served as the CEO and Executive Director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He previously served in several other capacities, including Chief-of-Staff, Medical Director for the Children’s Health and Injury Prevention Program, Medical Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Services, and Transport Director.
A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville in 1987, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Anesthesia and Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 1993, Dr. Churchwell has been a clinician and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Churchwell was recently appointed the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School.
Mr. Churchwell and his spouse, Gloria Respress-Churchwell, reside in Newton Center, Massachusetts. They have four children, Katherine, a 2018 SPH graduate; Alexandria, Arthur, and John.
Co-Founder, Senior Advisor and Director, Humantics
Gary A. Cohen is co-founder, senior advisor and director at Cambridge-based Humatics, a company that is developing microlocation sensors and human-robot interaction technologies. He is also a founding board member at The Possible Project, a nonprofit youth entrepreneurship program that teaches high school students to start and run their own businesses.
Mr. Cohen has 30 years’ experience as a corporate executive, lawyer, and intellectual property strategist. He has worked with leading life sciences and technology companies focusing on early-stage and advanced research and development and has held significant positions at paradigm-changing organizations, including Genetics Institute, Genzyme Transgenics, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Foundation Medicine.
Mr. Cohen earned a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2006, a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1986, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982.
He resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Ms. Deane previously served as vice president of government relations returning to Fenway Community Health Center, an LGBT health care, research and advocacy organization founded by Northeastern University students. Fenway Health now serves over 30,000 patients annually with a budget exceeding $115 million. She is principally responsible for developing and managing strategies to build the health center’s presence in the city, state, and federal level on issues of interest to Fenway Health and LGBT and neighborhood communities they care for. Fenway Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and includes AIDS Action Committee and The Fenway Institute.
Ms. Deane served as CEO to Outer Cape Health Services from 2009 to 2016, leading the rural health center’s turnaround, era of doubling of patients served, quadrupling of patient revenues and scope of services, and achieving top quality and cost scores on Medicare Pioneer ACO in the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization. An innovative Navigator program, begun under her tenure, partnering the health center’s mental health services with the town of Provincetown’s public safety program to triage and de-escalate what had been police interventions to people needing human service providers instead of incarceration has now been adopted and financially supported by eight of the 16 towns on Cape Cod.
Ms. Deane has been an adjunct assistant clinical professor in Health Law, Policy & Management at Boston University School of Public Health since 1993 where she earned Excellence in teaching award over a dozen times. She has served on the Advisory Board to the Health Law, Policy & Management Department since its formation in 2009.
Ms. Deane earned a Master of Public Health in health services administration from Boston University School of Public Health in 1988, a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Boston University School of Education in 1971, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and education from Whittier College.
Ms. Deane resides in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Former President and Co-Founder, HealthCare Value Management
Mr. Donahue began his career with an interest in international health as a Peace Corps Volunteer with a tuberculosis control program in Malaysia. He accumulated an encyclopedic list of contacts as his career ascended through the Massachusetts Health Research Institute, where he organized a framework for planning perinatal health services; through the BU Center for Health Planning, where he was the Director of Health Plan Development; and the Health Planning Unit of the Public Health Service of the HHS, where he oversaw the health planning agencies in three states.
While working at those agencies, Mr. Donahue became interested in ways that science-based policy changes—grounded primarily on solid epidemiological techniques—could improve maternal and child health. As a researcher, he co-authored multiple studies, published notably in the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Mr. Donahue eventually became the executive director of the Health Planning Council for Greater Boston, returning to the organization that gave him his professional start. It also brought him back to one of his key interests, tackling the myriad challenges inherent in health care planning for a diverse urban area.
“I have always had a great interest in the City of Boston and working in its neighborhoods, as well as learning about the health care in the neighborhoods and advising people who live there. And I am very interested to see the role the School of Public Health plays in that,” Mr. Donahue said.
Mr. Donahue earned a Master of Arts in sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in classics from Cornell University.
Mr. Donahue and his spouse, Nancy T. Donahue, reside in Westwood, Massachusetts. They have one daughter, Caroline, a 2012 graduate of Boston University School of Public Health.
Former Operating Partner, Behrman Capital
Previously, Mr. Flaherty was President and CEO of Athena Diagnostics, a Behrman Capital portfolio company which was sold to Fisher Scientific after three years. Prior to joining Athena, he held a series of senior management positions at Becton Dickinson & Company, a multinational medical technology company, serving as President of Becton Dickinson Medical from 1984 through 1992.
Mr. Flaherty earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1971 and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Lehigh University in 1968.
Mr. Flaherty and his spouse, Laura Montgomery, reside in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Global Advisory Principal and Life Sciences Sector Commercial Lead, Ernst & Young LLP
Susan S. Garfield, DrPH leads the commercial market excellence function within the life science advisory commercial practice at Ernst & Young. In this capacity, she helps life science companies optimize the value propositions of their innovations and maximize launch opportunities. Previously, Dr. Garfield was executive vice president, healthcare consulting services at Growth from Knowledge (GfK), the fourth largest market research company in the world. She led their US Market Access practice which spanned pharma, biotech, medical device, diagnostic and specialty pharma clients. Prior to that position, Dr. Garfield ran global market access, pricing, and health economics at QIAGEN (previously Digene), a biotech company, focusing oncology and precision medicine.
Dr. Garfield has also held various consulting roles at Boston Healthcare Associates, leading their commercial and health economics practice after a six year tenure at the firm. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and a book on healthcare payment issues, and has had multiple speaking engagements and poster sessions at industry and academic conferences.
Dr. Garfield earned a Doctor of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2011, a Master of Science in health policy and management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2000, a Master of Science in population and development from The London School of Economics in political science in 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and women’s studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Dr. Garfield and her spouse, Steven M .Noyes, reside in Wayland, Massachusetts. Mr. Noyes is a 2003 graduate of Metropolitan College, earning a Master of Science in computer science. Dr. Garfield and Mr. Noyes have two daughters, Lily and Maya.
Previously, Ms. Gormley was a senior vice president and research analyst at Essex Investment Management Company, which she joined in 2002. Prior to this, she was a vice president and analyst at John Hancock Advisors for two years and first vice president and analyst at Schroder Capital Management for one year. Ms. Gormley was a portfolio manager and analyst at Dewey Square Investors Corporation for 12 years.
Ms. Gormley holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation and is interested in healthcare investing. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Boston College in 1984.
Ms. Gormley resides in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Former President and CEO, Project HOPE
Before Project HOPE, Dr. Howe held the Distinguished Chair in Health Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and had served as the Center’s chief executive for fifteen years, providing leadership to the University’s Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, and Doctor of Pharmacy programs. Dr. Howe is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and was a tenured professor in the University’s Department of Medicine.
Dr. Howe earned a Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine in 1969 and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst. He served two years in the Army Medical Corps and later completed the Health Systems Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Howe is chair of the Harvard College Board of Overseers Committee to Visit the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Howe and his spouse, Tyrrell E. Flawn, reside in Washington, DC. He was previously married to Jill O. Howe, a 1968 graduate of Boston University College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Howe has three children, Brooke, John, and Lindsey
Chief Medical Office, US Office of Personnel Management
Dr. Hunter is a Distinguished Alumna of Boston University, where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts and medical degrees. After beginning her career as one of the first women to serve on Navy ships, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Her clinical practice afforded opportunities to advance care coordination, including the establishment of the Navy’s first multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic. Serving as director, medical services at Naval Medical Center San Diego; executive assistant to the Navy Surgeon General; and then as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton, Dr. Hunter focused on enhancing primary care delivery; while her tour as Pacific Fleet Surgeon offered an opportunity to redesign resuscitative surgery at sea. Following promotion to rear admiral, Dr. Hunter organized medical support for tsunami and hurricane relief, and led the development of the Navy’s Pandemic Flu Response Plan. Assuming command at Navy Medicine West/Naval Medical Center San Diego, she launched a nationally acclaimed center for wounded warrior care and energized her team to achieve the highest ranking among military hospitals for combined quality, population health, and business performance.
Dr. Hunter is a Fellow and Laureate of the American College of Physicians. Her work has been recognized with a National Association of Government Communicators Competition Award, Athena Chairman’s Award for Community Leadership, and San Diego Business Journal Award. During her military career, she received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (six awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medals. Dr. Hunter also received the 2010 Humanitarian Award from Boston University School of Medicine. She speaks regularly on leadership and achieving the Triple Aim in health care, and serves on the Boston University Board of Overseers
Dr. Hunter’s resides in Arlington, Virginia. Her deceased spouse is Robert H. Hunter. They have one daughter, Jennifer.
Co-Founder and President, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., President, World Education
Mr. Lamstein is a senior lecturer at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a frequent lecturer on organizational strategy, nonprofit management, international development and strategic management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Kennedy School, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
In addition, Mr. Lamstein serves as the vice-chair of the Global Health Council’s Board of Directors, and is a member of the board of advisors at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He is also on the board of Physicians for Human Rights.
Mr. Lamstein co-founded Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 1973. He has served as an advisor to numerous public health programs throughout the world on issues of public health management.
Mr. Lamstein earned a Bachelor of Science in math and physics from the University of Michigan in 1965.
Mr. Lamstein and his spouse, Sarah Lamstein, reside in Newton Center, Massachusetts. They have three children.
Senior Medical Director, Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
Elizabeth (Liz) Olek, DO is senior medical director at Puma Biotechnology Inc., a pharmaceutical company located in South San Francisco, California.
Dr. Olek served as the senior vice president of clinical development and chief medical officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where she joined from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation having served as global brand medical … director and principal medical science expert in the Infectious Disease, Transplant and Immunology Group. Prior to joining Novartis Pharmaceuticals in 2004, she was director of clinical research at InterMune Inc. from 2002-2004, and director of clinical research at Genetics Institute/Wyeth Research from 1998-2002. In her roles, Dr. Olek was responsible for clinical research and advancement of various infectious disease drug candidates.
Dr. Olek earned a Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Master in Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health in 2002, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences Philadelphia.
Dr. Olek resides in San Francisco, California.
Co-Chairman, Member of the Executive Committee, Colliers International
Mr. Phelan has served on correspondent advisory councils for both AEGON U.S.A. Realty Advisors, Inc. and Nationwide Life, and on numerous boards and committees for organizations such as Providence College, Simmons College, Newton Country Day School, Steward Health Care/St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
Mr. Phelan earned a Master in Business Administration from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science if business administration from Providence College.
Mr. Phelan and his spouse, Anne Duffey Phelan, reside in Wellesley Hill, Massachusetts. They have a daughter, Lauren.
Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Dr. Reilly is a trustee of Cornell University and an overseer of Weill Cornell Medical College. He has served twice, in 2000 and 2003, as president of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, the author of seven books, and frequently speaks about genetics, the future of medicine, and bioethics. Dr. Reilly has also held numerous teaching positions at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Cornell University, and has served as adjunct professor of both legal studies and biology at Brandeis University.
Dr. Reilly earned a Doctor of Medicine from Yale University, a Juris Doctor from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is board certified in internal medicine and clinical genetics.
Dr. Reilly and his spouse, Nancy L. Reilly, reside in Concord, Massachusetts.
President, Meredith Management
Meredith also received a major community service award from MassHousing for creating a housing and treatment program in Southbridge, Massachusetts for formerly homeless women with children who are in recovery from substance abuse. Under Mr. Rosenthal’s leadership, Meredith Management continues to be an innovator both in providing comfortable living and working environments as well as being an active and socially responsible business.
Mr. Rosenthal is also the founder of two Boston-area nonprofits: Stop Handgun Violence (co-founded by the late Michael Kennedy) and Friends of Boston’s Homeless. Stop Handgun Violence works to prevent gun violence through public awareness, education, policy advocacy and law enforcement strategies. Mr. Rosenthal was awarded the 2015 Wainwright Social Justice Award for his commitment to violence prevention through his work with Stop Handgun Violence. Friends of Boston’s Homeless provides education, employment, housing, and life skills for homeless people.
Mr. Rosenthal and his spouse, Maureen Berkley, reside in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Community Health Services Medical Consultant, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
In describing her career, Dr. Scott said she saw public health as, “an opportunity to help people get to a point where they can capably address their public health issues, and also help individuals and communities to maintain their dignity.” Dr. Scott commended the work of the Black Women’s Health Study, which has been collecting health data on black women from its home at Boston University for 23 years, as a critical source that has enhanced our understanding of the unique health challenges and disparities faced by African-American women. “My goal for today is to make you a little more aware of what’s going on right now, in black women’s health.”
Dr. Scott earned a Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine in 1982, a Master of Public Health in international public health/international health from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Boston University School of Medicine awarded Dr. Scott with the 2018 Humanitarian Award for her outstanding work in public health both in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Scott and her spouse, Stephen Robinson, MD, reside in Oakland, California. They have one daughter, Ajayi
Reverend Jim was a founder, board member, and president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He also served for three years as a director of the Industrial Biotechnology Association, which is now the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Reverend Jim served over the last 15 years on the President’s Council of the Unitarian Universalist Association, including eight years on the Investment Committee of the UUA Common Endowment Fund, the last four of which he served as chair. Reverend Jim also has served on the Board of Andover Newton Theological School for the last 10 years, first as a special adviser to the President, then as investment committee chair, and most recently as chair of the Board of Trustees.
He was ordained in May 2004 and holds Doctor of Ministry and Master of degrees, both with honors, from Andover Newton Theological School. Reverend Jim earned a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University.
Reverend Jim and his wife of 36 years, Loretta Ho Sherblom, reside in Concord, Massachusetts. They have two grown children, Sarah and Robert.
Managing Partner, Galen Partners
Prior to joining Galen in 1997, Mr. Shroff was a principal at The Wilkerson Group, a leading medical products management consulting firm, with a client base including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, device, and biotech companies, as well as a few select venture capital firms. He played a major role in developing several of The Wilkerson Group’s practice areas, including outcomes research, strategy formulation, and disease management initiatives. He is the co-author of the book, Integrated Healthcare: Pharmaceutical Company Roles in a Seamless System of Patient Care.
Mr. Shroff started his career at Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, where he directed marketing, sales, and Phase IV clinical development for the company’s high growth biotech business in France and was responsible for the launch of alpha-Interferon in several new indications.
Mr. Shroff serves as an advisor to several nonprofit institutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the $2 billion Westchester Medical Center Public Benefit Corporation (WMC Health), as well as Chairman of its Foundation. Since 2004, he has served on Advisory Committees to Boston University Medical School and The Center for Global Health & Development. He is a frequent speaker on health care market trends, winning medical product and service business models, and the private equity investment climate. Additionally, Mr. Shroff was a founding member of the Wharton Private Equity Network and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Mr. Shroff earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences in 1986.
Mr. Shroff and his spouse, Anahaita N. Kotval, reside in Tarrytown, New York. They have two sons, Kaivan and Zal.
Mr. Simon is a member of the Board of Trustees at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he co-chairs the Research Oversight Committee. He is also co-chairman and founder of the Men’s Collaborative to Cure Women’s Cancers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He most recently served as chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Netter Center for Community Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Mr. Simon is an advisor to Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy.
Mr. Simon earned a Master of Business Administration in 1984 from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.
Mr. Simon resides in Boston, Massachusetts with his spouse, Ruth A. Moorman, EdD, a member of the Board of Trustees at Boston University, a 1989 and 2009 graduate of Wheelock College, and a 1988 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Simon and Dr. Moorman have two daughters. Sarah is a 2015 graduate of Boston University Academy.
Prior to SVB Leerink, Mr. Sullivan was vice president, senior equity research analyst at Stephens Inc. where his primary focus was on companies possessing enabling technologies for health care-related products for research and drug discovery.
Mr. Sullivan earned a Master of Liberal Arts in government from Harvard Extension School in 2017, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1983, and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Boston University Metropolitan College in 1982. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2000.
Mr. Sullivan and his spouse, Margaret T. Sullivan, reside in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Senior Vice President, Aon Hewitt
Mr. Taylor has 35 years of senior management and consulting experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, Mr. Taylor was a senior vice president at OptumHealth where he evaluated OptumHealth growth strategies and advisory capabilities and aligned them with the current and future strategic needs of the major healthcare stakeholders. Before OptumHealth, he was a principal at Towers Perrin in Boston where he headed up the Global Healthcare Practice, the Health and Welfare Specialty Practice, and was a member of the Health and Welfare Leadership Group. He also served as director of managed care at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company and has more than 13 years of extensive HMO operational experience.
He has taught extensively at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, St. Johns University, Queens College, and the University of Southern California; has been a faculty member of several AHIP educational sessions; and has made numerous presentations to audiences at conferences and business meetings. He authored the chapter on “Employer View of Managed Care” in The Managed Care Handbook—5th Edition, published by Jones and Bartlett in 2006, and is a member of the board of Minuteman Health, a member governed, nonprofit health insurance plan operating in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Mr. Taylor was educated in England and the United States. He earned a Master of Arts in health care administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977, a Master of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973, and Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Kings College London in 1970.
Mr. Taylor resides in Newton, Massachusetts.
CEO, Tivity Health, Chairman and Founder, Health eVillages, Chairman of the Board, Aptus Health
Mr. Tramuto became a member of Healthways board of directors in 2013 and chairman of the board in 2014. He is the founder of Physicians Interactive Holdings, now known as Aptus Health, a global digital heath engagement partner for life sciences companies, payers, employers, and health systems, where he served as CEO and chairman prior to joining Healthways. Under his leadership, the company was successfully sold to Merck Global Health Innovation Fund in 2013.
Mr. Tramuto has expertise in both the product and service segments of the healthcare industry and has held executive positions with Allscripts, i3 (a division of Ingenix, a UnitedHealth Group company) and Protocare, a large provider of drug development services, which he co-founded. Earlier in his career. Mr. Tramuto also championed the development of a national disease management program for HIV/AIDS as an executive at Caremark.
He is committed to improving healthcare access, education and quality of life for individuals around the world. In 2011, he founded Health eVillages, a nonprofit organization which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments. Mr. Tramuto is also the chairman and founder of the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation, which helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and healthcare goals, and has supported more than 50 organizations worldwide since 2001.
Mr. Tramuto has been widely recognized for his professional and philanthropic contributions. In 2014, he was honored alongside Hillary Clinton, Robert DeNiro, and Tony Bennett, with the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for his more than three decade commitment to social change.
In addition, he has been recognized by the New York Times, PharmaVoice, The Boston Globe, Healthcare IT News, and PM360 for his role as a health care leader, innovator and global health care activist. In 2015, Mr. Tramuto was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in recognition of his contributions.
Mr. Tramuto serves on several executive leadership boards: Boston University School of Public Health, Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, York Community Hospital Board of Trustees, Safe Harbor Compliance and Clinical Services, and is chairman of both the Aptus Health Board of Directors, and the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Europe.
Mr. Tramuto earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Wadham’s Hall Seminary College in New York in 1979. He also studied health care marketing for two years at the State University of New York at Buffalo but did not earn a degree.
He resides in Nashville, Tennesse.
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Mr. Vernaglia is responsible for overall strategy and leadership across all industry teams. He has over 20 years’ experience representing hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and a variety of other health care providers. His practice involves regulatory and transactional matters, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement compliance advice and appeals; mergers, acquisitions and financings; state regulatory issues including licensing, fraud & abuse/Stark law analyses, managed care contracting, and general corporate and business planning in health care. He runs strategic planning programs for senior management and governing boards and represents both nonprofit and for-profit/publicly traded companies.
He has served for over 10 years as chair of the New England Region for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Annual Meeting. Mr. Vernaglia has published more than 70 articles and book chapters on various topics in law and medicine, including the chapter on the health care legal system in the United States for the treatise The Health Care Law Review (in press 2017). He is the editor of two in print health care law treatises: Massachusetts Health & Hospital Law Manual and The Clinical Research Compliance Manual. Mr. Vernaglia serves on editorial boards for several journals and treatises including Medical Economics, JONA’s Journal of Healthcare Law, Ethics, & Regulation and Medicine & Health/Rhode Island, the Journal of the Rhode Island Medical Society and Brown University School of Medicine.
Mr. Vernaglia earned a Juris Doctor in health law from Boston University School of Law in 1994, a Master of Public Health in health law from Boston University School of Public Health in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from New College of Florida in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.
Mr. Vernaglia and his spouse, Dr. Elizabeth Rudow-Vernaglia, reside in Medford, Massachusetts.
Paul Weisman, GRS ’84
Co-Portfolio Manager, Ironwood Investment Management, LLC
Mr. Weisman earned a Master of Arts in industrial organization (applied microeconomics) from Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College.
He and his spouse, Susan, reside in Sherborn, Massachusetts. They have three children, Krista, Alexa, and Noah.