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Board of Directors

Ellen M. Zane, Chair: Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 221-year history. The hospital employs more 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other health care workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Ellen remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine, including Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research, and Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine. Additionally, Ellen holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. From 2011 to 2013, Ellen was a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

From 1994 to 2004, Ellen held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development of a provider network featuring the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. The network encompassed 5600 physicians and represented $800+ million of managed care revenue. Today, this entity represents one of the largest physician networks in America.

Prior to that, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. In this capacity, Ellen was an employee of HCA and then Quorum Health Resources.

Ellen holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has a Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington. She holds the following honorary degrees: Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University, Doctorate of Business Administration from Stonehill College, and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College.

Ellen is currently a Director of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX); Brooks Automation (NASDAQ-BRKS); and Parexel International (NASDAQ-PRXL). She is a Director of AgNovos Healthcare, LLC in New York, NY; a Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Ellen is also the current Chair of the Board of Wellforce (Parent Board of Tufts Medical Center) and Chair of the Board of Minuteman Health (a health plan focused on individual and small group health insurance in Massachusetts and New Hampshire).

Ellen is a former Director of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE); a former Director of Lincare Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-LNCR); former Director of Press Ganey (NYSE-PGND); a former Director of Variagenics, Inc. (NASDAQ-VGNX), a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech public company focused on pharmacogenomics; a former member of the Board of Overseers at the Tufts University School of Medicine; a former Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts Hospital Association; a former Trustee of Northeastern University; and also a former Director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. From 1996 to 2001, Ellen was a member of the Board of Governors at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (national hospital) at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.

Robert Brooks: Mr. Brooks currently serves as Chief Development Officer – New England Market for Tenet Healthcare, a multi-state owner and operator of acute care and specialty hospitals. From April 2004 to April 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of ElderCarelink, an internet-based referral service focused on eldercare matching for families. From June 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Brooks was Chief Executive Officer of SeniorLink, Inc., a national eldercare company. He served as President and CEO of Physician Weblink of New England from October 1999 to June 2001. From October 1992 to October 1999, Mr. Brooks was part of the senior management team of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Deborah Gifford Casey: Ms. Casey has 20 years of legal, transactional and business experience within the health care industry. Ms. Casey is a member of the Boston-based law firm Outside GC, LLC where her national practice focuses on transactions with physicians, health care and life sciences clients. Prior to joining Outside GC, Ms. Casey was the Vice President of Business Development at American Renal Associates (ARA) where she developed growth opportunities for the organization and assisted with physician joint venture negotiations. Prior to ARA, Ms. Casey was a Vice President for Physician Strategies at Fresenius Medical Care overseeing transactions with physicians, joint venture negotiations and provider contracting efforts. Ms. Casey is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and earned her J.D. at Suffolk University.

Kelly DeKeyser: Mr. DeKeyser has 30 years of health care executive experience as a CEO, board director and angel investor. He currently serves as a director of RJ Health Systems, a pharmaceutical data company and has served previously on the boards of several health care services and technology companies, including ProHealth Physicians, Health Plan One, Synhrgy HR Technologies, and FamilyMeds. Kelly’s operating experience includes senior positions at UnitedHealth Group, Vivra, CIGNA and First Physician Care, with multiple engagements in the private equity arena.

Brad Kimler: Brad Kimler is Executive Vice President at Fidelity Investments, the largest private-sector employer in Massachusetts. At Fidelity, Brad has led the firm’s national benefits consulting business for 9 years, providing a full range of strategic and technical benefits services to Fidelity’s corporate customers. Prior to Fidelity, Kimler was a Partner at Hewitt Associates, where he was responsible for the east region health care practice. Brad is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Marvin Konstam, M.D.: Marvin A. Konstam is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief Physician Executive of the Cardiovascular Center at Tufts Medical Center. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and did his post-graduate training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Womens’ Hospital. Dr. Konstam has served on the faculty and staff of Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) continuously since 1981, and served as Chief of Cardiology from 1997 to 2007. Currently, as Chief Physician Executive of The Cardiovascular Center, Dr. Konstam directs all of Tufts Medical Center’s programs in cardiovascular diseases.

Chris Kryder, M.D.: Dr. Kryder, an internal medicine physician, was the founder and CEO of D2Hawkeye, a medical data analytics firm, which was acquired by Verisk Analytics in early 2009. Before founding D2Hawkeye, Dr. Kryder spent 15 years as a practicing internist and a leader of the medical group at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He also held Chief Medical Officer roles at several leading companies that provided contracting and medical-management services for large physician groups throughout the United States. In 2008, he co-founded Generation Health, a genetics-benefits management (GBM) firm.

Christopher D. Perna: Mr. Perna is Chief Executive Officer of The Eden Alternative, Inc., an international non-profit dedicated to transforming long-term elder care communities through education and training. From 1999 to 2009 he was president and COO of MedAmerica Companies, one of the leading long-term care insurers and third-party administrators in the United States. Prior to joining MedAmerica, Mr. Perna held senior executive positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield in New York and Boston. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University.

Michael Taylor: Mr. Taylor has more than 40 years of experience consulting for national companies in the areas of managed care, cost containment, quality improvement, marketplace dynamics and global health care. He is currently senior vice president and national strategist for Aon Hewitt in Boston. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor held top executive positions at OptumHealth, Towers Perrin, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance and Deloitte and Touche. He holds a BS in Biology from the University of London, an MA in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and an MS in Healthcare from the State University of New York.