Ellen Zane, Chair: From 2004 until 2011, Ms. Zane served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center, a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. From May 1994 to January 2004, she served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System, a physician network. Prior to 2004, Ms. Zane served as Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. Ms. Zane currently serves on the Board of Directors of Parexel International Corporation, Haemonetics Corporation, Century Capital Management and Fiduciary Trust Company.
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 healthcare industry. Ms. Casey is a member of the Boston-based law firm Outside GC, LLC where her national practice focuses on transactions with physicians, healthcare 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 is the CEO of RJ Health Systems, a leading specialty pharmaceutical data company based in Rocky Hill, CT. Previously, Kelly led his own firm, Start Health Advisors, through which he teamed with private equity to develop and grow healthcare service and technology companies. He has also held senior positions at UnitedHealth Group, Vivra and CIGNA and has run multi-state medical groups. Kelly currently sits on the board of ProHealth Physicians, a large primary care group/ACO in Connecticut and is an advisor to two start-ups.
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.
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