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Fay Donohue
Chairman of the Board
President and CEO of Dental Service of Massachusetts
Ms. Donohue is the President & CEO of Dental Service of Massachusetts (DSM). Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, DSM is the fourth largest dental benefits company in the country.  Prior to serving as President and CEO, Ms. Donohue held positions as President, COO and EVP of DSM. Before joining DSM, she served as Vice President of Chartwell Therapies and Vice President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Ms. Donohue serves on the board and executive committee of Operation Able, the board and executive committee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers foundation, the board of the Delta Dental Plan Association, and the Board of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Her prior board service includes the National Association of Dental Plans, Camp Fire Boys and Girls where she served as President of the Board. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Ms. Donohue also holds a masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College.

Dr. William G. Adams, NICHQ Board MemberWilliam G. Adams, MD
Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. William Adams is an epidemiologist, medical informatician, and practicing pediatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is Director of BU-CTSI Clinical Research Informatics, Director of Child Health Informatics, and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. His research focuses on developing and evaluating information technology (IT)-based solutions for improving the quality of health and healthcare for children. His focuses include the child health EHR, patient-centered IT and clinical data warehousing for quality improvement. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Partnership for Policy Implementation (PPI), a group of child health informaticians committed to improving AAP guideline quality including computability. He also serves as advisor to the AAP Center for Child Health Informatics and is a member of the AAP Steering Committee for the Quality Innovation Network.

Sam Gleeson, MD, MBASean Gleeson, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Partners for Kids and Vice President, Community Health and Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Dr. Gleeson is the Vice President Community Health and Wellness for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Medical Director for Partners for Kids, the hospital’s affiliated ACO.  Partners For Kids accepts full risk capitation from five health plans for over 300,000 Medicaid children in 34 Ohio counties.  Dr. Gleeson coordinates the quality and cost improvement efforts for the patients managed by these programs.  This includes programs in high risk case management, HEDIS quality metrics, asthma, Patient Centered Medical Home, and pharmaceutical care. Dr. Gleeson, who continues to see patients as a pediatrician, completed his general pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He completed a combined MD/MBA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr Gleeson was most recently Chief Medical Officer at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH.  At Grant, his role included directing the patient safety efforts that reduced serious safety events by over 85% in four years. Dr. Gleeson has previously served in several medical leadership roles for Mercy Health Partners in Toledo, OH.  He has also worked as a pediatric hospitalist, as a management consultant, and as a medical director for a large health insurer.

Beth Hurley, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer, Brown Rudnick LLP
Ms. Hurley is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at Brown Rudnick, LLP. Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in many cities, including New York, Washington DC, Boston and London. Previously, Ms. Hurley held various positions in Human Resources and Finance at John Hancock, BankBoston, State Street Bank and the Boston Company. For more than ten years, Ms. Hurley has been on the board of trustees for Elliot House, formerly Horizons Initiative 2, a multi-family housing unit for families moving from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In addition, she held a variety of board positions with Consumer Credit Counseling of Southern New England, including Vice Chair and Chair of the Personnel Committee. Ms. Hurley received her BA in Accounting from Boston College and her MBA from Suffolk University.

Scott O’Gorman
President of Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (BMCHP)
Mr. O’Gorman is President of a managed care organization committed to ensuring quality health coverage and services for underserved populations. With 15 years of experience in Massachusetts, BMCHP – under Mr. O’Gorman’s leadership – is expanding that mission into New Hampshire during 2013. Prior to becoming President, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Interim Executive Director. Mr. O’Gorman’s is responsible for leading overall company strategy, managing day-to-day operations, developing programs and services to meet the needs of new and emerging markets, and preparing the company for future growth. Prior to joining BMCHP, Mr. O’Gorman worked at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, DentaQuest Ventures and Delta Dental Plan of Massachusetts in Chief Financial Officer roles, and as a consultant with Mercer Management Consulting in its financial services division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Mr. O’Gorman currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
Director of the Health Policy Program, New America Foundation
Dr. Patel is a board-certified physician dedicated to bringing stories from the clinical world to the heart of policymaking. Her expertise spans delivery system reform, access, coverage and quality. Dr. Patel was previously Director of Policy for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Deputy Staff Director for the Senate HELP Committee, under the leadership of the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Prior to working in Washington, Dr. Patel was a clinical instructor at UCLA and an Associate Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and received her medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Oregon Health and Sciences University where she served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine.

Gina Pola-Money
Director of Utah Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center
Gina Pola-Money is the proud mom of five wonderful children, two of whom passed away from a rare degenerative disorder. Gina is the Director of Utah Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center in partnership with the Utah Parent Center. She also works with the Utah Bureau of Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Utah Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental Disabilities as a family leadership director and is charged with incorporating family involvement at all levels of health and related systems, providing parent input to state and national level policies and programs, advocating for Utah’s children with special health care needs and in helping families build the necessary skills to effectively navigate the complex system of care.

Michal Regunberg
Vice President, Solomon McCown & Company
Michal is a senior strategic communications executive with experience in health care, government, politics, academia and the media, and a successful track record in public relations, issues management and government and community relations. She heads up the SM& health care and mission focused practice and is also a key member of the issues management team. Prior to joining Solomon McCown & Company, Michal was the Senior Vice President for communications for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, where she designed a major statewide campaign to inform the public about the state’s health reform law and oversaw the successful rollout of a major quality and safety initiative by all the hospitals in the Commonwealth. Michal previously served as the vice president for public affairs at Brandeis University for almost 10 years. She revitalized the communications office at Brandeis and built it into a dynamic public affairs operation by attracting new talent and refocusing staff efforts to better position the institution.

Wendy Warring, JD
Senior Vice President of Network Development and Strategic Partnerships, Children’s Hospital Boston
Wendy E. Warring, JD, is Senior Vice President of Network Development and Strategic Partnerships at Children’s Hospital Boston where she is dedicated to increasing access for children and families to Children’s Hospital Boston’s world class clinical care and research through the development of partnerships with primary care physicians, community hospitals, and academic and integrated health care delivery systems. She is also working, in negotiations with payors, to improve the alignment between payment methodologies and Children’s commitment to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of pediatric care. Prior to joining Children’s, Ms. Warring held positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Executive Vice President at UMass Memorial Health Care Inc., and as Massachusetts' Commissioner of the Division of Medical Assistance where she directed the state's Medicaid program. She currently serves on the board of Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization that provides consumers a voice in health care reform. Most recently, she chaired the Metro Hartford Alliance Health Care Task Force, was a member of the Boards of the Children’s Fund and Child Health and Development Institute, the Aurora Women’s and Girl’s Foundation and Leadership Greater Hartford, and was a trustee for the McLean Foundation. Ms. Warring earned her law degree at the Yale University Law School and received her bachelor's degree from Brown University.

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