The Governing Board ensures alignment of the direction and growth of The Carol Emmott Foundation and its programs with its mission.


Leadership Council Chair
Former Executive Search Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Barbara Anderman is a former executive search consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates. She dedicated her 12 years to the health services practice. She was also a leader in the health care transformation practice, specializing in recruiting key digital talent into executive-level leadership roles in specialty areas.


Senior Advisor (Retired), BDC Advisors 
Dave Anderson has over 30 years consulting experience (over 25 years in health care), in addition to senior line experience in health services and technology companies. His practice focuses on large community, academic and investor-owned health systems, health plans, and specialty providers. His expertise spans a wide range of areas including health care system strategy and governance. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale and a Master of Business Administration degree and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He has published numerous articles and several Insight papers for BDC and is a frequent speaker on health care strategy, organizational design, and technology issues.

Anderson Dave


Board Chair and Executive & Finance Committee Chair
President of The Commonwealth Fund
Dr. David Blumenthal is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. He is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief health information and innovation officer at Partners Healthcare System in Boston. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the national coordinator for health information technology. Dr. Blumenthal is the author of more than 250 books and scholarly publications, including most recently, Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office.

Blumenthal David


At Large Member
President and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System

Odette Bolano, president and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System, provides executive leadership, strategic and operational oversight for a 582 bed, five-hospital system across the two states of Idaho and Oregon. Immediately prior to this role, from December 2015 – 2018, she served as president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with responsibility for strategic and operational oversight for the medical center. Bolano has been in senior leadership health care positions in for-profit, non-profit, and fully integrated health systems. Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, she served as senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay. Prior to Kaiser, she served in several senior executive positions with Ascension Health, including president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Texas.


Executive Director, The Equity Collaborative
President and CEO of JGF Strategies LLC
Gayle Capozzalo is the executive director of The Equity Collaborative, a program of The Carol Emmott Foundation which focuses on fully inclusive gender equity in health care leadership and governance. She is also the president and CEO of JGF Strategies LLC, providing strategy guidance to health care organizations. She retired in July 2018 as the executive vice president/chief strategy officer of Yale New Haven Health System. She joined the System in 1997 and was primarily responsible for System strategy development and execution, marketing, community and government relations, innovation, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.


Audit Committee Chair
Vice President of Product, Upwork
Parker Emmott, Carol B. Emmott’s son, is vice president of product at Upwork. Previously, he was the senior director of product management at Yahoo, where he was responsible for sports video products, and prior to Yahoo, led monetization products for Flickr. Emmott was co-founder and CEO of Waddle, which developed a mobile product for private group photo sharing. Before starting Waddle, Emmott worked for the venture capital firm Norwest Venture Partners, after starting his career at Lehman Brothers. Emmott holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


At Large Member
US Chief Health Equity Officer, Deloitte
Dr. Kulleni Gebreyes is a US consulting health care sector leader and US chief health equity officer. Dr. Gebreyes is a physician leader with more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry across the commercial and public sector. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MBA from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Gebreyes has developed and implemented strategies for population health management and value-based care, physician alignment and patient activation, diversity, equity and inclusion and the drivers of health. She is an active advocate for vulnerable and underserved communities.


Chief Executive Officer, The Carol Emmott Foundation
President, Anne McCune, LLC
Anne McCune is a nationally-recognized health care leader, consultant, and executive coach with twenty-five years of senior leadership experience across all sectors– corporate, public, and nonprofit. She is the CEO of The Carol Emmott Foundation and has a led distinguished career as a senior executive for several renowned pediatric and academic health systems and as a managing director in consulting.

Anne McCune


CEO and President of the Public Health Institute
Mary Pittman is CEO and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI), a global nonprofit headquartered in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people, and promoting quality of care, Pittman leads efforts to bring health care and public health together to improve population health. Under her leadership, PHI has expanded its global portfolio as well as being recognized as one of the 50 best nonprofit workplaces in the nation. Pittman previously headed the Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, and the California Association of Public Hospitals.

Pittman, Mary


Governance Committee Chair
President and CEO of Geisinger
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, is the President and CEO of Geisinger, an integrated delivery system in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. He previously served as president of integrated care delivery at Humana, and held various leadership positions at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Kaiser Permanente, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He currently serves on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a body legislatively tasked with advising Congress on payment and other policies governing health plans and providers serving Medicare beneficiaries. He earned his BA from Yale University, and his MD and JD from the University of Chicago.


CEF Alumnae Network Chair
Meredith Sciarrio, was associate vice president of Strategy and Operations for the Community Partnerships Division at Providence, a not-for-profit health care system and affiliate family spanning seven states. As a member of the division’s leadership team, she directed divisional strategic planning across the division’s diverse functional teams, which include community benefit/investment, community partnerships, environmental stewardship, global partnerships, government and public affairs, mission integration, philanthropy, and the University of Providence. Prior to joining Providence, Sciarrio was a research assistant and fellow for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has a background in strategic consulting and operations. Raised in New Hampshire, Sciarrio holds an MBA from the University of Washington and BA from Boston College. She lives in the Seattle area with her spouse.


At Large Member
COO, Yale-New Haven Health
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, is the COO of Yale-New Haven Health. Prior to joining YNHH, she was the group senior vice president and COO, Weill Cornell Division of New York-Presbyterian (NYP), where she provided executive strategic and operational oversight to NYP hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the NYP Medical Groups. Prior to joining NYP, she served as the CEO of University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. She also held several leadership positions at Duke University Health System, including as Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations. Sutton-Wallace was named one of the top 25 women leaders and one of the top 25 minorities in healthcare by Modern Healthcare, as well as one of Becker’s Top 50 African-American Health Care Executives. She earned her BA at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and her MPH at Yale University.


Governing Council Chair of The Equity Collaborative
CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
Dr. Susan Turney completed her internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital and subsequently joined the staff at the Marshfield Clinic, where she practiced for 22 years and served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Patient Financial Services. In 2004, she became the CEO and executive vice president of the Wisconsin Medical Society, and in 2011, she became the president and CEO of MGMA-ACMPE. In 2014, Dr. Turney became the first CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System. She has served on committees for the National Quality Forum and the American Medical Association and fulfilled appointments by the Wisconsin governor and the the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary​.