The Governing Board ensures alignment of the direction and growth of The Carol Emmott Foundation and its programs with its mission.
DAVID BLUMENTHAL, MD, MPP
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. 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.
MARY PITTMAN, DRPH
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 healthcare 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.
DAVID G. ANDERSON, PHD
Senior Advisor, BDC Advisors LLC
Dave Anderson has over 30 years consulting experience (over 25 years in healthcare), 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 healthcare 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 healthcare strategy, organizational design, and technology issues.
ANNE MCCUNE, CHIC, PCC
Chief Executive Officer, The Carol Emmott Foundation
Philanthropy Committee Chair
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.
BARBARA ANDERMAN, MA
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 healthcare transformation practice, specializing in recruiting key digital talent into executive-level leadership roles in specialty areas.
ODETTE C. BOLANO, FACHE, MHA, BSN
At Large Member
President and CEO at 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 healthcare positions in for-profit, non-profit, and fully integrated health systems. Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, Bolano served as Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay. Prior to Kaiser, she served in a number of senior executive positions with Ascension Health, including President and CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Texas.
GAYLE CAPOZZALO, MPH
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 is focused on fully inclusive gender equity in healthcare leadership and governance. She is also the President and CEO of JGF Strategies LLC, providing strategy guidance to healthcare 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.
PARKER EMMOTT, MBA
Audit Committee Chair
Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo
Parker Emmott, Carol B. Emmott’s son, is a senior director of product management at Yahoo, where he leads sports video products, and previously led monetization products for Flickr. Prior to joining Yahoo, 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.
KEVIN FICKENSCHER, MD
Fellowship Program Committee Chair
CEO/Founder, CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC
Dr. Kevin Fickenscher is a senior physician executive leader with extensive domestic and international experience in large, complex healthcare organizations related to strategy and operations with extensive experience related to the use of technology and information systems in the delivery of quality care. He holds an established national reputation as a dynamic, visionary, and strategic leader in healthcare.
MAGGIE (EMMOTT) GILBRETH, MD
At Large Member
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Maggie (Emmott) Gilbreth, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in San Francisco, CA, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco. In addition to working as a pediatrician at a federally qualified health center, she leads clinical and educational programs to improve gender equity in healthcare leadership and population health/QI in pediatric primary care. Gilbreth is a graduate of UCSF’s PLUS pediatric training program, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
JAEWON RYU, MD, JD
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 has 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.
MEREDITH SCIARRIO, MBA
CEF Alumnae Network Chair
Meredith Sciarrio, as a member of the division’s leadership team, directs divisional strategic planning and facilitates collaboration 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, PSJH’s commitment to mental health and wellness, and the University of Providence. She ensures the division’s alignment and compliance with organizational strategic and financial planning, budgeting, and goal setting. Sciarrio oversees the division’s portfolio of initiatives and manages a team of project and program managers to support these initiatives and divisional evaluation and reporting systems. She also advances key strategic, cross-functional initiatives of large complexity and scope to create measurable impact in communities served. 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.
TODD SUNTRAPAK, MHCM
At Large Member
President and CEO, Valley Children’s Healthcare
Todd Suntrapak was chosen to lead Valley Children’s Healthcare as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. He had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Valley Children’s since 2005. He joined the Hospital in 1995 and has provided leadership in clinical operations as well as strategy and business development. Todd holds a master’s degree in healthcare management and is heavily engaged in continuing education programs.
PAMELA SUTTON-WALLACE, MPH
At Large Member
Group Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Weill Cornell Division of New York-Presbyterian
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, is Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Weill Cornell Division of New York-Presbyterian (NYP), where she provides 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.
SUSAN TURNEY MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE
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, 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.