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


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.

Blumenthal David


CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Dr. Joanne M. Conroy serves as CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, the largest private employer in the state of New Hampshire. Prior to arriving at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Conroy served as CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. From 2008 to 2014, she served as chief healthcare officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), focusing on the interface between the health care delivery system and academic medicine in the role of healthcare reform.

Conroy Joanne


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.

Anderson Dave


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


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.


At Large Member
President and CEO at Saint Alphonsus Health System
Odette Bolano is a seasoned healthcare executive, serving as president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System. She most recently served as president at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Prior to her time at Saint Alphonsus, Bolano served as senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente-East Bay in Oakland California. Bolano also served as the president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System and the regional CEO in Texas.

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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.

Gayle Capozzalo


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.


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.



At Large Member
Former CEO Health Forum, Global Health Consultant
Kathryn Johnson served as the CEO of Health Forum for 25 years and retired in 2002. She’s the co-founder of the Center for Global Service and an active consultant on global health issues. She has served on numerous boards, including chairing the boards of the Institute for Research on Learning and the American Society of Association Executives. She is a former W. K. Kellogg Foundation fellow. Currently, Johnson serves on boards of the UN’s World Food Program-USA, Global Women’s Leadership Program at Santa Clara University’s Business School, the Health Technology Center, Samueli Institute, Food Commons 2.0, Omni Med, and RENEW. She also serves on advisory boards of: MedShare Western Council, Living Goods, We Care Solar, and Care for Peace.


CEF Alumnae Network Chair
Administrative Director at UCSF Medical Center
Martha Lauderdale has over 25 years experience in organizational development and operational leadership. She currently serves as the Administrative Director at UCSF Medical Center. Previously, she served as vice president of the anesthesia, diagnostic, and pharmacy service line for Sutter Health-Palo Alto Medical Foundation. At Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Lauderdale has facilitated the implementation of annual strategy development, deployment, and goal deployment cycles throughout the organization. In addition, she partnered with physician leaders to drive patient centered process improvement in GI, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care, medical specialties, and clinical lab. Before transitioning to healthcare, Lauderdale specialized in implementing lean operating systems and creating centers of excellence in manufacturing and service organizations.


Governance Committee Chair
CEO and President, 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.

Pittman, Mary


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.



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​.


Interim Philanthropy Committee Chair
Retired, Nonprofit Executive

Betsy Wright, Carol B. Emmottʼs older sister, grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. When her youngest child was in grade school, Wright began work on a Master of Social Work. She was recruited to work with the medical director of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. She became head of the Department of Community Relations for the hospital, and after six years at Hillcrest, Wright was recruited to become executive director of the American Lung Association. In 1991 she moved to Portland, Oregon, and became executive director of Ronald McDonald House. With her husband, George, also a former nonprofit executive director, she created C3 Strategies and C3 Publications. During 23 years working with many local and regional nonprofits, her primary work evolved into providing consulting to capital campaigns.