The Leadership Council is a group of preeminent senior executive leaders in healthcare. The Council reflects a remarkable cross-section of nationally recognized leaders, including CEOs and presidents of major health systems and institutions, prominent foundations, consultancies, and more.

Leadership Council members provide the Carol Emmott Foundation with deep expertise and wide visibility. They act as mentors, keynote speakers, and convergence conference panelists, and help drive the Foundation’s vision of elevating women to the topmost ranks of healthcare leadership. Fellows interact with Leadership Council members throughout the year.

For a complete list of Leadership Council members and short bios, download our PDF.

Leadership Council members at the 2022 Carol Emmott Foundation Annual Meeting in Chicago


Barbara Anderman
Leadership Council Chair, The Carol Emmott Foundation

David Anderson
BDC Advisors (retired)

Afia Asamoah
Waymark, Inc.

Audre Bagnall
UChicago Medicine

Cynthia Barginere
University of California, San Francisco

Donald Berwick
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Ann Blouin
President, PSQ Advisory

David Blumenthal
The Commonwealth Fund (retired)

Jennifer Boffi
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Odette Bolano
Trinity Health

Raquel C. Bono
Defense Health Agency, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired)

Marna Borgstrom
Yale New Haven Health (retired)

Cynthia Boyd
Rush University

Rhonda Brandon
Duke Health

Denise Brooks-Williams
Henry Ford Health System

Gayle Capozzalo
The Equity Collaborative-The Carol Emmott Foundation

Carolyn Carpenter
Johns Hopkins Health System

Lannie Checketts
Saint Alphonsus

Ceci Connolly
Alliance of Community Health Plans

Bergitta E. Cotroneo
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Jennifer Daley
Cigna HealthCare

Emme Deland
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Jessica Dudley
Press Gainey

Marlina Duncan
University of Massachusetts

Adrienne Edens
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Linda Elam
Manatt Health

Kevin Fickenscher
CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC

Elena Fuentes-Afflick
University of California San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Rebekah Gee
LSU New Orleans Health System

Larry Goodman
Rush System and Rush University Medical Center (retired)

Kathryn Johnson
Formerly with Health Forum; Global Health Consultant

Jeri Koester
Marshfield Clinic

Wright L. Lassiter III
CommonSpirit Health

Sharon Levine
The Permanente Federation

Shannon Lorbiecki
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Anne McCune
The Carol Emmott Foundation

Stephanie McCutcheon
Health Employer Exchange

Nancy Monk
SCAN Health

Karen J. Nichols

Robert Nordgren
Sutter Health

Chris Pass

Barbara Pelletreau
Dignity Health (Retired)

Mary Pittman
Public Health Institute

Claire Pomeroy
Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Robert Riney
Henry Ford Health System

Jaewon Ryu

PK Scheerle
Gifted Healthcare

Cheryl Scott
McClintock Scott Group

Bruce Solomon
Dentons Global Advisors

Cynthia Sparer
Yale New Haven Health

Nancy Steiger
Nancy Steiger Consulting

Todd Suntrapak
Valley Children’s Healthcare

Sue Turney
Marshfield Clinic Health System (Retired)

Nancy Valentine
Valentine Health Group

Lizz Vilardo
Sutter Health

Andy Wiesenthal
Deloitte Consulting (retired)

Jane Willemsen
John Muir Health

Ruth Williams-Brinkley
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Mid-Atlantic States

Eric Yablonka
YL Ventures

Andy Ziskind
BDC Advisors