The Carol Emmott Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Carol Emmott Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board members: Maggie (Emmott) Gilbreth, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco; Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, President and CEO, Geisinger; and Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, Group Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian. New appointees will replace three outgoing members of the Board, who have provided invaluable guidance during their tenures, including Joanne Conroy, MD, President and CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health; Kathryn Johnson, former CEO, Health Forum; and Betsy Wright, former nonprofit executive.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the experience and passion of these new Board members to the organization,” noted Anne McCune, CEO of The Carol Emmott Foundation. “The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the urgent need for our healthcare systems to be representative of the populations they serve as we strive to provide the very best, most equitable care. Maggie, Jaewon, and Pamela are all fierce champions for equity in their own spheres of influence and across healthcare nationally.”

New Board Appointees

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, 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.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, is Group Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer 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.

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