The Carol Emmott Fellowship National Advisory Board is a preeminent group of senior executives who reflect a remarkable cross-section of national leaders in health.

Barbara Anderman, MA

Carol Emmott Fellowship National Advisory Board 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.

Dave G. Anderson, MBA, PHD

Director, BDC Advisors

Dave Anderson has been a national health care consultant for 30+ years with BDC, CSC Healthcare, and APM. He is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and MIT Sloan School faculty member.

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP

President of the Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues.

David J. Brailer, mD, PHD

Managing Partner & CEO, Health Evolution Partners

David Brailer is an entrepreneur, physician, economist, first US health IT czar, restless change agent, nutritionista, innovation seeker.

Molly Coye, MD, MPH

Executive in Residence, AVIA

Molly Coye is currently the Executive in Residence for AVIA. She formerly served as Social Entrepreneur in Residence for NEHI, a nonprofit health policy institute focused on advancing high-value innovations.

Jennifer Daley, MD

Market Medical Executive New England, Cigna HealthCare

Jennifer Daley is a nationally recognized physician executive with expertise in operational improvement, patient safety, quality, service excellence, and value-based care.  She served in numerous physician leadership roles including the CMO and Senior VP of Clinical Quality at Tenet Healthcare, the CMO of Partners Community Health Care, Inc., and Executive VP and COO at the UMass Memorial Medical Center.   

Meredith Damore

Vice President & Client Services,

Meredith Damore serves as the Vice President of Client Services for Clinovations, a clinically-oriented HIT consulting group within the Advisory Board Company. She previously worked for Carol Emmott in the Healthcare Services practice at Russell Reynolds Associates as a Research Consultant. Meredith began her career as a Director of New Business Development at the Advisory Board Company.

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C. Duane Dauner, fache

President & CEO, California Hospital Association

Since 1985, C. Duane Dauner has led the California Hospital Association (CHA). Prior to 1985, he led the Kansas and Missouri Associations each for 10 years respectively.


President, Dignity Health

Lloyd H. Dean is the President/CEO of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems that is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics.

Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA

Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital

Susan Edgman-Levitan is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. She is known for her advocacy of understanding the patient’s perspective on healthcare. Since 1995, she has been the co-principal investigator on the Harvard Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS). 


Vice President, Global Patient Centered Outcomes and Solutions Sanofi

Lisa Egbuonu-Davis is an experienced life science executive with clinical research and public health expertise. Lisa has over 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including line management of large multi-disciplinary global research staff and budgets, merger and acquisition management, and public/private/academic partnership development.

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Susan P. Ehrlich, MD

CEO, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Susan Ehrlich is the Chief Executive Officer of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo Medical Center. She has a deep background in both medicine and public health, with numerous posts in health policy and finance.  

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

President, CareMore Health System

Sachin H. Jain is President and formerly the Chief Medical Officer of the CareMore Health System; consulting professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 


President Emeritus, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003. Under her leadership, the RWJF has focused on building a comprehensive Culture of Health for all.

Lynn Nicholas, MHA, FACHE

Former President & CEO, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

Lynn Nicholas has 35+ years healthcare leadership. She has been a change-agent - proponent of delivery system transformation and public health/wellness issues and an advocate for women's advancement.

Robert G. Riney

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Bob Riney was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Henry Ford Health System in 2003. In this role, Bob oversees all hospital and service operations for the six-hospital health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations, 24,000 employees and annual revenues of $4.2 billion.


CMO, Geisinger

Jaewon Ryu recently transitioned to the position of CMO of Geisinger. He was formerly responsible for Humana’s care delivery practices, as well as Transcend, a management services organization assisting affiliated practices in their adoption of value-based care.

Richard Slavin, MD

CEO Emeritus, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Rich Slavin is a thoracic and vascular surgeon who as CEO guided the growth of the Camino Medical Group and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 25 years.

Bruce A. Solomon, MBA, MPH

Former EVP & COO Wellspan, Health Management Consultant

Bruce Solomon is a healthcare executive with progressive senior leadership experience in operations and strategy for AMC's, IDS's, physician group practices, and international programs.

Halle Tecco, MBA

Founder & Former Managing Director,
Rock Health

Halle Tecco is an active angel investor and was a Founder & Former Managing Director at Rock Health, the first seed fund devoted exclusively to digital health companies. She previously worked in finance and business development roles at Intel and Apple.

Janet Widmann

CEO, Kids Care Dental

Janet Widmann is the Chief Executive Officer of Kids Care Dental, a dental practice specializing in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery services for toddlers. She previously served as Executive Vice President at Blue Shield of California, with overall P & L responsibility for the company’s $15 billion in annual revenue and its 3.5 million members.

Jane Willemsen

President & CAO, John Muir Health

Jane Willemsen is responsible for John Muir Health’s 572-bed Walnut Creek medical center, which includes California’s busiest Level II trauma center.

Elizabeth Mary Vilardo Morgan, MD

CEO & President of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation/ Sutter Health

Lizz Vilardo is CEO and President of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation / Sutter Health. PAMF has 1600 physicians and cares for over one million patients with sites from San Francisco to Watsonville including locations in the East Bay.

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH

Chief of Pediatrics, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Elena Fuentes-Afflick is Chief of Pediatrics at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research has focused on the broad themes of acculturation and immigrant health, with specific emphasis on Latino health. She served as president of the Society for Pediatric Research, was recently elected to the Presidency of the American Pediatric Society, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Kevin Fickenscher, MD

CEO & Founder, Creo Strategic Solutions

Kevin M. Fickenscher, M.D. holds a wide range of healthcare leadership experiences in the care delivery, vendor, policy, and association sectors.  He serves as the CEO and Founder of Creo Strategic Solutions. He hold extensive experience in health care technology, telecare, information management and leadership. In addition, he has received formal training as a coach through the Georgetown University Coaching and Leadership Development Program. 

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Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA

Recently retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University Of Maryland Medical System

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Walter H. Ettinger, Jr., MD, MBA has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in health systems and businesses. His areas of interest and expertise include population health management, clinical performance improvement, systems of care for the elderly and physician engagement.  Dr. Ettinger received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his MBA from Wake Forest University.