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About the Foundation

Board of Directors

Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Foundation President and Founder

Dr.-Jeremy-Nobel-500x700-e1398451439112Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, where his teaching and research activities address the design of healthcare delivery systems that improve quality, cost-effectiveness, and access. He also works in consultation with several major organizations to develop healthcare programs that are centered on the use of emerging information technologies, combining “high tech” with “high-touch” in meeting the needs of patients and those who care for them.

A published poet, Dr. Nobel has received several awards for his poetry including the Bain-Swiggett Prize from Princeton University, and the American Academy of Poets Prize from the University of Pennsylvania.

An avid arts supporter, Dr. Nobel has served on the Board of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company of New York City, the Board of Overseers of the De Cordova Art Museum in Lincoln, MA, and is a member of the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston Director’s Circle.

Dr. Nobel graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University within the Science and Human Affairs program. He received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. Board-certified in both Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Nobel also holds Master’s Degrees in Epidemiology and Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is an adjunct professor.

Rose Higgins

With over twenty-five years in healthcare, Rose Higgins brings considerable experience and expertise in working with both payers and providers in addressing the challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

As President for SCIO, Rose has responsibility for all aspects of U.S. and European operations including P&L management for all service lines, product management and development, IT, financial planning, operating and capital budgeting, customer relations, and M&A transaction and integration management.

Prior to joining SCIO Healthcare Analytics, Rose was the SVP & GM for Population and Risk Management at McKesson. She also led the cross-portfolio strategies for McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) related to accountable care, population health and engagement management and execution of the company’s Population Management strategy. She has been central to the exploration and development of solutions that address emerging market opportunities specifically those addressing the challenges posed by healthcare reform and a rapid evolution of technology.

Prior to joining McKesson, Rose held leadership positions with leading health systems as well as technology firms ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. She has a B.S.N Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University and a Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marc Lieberstein

Marc Lieberstein is a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and the co-chair of the Retail & Consumer Goods industry team. His practice focuses on intellectual property licensing and franchising in the retail/consumer goods and services areas, fashion/apparel and accessories, food and beverage, and commercial/industrial design, including the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of license and franchise documents and agreements, as well as implementation of branding and commercialization objectives for clients via licensing and franchising. In conjunction with the services above, he counsels clients on creating effective strategies for procuring, protecting and enforcing their global intellectual property assets. He frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property issues for a variety of intellectual property organizations and publications, including International Trademark Association (INTA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Wharton Business Law Association at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fashion Law Committee, Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), National Law Journal, IP Strategist and The New York Law Journal, Practical Law, The Licensing Journal.

Marc is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, University at Albany, B.A., History, Minor in Business, cum laude.  He’s a member of the Bar Associations for Connecticut, Colorado, and New York.

Michael Monson

MonsonMichael Monson is the Corporate Vice President of Long-Term Care & Dual Eligibles at Centene Corporation.  Operating in 21 states and with revenue of more than $21 billion, Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Michael has national product responsibility for Centene’s Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services & Supports products and its Medicare-Medicaid Plans (CMS Dual Demonstration).   These products operate in eight states and collectively comprise more than $4 billion in revenue.

Previously, Michael was the Chief Administrative Officer & Vice President of Residential Services at Village Care of New York where he had responsibility for a $60 million P&L as well as multiple corporate functions.  Village Care is a New York City-based integrated health system with more than $200M in revenue.

Michael joined Village Care after having spent more than eight years working at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY).  With $1.6 billion in revenue, VNSNY is the country’s largest not-for-profit home-based healthcare company.  As both a payer (Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Long-Term Care) and a provider (homecare, hospice, long-term care), VNSNY services more than 140,000 individuals a year in the metro New York City marketplace.  At VNSNY, Michael was the Senior Vice President of Performance & Innovation.  In this role, reporting to the CEO, he was responsible for VNSNY’s overall corporate strategy and innovation platform.

Prior to joining VNSNY, Michael spent six years working for McKinsey & Company where he worked primarily with media and nonprofit clients.  Prior to working for McKinsey, Michael was the Finance Director for then-Congressman Robert Menedez’s campaign.  Michael has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Murphy

Murphy_Robert-2694Robert Murphy has over twenty-five years of hands-on marketing experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, and political campaigns.

In healthcare specifically, he has led product development teams focused on patient-centric platforms for personal health management and chronic condition management, plus monitoring and intervention tools for provider teams.

Robert’s consulting practice, Marketing Navigators, is currently working with Performance Clinical Systems and Healthy Communities Institute, both offering components for providing population health management solutions.

He has contributed marketing, communications, and branding guidance to the Foundation since its start. Robert lives in Southern California and has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Deborah Obalil

ObalilDeborah Obalil has twenty years of experience as a leader in the national arts and culture industry, having led multiple highly acclaimed organizations and served as a well-regarded management consultant to the field. She currently serves as the President & Executive Director of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD), leading the organization in achieving its mission of strengthening and connecting its member schools, thus advancing art and design education.

Prior to her appointment with AICAD, Deborah operated a successful boutique arts management consulting firm, Obalil & Associates. The firm provided consultation and facilitation in strategic planning, marketing research and planning, and board development for non-profit arts organizations, independent artists of all disciplines, and creative for-profit ventures.

Deborah’s career has included leadership roles with the Alliance of Artists Communities, Arts & Business Council of Chicago, and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. She has served on numerous non-profit boards of directors including Res Artis, the international network of artist residency centres; New Urban Arts, one of the country’s premier youth arts organizations, and Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts, a statewide advocacy organization, among others. In addition to the Foundation, Deborah currently serves on the board of Clinica Esperanza, a free clinic in Providence, RI that provides linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive care to those in need.

Deborah received a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in History and Dance, and a certificate from the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders – Arts at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael Sturmer

Michael Sturmer is responsible for creating relationships, expanding services and business strategies with the country’s largest health services companies, health plans, and risk-based organizations at Livongo. Prior to joining Livongo, Michael spent over 15 years with Cigna, a Global Health Services Company. While at Cigna he held a variety of leadership positions across the company including roles in Consumer Health Engagement, Analytics, Technology, and National Accounts. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the New York/New Jersey Health Plan, where he focused on delivering the transformation from volume to value-based care across key stakeholders, including employers, health plans, and healthcare systems and providers.

John Zweig

Throughout John Zweig’s long and varied career there has been one constant and unifying theme – a spirit of exploration, creative expression and a quest to transform individuals and organizations against the backdrop of a dissonant culture. John has been a professional musician, a combat veteran, a race relations educator, management consultant, writer, P&G brand manager, and Group CEO in the largest marketing services company in the world.

For most of John’s career, he has been chairman of a group of companies owned in whole or in part by WPP. As the first chief executive of Branding, Identity and Specialist Communications, John led firms in identity, branding, and design, consumer promotion, direct marketing, retail, digital/interactive media, strategic marketing consulting, ethnic/demographic marketing, and healthcare marketing. John’s group comprised 60-some companies, half of which he acquired on behalf of WPP during his tenure.

He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War on a destroyer and patrol gunboat; and in other Asian countries as one of the first race relations educational specialists, conducting seminars in understanding personal worth and racial dignity. He attended both Washington University and the University of the State of New York where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

Prior to entering business, John was a professional jazz guitarist and studio musician, having performed with many internationally acclaimed artists, and on national television and radio commercials. He continues to perform in New York area jazz clubs.

John’s board service has included the International Longevity Center, an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he was a regular keynote speaker at New York Times Foundation seminars and symposia. He also served as a trustee for The National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial, among other non-profits. He is currently a director of The Cape Eleuthera Foundation, providing life-changing educational programs and scientific research in sustainable technologies.

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