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The members of the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund have, throughout its history, been drawn from business, finance, law, medicine, the social sciences, and public life.
Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
Carolyn C. Clark is a retired partner with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Before joining Milbank, she was a partner at the firm in charge of the Nonprofit Organization Practice Group. For more than forty years, she specialized in estate planning, trust administration, and advising charitable organizations such as museums, colleges, universities, health care organizations, and private foundations. Ms. Clark has lectured frequently on estate planning topics and other legal issues. She graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Missouri.
Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Ronald J. Clark is the Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Clark previously served in the White House under two administrations. With President Barack Obama, he served for five years on the National Security Council as a Director and Senior Director. Under President George W. Bush, he worked for two years on domestic policy initiatives. For over two decades, Dr. Clark was a Marine Corps infantry and force reconnaissance officer leading combat units overseas. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the National Security Council Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Clark received a BA degree from the University of Rochester, and holds two MEd degrees and a PhD degree from the University of Virginia.
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale University
Paul D. Cleary is an interim editor of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also a former editorial director of the Fund and past editor of The Milbank Quarterly (1992-2000). Dr. Cleary is the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and former dean of the Yale School of Public Health, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Distinguished Fellow of AcademyHealth. In 2002 he received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (now AcademyHealth). Dr. Cleary is principal investigator (PI) of one of two Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop survey protocols for collecting and reporting information from consumers regarding their health care; he is also PI and director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. He earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
Vice President, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Medicine
John M. Colmers is vice president, health care transformation and strategic planning, for Johns Hopkins Medicine. From January 2007 to January 2011 he served as the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From November 2000 through January 2007, Mr. Colmers was a senior program officer for the Milbank Memorial Fund. Prior to joining Milbank, he spent nineteen years in Maryland State government where he held various positions, including executive director of the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), the agency overseeing Maryland’s all-payer hospital rate setting system. Mr. Colmers was also a director of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and the chair of one of its affiliates, CareFirst of Maryland, Inc. He is chair of the HSCRC and also served on the board of AcademyHealth and on the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System. He is a past chair of the steering committee of the Reforming States Group, a bipartisan group of executive and legislative leaders. Mr. Colmers has a BA from the Johns Hopkins University and an MPH from UNC Chapel Hill.
Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai
Linda V. DeCherrie is professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also director of Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors and the Chelsea-Village House Call Programs and clinical director of the Mobile Acute Care Team, a Hospital at Home program funded through a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award.
Dr. DeCherrie graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a major in history and philosophy of science focusing on medical ethics. She then went on to earn her MD degree there. She completed an internal medicine residency in primary care at Boston University and was also a chief resident. She did a fellowship in geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she also was the chief fellow. Dr. DeCherrie’s interests include resident education in geriatrics and home care as well as systems and policy implications for home-based care of all types.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Ontario
Peter Donnelly is an interim editor of The Milbank Quarterly. He is also president and chief executive officer of Public Health Ontario. Prior to joining Public Health Ontario in November 2014, Dr. Donnelly was professor of public health medicine at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he established and led public health medicine research and teaching. From 2004 to 2008, he was the deputy chief medical officer to the Scottish Government, providing senior leadership and coordination at a national level. Dr. Donnelly received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh Medical School and has earned multiple degrees and credentials, including masters in both business administration and public health. He is an active researcher and lecturer in many areas of public health, with a focus on health systems governance and violence reduction. He is involved with numerous national and international associations, including the international editorial board of Public Health and the World Health Organization Violence Prevention Alliance.
Medical Director, Community Affairs and Population Health, Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National Health System
Danielle G. Dooley is medical director of community affairs and population health in the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Children’s, she was a pediatrician at the Georgetown University Student Health Service and worked for 10 years at Unity Health Care, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the District of Columbia that is a federally qualified health center. She was the medical director of adolescent health services and five school-based health centers. She received a BS degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MPhil degree in community health from the University of Edinburgh as a British Marshall Scholar, and an MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center.
Dean, New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Sherry Glied is Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a position she has held since 2013. From 1989 to 2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She was Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998 to 2009. From 2010 to 2012, Glied served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. She had previously served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992 and 1993. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Board of AcademyHealth, and has been a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books, including Chronic Condition (1998), Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950 (2006), and The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics (2011). Glied holds a BA in economics from Yale University, an MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Founding Partner, CAI Managers & Co., LP
Peter M. Gottsegen is a founding partner of CAI Managers & Co., a private equity firm with offices in New York, Toronto, and Montreal. Prior to that, he was a general partner of Salomon Brothers in charge of the firm’s international investment banking operations. In that capacity, he was responsible for all of Salomon’s corporate finance activities outside the United States. Before joining Salomon Brothers in 1974, Mr. Gottsegen was a vice president in the corporate finance department of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. Mr. Gottsegen received an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree from Georgetown University.
Investment Manager and Private Trustee
Robert E. Harvey is an investment manager and private trustee. He is an overseer of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and a trustee of the Judson Memorial Church. He serves as treasurer and as a director of the Deering Foundation, Inc. Mr. Harvey began his investment career in 1976 at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, where he was founder and managing director of the Growth & Income Group. In 1991 he joined Bessemer Trust Co. as co-director of equities. In 1994 he became president of Barrett Associates, Inc., investment advisors. Mr. Harvey was elected in 1990 a director of The Ashforth Company, a family-owned real estate and investment company founded in New York City in 1896. Mr. Harvey holds a BA from Bowdoin College, an MBA from the University of Virginia, the CFA designation, and an MPH from Columbia University. He is a great-great grandson of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, endower of the Fund.
Managing Partner, Stone Run Capital, LLC
Robert F. Hoerle is a managing partner of Stone Run Capital, a registered investment advisor, which he founded with his son, Jeffrey, in 2009. Previously he was managing director, executive vice president, and chair of the Reich & Tang Capital Management Group, president of the Reich & Tang Equity Fund, and chair of the board of Reich & Tang, Inc. Mr. Hoerle began his career at F.S. Smithers & Company where he was a partner and director. He is also a life trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a member of the board of trustees of Kent School and the New School University. He earned his BS degree from Yale University in 1957 and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1962.
Former Global Medical Director, ExxonMobil Corporation
Clarion E. Johnson is the former global medical director of the Medicine and Occupational Health Department for ExxonMobil Corporation. The department delivers services to more than 88,000 ExxonMobil and affiliate employees worldwide. In addition to traditional work-related health services, the department delivers travel medicine to the many ExxonMobil employees who are engaged in exploration and production in a number of challenging environments in Africa, the CIS, China, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Johnson is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and occupational medicine. He did his undergraduate work at Sarah Lawrence College and studied medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has published numerous articles in various fields and is the 2012 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award.
President, Milbank Memorial Fund
Christopher F. Koller is president of the Fund. Before joining the Fund, he served the state of Rhode Island as the country’s first health insurance commissioner, an appointment he held from March of 2005 through June of 2013. Under Mr. Koller’s leadership, the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner was nationally recognized for its rate review process and its efforts to use insurance regulation to promote payment reform, primary care revitalization, and delivery system transformation. The Office was also one of the lead agencies in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island. Prior to serving as health insurance commissioner, Mr. Koller was the CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for nine years. In this role he was the founding chair of the Association of Community Affiliated Plans. Mr. Koller has a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and master’s degrees in management and religion from Yale University. He was a member of the IOM Committee on Essential Health Benefits and serves in numerous national and state health policy advisory capacities. Mr. Koller is also adjunct professor of community health in the School of Public Health at Brown University.
Milbank Capital Management, LLC
Samuel L. Milbank is a partner at Milbank Capital Management and the chair of the board of the Milbank Memorial Fund. Mr. Milbank has been involved in managing seven endowments for over twenty years. This work has complemented his twenty-three-year career at Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, where he worked with official institutions globally on the investment and risk management of their foreign exchange reserve assets. Mr. Milbank has also been active in private equity investing and M&A advisory work. He received his MBA degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and BS degree from Columbia University.
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Margaret E. O’Kane is president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an independent, nonprofit organization that improves health care quality through measurement, transparency, and accountability. Ms. O’Kane has served as co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership and is a board member of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and the American Board of Medical Specialties. She was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and received the 2009 Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. In 2011, Modern Healthcare named Ms. O’Kane one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” A master’s degree holder in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, Ms. O’Kane is a recipient of that university’s 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award. She is also a co-recipient of the National Center of Healthcare Leadership’s 2012 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award.
Vice President of Education, Insight Policy Research
Lashawn Richburg-Hayes is Vice President, Education, at Insight Policy Research. Prior to that, she was Director, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education Policy Area, at MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor. She is also the project director and co-principal investigator of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency project, sponsored by the Administration for Families and Children of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Richburg-Hayes earned a BS degree from the Industrial and Labor Relations School of Cornell University. She received her PhD in economics from Princeton University.
Founder and Chair, Daily Voice, LLC
Carll Tucker is the founder and chair of Daily Voice, LLC, a national community news company. Previously, he was the editor and publisher of Trader Publications, Inc., a community news company based in Cross River, New York. He founded the company in 1981 and sold it to Gannett Company in 1999. Prior to that, he was editor and publisher of Saturday Review magazine and a staff writer and theater critic for The Village Voice in New York City. Mr. Tucker was the founding chair of Northern Westchester Hospital Center Foundation. He is the author of The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Finding America, Finding Myself.
Owner and Principal, ArthurWebbGroup, Ltd.
Arthur Y. Webb is the owner and principal of ArthurWebbGroup, Ltd. From 2009 to 2010 he was the chief operating officer of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Village Care of New York/Village Center for Care, and chair of the board of directors of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition. Mr. Webb served in New York State government as commissioner or director of four separate agencies—the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Social Services, and the Health Planning Commission. He also served as chair of the New York City Regional Advisory Committee of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century—the Berger Commission.