Board of Directors

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare’s Board of Directors, initially composed of Ken’s family, friends, and principal caregivers, has grown to 21 members. Committees include Development, Finance, Governance, Programs and Thought Leadership and are made of up Board members as well as other outside experts.



Ellen R. Cohen, MSW, President

Ruth Kilduff, RN, Chair
Former Chair of US Operations, Integro Insurance Brokers 

Sharon McNally, Vice Chair
President, Camp Harbor View Foundation; Chief of Staff, Connors Family Office

Clare Villari, Treasurer

Joyce A. Murphy, Clerk
Executive Vice Chancellor, Commonwealth Medicine


Board Members

Mimi Bartholomay, RN, MSN
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter A. Biagetti
Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

M. Lynn Buttolph, MD, PhD
Physician, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert K. Coughlin
President and CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP
CEO and Co-Founder, Iora Health

Kerry A. Flynn
Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Vertex

Betsy Pingree Frawley

George V. Hager, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Genesis HealthCare

Thomas Lynch, MD
Chief Scientific Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Britain Nicholson, MD
Senior Vice President for Development, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mark E. Reynolds
President, CRICO

Eric Schultz
President & Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Marjorie Stanzler

Tony Starr, ex officio
Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

Lynn Wiatrowski
Executive Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Candace Young
Owner and Founder, From The Ground Up


Honorary Board Members

Michael J. Astrue
Charlie Baker
Olivia Cheng
Howard Cohen
Richard Doherty
Andrew Dreyfus
William Knowlton
Becky Levin
Clare Midgley
Joseph Mullany
Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., MD
James Roosevelt, Jr.
Eric Schwartz, MD
Rev. Judith Swahnberg
Kate Walsh
Daniel Wofford
Marilyn Yager


Legal Counsel

Stephen Weiner
Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo


Leadership Council

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare’s Leadership Council is composed of nearly 30 members who recognize the importance of compassionate care as a critical issue, are committed to the work of the Schwartz Center, and are willing and able to take an active role in the organization.



Sharon McNally
Tony Starr


Council Members

Marsha Alperin
Richard C. Bane
Michael Berkowitz
Michael Blau
Nancy L. Cahners
Joseph A. Chazan, MD
Andrea Cohen, MSW
Wendy K. Cohen, LICSW
Ralph DiPisa
Jon DuBois, MD
Glen Giovannetti
Liz Brody Gluck
Amanda Hall
Phil Johnston
Jeffrey L. Kraines, MD
Richard Lynch
Jennifer Pline
Peter Resnick
Robin Richman, MD
Jan Rose
Tom Simons
Jeanie Ungerleider, LICSW
Lucy Watson-Baker
John Yozell
Peter Zane


New York Advisory Council

The New York Advisory Council is a group of engaged professionals who recognize the importance of compassionate care as a critical issue, are committed to further expanding the work of the Schwartz Center into New York.


Council Members

Michael D. Berkowitz
Diane Blum
Beth-Ann Ditkoff, MD
Cleve Langton
Joan Leiman, PhD
Claire Marx, MSW
Brooke Meltzer
Susan Mirsky
Lois Perelson-Gross
Jim Romanelli
Meryl Rosofsky, MD
Susie West