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 20 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

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

Candace Young, Treasurer
Owner and Founder, From The Ground Up

Mark E. Reynolds, Clerk
President, CRICO


Board Members

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

Michael L. Blau, ex officio
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

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

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

Jo Frances Meyer
Executive Director, Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Joyce A. Murphy
2019 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University

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

Jean-Paul A. Rebillard
President, MedPro Specialty, MedPro Group

Marjorie Stanzler

Clare Villari

Lynn Wiatrowski
Executive Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Charlotte Yeh, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, AARP


Honorary Board Members

Michael J. Astrue
Charlie Baker
Peter A. Biagetti
Olivia Cheng
Howard Cohen
Richard Doherty
Andrew Dreyfus
Betsy Pingree Frawley
William Knowlton
Becky Levin
Thomas Lynch, MD
Clare Midgley
Joseph Mullany
Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., MD
James Roosevelt, Jr.
Eric Schultz
Eric Schwartz, MD
Tony Starr
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 more than 20 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.



Kerry A. Flynn
Michael L. Blau


Council Members

Marsha Alperin
Richard C. Bane
Andrea Cohen, MSW
Wendy K. Cohen, LICSW
Ralph DiPisa
Jon DuBois, MD
Amanda Hall
Phil Johnston
Jeffrey L. Kraines, MD
Richard Lynch
Steve Mitus
Jennifer Pline
Peter Resnick
Robin Richman, MD
Jan Rose
Tom Simons
Jeanie Ungerleider, LICSW
Lucy Watson-Baker
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

Diane Blum
Beth-Ann Ditkoff, MD
Cleve Langton
Joan Leiman, PhD
Claire Marx, MSW
Susan Mirsky
Lois Perelson-Gross
Jim Romanelli
Susie West