Board of Directors


Ellen R. Cohen, MSW, Founder

Mark E. Reynolds, Chair
President, CRICO

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

Ethan Crain, Treasurer
Managing Director, Northeast Healthcare Practice Leader, Marsh McLennan

Board Members

Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, FACP
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Henry Ford Health System
Medical Director, Care Experience, Henry Ford Health System
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator FTA, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer, AONL
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, AHA

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

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

Ann-Ellen Hornidge, Esq.
Board Chair, Beth Israel Lahey Health System

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

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

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

Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP
Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, CVS MinuteClinic
Vice President, CVS Health

Jay Shiland
Partner, MTS Health Partners LP

Marjorie Stanzler

Charlotte Yeh, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, AARP

Candace Young
Owner and Founder, From The Ground Up

Legal Counsel

Kate Stewart

Honorary Board Members


Betsy Pingree Frawley

Tony Starr
Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Giovsky and Popeo


Charlie D. Baker
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mimi Bartholomay, RN, MSN

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

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

Howard Cohen
Principal, Beacon Communities

Robert K. Coughlin
Managing Director, Life Sciences, JLL

Richard Doherty

Andrew Dreyfus

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP

Ruth Kilduff, RN

William Knowlton
Partner, Ropes & Gray

Thomas Lynch, MD

Clare Midgley

James Roosevelt, Jr.
Counsel, Verrill & Dana

Eric Schultz

Eric Schwartz, MD

Rev. Judith Swahnberg

Kate Walsh

Stephen Weiner

Lynn Wiatrowski
Executive Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daniel Wofford
Senior Consultant, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Marilyn Yager
Senior Policy Advisor, Alston & Bird, LLP

Leadership Council

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare’s Leadership Council is composed of 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.



Michael L. Blau
Retired Partner, Foley and Lardner

Council Members

Richard C. Bane
Chairman, BaneCare

Wendy K. Cohen, LICSW
Social Worker, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Peggy Crawford, PhD
Cranberry Hospice

Jon DuBois, MD
Cancer Services, Hematology, Oncology, Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke

Michael Goldberg, MD 
Scholar in Residence, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Edward Keohane

Richard Lynch
Chief Operating Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Bill Mandell
Partner, Pierce & Mandell, P.C.

Pamela Mann, MSSA
Interfaith Chaplain, Out Patient Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jo Frances Meyer
Director, Puddingstone Consulting

Michael Reinhorn, MD
Surgeon, Newton Wellsley Hospital

Jan Rose
Vice President, Government Affairs, McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP

Beth Sampath
Vice President, Quality Assurance, Benchmark Senior Living

Terry Stancin, PhD, ABPP
Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology, MetroHealth

Bessie Manley Szum, RN, MPA/HA, NE-BC
Director Of Patient Safety, CRICO

Tamar Thompson
VP, Government Affairs and Policy, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Jeanie Ungerleider, LICSW
Director of Psychological Services, Boston IVF

Lawrence Vernaglia, Partner
Foley and Lardner LLP

Peter Zane
Former President, Kryptonite Corporation

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