Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD, MPA-URP

Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia is Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the social determinants (e.g. residential segregation, neighborhood inequality, immigrant adaptation) of racial/ethnic inequities in health; the role of social policies (e.g. housing policies, immigrant policies) in reducing those inequities; and the health and wellbeing of children with special needs. She received her B.A. in public administration from El Colegio de Mexico (Mexico City), and her MPA-URP and Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Demography from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is Project Director for, a comprehensive research program and indicator database on child well-being and opportunity by race/ethnicity across multiple sectors (e.g., education, health, neighborhoods) and geographies, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Dr. Acevedo-Garcia is an investigator and member of the Steering Committee on the Housing and Children’s Healthy Development Study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the MacArthur Foundation. She was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on How Housing Matters for Families and Children (2009-2014). Her professional activities include invited presentations at the White House Open Opportunity Project (2016), the National Conference on Housing Mobility (2015, 2012, 2010), the HUD/MacArthur Foundation “How Housing Matters” Conference (2011, 2012), and the White House conference on the Future of Rental Housing Policy (2010). She served on two national expert panels convened by the Centers for Disease Control (Housing and Health, and Social Determinants of Health), and on the expert panel for the award-winning PBS documentary series “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?” She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Problems, and Cityscape. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, the Board of Directors of the Council on Contemporary Families, the Advisory Board of the National Center for Children in Poverty, the board of PolicyLink, the Social Science Advisory Board of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, the Research Advisory Panel of the National Coalition on School Diversity, and the National Hispanic Advisory Council of the March of Dimes. She has served on the board of directors for the Fair Housing Center for Greater Boston, and the Committee on the Analysis on Impediments to Fair Housing (Boston Office for Civil Rights).

Sean Gleeson

Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA

Vice President of Community Health & Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sean Gleeson is the vice president of Community Health and Wellness for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and president for Partners for Kids, the hospital’s affiliated accountable care organization. Partners For Kids accepts full risk capitation from five health plans for over 300,000 Medicaid children in 34 Ohio counties. Gleeson coordinates the quality and cost improvement efforts for the patients managed by these programs. This includes programs in high-risk case management, HEDIS quality metrics, asthma, patient-centered medical home and pharmaceutical care. Gleeson, who continues to see patients as a pediatrician, completed his general pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed a combined MD/MBA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Gleeson was most recently chief medical officer at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. There his role included directing the patient safety efforts that reduced serious safety events by over 85 percent in four years. Gleeson has previously served in several medical leadership roles for Mercy Health Partners in Toledo, Ohio. He has also worked as a pediatric hospitalist, as a management consultant and as a medical director for a large health insurer.

Beth Hurley

Beth Hurley, MBA

Human Resources Director, International Institute of New England

Beth Hurley is currently the Human Resources Director for the International Institute of New England. IINE provides refugee resettlement and educational services to recent immigrants in Manchester, NH, Lowell and Boston, MA. She is chair of the NICHQ board of directors.

Previously, Hurley held the position of Chief Administrative Officer for Brown Rudnick, and various positions in human resources and finance at John Hancock, BankBoston, State Street Bank and the Boston Company. For more than 10 years, Hurley has been on the board of trustees for Elliot House, formerly Horizons Initiative, a multi-family housing unit for families moving from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In addition, she held a variety of board positions with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southern New England, including vice chair and chair of the personnel committee. Hurley received her BS in accounting from Boston College and her MBA from Suffolk University. 

Calvin B. Johnson

Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH

Founder and Principal of Altre Strategic Solutions Group
Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH, is the founder and principal of Altre Strategic Solutions Group, a strategic consulting firm focused on data-driven healthcare policy, care delivery and population health management.

Previously, Johnson was the executive vice president and chief medical officer for Corizon Health, the largest provider of correctional healthcare in the U.S., with operations in 27 states. Prior to that he was the executive vice president and chief medical officer for MinSec Companies, a provider of transitional housing services and programs, behavioral healthcare treatment, and Veterans’ housing and support services. He was also previously the vice president and chief medical officer of Temple University Health System.

Prior to joining Temple, Johnson served as the Pennsylvania secretary of health, the youngest person ever to hold the position. During his five-year tenure, Johnson initiated and implemented several key strategies and programs, including the allocation of more than $350 million to research projects in the fields of vaccine development, regenerative medicine, and antibiotic resistance; increasing state funding by $3 million for targeted HIV/AIDS prevention and early detection; and establishing a data-driven management system to improve performance management, resource allocation and outcome measurement.

Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a master’s of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Scott O'Gorman

Scott O’Gorman

Consultant, The Concept Group

Scott O’Gorman most recently served as president of Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (BMCHP), a managed care organization committed to ensuring quality health coverage and services for underserved populations. With 15 years of experience in Massachusetts, BMCHP, under O’Gorman’s leadership, expanded that mission into New Hampshire in 2013. Prior to becoming president, he served as chief financial officer and interim executive director. O’Gorman was responsible for leading overall company strategy, managing day-to-day operations, developing programs and services to meet the needs of new and emerging markets, and preparing the company for future growth. Prior to joining BMCHP, O’Gorman worked at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, DentaQuest Ventures and Delta Dental Plan of Massachusetts in chief financial officer roles, and as a consultant with Mercer Management Consulting in its financial services division. He holds a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a master's degree of business administration from Boston College.

Gina Poley-Money

Gina Pola-Money

Director of Utah Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center

Gina Pola-Money is the director of Utah Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center in partnership with the Utah Parent Center. She also works with the Utah Bureau of Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Utah Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental Disabilities as a family leadership director. In this role she is charged with incorporating family involvement at all levels of health and related systems, providing parent input to state and national level policies and programs, advocating for Utah’s children with special health care needs and in helping families build the necessary skills to effectively navigate the complex system of care. Pola-Money is the proud mom of five wonderful children, two of whom passed away from a rare degenerative disorder.

Michal Regunberg

Michal Regunberg

Principal at MR Associates

Michal Regunberg is an award-winning communications professional with a successful track record in public relations, government and community relations, academia and journalism. Most recently she served as senior vice president at Solomon McCown & Company where she provided senior strategic counsel to the healthcare and mission-focused clients. Prior to joining SM&C, Regunberg was the senior vice president for Communications for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, where she was responsible for the internal and external communications of the 90-member statewide hospital association. Regunberg served as vice president of Public Affairs at Brandeis University, was press secretary to John Silber in his Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign in 1990, and served in state government as communications director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare. She began her career in journalism and worked in newspaper, television and radio where she won a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award and a regional Emmy as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Publicity Club of New England. Regunberg has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Regunberg serves on several boards, including NICHQ and the National Council of Jewish Women.

Gregory Serrao

Gregory Serrao

Founder and Chairman, President and CEO Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care (Thrive)

Mr. Serrao is the founder and Chairman, President and CEO of Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care (Thrive), a provider of pediatric home care services to medically fragile children. Prior to Thrive, Mr. Serrao founded American Dental Partners, Inc. (ADPI), and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President and a Director for twenty years. In July, 2015, Mr. Serrao transitioned from CEO and President to Executive Chairman of ADPI and currently is Chairman of ADPI.

From 1992 through December 1995, Mr. Serrao served as the President of National Specialty Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Cardinal Health, Inc. (Cardinal Health). From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Serrao served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Cardinal Health. Before joining Cardinal Health, Mr. Serrao was an investment banker at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., where he co-founded its health care investment banking group and specialized in mergers, acquisitions and public equity offerings.

Mr. Serrao serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club in Lawrence, MA, and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Town of Andover.

Wendy Warring

Wendy Warring, JD

Senior Vice President of Network Development & Strategic Partnerships at Boston Children’s Hospital

Wendy Warring, JD, is senior vice president of Network Development and Strategic Partnerships at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for developing strategies and executing operational initiatives to strengthen relationships between Boston Children’s and primary care physicians, hospital systems, and other providers locally, regionally, and nationally. She is dedicated to increasing the access children and families have to Boston Children’s by establishing relationships with other providers that enhance the quality of pediatric specialty services provided in a manner that is affordable and sustainable. Warring is a key partner in the development of Boston Children’s third party payer strategies and alternative payment models, including the enhancement of Boston Children’s accountable care initiatives, and is involved in influencing payment reform agendas at the state and national levels.   

Warring's previous positions include executive vice president and chief operating officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and executive vice president of UMass Memorial Health Care and Massachusetts' Commissioner of Division of Medical Assistance where she directed the state's Medicaid program. She has held legal positions in both the state and federal governments, and, early in her career, was a trial attorney at the firm of Hill and Barlow.

Warring currently chairs the Board of Directors of Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization providing consumers a voice in healthcare reform, and serves on the board for the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children’s, New England Lifeflight, Inc., and the Children’s Hospital Integrated Care Organization. Warring has a juris doctorate from Yale University and bachelor's degree from Brown University.

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH

Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, is a professor and the chairman of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He previously served as senior vice president for Community Affairs at Children's National Medical Center, where he provided strategic leadership for the organization’s advocacy mission, public policy positions and community partnership initiatives. He maintains adjunct appointments as professor of emergency medicine and health policy at The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and is affiliate faculty at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.

Wright is among the original cohort of board-certified pediatric emergency physicians in the U.S. His interests include prehospital pediatrics, youth violence prevention and the needs of underserved communities. Wright served 17 years as the inaugural state pediatric medical director for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, 8 years as principal investigator of the federally-funded Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, and currently serves as co-principal investigator of the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities.

Wright is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation’s highest honor medical society; Delta Omega, the nation’s highest public health honor society; and the American Pediatric Society. Wright provides national leadership through service on several advisory bodies including the American Hospital Association’s Maternal and Child Health Council, the March of Dimes’ Public Policy Advisory Council, and recently completed a term as an Obama administration appointee to the Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Advisory Committee.

Wright earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and a master’s of public health degree in administrative medicine and management from The George Washington University.