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The Board of Healthy Philadelphia is comprised of leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of accessible, convenient, affordable, quality health care for all. These board members have influence in their respective fields and exhibit dynamic leadership and the ability to achieve results.
The Board will continue to be expanded to include leadership from Philadelphia residents, business, government, foundations, non-governmental organizations and health care professionals.
Healthy Philadelphia Chair:
David Grande is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Grande’s research and work focuses on health policy with a specific focus on the health care safety net. He chaired the health transition team for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and has worked with the City of Philadelphia and State of New Jersey on issues related to access to care and the financial viability of safety net institutions. He is a founding board member of Healthy Philadelphia, an organization chartered by the City of Philadelphia focused on improving the quality of care for vulnerable populations. He also conducts research on aspects of medical professionalism including the civic and social roles of physicians and the influences of commercial marketing on the profession. Dr. Grande trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was the national president of the 40,000 member American Medical Student Association and led the organization’s health policy and advocacy work on issues concerning access to care and health care for vulnerable populations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Physicians Alliance. He completed a Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) at Princeton University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH, is Chief Medical Officer of CompleteCare Health Network. Dr. Bettigole received her doctorate in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University and has a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins. Previous to her arrival at CompleteCare, Bettigole served as clinical director and consultant for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where she designed and implemented a pilot chronic disease management project and oversaw an interpreter program that doubled the access for non-English-speaking patients.
Ron Blount, President, Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania
Jeff Brown, President and CEO, Brown’s Super Stores, Inc.
Patti Deitch, President and CEO, Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc has been the President and CEO of Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc for over sixteen years, overseeing the delivery of primary medical and dental care to over 40,000 patients annually at four locations. Formerly a hospital social worker, she earned an MBA in Health Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1985 and spent 8 years in hospital administration at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ and Medical College of Pennsylvania and, immediately prior to moving into community health, was an Assistant Vice President at Allegheny Health Systems.
Patti is a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers. She also participates nationally as a member of the Health Policy and Legislative Committees of the National Association of Community Health Centers. Other Board memberships include the Health Federation of Philadelphia (Chair), The Institute for Safe Families, North Philadelphia Early Head Start and former Co-Chair of the Consortium for Latino Health in Philadelphia.
Mary Duden, MBA, Founder of DudenAnderson consulting firm, a consulting firm providing business solutions for social sector businesses. Mary founded DudenAnderson in 2006 after a 30 year career as a healthcare executive. She began her career as one of the founders of a federally qualified health center. From there, she moved to hospital systems where she served as CEO and CFO for hospitals and CFO for a hospital system. She is currently a faculty member of the Drexel University School of Public Health where she teaches courses in management and finance. Mary has served as a volunteer board member for a number of not-for-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area. She is the recipient of several awards recognizing her commitment to community service.
John A. Rich, MD, MPH, is Professor and Chair of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health. He has been a leader in the field of public health, and his work has focused on serving one of the nation’s most ignored and underserved populations—African-American men in urban settings. In 2006, Dr. Rich was granted a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. In awarding this distinction, the Foundation cited his work to design “new models of health care that stretch across the boundaries of public health, education, social service, and justice systems to engage young men in caring for themselves and their peers.” Prior to coming to Drexel, Dr. Rich served as the medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission. He earned his Dartmouth B.A degree in English, his M.D. from Duke University Medical School, and his Master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was a fellow in general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School. As a primary care doctor at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Rich created the Young Men’s Health Clinic and initiated the Boston HealthCREW, a program to train inner city young men to become peer health educators who focus on the health of men and boys in their communities. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Dartmouth in 2007 and now serves on its Board of Trustees.
Tine Hansen-Turton, vice president of healthcare access and policy at PHMC, has earned a reputation as an effective change agent, systems-thinker, social innovator and policy advocate. She assists PHMC and its affiliates with business and programmatic strategy, development, coordination and implementation, as well as with policy development and state and national advocacy. Tine also serves as CEO of National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a PHMC affiliate organization with membership of more than 200 nurse-managed health centers serving 2.5 million families throughout the U.S. (www.nncc.us). Tine assists many organizations in building capacity, including the creation of non-profit and private organizations. As co-founder and executive director of Convenient Care Association (www.ccaclinics.org), a national trade association of over 1250 emerging private sector based retail health clinics, regional and national press regularly seek her out for expert comment and thought leadership. Tine provides executive management and leadership services to other programs and affiliates of PHMC, including Health Promotion Council and regional emergency preparedness.
Tine writes and publishes for peer-reviewed professional healthcare and legal journals and presents regularly at local, state and national health care conferences. She co-authored two award-winning books on leadership issues. She serves on numerous boards and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Tine serves as advisor to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health Science Products and Services. She has received several advocacy and leadership awards, including an Eisenhower Fellowship and the Philadelphia Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership Award, and she was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc. Tine received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master in Government Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.4
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is on the visiting faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He was President of the American Public Health Association in 2005. He served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia from April 2000 to February 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was the founding Deputy Director for Personal Health Services and Medical Director of the Montgomery County (PA) Health Department from 1991-2000. Before 1991, he was the Clinical Director in the Division of Ambulatory Health Services for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He has extensive experience in public health and has lectured widely on public health and health disparities.
He is a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program. Locally he is on the boards of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health Care for All Philadelphia, the Institute for Social Medicine and Community Health, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Asian American Health Care Network, Smokefree Philadelphia, the Edna Kynett Foundation and the Green Tree Healthcare Foundation. In 2007, he received the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition’s Award. In 2006, he received the Public Health Recognition Award from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania; his MPH is from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and he has an honorary Doctorate in Medical Sciences from Drexel University.
Judy Harrington, Health Partners, Senior Vice President of Business Development, brings a wealth of diverse healthcare management experience to her role as Senior Vice President for Business Development at Health Partners. She currently oversees Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Community Education and Marketing for the plan. Ms. Harrington is also President of the Health Partners Foundation.
Prior to joining Health Partners, Ms. Harrington was a healthcare consultant with Vista Ventures, LLC, where she worked on a variety of projects including consolidation of multi-hospital managed care relationships; executive recruitment; and internet and data management strategies for health plans. She has held senior management positions in business development, communications, or marketing with the University of Pennsylvania Health System; Tenet Health System; Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation; Aetna Health Plans of Pennsylvania and Omni Health Plan. Before beginning her career in health care, she worked for the Houston Chronicle.
An adjunct faculty member of Temple University’s Health Administration MBA program, Ms. Harrington is a contributing author of Positioning Your Practice for the Managed Care Market. She lectures on managed care. She received her MBA in Health Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, where she received the Mindy Wolen Outstanding Student Award. Ms. Harrington also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple’s BA in Communications program.
*Anje Van Berckelaer, MD, MSc., Registrar, is Clinical Director of Performance Improvement at Delaware Valley Community Health in Philadelphia. She is a family physician, trained at Harvard Medical School and in the family medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has worked in pediatric malnutrition and TB/HIV programs in sub-saharan Africa with Doctors Without Borders. She has volunteered in Estancia, El Salvador and Altamirano (Chiapas), Mexico with Doctors for Global Health.
*Laval Wilson-Miller,Pennsylvania Health Law Project, Executive Director. Prior to joining PHLP, Miller-Wilson was a Senior Attorney at the Juvenile Law Center (JLC). He joined JLC in 1995 as a Skadden Foundation Fellow and focused on the delivery of education services for at-risk youth. His earliest cases were representing youth with developmental disabilities, such as autism and mental retardation, who were accused of crimes for disability related behavior. In 2003, Miller-Wilson conducted an assessment of indigent juvenile defense throughout Pennsylvania that led the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to order rules changes resulting in increased funding and support for attorneys representing juveniles in the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. Miller-Wilson was lead counsel in JLC’s 2008 petition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to ensure accused youth in Luzerne County had the right to counsel. Miller-Wilson graduated from Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been a lecturer at Temple University and University of Pennsylvania schools of law.
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