Meet the Board


Dr. Vladeck is Senior Advisor to Nexera Inc., a wholly owned consulting subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association. From 1993 through 1997, Dr. Vladeck was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA, now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), and his work there was recognized in 1995 by a National Public Service Award. Subsequent to his service at HCFA, Dr. Vladeck was appointed by President Clinton to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.

After leaving HCFA, Dr. Vladeck was professor of health policy and geriatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he also served as senior vice president for policy of the Medical Center. In 2004, Dr. Vladeck joined Ernst & Young’s Health Sciences Advisory Services, but left that position for sixteen months in 2006-2007 to serve, at the request of Governor Jon Corzine, as interim president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan, Dr. Vladeck has held full-time faculty positions at Columbia University and Mount Sinai, and has served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers, Princeton, NYU, and the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the New York Academy of Medicine, and serves on the board of the March of Dimes, and on the New York City Board of Health.

Ms. Chin is a litigation partner in the health care/not-for-profit practice group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Ms. Chin has successfully represented individual health care providers and associations of such providers in a wide variety of suits in federal and state court, from challenges to actions taken by governmental agencies, including multiple suits regarding Medicaid reimbursement issues, to defense of RICO claims based on allegedly fraudulent billing activity. Ms. Chin has been at Cadwalader since her graduation from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. Beyond her law practice, Ms. Chin has served as a member of the New York City Planning Commission, for which she was nominated by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, and as a member of the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption, a position she has held since appointment by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in August 2003. Ms. Chin also served as a member of Governor Mario M. Cuomo’s Judicial Screening Committee for the First Judicial Department from l992-1994 and of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York from 1992-1999. She has served as a member of the Gender Bias Committee of the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness, and on the New York County Lawyers Association’s Task Force to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession. She was a member of then Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye’s Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections from 2003-2006, and currently serves on Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council.
Mr. Lubin served as executive vice president of NYSUT, a Union of Professionals, from 1993 to 2010, and helped guide the union’s political mobilization and legislative efforts. Prior to this, he spent 26 years as an educator and served as elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT’s affiliate in New York City. As executive vice president, Mr. Lubin organized NYSUT’s nationally acclaimed political action committee, which has activists in every Senate district in New York State. The committee helped bring forward landmark legislation, including the permanent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) law for retired public employees, the Schools Against Violence in Education law (SAVE) and the bill mandating that every public school in the state have a defibrillator available. Under Mr. Lubin’s advocacy, state school aid increased 133 percent. Mr. Lubin currently serves on the state comptroller’s audit committee, as co-chair of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY), and on the boards of directors at both the Council for Unity and the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition. He heads his own consulting firm, and his priorities as a consultant continue to include expanded involvement of newer members and greater minority member participation in state and local unions. He was elected to the United States Electoral College for the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections.
Dr. Moon is vice president and director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research. A nationally known expert on Medicare, she has also served as a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Dr. Moon has written extensively on health policy, both for the elderly and the population in general, and on social insurance issues. Her most recent book, Medicare: A Policy Primer, was published in 2006. From 1993 to 2000, Dr. Moon also wrote a column for the Washington Post on health reform and health coverage issues. She is currently the chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission, and is on the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dr. Moon earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and the founding director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons.


Ms. Beggs is a partner in the Human Resource consulting group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Orla is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries here in the States. Orla spent the early years of her career as a pensions consultant and subsequently specialized in coordinating the human resource aspects of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and dispositions. Orla completed her master’s degree in Mathematics from Oxford University, England, in 1997, and more recently earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Manchester University, England. Orla was born in Ireland and has lived in New York since 2002.
Jonathan (Jon) Blum is the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareFirst Blue Cross, which provides health care coverage in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Jon has responsibility for overseeing CareFirst’s nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program. He also oversees CareFirst’s medical and care coordination policies, pharmacy policies, and provider networks.

From 2009-2014, Jon served in senior leadership positions at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), serving most recently as the agency’s Principal Deputy Administrator. He spent the majority of his time at CMS as its policy and operations director of the federal Medicare program, overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans (Medicare Advantage), and the Medicare prescription drug program (Medicare Part D). While at CMS, Jon led many of the agency’s payment and delivery system reforms, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (ACOs), the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Program, competitive bidding for durable medical supplies, new bundled payment initiatives, and the Medicare prescription drug discount program. The Medicare program experienced its longest sustained period of cost-control during Jon’s tenure.

Prior to CMS, Jon worked as a program analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, focusing on the Medicare program. He served on the professional staff of the Senate Finance Committee, advising its prior chairman, Senator Max Baucus, on prescription drug and Medicare Advantage policies during the development of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. He was also a Vice President at the health care advisory services firm, Avalere Health, overseeing its Medicaid and Long-Term Care Practice.

Jon holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Cole is the Chief Information Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine. He practices Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell and NYP. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Healthcare Policy & Research. As CIO, he is responsible for the Wood Library, core IT infrastructure, software and web development groups, the user support organization, telephony, and enterprise applications including ERP and EMR.

After medical school at Cornell he was a resident then a Clinical Investigator in Medical Informatics at NYH. He joined Cornell as the Director of Information Services and later became the Chief Medical Information Officer. Dr. Cole was the co-Director of the CTSC Bioinformatics Core for the five years and now serves as an Associate Director. He is also worked with Dr. Rainu Kaushal to develop a certificate training program in Medical Informatics

His research has focused on payor-provider transactional efficiency, terminology services, using the semantic web for research networking, patient safety, and patient portals. He is working now with Dr. Kaushal to create a Clinical Data Research Network that is unifying data from the leading academic medical centers in NYC.

Outside of Cornell, Dr. Cole is part of a working group for the creation of an All Payer Database for New York State. He also on the board of the Citizens Union, a nonpartisan good government group committed to making democracy work for all New Yorkers.

Mrs. Everett is the president of the Everett Foundation. Mrs. Everett and her late husband, Henry, created this family foundation in 1955. For over thirty years Mrs. Everett was a senior vice president of Investments at Gruntal & Co., a New York Stock Exchange member firm. She entered the male-dominated world of Wall Street in 1961, becoming one of the few women of her generation to work in this field. Prior to her career in the financial world, Mrs. Everett was an elementary school teacher in New York City.
Elizabeth Fowler currently serves as Executive Vice President of programs at the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit private foundation supporting independent health policy research to promote a high performing health system that provides affordable quality health care to all. She joined the Commonwealth Fund from Johnson & Johnson where she was Vice President for Global Health Policy. Liz was special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy at the National Economic Council. In 2009-2010, she was Chief Health Counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chair, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), where she played a critical role developing the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act. She also played a key role drafting the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA). Liz has nearly 25 years of experience in health policy and health services research. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where her research focused on risk adjustment, and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Liz is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She serves on the board of directors for the National Quality Forum, the National Health Counsel, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Winston Fellowship.

Tina Georgeou is a marketing communications leader with top management success growing profitable businesses. Over the course of her career, she has developed branding and marketing strategies across a number of markets and cultures for a broad array of industries, most recently concentrated in the healthcare sector.

As Head of Marketing for Weill Cornell Medicine from 2014 through July 2018, Tina built a marketing team from scratch and led the successful rebranding of Cornell University’s medical college to better reflect its role in patient care. While there, she also introduced digital marketing to acquire new patients profitably. Now retired, Tina is taking on consulting projects as partner in Geocom, her own marketing management firm.

Prior to Weill Cornell Medicine, Tina was Chief Marketing Officer for Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit dedicated to helping people with visual impairments. In the non-profit sector, she also served for over 10 years on the board of Save the Children, where she initiated and chaired the Communications Committee.

Tina began her career in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather, for whom she worked in New York, Mexico City, Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, she co-founded her own agency, RTA Advertising, and attracted national clients such as BMW and Air France. Later, as President of DeWitt Media, she helped a New York-based media-strategy agency build an impressive new business track record and eventually sell out to a multinational agency network. By the time she left the advertising business, Tina had attained the position of Vice Chair of Optimedia International, the U.S. unit of the world’s fifth largest advertising agency, Publicis S.A. At that point, she was recruited by Meredith Corporation to work as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and New Business on the revitalization and extension of the Better Homes & Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal brands.

Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Italian from Wellesley College, and graduate degrees from The Sorbonne and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Gerry Goodrich is an executive in the Weill Cornell Physician Organization of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). He currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and also leads the Weill Cornell Physician Network. The Physician Organization is made up of 1,300 physicians practicing in locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Prior to joining WCMC, Mr. Goodrich had 25 years of health care management experience in a variety of positions in hospital and health care administration in both the public and private sectors in New York, New Jersey, and internationally. Mr. Goodrich has had broad exposure to various levels of government including in the City of New York, the State of New Jersey, and within the Federal Government.

In New Jersey, Mr. Goodrich served as Deputy Commissioner of Health, the CEO of an urban hospital, and as an Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. In New York he has held positions in management consulting, group practice management, and at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Mr. Goodrich is a member of the faculty of WCMC, with an appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Research. Previously, he taught at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, in the physician executive education program at the Harvard School of Public Health, and at the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University.

Mr. Goodrich has a BA from Middlebury College, a JD from the Boston University School of Law, and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Janella T. Hinds is the Vice President for Academic High Schools at the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). Ms. Hinds earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in African American Studies from Princeton University and her master’s in Social Studies Education from New York University.

Ms. Hinds is also responsible for the financial and fiduciary oversight of the New York City Central Labor Council, a non-profit labor membership umbrella organization where she represents 1.3 million workers in 400 public and private sector local unions in her role as the Secretary-Treasurer.

She has championed equity for students and more meaningful voice for educators across the broad spectrum of need. She’s convened task forces to address the divergent issues head on at both the highly coveted specialized high schools, as well as, the schools serving the students most at risk.

A certified Social Studies teacher, Ms. Hinds additionally worked eight years as a dean, student council advisor and conflict resolution specialist at G. W. Wingate and South Shore High Schools and The School for International Studies. During the seven years she served as a UFT Special Representative, she concentrated her advocacy on support for closing and struggling schools, and ensuring the UFT’s voice in new school staffing and teacher evaluations, among other issues.

Prior to her work at the UFT, Ms. Hinds was Public Policy Director for the New York State AFL-CIO.

She is a delegate to the annual conventions of the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and its state affiliate, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). She is a member of the American Federation of Teachers’ Black and Latino Caucuses, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), among other organizations. Janella also serves on the executive board of the New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell University Union Leadership Institute.

Ms. Hinds is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Peter Hutchings has served as a Board member on a number of not-for-profit agencies including the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the New York Organ Donor Network and the Rubin Museum of Art.  Before his retirement, he was Chief Financial Officer for Guardian Life; earlier, he was in the same role for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Greater New York.  A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, he lives in Manhattan with his wife Martha Wolfgang.
Mr. Krinsk is an attorney, investor and co-founder of the law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk. One of his recent cases ended a pharmacy chain’s practice of using prescription information to send customers marketing communications disguised as “refill reminders.” He is currently pursuing a lawsuit to end the practice of collecting customer prescription information to influence doctors’ prescribing practices. Mr. Krinsk is active in Democratic politics and served as finance chair for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid.
Rev. Terrence L. Melvin holds the second highest office in the New York State labor movement – Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.5 million members, New York State AFL-CIO. In July 2007, Mr. Melvin was elected to this position. In August 2008 and 2012 and just recently 2016, he was re-elected to four-year terms.

In 1980, Mr. Melvin started his career as a member of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 427 at the Western New York Developmental Center. CSEA is a Statewide Union representing over 250,000 state, county, municipal and private sector workers throughout New York. Over the years, he held numerous elected and appointed positions in his statewide and International union, AFSCME.

In May 2012, at the 41st International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Mr. Melvin was elected unanimously as the organization’s new president, succeeding William (Bill) Lucy, who had held the position since he co-founded CBTU in 1972. CBTU, which is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities, has 50 chapters in major U.S. cities and one in Ontario, Canada.

In the community, Mr. Melvin is a long-time activist who has touched many lives. Outside of his Labor life, Mr. Melvin is actively engaged in Labor allied and community organizations.

In the political realm, Mr. Melvin knows the power of the vote. He is continuously working to increase voter registration, promoting Get-Out-The-Vote drives, and is active in national, state, local, city and school board elections.

Since being elected Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. Melvin in addition to performing his constitutional mandated duties, has focused on developing lasting ties between labor, religious organizations and community partners. With this, in December 2008, he spearheaded the development of the NYS AFL-CIO Community Outreach Department which he oversees the day to day operations. This program was designed to make a lasting connection between AFL-CIO constituency groups, local communities and religious leaders.

Amongst his various Labor and community roles, Mr. Melvin is a man of devout faith and spiritual belief. He is an ordained Baptist Minister. He serves as Associate Minister and Assistant to the Pastor at Second Baptist Church, Lackawanna, New York.

Rev. Melvin is a graduate of the Rochester Center for Theological and Biblical Studies with a Bachelors Degree in Ministry. He is married to Sonja Marie Melvin, and has three children: Candice, Terrence II and Crystal; and one beautiful granddaughter, Cadence.

Ms. Raphael served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest nonprofit home health care organization in the United States from 1989 to 2011. Ms. Raphael expanded the organization’s services and launched innovative models of care for complex populations with chronic illness. Prior to joining VNSNY, Ms. Raphael held executive positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and in New York City government. Currently, Ms. Raphael is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership working to advance the adoption of health information technology. She is the Chair of the Long-Term Quality Alliance, Chair of the National Quality Forum MAP Workgroup on Post Acute and Long Term Care, a strategic adviser to NCQA and was a member of New York State Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team.
Dr. Regenstreif retired from full-time employment at the John A. Hartford Foundation in 2005, and is currently consulting in geriatrics and gerontology. Before her tenure at the Hartford Foundation, Dr. Regenstreif held a variety of positions in health care and higher education, including teaching anthropology at the undergraduate level; academic administration; development and management of hospital-based primary care medical practices and other ambulatory services; and management of implementation and R&D for a community-wide hospital-financing demonstration. Dr. Regenstreif earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Cultural Anthropology from Cornell University.
Herman Rosen, MD, FACP, FASN is a product of NYC schools having attended Stuyvesant High School, New York University, and SUNY Downstate, graduating magna cum laude and admitted to Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor medical society. He served as intern and resident in medicine in Boston and completed a 3-yr fellowship in Nephrology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Nephrology and is a certified specialist in Hypertension. He was Director of Nephrology at a NYC Health and Hospitals facility and consultant at various hospitals and Clinical Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate. He was program director in nephrology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Einstein and served as the medical director of major dialysis centers.

Dr. Rosen spent two years on active duty with the USPHS, participated in training in bioterrorism and volunteered for various tours of duty including Louisiana at the time of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, serving at the naval rank of captain. He is currently on the staff of NY Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center and Rogosin Kidney Institute and is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is consultant and lecturer for Fresenius, the Renal Research Institute and the New York Police Department.

He regularly volunteers as finish line physician for the NYC Marathon and is a member of the Board of Directors of Medicare Rights Center, an advocacy organization for elderly and disabled.