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Board of Directors

The Medicare Rights Center’s Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished individuals with diverse professional backgrounds and a shared commitment to ensuring that older adults and people with disabilities can access the affordable health care they need.


Carol Raphael
Carol Raphael is a Senior Advisor at Manatt Health. She served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest non-profit home health agency in the United States from 1989 to 2011. She also served as Board Chair of AARP. Prior to joining VNSNY, Ms. Raphael held an executive position at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and was an Executive Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Human Resources Administration in charge of the Medicaid and Public Assistance programs. Ms. Raphael was an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University in 2012. She is the Chair of the Long Term Quality Alliance, an alliance of payers, providers, consumers and policymakers working to strengthen and better integrate the Long Term Services & Supports system. She serves as a Director on numerous Boards including the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, The Scan Foundation, Primary Care Development Corporation, Medicare Rights Center, New York eHealth Collaborative, Commonwealth Care Alliance and Henry Schein, Inc. She has been appointed to many commissions including the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Federal Bipartisan Commission on Long Term Care, the Age Friendly Commission and several Institute of Medicine Committees. Additionally, she was a member of New York State Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team. Ms. Raphael is a member of the RAND Health Advisory Board and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Policy and Management Executive Council. She has been a member of the National Quality Forum Measures Application Partnership (MAP) where she chaired its Post-Acute, Long Term Care and Hospice Workgroup and was co-chair of its Attribution Committee. Currently, she is a member of its Admissions and Readmissions Committee. She chairs the CMS Technical Expert Panel for Quality Measure Development for Dual Eligibles and Medicaid Beneficiaries using HCBS And Managed Long Term Care. She co-edited the book “Home Based Care for a New Century” and was a Visiting Fellow at the Kings Fund in the United Kingdom. She has an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and completed its Senior Executive Program.
Kathy Hirata Chin
Kathy Hirata Chin is a Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, where she moved in October 2018 with the rest of the healthcare practice group after 38 years at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. She is a member of the healthcare and litigation groups at Crowell. She has successfully represented health care providers and associations of such providers in challenges to actions taken by state and federal agencies, including multiple suits regarding Medicaid reimbursement issues, and in a variety of matters in state and federal court involving issues ranging from RICO claims based on allegedly fraudulent billing to Fair Labor Standards Act disputes.

Ms. Chin graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and Columbia Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Transnational Law. She served as Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission from 1995 to 2001 and is currently a Commissioner on the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption. She has served on the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York, Governor Mario Cuomo's Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department, the Gender Bias Committee of the Second Circuit Task Force, former Chief Judge Judith Kaye’s Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections, the Second Circuit Judicial Conference Planning and Program Committee, the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association, and the Board of Directors of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit that advocates for marginalized New Yorkers.

She currently serves on the Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council and the Commercial Division Advisory Council, appointed to both by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals. Since January 2016, she has been a member of the Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on Civic Education & Public Engagement. In April 2016, she was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the First Department Judicial Screening Committee.

In October 2017, she received the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health’s Leadership Award in recognition of her distinguished service and commitment to diversity and inclusion. On February 28, 2018, the Asian American Bar Association of New York honored Ms. Chin with its Women’s Leadership Award. On May 28, 2019, Ms. Chin was honored at the Columbia Law School Alumni Association’s Hong Yen Chang Inaugural Reception for her dedication to the Asian Community.
Alan B. Lubin
Alan B. Lubin, New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) former executive vice president serving from 1993 to 2010, helped guide the union's massive political mobilization and legislative efforts. He came to Albany after 26 years as an educator and elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT's affiliate in New York City. He served from 1995 to 2010 as a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a member of the NYS AFL-CIO’s executive council.

Lubin helped shape the union's legislative and political action programs as executive vice president. Realizing the strength of a grassroots political network, Lubin organized NYSUT's nationally acclaimed political action committee with activists in every New York State electoral district.

That strong presence helped bring forward landmark legislation, including the permanent cost-of-living adjustment law for retired public employees (COLA), the Schools Against Violence in Education law (SAVE) and the bill mandating that every state public school have a defibrillator available. Under Lubin's advocacy, state school aid increased 133% since the early 1990s.

Lubin founded the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY), a unique broad based consensus building organization seeking common ground between business and labor. He currently serves on the Medicare Rights Center Board as treasurer and the Rural Migrant Ministry. He also serves on the state of New York’s Comptroller's Audit Committee.

CBTU's Capital Region Chapter named its MLK Labor Celebration Poster & Essay Contest after Lubin and in 2017, he received NYSUT’s highest honor: the Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service for his many years of fighting for public education, civil rights and working people.

Lubin heads his own consulting firm, Alan Lubin Consulting. His priorities as a consultant continues to include expanded involvement of newer members in their unions, greater minority member participation in state and local unions and organizing new members into labor's family. In addition, he continues to work at building coalitions between different groups to benefit all of society.

He was elected to the United States Electoral College for the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections.

Lubin lives in Clifton Park with his wife, Sharon. They have two grown children, both SUNY graduates, and a beautiful granddaughter, Helena.
Marilyn Moon, PhD
Marilyn Moon, PhD, is an expert on health care financing and delivery and specializes in policy analysis and translation of complex findings into materials useful to policymakers and consumers.

From 2003 to 2013, she directed the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research and from 2013 to 2018 she directed the Center on Aging at AIR. A nationally-known economist and expert on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues, and health care financing, Dr. Moon also served as a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

From 2008 through 2012 she chaired the Maryland Health Care Commission, and she was a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds from 1995 to 2000. She has written extensively on health policy and other social insurance issues; she wrote a column on health reform for the Washington Post in the 1990s. She has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations, including the Medicare Rights Center, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Holy Cross Health System.

She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Moon earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2014, she received the Robert M. Ball award for outstanding achievements in social insurance from the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Donna Regenstreif, PhD
Chair Emerita
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.


Ann Adenbaum
Ann Adenbaum retired from Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) in December 2020 after more than 33 years of distinguished service focused on the Revenue Cycle for the Physician Organization comprised of more than 1400 physicians.

Ann is a nationally recognized healthcare leader with a proven track record in academic medicine for establishing and meeting best financial performance, implementing new technology to streamline business processes, developing high-performance teams and guiding through change, leading with integrity and professionalism while delivering service excellence.

As a Revenue Cycle leader, Ann directed a team of more than 200 staff. She was a member of the WCM Billing and Compliance Oversight Committee that focused on ensuring Medicare and Medicaid billing practices were compliant with federal and state regulations. In addition, Ann guided patients through the complexities of insurance benefits and claims adjudication.

Ann is proud of her lead role in the development of the La Guardia Community College Medical Billing Certificate Program in collaboration with La Guardia Community College, WCM Human Resources and the Harvard Business School NYC Alumni Group. Due to the program’s initial success additional partners included The New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH) and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). The program has created a career path for unemployed or underemployed NYC residents while providing a feeder of trained candidates with ambition and potential to fill entry level Revenue Cycle positions at WCM and other NYC healthcare institutions.

Ann represented Weill Cornell Medicine on the Faculty Practice Solutions Center Advisory Board, Epic Financial Advisory Committee and was a founding Steering Committee member of East Coast CORE, a regional EPIC User Group focusing on Revenue Cycle. She remains on the board of East Coast CORE as 1st Vice President.

In addition to the Medicare Rights Center, Ann is on the Board of Advisors for Chi-Matic and Nirvana Labs, both small, recently created companies focused on making improvements in healthcare delivery.

Prior to her position at WCM, Ann held positions at New York City Health + Hospitals Woodhull Medical Center and State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Ann has always shown an interest in science and healthcare. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
LeRoy Barr
LeRoy Barr is the UFT's secretary and also serves as staff director, overseeing the daily operation of the union’s extensive field organization and both the pedagogical and non-pedagogical staff at its central office. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University and his master’s in education from Hunter College, where he was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame in the spring of 2015.

As staff director, LeRoy plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the union operates at the highest caliber and that its chapter leaders, Executive Board members and delegates to the conventions of the union's state and national affiliates have the resources and training necessary to advocate successfully for the union’s members.

LeRoy began his teaching career in 1992 as a 5th-grade teacher and math specialist at PS 154 in Harlem. The school, struggling to meet state standards, was placed on a watch list and selected for inclusion in the Chancellor’s District to receive intensive academic intervention and supports. LeRoy was PS 154’s chapter leader and in that role worked with school leaders and staff to orchestrate an impressive turnaround. PS 154 was ultimately removed from the watch list and became a national model for successful schools. LeRoy was tapped to become a regional representative for the Chancellor’s District, serving as the union’s point person for the district citywide.

LeRoy also chaired the AFT Black Caucus, helping to raise more than $20,000 that went to providing information about the AIDS epidemic to educators in Africa. He currently serves on the NYSUT Board of Directors and is a member of the AFT Black Caucus’ state chapter, the African Heritage Committee and the AFT Latino Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and the National Education Association. He completed advanced labor union leadership training at the Union Leadership Institute at Cornell University.

LeRoy has received numerous honors from both the union and civil rights organizations, including the Pioneer Award from the AFT Black Caucus, the Trailblazer Award from the UFT’s African Heritage Committee and, in 2012, and the Black Heritage Brotherhood Award from the New York Branch of the NAACP.
Cybele Bjorklund
Cybele Bjorklund is senior vice president of policy and government strategy at Virta, where she is working to improve access to Virta’s treatment, increase diabetes reversal awareness among key policy makers and health care thought leaders, and advance conversations about new models of care and payment.

Cybele previously served as vice president of federal strategy at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. In this role, she sat on the president’s cabinet and was an executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cybele and her team developed and deployed a comprehensive advocacy and engagement agenda across the enterprise. Until 2018, she was vice president and head of global policy at Sanofi, where she crafted and advanced a landmark initiative to reform drug pricing practices. Prior to these positions, Cybele spent 20 years in senior professional policy roles for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including 14 years as the staff director for the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, four years working for Senator Ted Kennedy as the HELP Committee’s deputy staff director for health and two years as a legislative assistant to then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. During this time, Cybele helped write and advance the Affordable Care Act, numerous Medicare changes and many other laws affecting private health insurance, health tax law, health information technology and key federal health programs. Before moving to Congress, she was a research analyst at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Cybele serves on the board of directors for the Medicare Rights Center and the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. She is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She has been a distinguished visitor at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University’s Law Center and a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. During 2016-2017, she served on the Steering Committee for Value-Based Health Care at the World Economic Forum. Cybele holds an associate faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, from which she also graduated with a master’s degree in health policy and a concentration in law, ethics, and policy. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. Cybele is a Fellow of the second class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Curtis L. Cole, MD
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.
Van H. Dunn, MD
Van H. Dunn, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the 1199SEIU Benefit Funds, which provide comprehensive self-insured, self-administered healthcare benefits to more than 400,000 healthcare workers, retirees and their families. As CMO, Dr. Dunn oversees the Funds’ clinical, care management and analytics functions, and is responsible for pursuing health and wellness initiatives and value-based strategies.

Prior to joining the Funds in 2016, Dr. Dunn served as Senior Vice President for Medical and Professional Affairs and CMO at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as CMO for MetroPlus Health Plan. He practiced as a primary care physician for many years before embarking upon a career that shaped public policy at the state and federal levels. He was an attending physician at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and later an assistant dean and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn also served as Deputy Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and as Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, advancing policy and legislation relating to healthcare reform, health promotion, disease prevention, women’s and minorities’ health, disparities in healthcare and biomedical research, among other critical initiatives.

Dr. Dunn received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medical College) and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health (now the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).
Edith Everett
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.
Tina Georgeou
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.
Tim Gronniger, MPP, MHSA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Gronniger joined Caravan Health in 2017 as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development. In that role he oversaw the company’s delivery and operations as well as its marketing and strategic growth plans.

Tim is the former Chief of Staff and Director of Delivery System Reform at CMS where he led the agency’s work on drug spending issues, implementation of the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and creation of new payment models among other responsibilities. Previously, he was a senior adviser for health care policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Before that, held senior roles on Capitol Hill, including drafting major elements of the Affordable Care Act.

As a notable health care industry thought-leader, Tim is a frequent speaker at national educational conferences and summits. Under his leadership, Caravan Health has become the national leader in accountable health care with clients who consistently out-perform their peers in MIPS scores and shared savings, with $120 million in shared savings returned to clients over the past two years. In 2021, the company’s proprietary technology, Caravan Coach, won a Silver Globee Winner for ‘Best Healthcare Technology Solution’.

He received a Master of Public Policy, a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University.
Ann Hickey
Ann Hickey is a Principal in the Healthcare Group at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Prior to joining in 2019, Ms. Hickey worked at Town Hall Ventures, Archimedes Health Investors, and Castlight Health, where she focused on investments in the health care sector. Earlier in her career, she worked at Oak Hill Capital and Audax.
Peter Hutchings
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.
Jeffrey R. Krinsk
Jeffrey Robert Krinsk is an attorney, investor, and business advisor who is the co-founder of the national plaintiffs' class action litigation law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk, LLP. Krinsk's legal career began as a litigator for a New York firm following his graduation from Boston University Law School and New York Bar admission (1st Dept.) in 1975. He then worked in N.Y.C. as a specialist assigned to litigating construction lawsuits invariably arising from construction contractors seeking relief from the United States Corp. of Engineers. Successful outcomes led to broader travel within the US and abroad, including introducing the native Bostonian to the California lifestyle.

The attraction never diminished and, in 1978, Jeff moved to San Diego, California to be staff attorney for Hang Ten International, Inc., a trademark licensing organization owning the “two feet" design and “Hang Ten" trademark that epitomized the California surfing lifestyle. These trademarks were internationally licensed in over 52 countries. Krinsk soon became General Counsel, then Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, and by 1981, he was the company's Chief Operating Officer, overseeing a worldwide legal network that included 46 law firms addressing foreign trademark, licensing and operational issues.

In 1983, Jeffrey moved to Los Angeles, California to join Guess? Inc. an apparel manufacturer as its President (licensing) he addressed a broad alignment of business issues for the emerging company. Krinsk returned to San Diego in 1985 and became Chairman and CEO of a publicly traded corporation (Fabulous Inns of America) marshaling its assets and enhancing its business platform to achieve exponential growth and provide an attractive ROI for all the public shareholders.

Following the negotiated acquisition of the public corporation, Krinsk maintained an active law practice before co-founding Finkelstein & Krinsk, LLP. Working exclusively on plaintiffs' behalf in class action lawsuits, his cases running a broad gambit that included In re Great American Securities Litigation, (a class action against a bank for violations of the securities laws) Hurst v. Monarch Equities Corporation, (a class action for violations of the Commodities and Exchange Act) and In re State Farm Repair Practices (a class action against State Farm ending the practice in California of using non-OEM car parts for repairs). At his law firm, Krinsk ended the common pharmacy practice of using confidential prescription information to send customers marketing communications intended to change a prescribed drug to an alternative using disguised “re-fill reminders" or similar. He currently pursues class lawsuits relating to privacy issues, inadequate or deceptive disclosures concerning publicly traded corporations, including a recently filed case against Exxon Mobile alleging the companies assurances regarding the impact of climate change was deceptive.

Krinsk has served as Senior General Partner of Rosemont Realty LLC, a subsidiary of Rosemont Capital, LLC which maintains a controlling interest in BGK Group, a fully integrated commercial property and asset management firm.

Jeffrey is active in Democratic politics and, with his wife Marcy, has made their San Diego home a popular venue for political functions and civic events. He served as a National Finance Chair for the John Kerry for President campaign and was co-chair of the Patriot Project in 2005. Krinsk is also a member of the Democratic National Committee, the Speaker's Cabinet of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). He was a founding member of the 2009 Inaugural Committee. Mr. Krinsk also served on certain California government committees at the request of Governor Jerry Brown's administration.

Krinsk continues his philanthropic involvement in a number of causes ranging from the African Wildlife Foundation to educational grants to the University of San Diego School of Law. The Jeffrey and Marcy Krinsk Research Advancement Initiative (KRAI) serves Scripps Institution of Oceanography and supports the research of young scientists http:/ / supportscripps. ucsd. edu/ where/ research, having been awarded the 2012 Scientists' Recognition Award for their work with Scripps and co-sponsored Scripp's 2011 Extreme Climate Conference http:/ / sio. ucsd. edu/ extreme_climate/ . Mr. Krinsk has also served on the U.C. San Diego Foundation Board of Trustess http:/ / ucsdfoundation. ucsd. edu/ board_of_trustees. asp . He is a Distinguished Alumni of Boston University Law School and a member of several non-profit boards including the Medicare Rights Center and the American Security Project Advisory Board. Mr. Krinsk served on the Board of Trustees of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics. Most importantly, Jeffrey recently accepted the Governors invitation to be appointed a Trustee of CSU, a responsibility concerning policy and the functional excellence of its twenty-three campuses comprising the CSU system.

Krinsk earned a B.A with honors (political science) from Hobart and William Smith College. He then earned a J.D. from Boston University Law School in 1974. Krinsk resides in San Diego, California with his wife Marcy.
David Matyas
When complex health care regulations threaten a company’s future, reputation, or strategic deal, attorney David Matyas negotiates favorable solutions for clients.

He defends hospital systems, home care providers, physician practices, and other providers in government investigations, audits, and related claims of fraud, false claims, anti-kickback statute violations, and noncompliant behavior. In addition, David uses his regulatory depth to guide emerging health care companies and their private equity investors.

In an industry filled with uncertainty and change, David reduces legal risks for clients, which range from startups to industry leaders. He distills decades of regulatory law into common-sense compliance programs and practical, strategic advice. Persuasive and diplomatic, David is most effective in contentious and sensitive matters, including negotiations with government authorities. His committed advocacy has helped eliminate or reduce clients’ exposure to program exclusion, criminal liability, corporate integrity agreements, and other penalties.

David is equally skilled before corporate boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs, and founders. Clients are reassured by the options he offers for growth, governance, and risk reduction at every stage of the business cycle.

Amid health care’s busy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, David’s deal regulatory due diligence is keeping private equity clients competitive. He identifies potential risks and pitfalls in target companies and offers remedies to prevent good deals from being derailed. David places clients ahead of quick-moving developments through his career-long leadership of the American Health Law Association.

David is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of health care fraud, corporate compliance programs, the Stark Law, M&A in the health care industry, and other health-related topics.
Herman Rosen, MD
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.
Albert L. Siu, MD
Dr. Siu is a Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Health Evidence and Policy. Since 2018, he has directed Mount Sinai’s Institute for Care Innovations at Home. From 2002-2017, he was the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman's Chair in the Brookdale Department. Prior to that (1998-2002), he was Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and the Director of Adult Primary Care at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Siu graduated from Yale Medical School and went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1985 in Medicine with a joint appointment at RAND. He served as Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA from 1989 until his departure in 1993 to become a Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Health. In 1995, he came to Mount Sinai as a Professor in the Department of Health Policy (now called Health Evidence and Policy).

He is a general internist, geriatrician, and health services and policy researcher. He is currently a Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research and a past member and Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Siu is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Renu Thomas
Renu Thomas is a 2019 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow. ALI is an interfaculty fellowship dedicated to preparing experienced leaders to transition from successful careers to their next phase of community and public service. Renu was joined at Harvard by her husband John Roth and their focus is on eldercare.

Prior to ALI, Renu Thomas was Executive Vice President, Media Operations, Engineering and IT for Disney ABC Television Group (DATG). In this role, Ms. Thomas worked closely with members of DATG’s senior leadership team to ensure strategic alignment of the Group’s investments, initiatives, and business growth objectives, including global expansion, organic growth into new markets and new product/service development/deployment. Thomas was formerly Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, Disney ABC Networks Group where she was responsible for the technical and operational strategic direction and ongoing management of all television functions across US Domestic Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, ABC Family, Disney ABC Domestic Television (Syndication) and Radio Disney. Thomas joined The Walt Disney Company in 2007 as Vice President of Operations for ABC News where she was responsible for setting the overall strategy and leading the operations for studios, control rooms, editing and graphics for all ABC News programs, including “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “This Week,” as well as special events. She was involved in a variety of projects to help prepare ABC News for the future, including deploying new technology and improving production and business processes.

Before joining ABC News, Renu was the Director of Production for MacNeil Lehrer Productions where she oversaw the technical and production management for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and related documentaries. She served as the Director of Studio Operations at NBC Universal where she led the management team for the network's news and entertainment studios and control rooms at Rockefeller Center. Prior to NBC, Renu was with General Electric for over eight years with Corporate Audit Staff working at several businesses and locations world-wide.

Renu graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering. She is involved in alumni activities including the Operations Research & Information Engineering Advisory Board and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
Gerry E. Goodrich
Gerry Goodrich served on the Medicare Rights Board from 2015-2020. He held a number of senior executive roles during his extensive health management career. Prior to his retirement in 2016, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Weill Cornell Physician Organization of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). Earlier, Mr. Goodrich served 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. Internationally, he held positions for the Harvard Institute of International Development in Mali, West Africa and at the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University.

Mr. Goodrich was a member of the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College, 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 and in the physician executive education program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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

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