Board of Directors

Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D.,
Board President, Medicare Rights Center
Senior Advisor
Nexera Inc.

Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., M.D.
Professor, Departments of Surgery and Health Policy
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Micki M. Chen
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications, Inc.

Daniel A. DeVito
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Alicia Glekas Everett
William Morris Agency

Edith Everett
Everett Foundation

Alex D. Gleser
Sageview Capital LP

Jeffrey Robert Krinsk
Finkelstein & Krinsk

Alan B. Lubin
Executive Vice President
NYSUT, A Union of Professionals

Lawrence Madison
Retired Geriatric Health Care Administrator

Marilyn Moon, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director, Health Program
American Institutes for Research

Donna Regenstreif, Ph.D.
President and CEO
GeroConcepts, Inc.

Herman Rosen, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Simon Stevens
Executive Vice President
UnitedHealth Group

Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D. (President) 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.

Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., M.D., received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is currently professor of surgery and professor of health policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Previously, he held the chairmanship of the Department of Surgery of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City (1974-1996), served as a trustee of the New York Academy of Medicine (1991-1999) and has been a member of the New York State Transplant Council since its inception in 1991.

He is a past president of the American College of Gastroenterology, the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, and the New York Surgical Society, and has also held leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Aufses has published more than 240 papers and book chapters including two volumes on the history of Mount Sinai. His major clinical and research interests have been in inflammatory bowel disease and surgical education.

Micki M. Chen is vice president, associate general counsel for Verizon Communications, Inc. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and on the board of directors of Renovation in Music Education, a nonprofit organization that provides music education to underprivileged children. Ms. Chen is a graduate of the Harvard Law School.

Daniel A. DeVito, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, is an expert litigator in intellectual property matters and is a registered patent attorney specializing in software, business method and e-commerce patents. Mr. DeVito is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law.

Alicia Glekas Everett is a corporate attorney presently practicing at the William Morris Agency in New York. Previously she was an attorney at NBC, where she represented the television network and NBC News, and prior to that she was an associate attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review, and of the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. Ms. Everett grew up in Washington, D.C., and now lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She is passionate about the media and entertainment businesses, film in particular.

Edith 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.

Alex D. Gleser joined Sageview Capital in 2007 as a principal in the Greenwich office, after working at TPG, where he participated in private equity transactions, including several investments in the health care industry. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Gleser was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an analyst in the Healthcare group of the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Gleser earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Robert 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.

Alan Lubin is the executive vice president of NYSUT, a Union of Professionals, the 600,000-member union of educators in New York State. He also serves as a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers and is a member of the executive committee of the New York State AFL-CIO. Mr. Lubin advocates for strong public schools as vice-chair of the state Educational Conference Board, as a member of the Higher Education Conference Board, as a board director for the Council for Unity and as a member of the state comptroller's Pension Task Force. He also serves as co-chair of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY).

Lawrence Madison, retired, is a private investor, a volunteer at the Medicare Rights Center and an amateur choral singer. His life's work combines a career in health care administration with commitments to film and the dramatic arts. Mr. Madison has served as an associate director of a geriatric community health center, and was a director of a diagnostic and treatment center. He has also produced and directed award-winning documentary, educational and industrial films, as well as television commercials. Mr. Madison received a B.A. from Stanford University, a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Master of Public Health degree, with a specialization in geriatrics, from the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Marilyn Moon, Ph.D., 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.

Donna Regenstreif, Ph.D., 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, M.D., is a product of New York City schools, including Stuyvesant High School, where he was a member of Arista. He attended New York University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he received his M.D. degree magna cum laude. He served as an intern and resident in medicine and trained as a fellow in nephrology in Boston. He returned to New York, and was appointed professor of clinical medicine at SUNY Downstate. Currently, Dr. Rosen is attending physician in nephrology and hypertension at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is board certified in internal medicine and in nephrology and a designated scholar in hypertension. Dr. Rosen is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Sigma Xi and other scientific societies. He serves as consultant to the New York Police Department and to the regional medical director of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Rosen holds the naval rank of captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and has served in recent active duty stints, training in response to bioterrorism and emergencies, and served in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Simon Stevens is Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, President of its Global Health division, and Chairman of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform. His responsibilities include leading UnitedHealth’s strategy for, and engagement with, national health reform, ensuring its businesses are positioned for changes in the market and regulatory environment. He also oversees the company’s international businesses and operations.

Mr. Stevens previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Ovations, UnitedHealth’s seniors business and the nation’s largest Medicare health plan, serving nine million Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Part D and other members. Ovations is the Medicare partner of AARP and serves one in five Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.  

Before joining UnitedHealth, Mr. Stevens was British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s health policy director at 10 Downing Street, responsible for reform of the British National Health Service. He has twenty years of leadership experience in health care policy and management in the United States and internationally, in both the public and private sectors.

He was educated at Oxford University, Strathclyde University and Columbia University, where he was Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in public health policy. He has been Visiting Professor of health policy at the London School of Economics, and serves on the boards of a number of leading nonprofit health care organizations in New York, Minnesota and London. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.