About Us

To realize our vision of better health, better care and lower costs, the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation relies on an ever-expanding collaborative of renowned experts and specialists from a broad range of backgrounds. They include distinguished leaders in medicine, academia, research, organizational and leadership development, change management, system dynamics, energy, public health, psychology, political science, organizing, law, and business. Each brings a unique set of talent and skills, along with an inherent belief in the power of systems thinking to achieve change. The following alphabetical list of our partners, trustees and staff offers a biographical overview of each individual and a summary of their connection to our work.

EDWARD W. AHART I ELLA D. AUCHINCLOSS I JORDANA BENSON I DONALD M. BERWICK I JOHN D. CAMPBELL
ELIZABETH G. CHRISTOPHERSON I ELLIOTT S. FISHERCHANA FITTON I MARSHALL GANZ
DAN GRANDONE I KATE B. HILTON I GARY HIRSCH I LISA G. HOLTZMANJACK HOMERC. SHERRY IMMEDIATO
CHRISTINA INGERSOLL I LAURA K. LANDY I AMORY LOVINS I PATRICIA MACBAIN
ERIN MCFEE I MICHAEL D. MCGINNIS I BOBBY MILSTEIN I KAREN MINYARD I ALBERT MULLEY JR. I JAY OGLIVY
I ELINOR OSTROM I ERIN PICHIOTINO I LYNN ROGUT I LINDA SCHWIMMER
PETER M. SENGE I TINA SMITH I JOHN D. STERMAN DAVID I SURRENDA I JUSTIN TROGDON I RICHARD TURNER
RUTH WAGEMAN

Edward W. Ahart, JD, joined the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation Board of Trustees in 2010. Mr. Ahart is a partner with Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Business Law Department, and has chaired both the Department and the Corporate Practice Group. He advises businesses, owners and officers on governance and entity structural issues, and on transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, finance, and business contracts. Now Chairman of the Firm, he previously served as the firm’s Managing Partner and Chair of its Management Committee for nearly twenty years. Mr. Ahart is an active community leader, currently serving as Chair of the Lafayette College Board of Trustees, and formerly, as Chair of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, among many others. After graduating with honors from Lafayette College in 1969, Mr. Ahart attended the Cornell Law School, receiving his law degree in 1972. He is admitted to the Bar in both New Jersey and New York.

Ella Davila Auchincloss, MTS, is the Director of Training and Business Development for ReThink Health. From 2003‐2008, Ms. Auchincloss served as Treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and also founded the Diomass Leadership Development Initiative, a teaching and coaching program dedicated to deepening congregational leadership capacity for mission and community outreach. She also serves as leadership development coach and lead trainer for the social justice interns in the Episcopal Diocese of MA. Ms. Auchincloss was a Community Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School studying Leadership and Organizing with Dr. Marshall Ganz. She holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School and a BS in Finance from Babson College.

Jordana Benson, MBA, CPA, joined the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation in 2012 as an Accountant. In this role, she supports the operations of the Finance Department.  Originally from Australia, Mrs. Benson has spent her career in the Banking and Finance industry, previously working as a Management Accountant for the National Australia Bank and AMP. Mrs. Benson received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and her MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW – Australia). She is also a qualified CPA and is currently working towards completion of her Financial Planning Certification.

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, a founding member of ReThink Health, is the former Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As Administrator, Dr. Berwick oversaw the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Together, these programs provide care to nearly one in three Americans. Previously, Dr. Berwick was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also is a pediatrician, adjunct staff in the Department of Medicine at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and a consultant in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Berwick has served as Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and as an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He also served on the IOM’s governing Council from 2002 to 2007. In 1997 and 1998, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Dr. Berwick is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his work. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Berwick holds an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude.

John D. Campbell, LLB, is Chairman of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation Board of Trustees. He joined the Foundation as a member of the Investment Committee in 2003 and became a Trustee the following year. Mr. Campbell was with Goldman Sachs for over 33 years, retiring as Managing Director of the Asset Management Division. Earlier in his career, he practiced law in New Jersey with the former firm of Pitney, Hardin & Kipp. He also spent a year with Volunteers in Service to America (later named AmeriCorps VISTA), known as the “Domestic Peace Corps.” There, he played an important role facilitating an urban redevelopment project in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Campbell has served on the boards and investment committees of several nonprofit organizations. He received his BA from Princeton University in 1963 and his LLB from Columbia Law School in 1966.


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