ELLA D. AUCHINCLOSS I ELLIOTT S. FISHER I KATE HILTON I C. SHERRY IMMEDIATO I LAURA K. LANDY
MICHAEL D. MCGINNIS I BOBBY MILSTEIN I RUTH WAGEMAN
Ella D. Auchincloss, MTS is Director of ReThink Health and a member of the Leading Change Network affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. From 2003-2008, Ms. Auchincloss served as Treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. In response to what she saw as diocesan treasurer, she founded the Diomass Leadership Development Initiative: a teaching and coaching program dedicated to deepening congregational leadership capacity for mission and community outreach, based upon the work of Dr. Marshall Ganz. This initiative is entering its third year. She also serves as leadership development coach and lead trainer for the social justice interns in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Ms. Auchincloss served as a Community Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School studying Leadership and Organizing with Marshall Ganz and later worked as a member of Dr. Ganz’s Teaching Team. She has led numerous trainings and skill clinics for a wide variety of nonprofit leaders and organizations.
Prior her work in leadership studies, Ms. Auchincloss spent 11 years with the Bankers Trust Company in New York as both a trader and sales professional in the fixed income capital markets and she worked for New Generation Advisers in Boston, raising investment funds. She holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College.
Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH a Founding Member and Director of ReThink Health, joined the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation Board of Trustees in the fall of 2011. Dr. Fisher is a professor at the Dartmouth Medical School and Director for Population Health and Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington where he also was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received a master’s in Public Health. At Dartmouth, he was a founding director and is now Senior Associate of the VA Outcomes Group, teaches in undergraduate and graduate programs, and is the Principal Investigator on the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. Dr. Fisher’s research focuses on exploring the causes of the twofold differences in spending observed across U.S. regions and health care systems and the impact of the variations on the quality, outcomes and costs of care. He is also actively involved in national efforts to improve measures of health system performance and to reform payment systems. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Kate B. Hilton, JD, MTS, is a Director of ReThink Health and a Principal in Practice for Leading Change at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. She designs campaigns, teaches organizing and leadership skills, and strategizes with leadership teams to take action. In 2010-11, Ms. Hilton served as the lead coach for a campaign to improve quality and lower costs in the National Health Service in England. She has led organizing and leadership training for a multitude of organizations including the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the South Carolina Hospital Association, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and many others. Ms. Hilton taught in Dr. Marshall Ganz’s organizing course at Harvard Kennedy School in 2004 and 2009 and co-designed and led the distance learning version of the course in 2010. Ms. Hilton received a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2008, an MTS from Harvard Divinity School in 2004 and an AB from Dartmouth College in 1999. She is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Massachusetts.
C. Sherry Immediato, MPP, MBA, is a Director of ReThink Health. She is a founding practitioner in the field of organizational learning. She specializes in multi-stakeholder collaboration to address complex system issues by increasing collective intelligence and wisdom, and redesigning policies and practices to support sustainability. She served as the President of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning (2001-2010), and principal at Innovation Associates (1983-1996) where she developed her longtime partnership with SoL founder Peter Senge, PhD, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, and a major force in modern management and leadership. Ms. Immediato is the co-author of Creating Integrated Care and Healthier Communities, a computer simulation and learning experience for health care leaders. She is an adjunt faculty member at St. Louis University School of Public Health. She holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Laura K. Landy, MBA, was named President and CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation in 2006 and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1998. She is also the founder and chair of ReThink Health, a core initiative of the Rippel Foundation which seeks to foster the thinking, understanding, leadership, tools and models that will lead to a sustainable health system for all Americans. Throughout her career, Ms. Landy has brought sound business and strategic thinking to creating sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. As President of Applied Concepts, a consulting firm she established in 1983, her efforts focused on the changing dynamics in health, higher education, finance, social services and culture. Among her health-related activities have been relationships with Pfizer; the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, AT&T and urban health systems. Ms. Landy’s expertise in entrepreneurship and corporate venturing led her to create and direct the Institute for Nonprofit Entrepreneurship at NYU’s Stern School of Business where she also taught and served as Associate Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She has also been a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon, the New School, and Fairleigh Dickinson. Ms. Landy received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, she received her MBA from New York University. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as a trustee of Dartmouth Hitchcock.
Michael D. McGinnis, PhD (Political Science), is a core member of ReThink Health. A Professor of Political Science, he is also Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington, an inter-disciplinary research and teaching center focused on the study of institutions, development, and governance. A globally recognized center for institutional analysis, the Workshop was initially established in 1973 by Vincent and Elinor Ostrom. Its continuing importance was dramatically recognized when Elinor Ostrom was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Professor McGinnis’ current research focuses on the ways in which health care policy in the U.S. can be improved through increased collaboration among stakeholders at the community or regional level, rather than relying on reforms at national or state levels. Professor McGinnis received a BS in mathematics from The Ohio State University in 1980 and a PhD in Political Science from The University of Minnesota in 1985 and has worked at IU ever since.
Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH, is a Director of ReThink Health in the areas of system dynamics modeling and game-based learning. Dr. Milstein has led the creation of the ReThink Health model and a suite of regionally-customized simulations that are helping leaders across the country explore the likely impacts of policy interventions on health outcomes and costs. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management and leads the Hygeia Dynamics Policy Studio, which provides a forum for diverse actors to acquire the foresight and motivation needed to craft powerful responses to pressing priorities. From 1991 to 2011, Dr. Milstein worked at the CDC where he founded the Syndemics Prevention Network, chaired the agency’s Behavioral and Social Science Working Group, and was coordinator for a wide range of new initiatives. He was the principal architect of the CDC’s framework for program evaluation and published a monograph entitled, Hygeia’s Constellation: Navigating Health Futures in a Dynamic and Democratic World, recommended as “required reading for all health professionals.” Dr. Milstein is a co-founder of the annual NIH-CDC Institute on Systems Science and Health, and a co-developer of the HealthBound Policy Simulation Game as well as the Prevention Impacts Simulation Model.
Ruth Wageman, PhD, is Director of ReThink Health’s efforts in research and collaborative stewardship. Dr. Wageman works deeply with groups and communities to develop stewardship capacity and create new knowledge and practical tools for leaders. Dr. Wageman is Associate Faculty in Psychology at Harvard University, where she specializes in the field of Organizational Behavior, researching the conditions under which people are able to accomplish great things, especially in collaboration with one another. She has published prolifically on a range of subjects in organizational behavior, including Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make Them Great,2008, co-authored with Debra A. Nunes, James Burruss, and Richard Hackman. Dr. Wageman earned a PhD from Harvard’s University’s Joint Doctoral Program in Organizational Behavior in 1994 and a BA in Psychology from Columbia University in 1987, where she later returned to teach at the Graduate School of Business as the first female alum to join Columbia’s faculty. She served on the faculty of Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and as a Visiting Scholar in Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.