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Board of Directors

Chair  
Kim Schwartz

Kim Schwartz, CPA, has spent most of her career as a financial executive in the areas of healthcare, working with nonprofit organizations that focus on assistance to the underserved both domestically and internationally. She is currently the CFO for Population Services International (PSI), the world’s largest NGO delivering social marketing, behavioral change, and product delivery to over 65 countries. Prior to her role with PSI, Ms. Schwartz held leadership positions with the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, Gannett Corporation, Ernst & Young, and Inova Health System.

 

 

Board Members
 
Donald Barone
Donald Barone, DO, is a Course Director and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine. A graduate of Rutgers College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Barone completed his training at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, the University of Vermont College of Medicine Department of Neurology and finally with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Having now spent almost 30 years practicing neurology, with research interests in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, and 20 years as a member of the Kennedy Health Center Board of Directors, Dr. Barone brings a new genre of expertise to the PAN Board of Directors.

 

 


Martin A. Bieber, CPA, spent most of his career as a healthcare executive.  He retired as President and CEO of the Kennedy Health System in Southern New Jersey in October, 2013.  During his eight years at Kennedy he lead the repositioning of this 800 bed health system to be recognized as one of the better quality providers in its market, while substantially improving its financial performance, at a time of historic challenge. Previously, he served as Sr. VP and COO of St. Francis Hospital, the Heart Center for 14 years on Long Island, and 12 years at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.  Mr. Bieber is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Bancroft, a leading nonprofit provider of specialized services for individuals with autism, brain injuries and other intellectual or developmental disabilities serving the Delaware Valley region. 

 

David Borenstein

David Borenstein, MD, is a practicing rheumatologist in Washington, D.C. and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. He attended Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he completed his medical training. Dr. Borenstein is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology and the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia. He has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Arthritis Foundation, the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation. In addition, Dr. Borenstein served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. He is a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. 

 


Constance Garcia, MA, has a broad background innovating the delivery of health care services to high risk, hard to reach populations in a variety of settings including inner city hospitals, community-based health centers and the New York City Department of Health. She pioneered the establishment of primary care medical homes in senior citizen centers, public schools and homeless shelters and has held senior positions at CIGNA and Aetna managed care corporations, where she was responsible for launching their Medicare line of business.  Ms. Garcia served as consultant in planning a 200-bed hospital and making operational an ambulatory care center in Caracas, Venezuela, where she lived with her family for seven years. Ms. Garcia currently serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

 


Grant D. Lawless, RPh, MD, FACP, is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, in addition to graduate Program Director for the Master of Science degree in “Healthcare Decision Analysis” at the University of Southern California. Previously, he served as Executive Director for National Accounts Managed Care, Director of Healtheconomics and Outcomes Research at Amgen, Executive Director for Managed Care Marketing, Vice President for Medical and Pharmacy Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Lawless’s professional experience is in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He is Board Certified and Fellow in Internal Medicine, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, as well as Addiction Medicine.  He is also a Registered Pharmacist with specialty certification in Nuclear Medicine. 

Michael O'Grady

Michael O’Grady, PhD, is a health policy expert with 24 years of experience working with Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his career, he has helped shape significant healthcare legislation on a broad spectrum of issues. He has been instrumental in the development of key federal policies and programs tackling some of the most complex and controversial health issues facing the country.

 

 

 

 

Fred Schnell
Fred Schnell, MD, is a medical oncologist in private practice with Central Georgia Cancer Care, PC. He is also a clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia.  Dr. Schnell is active in research to improve patient outcomes. He led the development of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve cancer care in Georgia by strengthening clinical research throughout the state. His personal research interests include medical oncology and breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancer. He is a past president of The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, chair of the Community Oncology Alliance and a recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s community research award.

 
Ian Spatz
Ian D. Spatz, JD, MPA, is a health care policy consultant working for a range of for profit and nonprofit clients. He is a senior advisor to Manatt Health Solutions. In addition, Mr. Spatz founded his own firm, the Rock Creek Policy Group. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Health Policy of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Previously, he served as Vice President for Global Health Policy for Merck & Co. Inc., and has also worked in the government and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Spatz has degrees from the New York University School of Law and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

 

 

Norrie ThomasNorrie Thomas, PhD, is a successful entrepreneur, having founded, launched and  managed several pharmacy managed care companies. Dr. Thomas helped found one of the first pharmacy benefit management companies; Clinical Pharmacy Advantage (CPA). Norrie Thomas has held senior management positions at MedCenters Health Plans, Aetna, Clinical Pharmacy Advantage, McKesson, PCS, Eli Lilly, St. Jude Medical, Schering-Plough, and Magellan Health Services.  She holds B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy and she studied as a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics. She is one of the founders of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Dr Thomas holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and Drake University. She is Senior Fellow with the College of Pharmacy Center for Leading Healthcare Change at the University of Minnesota, where she has successfully executed the “Dialogues in Managed Care Leadership” series since 2009. 

 

Kenneth D. Wells, M.D., has over 20 years of health care experience, spanning occupational medicine, medical management, public health, family medicine, health education and pharmacy.  He currently serves as Corporate Medical Director for the Apache Corporation as well as Medical Director for Wortham Insurance. Dr. Wells is the founder of Alken Health Resources and serves as a member of the board of directors of CHRISTUS Health System. Dr. Wells has held advisory positions with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, The University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council, The Houston Technology Center, and The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.  Dr. Wells holds a masters degree in management from Northwestern University, a medical doctorate and masters in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Texas Southern University.