Advisory Committee Members

The Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished healthcare leaders and provides guidance to the program directors to help assure the quality, relevance and impact of the program.


Vice President, Medical Affairs
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital
EMHL Class of 2015

Dr. Ahaghotu received his medical degree at the University of Nigeria, graduating with honors. After completing his civil-service responsibilities, he returned to the United States and joined the urology residency program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He also completed an American Cancer Society fellowship in Urologic Oncology while in Iowa. After completing his urologic training, he jmore

Director, Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins University

Karen Davis, Ph.D., was previously president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. Dr. Davis has had a distinguished career in public policy and research. Before joining the Fund, she served as chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where she was also a profesmore

Women’s Health Advisor, Care New England Health Center

Constance A. Howes is Executive Vice President of Women’s Health for Care New England Health System, the health system comprised of Women & Infants Hospital, Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Memorial Hospital and the VNA of Care New England. She recently stepped down after serving for 11 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, the primary teachimore

Executive Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Sheldon Kong, Ph.D. is currently Executive Director and Department Head, Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Novo Nordisk Inc. in Plainsboro, NJ. His team supports company strategy; develops and manages strategic research collaboration partnerships with payers, organized providers and academic centers; and generates, interprets and communicates health economic and real world evidence in the Unitedmore

Editor in Chief, Pharmaceutical Executive magazine

William Looney is the Editor in Chief of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, a monthly print and weekly on-line publication with a circulation of approximately 70,000 focused on the “c suite” concerns of senior managers in the biopharmaceutical industry. In addition to editorial content, he is responsible for supporting the magazine through related educational media activities and serving as a thought lemore

Lead Medical Dosimetrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
EMHL Class of 2015

Brian Napolitano, EMHL, CMD is the Manager of Photon Medical Dosimetry in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In addition, Mr. Napolitano has previously served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the MGH/Suffolk University Joint Program in Radiation Sciences since 2005. He is a member of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists, serving as a represenmore

Executive Director, Community Catalyst

Robert Restuccia is the Executive Director of Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization that is building consumer and community participation in the shaping of our health system. Through Rob’s leadership Community Catalyst has become a national voice for consumers on health issues and is working with advocates in over 40 states to provide the knowledge, resources, and strategic advice they nemore

MD Director, Providence Economic Development Advisory Committee, Chair emeritus eHealth Initiative

Russell J. Ricci, MD, (Dr. Russ Ricci) chairs the Advisory Board for Meditech, a private healthcare information systems company and was previously the Chief Medical and Strategy officer for HealthSTAR Communications, a private company that is the nation’s second largest healthcare marketing services company. He was previously the general manager of IBM’s Healthcare Industry, a multi-billion dollar globamore

President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

George E. Thibault, MD became the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in January 2008. Immediately prior to that, he served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He was the first Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at HMS and is now the Federman Professor, Emerimore

CEO and President of Healthways, Inc.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthways, Inc., since 2015, Donato J. Tramuto brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience as a recognized innovator and industry leader. Tramuto has a deep commitment to global healthcare access, a steadfast focus on patient outcomes, and a keen understanding of digital engagement solutions that will advance Healthways’ position as the established marmore

Chief, Corporate Strategy, xG Health Solutions

Joanne Wade is Chief, Corporate Strategy at xG Health Solutions, overseeing Marketing, Business Development and Sales, Advisory Services, Partner Resources and Client Management. Prior to joining xG Health, Ms. Wade served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Geisinger Health System. Ms. Wade was the senior executive responsible for leading and ensuring the effective implementation for more

Chair, Health Law Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Steve chairs Mintz Levin’s Health Law Section. He has had over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a policy maker, educator, and attorney. He represents health care services providers in a broad array of legal matters, including strategic positioning; structuring payer strategies and clinical integration initiatives; and mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, “demergers,” and joinmore
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Campus Committee Members


Navigating the Regulatory Maze

David Dosa is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Service, Policy & Practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Center of Innovation at Providence VAMC. He is a health services researcher and practicing geriatrician with dual appointments with the Department of Primary Care at the Providence VAMC and the Division of Geriatrics at Rhode Island Hosmore

Dean of School of Public Health, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Associate Director, Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, School of Public Health

Former Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice
Brown University

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