The program faculty are research, clinical, and teaching faculty from the Brown University School of Public Health, the Warren Alpert Medical School, and highly accomplished practitioners from the healthcare industry who serve as lecturers, advisors, and as industry and international experts.

Program Leadership


Executive Academic Director, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership
Brown University

Dr. Hollmann became Executive Academic Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program in January 2017. With more than 25 years in healthcare delivery and medical management, he helps to ensure the quality and relevance of EMHL to professionals across healthcare. Dr. Hollmann is chief medical officer for University Medicine, a Rhode Island-based academic and patient care medical group more

Program Director, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership
Brown University

Scott is the Program Director for the School of Professional Studies’ Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership. Prior to coming to Brown, Scott had the opportunity to be the President and CEO of four hospitals in three states and has deep industry experience and a national reputation in governance. His focus is centered on clarifying strategy, rapid-deployment culture change, and enhanced operatimore
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Faculty Members


Leadership and Marketing Skills for Healthcare Transformation

Jim Austin, a former senior executive at Baxter Healthcare, combines business strategy and organizational development theory with extensive industry experience.  His expertise is in working with senior management on strategic planning, organizational change, strategy execution, and new business growth. Jim’s book, Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation, was published in July 201more

Critical Challenge Project Adviser

Judith D. Bentkover is Professor of the Practice in Health Services Policy and Practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health, Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department at Tufts University, and President of Judith Bentkover and Associates, a consulting firm providing assistance to all stakeholders in the healthcare services and health education sectors.  She is the founding Exemore

Strategic Planning and Value Creation in Integrated Healthcare

Larry Chait is Managing Director of Chait and Associates, Inc., a consultancy that advises senior management on achieving and sustaining high performance. He has over thirty years of experience in business management and information technology. In his consulting work, Larry has helped executives and organizations across industries manage change. His focus is on strategic business planning, business procmore

Financial Decisions in the Changing Healthcare Landscape

Dr. Coyne has 30 years of healthcare experience in international health finance, health information technology, and mergers/acquisitions/joint ventures. He has served as a financial advisor to Kaiser Health Plan, Adventist Health System, Chase Bank, Stanford Medical Center, Rush Medical Center, and Beijing Association of Teaching Hospitals. From 1999 until current, he has served as a healthcare finance more

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
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SPS EMHL Program Advisor
School of Professional Studies

Sandi Ferretti is Senior Advisor, Professional Programs in the School of Professional Studies (SPS). She is responsible for the development and management of the Critical Challenge Project component of the executive programs in the SPS portfolio. She is also Teaching Associate for several courses in the Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership program, including Health Care Policy, and Quality Improvemmore

Healthcare Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Jon has 35 years of experience in health care financing and policy. He was appointed in 2006 by Governor Mitt Romney to organize the Massachusetts Health Connector, the model for health insurance exchanges under national health reform. Since leaving the Connector in 2010, he has consulted to the federal government, over a dozen states, and various private clients on implementation of the ACA. He is a Mamore

Director of Writing Studies at SPS and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Brown University

M.T. Nezam-Mafi is the Director of Writing Studies at SPS and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Brown.  He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Brown and a Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University. He has taught expository writing at Harvard, and expository writing and creative nonfiction at Brown and Becker College. At Becker, he served on the Interim President’s Advisorymore

Quality Improvement and the Healthcare Learning Organization

Dr. Randy Peto is the former Medical Director for Quality Improvement at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He has studied and worked in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety for over 20 years. He also served as the Medical Director for Quality at MassPRO, focusing on the Medicare population. Currently, Dr. Peto serves as an Adjunct Lecturer of Healthcare Leadership at Brown Universmore

Information-Powered Patient Care: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Technology and Medical Information Systems

Mark Schneider is a Vice President with MedStar, a $4B provider organization serving the Washington Baltimore area. Mark directs the software procurement, implementation and support for MedStar’s hospitals, clinics, insurance businesses, pharmacies, physician offices, and research organizations. Balancing the driving forces of federal regulations, rapidly changing technology, changing clinician expectatmore

Healthcare Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Dr. Wallack is the Associate Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and a Professor of the Practice in Brown University’s School of Public Health. Previously, she served in Rhode Island state government as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Director and Director of HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange. She also served in Vermont state government asmore
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Affiliated Faculty


Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Senior Clinical Teaching Associate Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Brown University
Medical Director of Family Care, Memorial Hospital

Professor, Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Director of Organizational Development at Commonwealth Medicine

Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University

Vice President, Epidemiology and Principal Epidemiologist, Optum
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice, and
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health

Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University

President, Cause & Effect Inc. and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Humanities, Brown University


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

Strategic Consultant for Boards and LeadershipPopulation Health Management

President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Managing Director, CogniSens Applied Research Center

President and Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Medical of Rhode Island

Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Chief Medical Officer AMC Health and Primary Care Physician at Thundermist Health Center
Primary Care Physician, Thundermist Health Center

President and Chief Executive Officer, Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice and Florence Pirce Grant University Health, Brown University

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