Bill Heald, formerly an SVP at Wellesley Bank, oversees the business banking team in greater Boston. Bill has led business banking teams for over fifteen years. Prior to Wellesley Bank, Bill worked as a Commercial Lender at Rockland Trust, ran a business banking team at People’s United Bank, and led the Metro Boston business banking team at Citizens Bank.
In addition to Bill’s involvement with Health Care Without Walls, Bill is in his third year on the Board of Trustees at the Winsor School in Boston. Bill has a Master’s in Education from Lesley College. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Political Science and is a graduate of Noble and Greenough School.
Bill lives in South Natick with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, Bill enjoys all racquet sports, skiing, running, and fitness.
Contracts Management, Raytheon
Dom Lamas is responsible for contracts management and negotiations for a portfolio of programs at Raytheon Company. Dom has volunteered with many organizations over the years, including visiting with pediatric lymphoma patients at Nyanza Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya and patients at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico staffed by two visiting American volunteer doctors. As an undergraduate student, Dom spent a year studying in Madrid, Spain where he volunteered at an AIDS patient home.
Dom is a graduate of Northeastern University, with bachelor and masters degrees in business. Dom lives in Wellesley with his wife Kate and their two children.
Independent Consultant on Policy and Mental Health
Mary Grant served for eight years as a Massachusetts State Representative (2003-2011) for the 6th Essex District, Beverly, MA. In her State Representative position Mary served on numerous committees. She was Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and one the House Ways and Means Committee for 4 years. She also served on: Joint Committee on Public Health; the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; Joint Committee on Revenue; Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business; Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development as well as the Joint Committee on Human Services and Elder Affairs.
Ms. Grant was the on the Board of Directors for the Caucus of Women Legislators, and she created the Legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus. She has served on the Health and Human Services, Long-Term Care Financing Committee is a member of the Division of Higher Education, Nursing Initiative Task Force which become the Massachusetts Action Coalition for Nursing, and served on the Falls Prevention Task Force in the Department of Public Health. Mary was a member of the Northeast CQI (quality initiative) team for the MA Dept. of Children and Families.
Following her service in the MA House of Representative, she served as the Clinical Director for the Mass Health Office of Long Term Service and Supports and an interim director of statewide institutional, day and residential programs providing long term care. While at Mass Health she oversaw the statewide fleet of field nurse auditors and helped to author the first Adult Day Health program regulations and set up a protocol for medical record auditing of community programs providing services to Mass Health members. Mary moved to Care Dimensions a large hospice organization and served on the Executive Committee as the Director of Public Affairs. While there, she was successful in writing and obtaining a healthcare workforce transformation grant for the organization.
Mary has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing for over 30 years. She was in private practice in Beverly, MA since 1990. Previous to that she worked for 14 years in the MA Department of Mental Health in Community Mental Health Centers in Boston and Cape Ann. During this time, she established and co-directed a Sexual Abuse Treatment Service for Cape Ann under a criminal justice department grant. She has clinical expertise in psychological trauma of all ages, and held a certification in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing. Mary received her MS in Community Health Nursing from Boston College and her BSN with honors from Boston College. Recently she has been teaching health policy in the graduate school at Regis College, and role development and leadership in the graduate nursing school at Endicott College and serves on many boards and advisory committees including: American Nurses Association Massachusetts Board of Directors, NSIV-a biotech and clean tech incubator, Regis College Advisory Committee for Health Care degrees, Northeastern School Health Academy, Endicott College Nursing School Advisory Committee, North Shore YMCA board, MA Action Coalition Committees on Culture of Health and Academic Progression.
Director, Global Strategy Group, Philips
Omo is a director in the global Strategy group at Philips, a healthcare technology company located in Andover and Cambridge Massachusetts. In this role, Omo works with members of the Philips executive team to execute against the organization’s strategy by leading projects across various businesses to define BU-level strategic plans, drive organic and inorganic growth and improve portfolio margins.
Prior to joining Philips, Omo worked as a strategy consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice for 7 years. There, she was focused on commercial strategy for fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, and helped clients assess new markets, identify growth opportunities, define strategies to defend market share and make commercialization choices in the midst of uncertainty.
Omo has an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business Orlando, Florida and an MD from the
University of Lagos, Nigeria. She lives in Brookline, MA with her husband and son.
Chief Medical Officer, Minute Clinic
Dr. Fairchild joined CVS Health in 2019 as the Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic and Associate CMO within the CVS Health enterprise. In the preceding four years, he was a Director at BDC Advisors, where he led the consulting firm’s physician enterprise strategy practice. Prior to joining BDC Advisors, Dr. Fairchild held various academic medicine positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Clinical Integration at UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), President of the UMass Memorial Accountable Care Organization, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before working at UMMHC, he was Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts Medical Center in 2003, Dr. Fairchild was the Director of Primary Care Services at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.A graduate of Haverford College in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey Pennsylvania, Dr. Fairchild completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. After an additional year as Chief resident at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fairchild spent three years on the Navajo Reservation as a physician in the Indian Health Service, serving as the Chief of Staff of his IHS hospital in Chinle, Arizona. Dr. Fairchild earned his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1995.
A practicing general internist for thirty years, he is board certified in internal medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is the editor-in-chief of Physician’s First Watch, a medical news service published by the New England Journal of Medicine, that provides daily email news alerts to over 160,000 primary care clinicians worldwide.
Manager, Applications Development – HIM Systems, Lifespan
Ann Marie Ganem is an IS Application Systems manager at Lifespan, where she coordinates all aspects of application support for Health Information Management. While in this role, she is responsible for the integrity of the patient’s medical record and supporting operational compliance for the coding and clinical documentation improvement teams. Effective June 2019, Ann Marie will be transitioning into the manager of Revenue Cycle Continuous Improvement role at Lifespan. There she will serve as the internal revenue cycle liaison, responsible for identifying and implementing technology that supports a patient-centered revenue cycle. She has many years of comprehensive information technology experience across multiple sectors including semi-conductor, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Prior to joining Lifespan, she has worked within the IT departments of other reputable organizations outside of Lifespan, including Teradyne, Inc. and Cardinal Heath, among others.Additionally, Ann Marie has served on the Board of Directors for The Samaritans of Bristol County and has also volunteered as a Computer Science high school teacher in the state of Rhode Island for TEALS, which is a Microsoft Philanthropies program.
Ann Marie was graduate of Northeastern University, graduating with honors in Health Management. She received her MBA from Ohio University with a concentration in Finance, and completed post-graduate certificate work in Analytics from Cornell University.
Ann Marie lives in Assonet, MA and on free time, enjoys spending time with her family and friends including her husband and daughter.
Vice President, Brigham Health
Bernard “Bernie” Jones is the vice president of Public Policy and serves as chief of staff to the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He leads government and community relations and is responsible for developing and coordinating public policy positions of Brigham and Women’s Hospital— supporting, advancing and implementing Partners HealthCare’s strategies and policy positions. He also oversees the activities of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, helping to further align and integrate clinical operations, academic support, space allocation, administrative leadership, human resources, and operational and financial performance across Brigham Health.Jones’ career has been dedicated to serving large, complex, mission-driven organizations. Prior to joining the Brigham, he served as the deputy chief of staff to University of California President Janet Napolitano, JD, who was responsible for leading a university system that included 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Earlier in his career, he served as a management consultant, with a practice focused on governance and leadership at universities and academic medical centers nationally. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration, policy and research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in English from Haverford College.
Bernie lives in Wellesley with his wife and two sons. Outside of work and family, he is an avid distance runner, with 8 marathons to his credit, including a top 50 overall finish at the 2007 Boston Marathon.
Partner, Arent Fox, LLP
With three decades of experience, Anne’s health law practice focuses on the representation of healthcare provider and service organizations. Drawing upon her diverse leadership experience in law firm, health care organization and government sectors, she actively manages transactional, regulatory, risk, and compliance issues. She acts as a trusted advisor for complex projects, with a focus on health sector innovations such as ACOs and care coordination models, telehealth, behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, and senior care delivery.
Anne is an active member of the health service community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and on the Health Policy and Management Executive Council of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also frequently speaks and writes about relevant and timely health law topics.
Medical Director, Essex County Correctional Facility
Dr. Quimby is the Medical Director of the Essex County Correctional Facility in Middleton, Massachusetts, where she oversees the provision of healthcare to 1,200 male inmates, and also supervises detox facilities for both men and women. Prior to entering the field of correctional healthcare, Dr. Quimby worked as a primary care physician at one of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Centers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dr. Quimby has extensive experience in providing healthcare to students on university campuses, having served as a physician in both the Princeton and Yale University health services, where she worked with students from around the world and developed the Princeton University Health Services protocol for the evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis. Her career has included working in a variety of urgent care settings in the US and abroad in both Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine.
Dr. Quimby is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she majored in German and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. From there she went on to Dartmouth Medical School, where she graduated with honors and was elected to membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She trained in family medicine residency programs in Madison, Wisconsin and Middletown, Connecticut.
For the last 2 ½ years Dr. Quimby has volunteered at one of the family shelters in the Healthcare Without Walls network of clinics, and in her free time she volunteers for The College Guild, an organization that provides free correspondence courses for inmates in prisons throughout the United States. Dr. Quimby is married, has 2 children, 3 dogs, and lives in Byfield, MA.
Bruce Solomon, based in Boston, is a Senior Advisor at ASG. In this role, he draws on a 30-year career in healthcare delivery to help clients of the firm develop, build, and scale health care programs in dynamic markets around the world.A leading global health expert, Mr. Solomon previously served in senior leadership positions at several renowned academic medical centers and integrated delivery organizations, including WellSpan Health, Stony Brook University Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In these roles, he led efforts to increase productivity, improve efficiencies, promote coordinated care, modernize infrastructure, and facilitate strategic affiliations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Solomon worked at Harvard Medical International, where he led the financial planning, clinical development, and construction management of the cornerstone hospital of Dubai Healthcare City. His international health work also includes helping establish and expand healthcare delivery systems in Australia, India, and Turkey. Mr. Solomon also led the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and served as a Pew Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
Mr. Solomon has an M.B.A. in Finance and an M.P.H. in Health Systems Management from Tulane University, and a B.A. in Economics from Roanoke College.
Sarah has held executive leadership roles in Human Resources Management for firms from technology-driven startups to NASDAQ-listed companies. Her varied background combines deep functional expertise in the strategies and tactics of human resources with broader business and organizational management skills, applied as a leader in both for-profit and civic causes.
Sarah spent her early career as a founding member and manager of an HR consulting practice, providing strategic and operational consulting services to organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500s across a broad range of industries from financial services to non-profits. She was eventually recruited to one of her clients, a privately held technical consulting firm called Advis, Inc., as Director of Human Resources.
She played a key role in the growth and development of that firm until its acquisition in 1999 by NASDAQ-listed Primix Solutions, an international strategic internet services firm headquartered in Watertown, MA. At Primix she was named Vice President of Human Resources, overhauling the firm’s hyper-growth recruiting model, overseeing five successful acquisitions, designing and installing scalable systems for both performance management and company-wide communications while serving as a member of the Global Executive Team. After Primix’ acquisition in 2002, Sarah returned to her consulting roots providing human resources, executive coaching, and operations consulting to a multiple clients in the technology and professional staffing industries.
After withdrawing from paid professional work to raise four children to school age, Sarah was actively engaged in both school and civic volunteer work for her local community. She served on the leadership board of The Sudbury Family Network, growing membership by over 400%, and served for four years on the Town of Sudbury’s Community Center Task Force, overseeing completion of a feasibility study and development of conceptual designs for a $25 million multigenerational town facility. She serves on the Executive Board of the General John Nixon Parent Teacher Organization, most recently completing a two year role as Co-President and Chairing the organization’s largest annual fundraising event.
Sarah is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH with a B.A. in International Studies, and received her Master of Business Administration from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University.
She lives with her husband and four children in Sudbury, MA, and enjoys CrossFit, Taekwon Do, skiing, time on Cape Cod, and crossword puzzles.