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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guides Health Careers Futures' (HCF) strategic direction and advances its mission of aligning the supply and demand of regional healthcare workers. Board members are drawn from the healthcare workforce and industry sectors, as well as from regional non-profit organizations and training providers.

The Board, along with HCF staff and community partners:

  • Ensures that HCF projects and activities align with the organization's mission and purposes
  • Informs staff of future trends in Board members' area of expertise and healthcare workforce development
  • Shares new ideas for applicable projects for which need exists
  • Promotes HCF (and its projects) in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond

2017 Board of Directors

Co-Chairs: Mark DeRubeis, MBA
Patricia Kroboth, PhD

Barbara E. Barnes, MD
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh

Debra Caplan, MPA
JHF Board of Trustees

Mark DeRubeis, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Premier Medical Associates

Tanya J. Fabian, PharmD, PhD
Director of Pharmacy Research and Pharmacy Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Representative Dan Frankel
PA House of Representatives

William H. Isler
Board of Directors
The Fred Rogers Company

Jackie Dunbar Jacob, PhD, RN
Dean of School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Judith A. Kaufmann, DrPH, CRNP
Director, DNP Program
and Associate Professor of Nursing
Robert Morris University

Kevin Kearns, PhD, MPA
Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of
Public and International Affairs

**Vera Krekanova
Chief Strategy Officer

Patricia Kroboth, PhD
Dean of School of Pharmacy; and
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Distinguished Service Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Jane Montgomery, MBA
Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality
Healthcare Council of Western PA

Pearl B. Moore, RN
Retired, Oncology Nursing Society

Valerie Njie
Executive Director
Bidwell Training Center

Ellen Ormond, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Biobehavioral Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Rema Padman, PhD
Professor of Management Science and Informatics
Carnegie Mellon University

Ed Ricci, PhD, MLitt
Professor of Sociology in Public Health
Director, Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Matt Rimer
Director, Talent Acquisition

Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Stephens
Government Compliance Officer
Highmark, Inc.

Raymond L. Wolfe, JD
Chief Operating Officer
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

JHF Representatives:

**Lenore Blum, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University

Ilana Diamond, MBA
Managing Director
AlphaLab Gear

Anne Newman, MD, MPH
Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Science
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Sam Reynolds, MD
Allegheny Health Network

Becky Surma, MPH
Community Volunteer

If you would like more information about Health Careers Futures' Board of Directors, please contact us.

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