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' areas of expertise and healthcare workforce development
  • Shares new ideas for applicable projects for which a need exists
  • Promotes HCF (and its projects) in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond

Co-Chairs: Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH and Patricia L. Siger

Robert Cicco, MD
Retired Neonatologist
Alan Finkelstein, MD
Director, Family Health Center Laboratory UPMC
Shadyside Family Health Center
Representative Dan Frankel
PA House of Representatives
William H. Isler
Board of Directors
The Fred Rogers Company
Tammy Marsico, RN, MSN
Director of Critical Care Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Tammy Murdock, MD, MMM
OB/GYN, Squirrel Hill Health Center
Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Patricia L. Siger
Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM
Vice Dean
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Tomi Waters, DEd
Interim Dean of Academic Affairs 
CCAC Boyce Campus

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
President and CEO
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Debra L. Caplan, MPA
JHF Board Chair

JHF Representatives:

Rachel P. Berger, MD, MPH
Division Director, Child Advocacy, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

Andrew W. Eller, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
UPMC Eye Center

Susanne Gollin, PhD
Professor Emerita
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Ken Ho, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Pitt Men's Study, Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
Medical Director, Project Silk

Emily Jaffe, MD, MBA
VP and Executive Medical Director
Highmark Home and Community Services

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Perlow Kessler Charitable Foundation

Marsha Marcus, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Wendy M. Mars, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh

Terry W. Starz, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS
Vice President Community Services
UPMC Health Plan

Nancy Washington, Med, MS, PhD
Community Leader

If you would like more information about Health Careers Futures' Board of Directors, please contact Nancy Zionts at