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NYAM Welcomes Newest Board of Trustees Members

NYAM welcomes the newest members of its Board of Trustees:

James Flynn is the Managing Partner of Deerfield, a firm committed to advancing healthcare through investment, information, and philanthropy. He joined Deerfield in 2000 and assumed his current role in 2005, overseeing Deerfield's investment activities as well as the management of the firm. Since that time, the firm has expanded its investment capabilities to include private structured financings, developed additional proprietary market research instruments through the Deerfield Institute, and created the Deerfield Foundation to contribute toward the health and welfare of disadvantaged children.

Before joining Deerfield, Mr. Flynn was a top ranked analyst at Furman Selz, where he built a team to cover the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and also. Previously he served as Vice President of Corporate Development of Alpharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Flynn is Chairman of the Quality Committee of the Board of Trustees of Continuum Health Partners. He holds a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Economics from the University of Michigan. Mr. Flynn and his wife Kerianne are the Chairs of NYAM’s 20th Annual Gala on June 16, 2014.

Martín-J. Sepúlveda, MD, MPH, FACP is an IBM Fellow and Vice President of Health Industries Research for the IBM Corporation. He leads a global team of health industry subject matter experts guiding applied research in diverse disciplines for health care systems solutions and transformation in mature and rapid growth countries world wide. Before this, he served as IBM VP for Integrated Health Services and led health policy, strategy, health benefits design and purchasing, occupational health, wellness and health productivity for IBM globally.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund Commission for a High Performance Health System, the Council on Health Research for Economic Development, and the Institute of Medicine’s Population Health and Public Health Practice Board. He is chair of the Global Business Group on Health and the Institute for Health Benefits Innovation Research at the Employee Benefits Research Institute. He received his MD and MPH degrees from Harvard University.

Michael Stocker, MD, MPH is the former Chairman of the Board of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He has also served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Wellpoint, Inc., President & CEO of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and President of Cigna Health Plans. He received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his MPH from the University of Michigan. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Family Practice and practiced medicine for 12 years. He also served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1972-74. He currently serves on the boards of FAIR Health, United Hospital Fund, See Change, and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

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Posted on May 20, 2014

Gina Ravosa
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