BOSTON - Seven new members were elected to the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the governing body responsible for ensuring that BIDMC fulfills its mission and vision. The new directors were elected at BIDMC's Annual Meeting, where incoming President and CEO Kevin Tabb MD was also introduced to members of BIDMC's boards of Trustees and Overseers.
The newly named directors are: Michael F. Cronin of Weston; William A. Johnston of Winchester; Edward H. Ladd of Dover; David F. Lamere of Weston; Robert J. Lepofsky of Wellesley; Margaret A. McKenna of Boston; and Alan W. Rottenberg of Newton.
Michael F. Cronin has been the co-founder and managing partner of Weston Presidio since 1991. Prior to that, he was managing director of the Security Pacific Venture Capital Group and assistant to the president of California Investment Counsel.
Cronin is currently a director of IPCapital Group, Harvard Student Agencies, Harvard Club of Boston, International Technology Group, The Loeb Classical Library, Party City Holdings, and The Wolf Organization. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his MBA. from Harvard Business School.
William Johnston joined HarbourVest Partners in 1983 and is a managing director who focuses on direct investments. Johnston's previous experience includes John Hancock and State Street Bank in Boston.
Johnston currently serves on the advisory board of GTS CE Holding, B.V. He has served on the boards of three public companies: Esprit Telecom Group plc, OneComm Corporation, and VIA NET.WORKS, Inc.. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Colgate University, from where he received Bachelor of Arts. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University School of Management.
Edward H. Ladd is chairman emeritus of Standish Asset Management, a Boston-based investment management firm with assets under management of $85 billion. Standish is the institutional fixed income manager for Bank of New York Mellon. Ladd, who previously served as president and then chairman of Standish, is focusing on business strategy, investment strategy, economic analysis, administration, and client relations. He is on the boards of a number of Bank of New York Mellon affiliates.
Ladd currently serves on the boards of A Better City (formerly the Artery Business Committee), the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Conservation Law Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, MASCO, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, The Trustees of Reservations, Wheelock College and WGBH. He serves on a number of advisory boards in the U.S. and China. He is a member of the Boston Economic Club, the Boston Security Analyst Society, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Ladd was formerly a director of Citizens Financial Group, Harvard Management Company, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University, as well as an honorary doctor of education from Wheelock College.
David Lamere is retired from BNY Mellon where he was chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, a member of the Corporations Executive Committee, and vice chairman of the Holding Company. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Babson College.
Robert Lepofsky is currently the chairman of Westcliff Capital Group, a private holding company, and a professional corporate director with experience spanning large and small public, pre-public, and private corporations. As a board member, he has served on and chaired audit, compensation, governance, finance and Executive Committees and has served as non-executive chairman of two public companies. At the request of board colleagues, he has twice stepped in as an interim chief executive officer to lead major restructurings, operational improvement initiatives, and corporate leadership transitions since his retirement in 2005 as the president and chief executive officer of Helix Technology Corporation.
In the not-for-profit sector, Lepofsky is a member of the Visiting Committee for Basic Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lepofsky received a bachelor's degree from Drexel Institute of Technology and has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Cynthia, are residents of Weston, MA, and Palm Beach, FL.
Margaret McKenna has been president of The Wal-Mart Foundation since 2007. She served as president of Lesley University, a national leader in teacher education from 1985 to 2007. From 1981 to 1985, she was vice president at Radcliffe College, at Harvard University. McKenna was a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, deputy counsel for President Jimmy Carter in the White House, deputy under secretary of education, and led the transition team on education for President Clinton.
McKenna currently serves on a number of boards including Board of America's Promise, Dominion Energy, and the Cisco Learning Institute. She has written and spoken on a number of issues including: access to education, disengaged youth, impact philanthropy, women's empowerment, and role of higher education and society. She has been recognized with a variety of awards by national and regional organizations. McKenna received her undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College and her law degree from Southern Methodist University. She is also the recipient of 10 honorary degrees.
Alan W. Rottenberg, director and member of the Executive Committee of Goulston & Storrs, PC, conducts a distinguished and broad-based real estate, business and philanthropic practice. Since joining the firm in 1969, Rottenberg has engaged primarily in providing general counsel and strategic planning to businesses and families; counseling developers, business entrepreneurs, institutional lenders, and major tenants in sophisticated real estate and business transactions; and providing philanthropic and wealth transfer counseling.
Rottenberg is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA "American Leading Business Lawyers," the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, and Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
He served as the first chair of the Board of the combined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Combined Jewish Philanthropies; an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; a director of the New Center for Arts and Culture; and serves as a trustee or director of several charitable foundations, including the Stoneman Charitable Foundation and Boston's Fourth of July Foundation. He is a former director of the Newton Schools Foundation. Rottenberg graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
The members of the board of trustees serve as advisors to the board of directors and officers of BIDMC. Trustees serve on committees of the board of directors and identify and involve potential supporters and resources for programs and facilities of the medical center, among other responsibilities.
Frederick Wang of Boston was named as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He will be joined by four new Vice Chairs: Jill T. Cheng of Brookline; Paula Ivey Henry, PhD and Kenneth R. Leibler, both of Chestnut Hill and Howard L. Wolk of Cambridge.
Newly elected trustees include: Robin A. Brown and Jennifer K. Silver of Weston; Clayton G. Deutsch of Newport RI; Alexandra D. Drane of Winchester; Marc B. Garnick, MD of Boston; Daniel J. Jick and Robert P. O'Block of Chestnut Hill; Jonathan O. Lee of Brookline; Jonathan L. Samen of Lexington; and Leonard A. Vairo of Holden.
Newly elected trustees emeritus include: Ronald M. Druker of Newton; Seth A. Klarman of Chestnut Hill; Harriet R. Lewis of Boston; and David H. Weener of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
The members of the board of overseers act as good-will ambassadors within the communities served by the medical center. The overseers highlight the importance of BIDMC's mission to their local communities and strengthen the medical center's ability to advance its mission through philanthropy.
Sidney Queler of Needham was named Chairman of the Board of Overseers and Lisa Franks of Chestnut Hill was named Vice Chair.
Newly elected overseers include: Mark A. Balk of Dover; Andrew B. Bennett, Ian C. Lane and Joseph H. Petrowski of Wellesley; Patricia J. Berenson and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD of Wayland; Lawrence W. Cheng of Lexington; Andrea L. Finard of Weston; Roger W. Hobby of Medfield; Veronica G.H. Jordan PhD, Alvaro Lima and Jill M. Shah of Boston; Amye B. Kurson, Fletcher Wiley and Elisabet de los Pinos, PhD of Brookline; Anja Langbein-Park of Cambridge; John L. Mayes of Hyde Park; E. Macey Russell of Newton; and Todd C. Zion of Marblehead.
Newly elected overseers emeritus include: Leo R. Breitman of Boca Raton, FL; Grace P. Cohen and Judith A. Levy of Brookline; William B. Frothingham of Scarborough, ME; Ray A. Goldberg PhD and Lynn Kargman of Cambridge; Abraham D. Gosman of West Palm Beach, FL; Joseph D. Hamilburg of Wayland; Richard E. Lee of Pocasset; Alan E. Lewis and Sidney Topol of Boston; Richard P. McBrien of South Bend, IN; William S. McDermott of Dedham; Robert E. Riley of Cohasset; L. Dennis Shapiro of Chestnut Hill; and Norton L. Sherman of Newton.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and currently ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit