Thomas F. Burke, MD, FACEP
Chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights in the
Department of Emergency Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Thomas F. Burke, MD is the Chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in the Department of Emergency Medicine as well as a practicing emergency physician. He was the founding Director of the MGH Center for Global Health. Prior to the MGH, Dr. Burke was Associate Clinical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a senior faculty member for the hospital's Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Burke's faculty appointments include; Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, the Victoria Institute of Science and Technology in Kisumu, Kenya, and Harvard Medical School.
Kris Joshi, Ph.D.
Vice President for Healthcare Product Strategy,
Health Sciences Global Business Unit, Oracle Corporation
Kris Joshi is the Head of Strategy and Business Development for Oracle Corporation's Health Sciences Global Business Unit. He leads the development of the company's growth strategy in the healthcare and pharmaceutical/biotech industries. Prior to Oracle, Kris served in senior strategy roles in IBM's Global Sales and Distribution organization, where he helped develop IBM's emerging markets strategy for China and India. He developed innovative business models for leveraging technology to improve healthcare in developing countries where cost and skills are major constraints. Prior to IBM, Kris spent several years as a consultant with McKinsey and Co, where he served Fortune 500 clients in Banking, Media, Healthcare and Life Sciences industries on business strategy issues.
Kris has had a long-standing personal commitment to help bridge the gap between the social and commercial worlds through entrepreneurship, innovation, and public-private partnerships. He has championed numerous initiatives aimed at leveraging technology to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of healthcare globally. Kris holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.
Anita McGahanAssociate Dean, PhD Director, Professor and Rotman Chair in Management
at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
Anita M. McGahan is Associate Dean, PhD Director, Professor and Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs; is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University; and is Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Health and Human Rights. Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on strategic issues of competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance.
Lorraine Shamalla-Hannah, MID, MPH
Public Health Officer
UNICEF, Juba, Southern Sudan
Senior Advisor, MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights
Lorraine received her Master of International Development: Developmental Planning and Environmental Sustainability and her Master of Public Health: Behavioral and Community Health Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Lorraine’s Public Health thesis work focused on cultural diversity: maternal health for marginalized refugee populations in the U.S. Lorraine is from Kenya and her passion is to work in developing nations to help improve the health of care of marginalized populations. Lorraine currently works with UNICEF and the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Ministry of Health and is developing educational materials to be used by health care providers throughout the region on nutrition, hygiene, child and maternal health.
J. Michael Tarello, MAI, ASA, MRA
Vision Appraisal Technology
J. Michael Tarello, MAI, ASA, MRA has over 24 years of experience in management, marketing, software design and appraising. Michael is currently employed as an Appraisal Manager and has been with Vision Appraisal Technology for over 20 years in various management and marketing positions. Currently, Michael is involved with designing software models for the New York City Assessors Office with over 1.1 Million parcels and is the Project Lead for the software conversion of Henrico County, Va. He is also managing valuations projects throughout New England and oversees the firms court defense division. Michael previously worked as a Fee Appraiser, Real Estate Sales Person and as a Real Estate Builder.
Michael has a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA, with a concentration in Information Systems, from Western New England College. He has earned a Real Estate Appraisal Designation from the Appraisal Institute (MAI), American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MRA). Michael is a Certified General Appraiser in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. He is currently Vice President and a Board of Director for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Michael has also served on the National Technology Committee of the Appraisal Institute and as a Regional Representative of District Four.
Chief Advisor and Director
Jamie Higgins is an organizational development and training professional with twenty-five years of experience working in leading-edge companies known for their exceptional people practices. Higgins is currently a member of the senior leadership team at Monitor Group, a prominent international consulting firm. She is the chief advisor to the CEO and Co-managing Partners, is Director of Monitor’s world-wide organizational development team, and is responsible for managing the most extreme and challenging personnel crises within the firm. She has extensive experience in change management, and helping individuals and teams to achieve their growth and development goals, and has a proven track record within Monitor and other companies.
Higgins has been a guest lecturer/teacher/facilitator at several universities, including the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Yale University’s Graduate School of Management, the Boston College Graduate School of Management, the Rotman University School of Management at the University of Toronto, and others. She has designed and delivered highly innovative management development programs for several prominent companies which continue to be utilized over the course of many years, and enable participants to become more effective leaders. Higgins is involved with several not-for-profits, and is a board member of a charter school for inner-city children.
Associate of the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Senior Economic Advisor to the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Health and Human Rights
Sean Flannery is an Associate of the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Senior Economic Advisor to the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He served an appointment as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 2010 where he conducted research on the global financial markets. Previously he was an Executive vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Americas for a large investment management firm. He served on a Financial Service Volunteer Corps mission to Morocco, where he advised the central bank and insurance industry on capital market initiatives. He is on the Advisor to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University.
Long a champion for underprivileged children, Sean has been a member of the board or the US Fund for UNICEF, Northeast Regional Committee for eight years. He was a member of the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of Greater Boston for twelve years. He and his family participated in the Children’s Chernobyl Project, hosting young children suffering from the effects of radiation as they came to Boston for medical care and respite.