Steward Health Care System Names Christopher Dunleavy Chief Financial Officer
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Steward Health Care Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report
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Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation’s Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS’ 100% Quality Ranking
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Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, M.D., Regional President for South Florida
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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Five South Florida Hospitals Bringing Physician-Led Care To More Communities In The Region - En Español A Continuación
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Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors
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Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President
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Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare
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Steward Health Care Vaccinates 100,000 Americans – And Counting – Against Covid-19
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Steward Medical Group Announces New Leadership
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St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston Kicks Off $92 Million Renovation
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Steward Health Care To Build New $227 Million Wadley Regional Medical Center In Northwest Texarkana
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Eight Steward Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Ranking For Patient Safety
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Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center
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Steward Health Care Set to Build New Hospital in St. George, Utah
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STEWARD HEALTH CARE APPOINTS DR. SANJAY SHETTY TO NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF PRESIDENT, STEWARD NORTH AMERICA
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Steward Health Care Salutes Our Veterans
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How The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Evacuated COVID-19 Patients for Hurricane Laura
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Steward Health Care Donates More Than $2.9 Million In Medical Supplies
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Our Way Forward
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Team of Steward Doctors Acquire Controlling Stake of Steward Health Care
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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients
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A Message from Dr. Joseph Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer for Steward Health Care
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Steward and Salt Lake Regional Orthopedic Surgeon Named “Humanitarian of the Year”
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Steward Health Care and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Surgeon to Receive Prestigious Surgical Innovation Award
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Steward Cardiothoracic Surgeon Chases Ironman Dream in World Championship
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Steward Medical Group Aids More than 1,400 Kids in Day of Giving
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Steward Health Care Opens Florence Hospital
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Following 18 years with New England Patriots, Joe Van Allen joins Steward Health Care as Vice President for Rehabilitation Services
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Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
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Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center
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Local Steward Doctor Wins Spot to Compete on “American Ninja Warrior”
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Glenwood Regional Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Region to Complete Groundbreaking New Heart Procedure
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Steward Health Care Launches New Subsidiary Offering Liability Protection
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Steward Health Care Joins Innovative Effort to Solve America’s Drug Shortage Crisis
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Southeast Texas Medical Associates Joins Steward Medical Group
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Inspirational Artwork by Artists Impacted by Homelessness or Disabilities Highlights Workspace at Steward Medical Group Offices
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Steward Health Care Only Provider to Receive Massachusetts' Coveted 2018 Leapfrog Top General Hospital Distinction
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Steward Health Care Announces New Partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks
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Steward Health Care Names Herb Holtz General Counsel
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Renowned Orthopedic Clinic Introduces New Name of Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and Adds Phoenix Suns Physicians
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Steward Health Care Welcomes Jim Olson as Chief Communications Officer
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SWell Cycle Will Kick Off College Basketball Championship Weekend With Complimentary Rides On March 30
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Steward Health Care International Signs Letter of Intent with the Croatian Ministry of Health
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Trip Pilgrim named Regional President for Steward’s East Division
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Steward Health Care Names Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr. Chief Strategy Officer, Role to include Expansion in U.S. and Latin America
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Phoenix Suns and Mercury Name Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center Physicians Official Team Doctors
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Steward Health Care Names Lindsay Smelser as Vice President of Marketing
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Senior Leadership Team

RALPH DE LA TORRE, MD

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Ralph de la Torre is the Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care Systems LLC. Prior to founding Steward, Dr. de la Torre was CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, where he led the transformation of a six-hospital system and developed the business model for Steward, which was subsequently invested in by Cerberus Capital Management.

Previously, Dr. de la Torre was founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and of Cardiovascular Management Associates, one of the nation's first totally integrated systems for treating cardiac patients. At the same time, Dr. de la Torre was Chief of Cardiac Surgery at BIDMC and a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician at BIDMC ‒ he was widely recognized as one of the top cardiac surgeons in the nation.

He has founded several health care-related businesses and has numerous issued or pending patents. A frequent commentator on national health care policy issues, Dr. de la Torre has bylined and/or been featured in Businessweek, Fortune, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business, among other outlets. He was recently voted one of the 25 most powerful physician executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. de la Torre graduated from Duke University in 1988 (B.S.E.), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and from a joint program between Harvard Medical School (M.D.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.) in 1992.

SANJAY SHETTY, MD, MBA

PRESIDENT, STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

As President of Steward Health Care System, Sanjay Shetty, M.D., leads day-to-day operations and strategy for Steward Health Care’s integrated health system in the United States, including 39 hospitals, a large multispecialty medical group, and Steward’s accountable care organization.

Prior to being named to the newly created role of President of Steward Health Care System in March 2021, Dr. Shetty most recently served as President of Steward’s South Region. Throughout his 11-year tenure at Steward, Dr. Shetty has also held the roles of President of Steward Medical Group and President of Steward Health Care Network, as well as Vice President of Radiology, bringing a breadth of knowledge to this role to benefit Steward’s patients, providers and staff.

A graduate of Harvard College (AB, Biochemical Sciences, summa cum laude), Harvard Medical School (MD) and The Wharton School (MBA), Dr. Shetty has held teaching positions at the Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as authored numerous articles, reviews and op-eds as a practicing radiologist actively involved in the state and national level of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Shetty lives in Dallas with his wife and children and is active in many philanthropic endeavors, including serving as a Trustee of the Phillips Exeter Academy.

LAURA TORTORELLA, MBA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Laura Tortorella is the Chief Operating Officer of Steward Health Care System. In this role, she oversees all corporate operations, including labor management, supply chain, pharmacy, lab, predictive analytics and AI platforms, marketing & communications, and financial planning and analysis. Ms. Tortorella has over 15 years in health care business management. Before joining Steward in 2010, she held management positions overseeing the respiratory disease division at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Ms. Tortorella earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Harvard College and MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

CHRISTOPHER DUNLEAVY

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Christopher Dunleavy serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Steward Health Care System. Prior to joining Steward, Mr. Dunleavy was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Brigham Health at Mass General Brigham. At Brigham Health, he oversaw $16 billion in assets across the organization’s 1,000+ bed academic medical center, community hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care sites. Previous to Brigham, Mr. Dunleavy spent three years at Vizient as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and prior to that, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for USMD Holdings, Inc., which includes the USMD Health System serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital. Mr. Dunleavy holds an executive MBA from Baylor University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.

OCTAVIO J. DIAZ, MD, MPH

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Octavio J. Diaz is Chief Medical Officer of Steward Health Care System. In his role, Dr. Diaz is responsible for physician performance, quality outcomes, regulatory oversight, risk management and patient safety at all Steward facilities. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Diaz received his undergraduate degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his MD degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and received a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health.

DAVID COLARUSSO

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

David Colarusso has over 25 years of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) experience, holding leadership roles for both the HIT vendor industry and large integrated healthcare provider organizations. Mr. Colarusso joined Steward in 2012 and has held numerous leadership roles, most recently serving as Steward’s Deputy Chief Information Officer. He has led Steward’s initiative to standardize the EMR platform, successfully transitioning all Steward’s acute care facilities to one platform in 2020. He has been a leading executive in the acquisitions and on boarding of new hospitals to the Steward system. Prior to joining Steward, Mr. Colarusso spent 17 years on the EMR vendor side implementing, developing and updating hospital software. He has also served as the CIO Forum Co-Chair for the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. Mr. Colarusso is an industry thought leader who has been keynote speaker at many HIT industry and EMR vendor conferences such as HIMSS, Microsoft, and others. Mr. Colarusso holds a B.S. in Biology from Stonehill College.

RUBEN KING-SHAW, JR

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Rubén José King-Shaw, Jr., is the Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. King-Shaw previously held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mansa Equity Partners, Inc, and was a member of Steward Health Care System’s board of directors. Throughout his career, he has spent considerable time in public service leading both state and federal government health programs. At the state level, under Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Mr. King-Shaw was the Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The Agency was responsible for Florida’s State Medicaid Program, Health Quality Assurance, Survey and Certification of healthcare facilities, Managed Care and the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Mr. King-Shaw also served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2001 to 2003 during the administration of President George W. Bush. He was also senior advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, where he led the Administration's Health Coverage Tax Credit policies to finance coverage for the uninsured. In 2011, Mr. King-Shaw was appointed to the Obama Administration's Program Advisory and Oversight Committee to monitor and provide guidance to Medicare's value-based purchasing program for Durable Medical Equipment. Currently, he is an advisor to the Trump Administration in the areas of fraud, waste and abuse, and alternative payment models.

MICHAEL G. CALLUM, MD

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PHYSICIAN SERVICES

Dr. Michael Callum is the Executive Vice President for Physician Services for Steward Health Care and immediate past president of Steward Medical Group, a network of physicians employed by Steward that includes both specialists and primary care physicians. Under his leadership, Steward Medical Group has emerged as a national leader in clinical integration, quality performance and patient outcomes-based reimbursement. Dr. Callum is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, where he received his M.A. in medical science and his M.D. He also holds an M.S. in public health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

JOSEPH WEINSTEIN, MD

CHIEF PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE, STEWARD HEALTH CARE NETWORK

Dr. Joseph Weinstein is Chief Physician Executive, Steward Health Care Network. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology, he has since 1987 been at the forefront of providing high-quality cardiovascular care to patients of Southeastern Massachusetts. Dr. Weinstein is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital before a fellowship in cardiovascular disease with Boston University. He graduated summa cum laude from a six-year medical education program at Boston University and the Boston University School of Medicine.

AMY GUAY

PRESIDENT, STEWARD MEDICAL GROUP

Amy Guay, MPH, FHFMA, ACMPE is President of Steward Medical Group (SMG), overseeing Steward Health Care’s division of primary care physicians and multi-specialty providers. Prior to her role as President, Guay served as SMG’s Chief Financial Officer, offering a wealth of experience having previously served as CFO and SVP at Partners Continuing Care, Inc., in Boston, and as CFO and VP of Finance at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business at Bentley University, in addition to being a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

ROGER MITTY, MD

CHIEF PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE, STEWARD MEDICAL GROUP

Roger Mitty, MD, MBA, serves as Chief Physician Executive of Steward Medical Group (SMG) 

– Steward Health Care’s division of primary care physicians and multi-specialty providers. Dr. Mitty is a native of the New York City area who attended Wesleyan University as an undergraduate and then obtained his MD from New York University School of Medicine. After he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he trained in Gastroenterology at Boston University. He obtained his MBA from the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Mitty has 27 years of clinical experience at Steward’s St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) and has served in numerous leadership roles at SMG, Steward Health Care Network, and SEMC

HERB HOLTZ, ESQ.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Herb Holtz is the General Counsel at Steward Health Care and a nationally distinguished health care attorney. Mr. Holtz brings three decades of legal experience to Steward spanning health care, intellectual property, and employment law. Prior to joining Steward, he spent nearly 15 years as a partner at the Boston law firm Holtz & Reed, where he served as outside counsel for Boston’s major academic medical centers, including the Harvard teaching hospitals and Massachusetts General Hospital. Named the “2014 Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Mr. Holtz has also been honored as a New England Super Lawyer and Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He is a graduate of Connecticut College and earned his J.D. from Boston College.

PATRICK LOMBARDO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

Patrick Lombardo is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources of Steward Health Care System. In this role, he oversees benefit administration, compensation, labor relations, employee relations, learning and development, and serves as part of the Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Lombardo has more than 25 years in health care senior leadership positions. Prior to joining Steward, he held human resource executive positions at IASIS Health Care and Community Health Systems, which are both located in Nashville, Tennessee, and at Health Management Associates in Naples, Florida. Mr. Lombardo received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in human resources and a master’s in counseling from the University of Scranton.

BRIAN DUNN

PRESIDENT, WEST REGION

Brian Dunn is the regional president of Steward Health Care’s Western Region comprised of the States of Utah and Arizona, including the affiliated hospitals, surgical centers, urgent care centers, and imaging centers, as well as Steward Medical Group practices and affiliated Steward Health Care Network providers. He has been at the helm of leading health care organizations across Utah for more than 30 years. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and earned his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.

ARMIN ERNST

PRESIDENT, STEWARD HEALTH CARE INTERNATIONAL

With over 20 years of experience in health care around the world, Dr. Armin Ernst brings deep expertise in traditional and innovative delivery systems and extensive managerial experience in building integrated, high-performance systems and teams within large academic medical centers, ambulatory care systems, and for-profit and non-profit health care environments. A Harvard-trained and globally-recognized physician and teacher, Dr. Ernst emphasizes the need for fully integrated high-quality care to achieve best outcomes and create sustainable delivery systems.

HARRY BANE

PRESIDENT, NORTH REGION

Harrison Bane is President of Steward’s North Region, comprised of Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Previously, Bane was President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center, the two largest hospitals in Steward’s North Region. Earlier in his career, Bane led the system-wide integration of health care delivery and value-based care of 14 skilled nursing facilities, three adult day health centers, and two assisted living facilities for BaneCare. A graduate of Middlebury College, Bane earned his Master’s from the Tuck School of Business and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

RALPH DE LA TORRE, MD

Dr. Ralph de la Torre is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care Systems LLC. Steward is the largest private hospital operator in the United States and a national leader in implementing a new, integrated model of health care delivery that keeps patients healthy and close to home. Within two years of becoming CEO of Caritas Christi, Dr. de la Torre dramatically improved the system. During this time, Dr. de la Torre implemented changes in governance, operational structure and strategy, leading to the creation of a fully integrated community care organization with significant participation in risk contracting.

Before joining Caritas, Dr. de la Torre was the founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and of Cardiovascular Management Associates, one of the nation's first totally integrated systems for treating cardiac patients. At the same time Dr. de la Torre was Chief of Cardiac Surgery at BIDMC and a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician at BIDMC. He has founded several health care-related businesses and has numerous issued or pending patents. A frequent commentator on national health care policy issues, Dr. de la Torre has bylined and/or been featured in Businessweek, Fortune and CNBC, among others. He was recently voted one of the 25 most powerful physician executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. de la Torre graduated from Duke University in 1988 (B.S.E.), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and from a joint program between Harvard Medical School (M.D.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.) in 1992.

MICHAEL G. CALLUM, MD

Dr. Michael Callum is the Executive Vice President for Physician Services for Steward Health Care and immediate past president of Steward Medical Group, a network of physicians employed by Steward that includes both specialists and primary care physicians. Under his leadership, Steward Medical Group has emerged as a national leader in clinical integration, quality performance and patient outcomes-based reimbursement. Dr. Callum is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, where he received his M.A. in medical science and his M.D. He also holds an M.S. in public health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

JAMES J. KARAM

James Karam is President and founder of First Bristol Corporation, which has developed over 4 Million square feet of retail shopping centers, office buildings and hotels throughout southern New England. As a general partner and co-developer of several major award-winning developments, he has been recognized for his contribution to three Massachusetts award-winning historic rehabilitation projects, and in 2007 one of his hotel developments was selected as the “Outstanding Hotel Conversion” in the U. S. by Hilton Hotels. Mr. Karam is also the co-owner of WSAR and WHTB, radio stations serving the South Coast region of Massachusetts. He has devoted significant time to civic and charitable organizations by acting as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Caritas Christi until its sale to Steward Health Care. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Massachusetts five campus system, Chairman of the Board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Co-Chairman of the Southcoast CEO Group, and Southcoast Economic Development partnership. Mr. Karam is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and holds two Honorary Doctorate degrees from UMass and the Southern New England School of Law.

THE HONORABLE JOHN BOEHNER

Speaker Boehner led the US House from January 2011 to October 2015, a time during which he navigated some of the most difficult legislative challenges of the modern era.

A small businessman who entered public service to remove barriers to private-sector job creation, Speaker Boehner is respected for his efforts to find common ground without compromising on principle, and for his belief that individuals of competing views can “disagree, without being disagreeable."

He represented the people of Ohio's 8th Congressional District in the US House for nearly 25 years. Elected as House Majority Leader in 2006, Boehner went on to serve as the top Republican leader in the US House for nearly a decade and became Speaker in January 2011. Speaker Boehner left public service on October 31, 2015. He serves on the boards of several private companies and as senior strategic advisor for Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

GEN. H.R. MCMASTER (RET)

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

McMaster holds a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996. He is author of Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World and the award-winning Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam.

SR. VIMALA VADAKUMPADAN

A member of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, she has served as Chairperson of the Board of Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts since 2005. A native of Kerala, India, Sr. Vimala received a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bhopal School of Sciences in Bhopal, India, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College. In addition to serving as Chairperson of the Board at Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital, she has held a number of positions in the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation including Provincial Superior in the U.S. and Provincial Superior of India. Sr. Vimala started her career in the accounting department of Saint Anne’s Hospital after teaching high school in Kerala, India.

CARLOS M. HERNANDEZ

Carlos M. Hernandez served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation from May 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. Before being named as chief executive officer, he was the executive vice president, chief legal officer for Fluor Corporation and served as the company's corporate secretary. He had responsibility for all legal affairs and compliance. He joined Fluor in 2007. Mr. Hernandez currently serves on the Board of Steward Health Care.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hernandez served as general counsel for ArcelorMittal Americas, a major steel producer which is part of the ArcelorMittal steel group. Mr. Hernandez has also served as general counsel and secretary of International Steel Group (ISG), Inc. prior to its acquisition by Mittal Steel Company. In addition to law and compliance, he had responsibility for government affairs and environmental matters.

Before joining ISG, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Fleming Companies, Inc., in Dallas where, in addition to law and compliance, he had responsibility for risk management, safety, real estate, non-merchandise procurement, and corporate security. From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Hernandez served in a number of different legal capacities including assistant general counsel for Armco Inc. a steel company, in Pittsburgh. Early in his career, he worked as a civil engineer with HNTB.

Mr. Hernandez holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.