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Health Care Advisory Board Members


Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D.


Co-founder and CEO of Iora Health


Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle is a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, a health care services firm based in Boston that is, building a new high-impact, relationship-based model of health care. He was the first Executive Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, and Managing Director of the Clinical Initiatives Center at the Advisory Board Company. He serves on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital, the board of Families USA, and faculty of Harvard Medical School. He earned his AB, MD, and MPP from Harvard University.



Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D., FACC, FAHA


Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D., FACC, FAHA Deputy Director of Cardiology for Miami Cardiac and Vascular


Institute Chief Population Health Officer, Baptist Health South Florida


Jonathan Fialkow MD, FACC, FAHA is a cardiologist at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute where he is Deputy Medical Director, Chief of Cardiology. Dr. Fialkow also holds the role of Chief Population Health Officer for Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Fialkow has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Cardiology. He is certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.


Dr. Fialkow is the founder and leader of Heartwell, a 22-cardiologist single specialty group that was acquired by Baptist Health Medical Group in 2018. This experience and knowledge brings value to the Population Health arena as data-driven, patient-centric clinical, operational and financial performance align with new payment models and dynamic relationships between health care providers and administrators.


Dr. Fialkow was the Executive Medical Director of Baptist Health Quality Network since its inception, a clinically integrated network of over 1000 providers managing close to 100,000 lives.


Dr. Fialkow has been principal investigator in numerous landmark cardiovascular clinical research studies.



Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.


President and CEO of the Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG)


Dr. Scott D. Hayworth has been President and CEO of the Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), a 450-physician multispecialty medical group, since 1996. Dr. Hayworth is also an Associate Dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He serves as the Head of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester, a member of the Foundation Board of Northern Westchester Hospital, President of the Board of Directors of Bedford Physicians’ Risk Retention Group, and a consultant for Vincent Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital. His other organizational leadership roles include being past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, past National Treasurer and Board Member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a Senior Advisor at Arsenal Capital Partners.



Harlan Krumholz, M.D.


Cardiologist, Health Care Scientist, and Health Care Improvement Expert at Yale University


Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale New Haven Health


Dr. Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist, health care scientist, and health care improvement expert at Yale University, where he is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale New Haven Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Krumholz is also a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. His efforts are focused on research and initiatives to improve the quality and outcomes of clinical decisions and health care delivery, reduce disparities, enable transparency in practice and research, and eliminate wasteful practices. Dr. Krumholz received a BS from Yale University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University School of Public Health.



Tony Lin, M.D.


Chairman of the Board of Managers and  Managing Director


Tony Lin, M.D., joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 1993 and is Kelsey-Seybold’s Chairman of the Board of Managers and Managing Director. Dr. Lin has been part of Kelsey-Seybold’s senior leadership team for over 20 years and has played an integral role in the multispecialty group’s development as an accredited Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In 2012, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) named Kelsey-Seybold the first “Accredited Accountable Care Organization” in the United States.


Dr. Lin strategically developed Kelsey-Seybold Hospitalist Services as a key component of the company’s accountable, coordinated care delivery. Today, the hospitalist program offers comprehensive Electronic Medical Records communication, a fully developed network of Kelsey-Seybold and affiliate hospitalist physicians, a fully developed hospital network in the Greater Houston area, and post-discharge transition services.


Today, Dr. Lin leads an accomplished executive management team that includes established administrative and medical professionals dedicated to the continued growth of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr. Lin and his team are committed to “Changing the way health cares” by evolving the way the clinic achieves better quality, better value, and a better experience for patients – this trifocal aim is referred to as the “Triple Aim.”


Dr. Lin played an integral role guiding the team tasked with developing and implementing Kelsey-Seybold’s Virtual Health services, which helps improve care and reduce total medical cost for patients enrolled in a Kelsey-Seybold value-based plan like KelseyCare or KelseyCare Advantage.


Dr. Lin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine-affiliated hospitals. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Dr. Lin serves on the board of directors for Catholic Health Initiatives, Texas Division and enjoys volunteering with his friends and co-workers at various community and church events. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for nine years. He grew up in Houston where he attended HISD schools and developed a strong sense of community. He loves the Houston Astros and is an avid fan of all Houston-based sports teams!



Helen Lindsay Macfie, Pharm.D., F.A.B.C.


Chief Transformation Officer


Helen Macfie, Pharm.D., F.A.B.C., is Chief Transformation Officer for MemorialCare, a four-hospital, 1,350 bed nonprofit health system including a Medical Foundation and over 2600 affiliated physicians, located in Southern California. She also serves as the Executive Administrator for MemorialCare’s Clinically Integrated Network. Her passion is the attainment of the safest and highest quality care for every patient and family, in pursuit of the Triple Aim for health care.


Helen has executive responsibility for facilitation of system level transformation and performance improvement for MemorialCare’s clinical quality, patient safety, risk management, utilization, Lean and patient and family experience initiatives. Additional areas of responsibility include coordination of system-wide strategic planning activities, oversight of the Clinically Integrated Network’s initiative development and deployment, systemwide operational Value-Added Teams and executive sponsorship of the system’s Physician Society Board and clinical Best Practice Teams.


Helen has been named as one of the Top 50 Patient Safety Experts Leading the Field by Becker’s Hospital Review (2016, 2017, 2018), and sits on the Joint Commission Pioneers in Quality Advisory Panel. She speaks nationally at forums focused on improving health care strategy, physician partnerships to drive quality, integration of lean principles, and performance improvement and patient safety. She serves as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Patient Safety Executive and other courses, has been active on the Board of the California Hospital Association’s Hospital Quality Institute and state Quality Committee, serves on the Board for MemorialCare’s Innovation Fund, is a member of the Board for California Hospital Assessment and Reporting (CHART), and several California and national statewide advisory boards. Most recently she has been serving as part of IHI’s Leadership Alliance, leading a workstream on “Big Waste” and serving on the Equity workstream. In addition, she is a MemorialCare Certified Lean Leader.


Helen earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, followed by post-graduate residencies in clinical pharmacy at UCSD and in pharmacy administration at Long Beach Medical Center. Her FABC – Fellow of the Advisory Board Company – was earned for completing a twoyear fellowship in Leadership of the Healthcare Enterprise for the 21st Century. She practiced as an acute care pharmacist for 13 years prior to moving into her organizational improvement work spanning the last 20+ years.


For fun, Helen loves travel, baseball and movies. Go Dodgers!



Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders


President & CEO, Navicent Health


Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navicent Health, has over 45 years of hospital administrative and clinical experience. Dr. Saunders completed her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. A co-founder of the regional Stratus Healthcare network, Saunders currently serves on the board of the Georgia Hospital Association and as Chair of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Saunders recently received national acclaim for her efforts to successfully form a strategic combination with Charlotte-based Atrium Health, one of the nation’s premier health systems. Under Saunders’ leadership, Navicent Health also garnered national attention for efforts to improve health equity and minimize disparities, and the health system was honored with the American Hospital Association’s prestigious 2018 Equity of Care Award. Recognized as a national thought leader, particularly in the areas of innovation and disruptive change, Saunders is a frequent speaker on various matters related to healthcare.


Among Becker’s Hospital Review “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” for the fifth consecutive year, Saunders has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders in the U.S. She was honored by the Georgia Diversity Council as one of Georgia’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women.” She has twice been selected to Georgia Trend’s annual listing of “100 Most Influential Georgians” and has twice been named one of the “Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market” in the U.S. by CEO Connection. At the local level, Saunders received New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church’s 2019 Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions to improve human welfare for the citizens of Macon-Bibb County.


A Fellow of ACHE, Saunders serves on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association and is the past Chair of the Institute for Diversity. She sits on the editorial board of Healthcare Transformation, and serves on the President’s Leadership Council of Jefferson University and Health System. She has also served on the board of the American Heart Association. She currently serves as an Executive with the Fierce Healthcare CEO Advisory Board and as a frequent expert in a number of roundtables and healthcare forums.



J. William Wulf, M.D.


Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio Primary Care


Dr. J. William Wulf is the Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio Primary Care in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Wulf has more than 25 years of medical and leadership experience. He was a leader among the founding physicians that helped establish Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians (COPCP), Inc. in 1996. He currently practices medicine at his private practice in Columbus and serves as the COPCP Corporate and Laboratory Medical Director. Dr. Wulf is a member of the COPCP Executive Committee and the Ohio State University Health Plan Quality Committee. He is also on the board of directors for Access Health Columbus, the Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As an internist, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received a BS in zoology.