Advisory Board

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Founding Chair, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD is the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, NYU Langone Orthopaedic Hospital. He recently served as president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world’s largest Orthopaedic association and as Chairman of its Council on Education.

William Kerr, PhD

William Kerr, PhD is a Professor at Harvard Business School. Bill’s teaching and research focus is on entrepreneurship and innovation. He is the faculty chair of Harvard Business School’s “Launching New Ventures” program and recently created an MBA course entitled Launching Global Ventures.

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Richard Levin, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

Richard Levin, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA is currently President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. He is concurrently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at McGill University and in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at New York University.

David B. Nash, MD MBA

David B. Nash, MD MBA is the founding dean of the Jefferson school of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where he has been on the faculty for 24 years. Additionally je is the Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Medical Quality.

Dr. Nash is nationally recognized for his work in the public accountability of health care and improving the safety of care. He has edited 23 books that are widely used in graduate programs around the country. He is regularly cited as a Modern Healthcare most powerful person.

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Mekayla Castro, Ph.D.

Mekayla Castro, Ph.D. is the Director, Leadership Strategy, Global Talent Management, American Express Corporation. Mekayla is a passionate and thoughtful advocate for understanding and enhancing the human side of organizations. Through research, education and consultancy, she utilizes a diverse skill set and broad knowledge base. Additionally she is an adjunct lecturer at her graduate school alma mater, Columbia University.

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John Combes, MD is the President, Center for Healthcare Governance & Immediate Past Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at the American Hospital Association

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. is an international authority in psychological profiling, consumer analytics and talent management. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York. Tomas has previously taught at NYU and The London School of Economics and is an Associate to Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. He has published 7 books and over 100 scientific papers.

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Steve J. Paragioudakis, MD MBA


Steve Paragioudakis is the Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, Affiliate of Barnabas Health, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University School of Medicine and the Managing Director for The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine.

William Pasmore, Ph.D.

William Pasmore, Ph.D. is Professor of Practice in the department of Organization & Leadership at Columbia University, SVP of Organizational Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership and heads his own consulting firm which specializes in consulting to CEOs on organizational matters, including strategy, CEO succession, senior teams, change leadership and organization design.

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Diana Liberto, Esq.

Diana Liberto, Esq. is the Founder & CEO of Walk My Mind, a wellness platform that connects the physical, emotional and mental health capacities of individuals and organizations. 

Andrea Procaccino, CMT

Andrea G. Procaccino, CMT is the Vice President & Chief Learning Officer for New York-Presbyterian Health System and is a certified, award winning Senior Learning & Talent Management Executive with over 20 years experience in global staff and management training, emerging instructional technologies, talent management, organization development, talent assessment and program design and delivery. She holds multiple professional certifications as a master training director, Instructional Designer, Training Generalist and Performance Consultant. She is a member of the Association of Talent Development (formerly ASTD).



Joseph Hahn, MD, MBA

Joseph F. Hahn, M.D., MBA, was appointed Chief of Staff of Cleveland Clinic Health Systems and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for Cleveland Clinic from September, 2005 to December 31, 2014. Dr. Hahn was responsible for the clinical divisions and the institutes, with approximately 3,200 professional staff members.

He was also responsible for over 11,000 nurses. In addition, Education, Research and Florida operations report to the Chief of Staff. He was widely regarded throughout the entire Cleveland Clinic as a compassionate clinician and manager.

Previous to that appointment, Dr. Hahn was the Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI). As Chairman of CCI he was responsible for commercialization of all technology developed at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Hahn was the longest serving Chairman of Surgery in the history of Cleveland Clinic, having served as Division Chair from 1987 to October, 2003. As Surgery Chair, he managed an enormous growth in the CCF’s surgical capabilities, ultimately reaching a budget level of more than $600 million with more than 220 surgeons. Six of the surgical departments he was responsible for were rated in the top ten in the United States. Cardiothoracic surgery was ranked #1 for nine years in a row and continues in that position.

A noted neurosurgeon, Dr. Hahn has also served as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the head of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Section. He received his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1964, his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1968, his MBA degree from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1990, and was a flight surgeon in Southeast Asia. His wife Andrea is a distinguished artist. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Dr. Hahn is currently appointed Executive in Residence at Cleveland Clinic Innovations.


Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN

Pam is the CEO Emeritus of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and retired from the AHA/AONE. In her previous role as Senior VP AHA, she was responsible for coordination of the AHA Workforce Initiative and addressing issues specific to nursing and patient care. For AONE, she was responsible for the overall leadership and administrative operations of the AONE professional association, which represents over 9000 nurses in executive and leadership practice. AONE has offices in Washington, DC and Chicago.

Prior to joining AONE and AHA, Pam was vice president for the Children’s Hospital, Obstetrics, Psychiatric Services, and Strategic Planning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

She has long been involved in state and national association work. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She served as president of the New Hampshire Organization of Nurse Executives. She was also chairman, board of trustees of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. She served as a national board member of AONE. She was a long time member of the board of the National Patient Safety Foundation and served as chair of the board and was a member of the Lucien Leape Institute.

Pam earned her BS from the University of Connecticut and her MS from the University of Rochester. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Her personal passion is her international work with colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Africa.

She lives in Manassas, VA with her husband, Bob. They have two adult children, Garrett and Durete.