Board of Directors and Scientific Advisors

Executive Director
Norbert Goldfield, M.D.

Dr. Goldfield is a practicing internist at a community health center. He has helped form several volunteer organizations including Hampshire Health Access (providing access to care for the uninsured in Hampshire County, Massachusetts where he lives) and the Palestinian Medical Access Partnership, an organization devoted to providing Palestinian children access to medical care and surgery in the United States and Europe when they are unavailable locally. He regularly teaches college courses including Peace-Building through Health and Medical Sociology. Dr. Goldfield also works as an applied researcher in the development of tools for payment of health services and measuring quality of care, used today in many countries throughout the world for quality management purposes. His most recent books include: National Health Reform, American Style and Delivering High Quality, and Cost-Effective Care to All: The Scientific and Political Ingredients for Success.

Members of the Board

Jeff Aronson Independent consultant, Former Executive Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and foremost authority on Israeli-Palestinian settlement issues
David Chess, M.D. Geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience working to improve care for patients
Benjamin Gitterman, M.D. Pediatrician with special interests in health care delivery for underserved children and children’s environmental health.
Mark Habeeb, Ph.D. Has worked in international public affairs for over 20 years
Paul Hassoun, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Mordechai Kamel, J.D., M.D. Retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon, now practicing public interest law and medico-legal consultation
Lewis E. Kazis, Sc.D. Professor, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health
Ranit Mishori, M.D. Georgetown University, Washington DC
Leonard Rubenstein, J.D. Visiting Scholar, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Phyllis Silver, M.Ed. Executive Director of Partnership for Quality Care; Former Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Health Office of Public Health

Scientific Advisory Board

Giovanni Apolone, M.D. Istituto Mario Negri, Milano Italy
David Chess, M.D Trumbull Connecticut
Benjamin Gitterman, M.D. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Donald George, M.D. Nemours Medical Center, Jacksonville,Fl
Ronald Goodspeed, M.D. Falls River, MA
Elizabeth Hembree, PhD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pere Ibern, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Lewis Kazis, ScD Veterans Administration Health System, Boston, MA
Thomas Kravis, M.D. San Francisco,CA
Celia Larson, PhD Nashville, TN
Jeffrey Lerner, PhD ECRI, Philadelphia, PA
Azeem Majeed, M.D. Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Rick Rawson, PhD UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Romano, M.D. University California, Davis
Ellen Siegel, RN Washington, DC
Rick Surpin Independence Care System, New York, NY
Neil Arya, M.D. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ariela Lowenstein, PhD University of Haifa, Israel
Antonio Nicolucci, M.D. Istituto Mario Negri, Sud, Italy
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