Mon • Apr

Monday, April 24, 2017



Reception 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM; Presentation 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Sponsored by

The Academy Section on Health Care Delivery


Free, but advance registration is required

Keynote Speaker:
Paul Francis, JD
Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services

Download the slides from Paul Francis' keynote speech on the progress of state health reform initiatives in the context of the evolving federal health policy environment. 

Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
President, The New York Academy of Medicine

Lisa David, MBA, President & CEO, Public Health Solutions

Jeffrey A. Kraut, MBA  Executive Vice President, Strategy and Analytics, Northwell Health 
Associate Dean, Strategy Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Paul Francis, JD, New York State's Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services will present on the progress of state health reform initiatives in the context of the evolving federal health policy environment. Reactor panelists Lisa David, President & CEO of Public Health Solutions, and Jeffrey Kraut, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Analytics, Northwell Health, will respond with comments on the potential impact on population health and health care delivery in New York. Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, President of The New York Academy of Medicine, will moderate this important and timely discussion. 

About the Speakers:

Paul Francis, JD, who became the Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services under Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2015, has a varied background in both business and government. He previously held three other positions in New York State government. Paul served as the Director of the Budget under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Director of State Operations during Gov. David Paterson’s first legislative term, and Director of Agency Redesign for Gov. Cuomo in 2011-12. Paul’s business career includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer of both Ann Taylor Stores Corporation and Earlier in his career, Paul spent seven years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, and between his stints in New York State government, he was the COO of the Financial Products Division at Bloomberg LP. Paul began his career as a lawyer, working for Shearman & Sterling and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1980-1986.

After leaving the Cuomo administration in February 2013, Paul was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at NYU Law School, where he worked on a variety of public policy issues from outside of government. He served as Gov. Cuomo's appointee on three boards – the New York State Health Foundation (as Chairman), the Gaming Facility Location Board, and the Utility Debt Securitization Authority (as Chairman). Paul’s activities involving healthcare included serving on the boards of the New York e-Health Collaborative (the health information exchange of New York State), New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis, Greater New York Hospital Association Ventures, and as Chairman of Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. Paul was also the Co-chairman of the Fourth Regional Plan of the Regional Plan Association during this time.

Lisa David, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Health Solutions (PHS), is a national leader committed to ensuring low-income women and families have access to good health.  She has more than 25 years of experience in national and international reproductive health, healthcare services and nonprofit executive management. 

Under Ms. David’s leadership, PHS is improving the health of New York City’s most vulnerable populations by tackling social, physical and environmental factors that impact New Yorkers’ abilities to thrive. PHS has been named one of Crain’s New York’s Largest Healthcare Nonprofits of 2017, and directly benefits 200,000+ adults and children throughout the city. PHS provides direct service programs that improve access to healthcare and nutritious food for women, children and other vulnerable populations. PHS also serves as a leading resource for public health research; and is a Master Administrator for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other health organizations engaging 600+ community-based nonprofit organizations that serve the city’s communities.  

Before joining Public Health Solutions, Ms. David was the interim CEO of Medicines360, a nonprofit pharmaceutical company bringing affordable health products to women in the US and globally. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Ms. David oversaw the strategic work of 67 US affiliates, along with Planned Parenthood Global Services in Africa and South America, and was responsible for the Education, Finance and Human Resources functions. During her tenure, she helped the organization’s network rebound from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, restructure around the Affordable Care Act, and expand digital health services. 

Prior to her time at Planned Parenthood, Ms. David was the Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons.  Working with the Department Chair, Ms. David conducted a financial turnaround that led to exponential revenue growth - from $18 million to $62 million annually - and the creation of several new subspecialty programs for the university.  

Ms. David also spent several years in leadership roles with healthcare consultancies, serving as the Principal Director of Research and Development with Chartis, as the Managing Director of Women’s Health Management Solutions, and as the first woman partner at APM, where she led the Clinical Resource Management Practice. 

Ms. David is a 2017 Health and Wellness Award Honoree of City & State Magazine, and serves on the Health and Mental Health Advisory Committee for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and on the Policy Committee of the United Hospital Fund. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Medicines360. She also serves on two committees on the Human Services Council, the Value Based Payment Commission and the Priority and Strategy Council. Ms. David has a BS in Biology from Barnard College and an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School.

Jeffrey A. Kraut, MBA serves as the executive vice president for strategy and analytics at Northwell Health and as associate dean for strategy for the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, one of the nation’s newest medical schools. In addition to coordinating the strategic planning and health policy activities of Northwell, as well as the development of its network of providers through merger, acquisition or affiliated relationships, he is also responsible for data governance and organizing the next generation of business and clinical analytics throughout the Health System. 

Often recognized for his skills in health planning, policy and analytics, Mr. Kraut serves as Chair of the NYS Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC). The PHHPC oversees public, health planning, regulatory and Certificate of Need activities in New York State. He has focused on regional planning and policy development, promoting the interoperability and sharing of health data and incubating innovation opportunities through strategic partnerships.

Mr. Kraut is a board member of Healthix, New York’s largest RHIO and the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves on the Standards Council of the Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education. He was the recipient of the 25th Anniversary Leadership Award of The New York State Society for Health Planning, an organization of which he served as past president and serves on various committees of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and on the board of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

Mr. Kraut is also involved in regional economic development and community building activities as a board member of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, Sustainable Long Island and The Brookville Center for Children Services where he serves as its President. Mr. Kraut also serves as a health policy advisor to the Long Island Index and ERASE Racism and is a member of the Energeia Partnership which is dedicated to achieving social equity through regional private/public partnerships. Prior to joining Northwell, Mr. Kraut served as the Vice President for Policy and Planning at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he was recruited from the health care consulting group of KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Kraut received an MBA in Healthcare Management from Baruch College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

About the Section on Health Care Delivery
The Duncan W. Clark Lecture is sponsored by The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Health Care Delivery. The Section on Health Care Delivery was formed in 1995 to develop education programs on delivery, policy, and economics of health care; health care management and administration; and providing a framework for developing strategies in health policy

Section on Health Care Delivery Planning Committee 
Ronda Kotelchuck, MRP (Co-Chair)
Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, SM (Co-Chair)
William B. (Barry) Bateman, MD
Barbara Brenner, DrPh, LMSW
Marjorie A. Cadogan, JD
Kimberly Glassman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Kathryn Haslanger, JD
James R. Knickman, PhD
Joan M. Leiman, PhD
Marilyn Margon, MA
Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, MS, BSN
Arthur Webb

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events