President's Council

The President’s Council serves as a bridge between President of MGH Institute of Health Professions, the Board of Trustees, the Institute community, and the community at large in Greater Boston and beyond. Its members serve as well-informed ambassadors for the IHP with a focus on bringing the message of the IHP to the wider world. The Council is integrated throughout the school via partnerships with the President, the Board of Trustees, the Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee, the Chief Development Officer, and the Chief of Staff.

Members serve a maximum of four terms of three years each for a maximum of 12 years, and may be invited to serve as an Honorary Member at the conclusion of their final term. Current membership includes:


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Peter Brown, Chair
Owner and Brand Strategist, Peter Brown Communications



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Stanley W. Ashley, MD
Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital



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E. Lorraine Baugh
Nurse Leader, Former Board Chair of the MGH Institute



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Colleen Boyce
Engagement and Culture Manager, Executive Director, RSM Boston Foundation



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May Chin
MGH NAA Board Member



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Alison Geffin
Friend of the IHP




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Tim Golden
Vice President of Business Excellence, EMD Serono




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Tom Grape
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Benchmark Senior Living



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BA Harris, PT, DPT '02, MSPT '83
Professor Emeritus



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Robert McCall
Senior Vice President, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network



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Oz Mondejar
Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy, Partners Continuing Care



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Joe Nolan
President and CEO, Eversource Energy



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Wendy Nowokunski
Co-founder and President
Northbridge Companies



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Eric Papachristos
Boston restaurateur
Co-owner of Trade Boston



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Daniel Serfaty
Founder & CEO, Aptima, Inc.
Chairman, Aptima Ventures



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Mark Silva
Vice Principal and Special Education Administrator
Harvard-Kent School



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Catherine Smythe, MSW LICSW
Geriatric Social Worker, retired




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Thaddeus Thompson, MHA
Healthcare Executive/DE&I Advocate/Investor




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John Wright, MD
Global Head Pre-Clinical, Clinical Research, & Medical Affairs, Global Orthopaedics, WW Vice-President, Medical Affairs
Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices



Ex-Officio Members

Jeanette Ives Erickson
Chair, Board of Trustees

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Jim Canfield
Chair, Development Committee, Board of Trustees

Atlas Evans
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Reamer L. Bushardt
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Pipes
Chief of Staff