President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC
Michael K. Pearson is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Packaging, LLC. Previously, he directed the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Team for Westvaco’s (known today as MeadWestvaco) Consumer Packaging Division and marketed pharmaceutical products for Pfizer Inc. In addition to his position on the NNCC board of directors, Michael also chairs the Public Health Management Corporation’s Board of Directors, and serves on the executive boards of the William Penn Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Regional Port Authority Commissioner and a member of the Board of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He has received numerous honors including MBE Advocate of the Year from the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, and the inaugural Leadership in Diversity Award from Fisher & Phillips, LLP. Michael is a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
President & CEO, Aria Health
Kathleen Kinslow is the Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Health. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. In addition to her role on the NNCC board of directors, Kathleen also serves on the executive board of Public Health Management Corporation, is the Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is active in a variety of health care and nursing organizations. She was honored as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Pennsylvania (2009). Kathleen is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ottawa University, a Master's Degree in Education and Business Administration from St. Joseph's University, a Master's Degree in Nursing from Temple University, and a Doctorate in Education from Widener University.
Senior Vice President, Independence Blue Cross
Stephen P. Fera is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Independence Blue Cross. Since joining Independence Blue Cross in 1990, Steve has held executive level positions responsible for Medicare Products, CHIP, and other products assisting the low-income and uninsured. He also represents Independence Blue Cross to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, legislators, advocates and the community-at-large on contract and program policy issues. In addition to his role on the NNCC Board of Directors, Steve serves on the executive boards of Public Health Management Corporation, the Public Affairs Council, and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. He is a fellow with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and a graduate of its executive leadership program. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree from St. Joseph’s University.
Senior Advisor of Substance Use Prevention and Care, Public Health Management Corporation
Angelita Alomar-Gilbert is Senior Advisor of Substance Use Prevention and Care. She supports the development of the vision for the organization’s integrated substance use disorder program framework, from prevention to treatment, recovery and return to wellness. Angie brings over 25 years of experience, including managing community-based outreach programs that serve more than 15,000 individuals and families annually. Prior to joining PHMC, Angie worked as a pediatric nurse with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and holds specialty certifications in infertility, pediatrics and psychiatric nursing. She earned a BSN from Pennsylvania State University and is an active member of the National Hispanic Nurse’s Association.
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Jane Anderson is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Core NP Course Instructor for the DNP program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, School of Nursing. Jane brings over 40 years of experience in nursing, including as a Registered Nurse with the Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Medical Center, and then as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Before the University of Minnesota, she taught at The College of St. Catherine and George Washington University. She is also currently National Faculty for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Jane earned her DNP from George Washington University.
Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Oregon Nurses Association
Deborah Riddick is a public policy and community engagement expert with nearly 30 years of experience, advancing nursing practice, health equity and community initiatives in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Oregon. She is currently the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), and was previously the Program Developer and Senior Program Manager for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Camden, New Jersey. As an educator, she has taught courses in U.S. Health Policy, and Health Law & Ethics at Western Michigan University and Lansing Community College. Deborah Riddick is a registered nurse who holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Social Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Managing Director, Children and Family Social Services, Public Health Management Corporation
Dawn Holden Woods is Managing Director, Children and Family Social Services for PHMC and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children, a PHMC subsidiary and social services agency that provides support services to children, youth and families. In this role, Dawn oversees four Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being, and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families. She previously led her team through the CUA application and implementation process and was responsible for all financial functions of the organizations. Dawn is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and Nonprofit CFO of the year. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minor in Japanese from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.