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.
Executive Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Michele Volpe is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. In some of her previous roles, Michele served as Chief Operating Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and President and Chief Executive Officer for Graduate Health System at Mt. Sinai Hospital. In addition to her position on the NNCC board of directors, Michele also serves on the executive boards of Public Health Management Corporation, the American Hospital Association, VHA MidAtlanic, Dance Affiliates at the Annenberg Center, and the Advisory Board of the Women’s Health Leadership Council. Michele holds an Academic Medicine Leadership Certificate from The Wharton School, Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from LaSalle University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Temple University.
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.