HBCS Board of Directors
William D. McGuire
Director since 2004
Before retiring in 2006, after 40 years in healthcare leadership, Bill served as CEO of two academic medical centers and five multi-hospital systems. He is currently a Director for Computer Task Group, Inc. and The Ziegler Companies.
Bill is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow in The Royal Society of Medicine. In addition, Bill is an Advanced Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as a member of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, and The American Society of Law and Medicine. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at the State University of New York, Trinity University, Ohio State University, and The University of Wisconsin.
Bill holds a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Blaine J. O'Connell
Director since 2004
A respected healthcare business consultant, Blaine recently retired as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Froedtert Health System — an HBCS client for over 20 years.
Blaine holds a Master’s of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Douglas S. Peters
Director since 2007
For more than 30 years, Doug has held a variety of executive healthcare management positions, most recently as co-founder and first President/CEO of the Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia.
Before then, Doug played key management roles at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the University of Nebraska Hospital & Clinics, the University of Michigan Medical Center, and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association. In 2002, Doug retired from Jefferson and formed a consulting practice, Advisors to Healthcare Suppliers (ATS), which helps venture-capital stage companies market their products and services.
In addition, Doug has served on the Advisory Boards of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, 1-800-doctors, and MedAssets. He is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Life Member of the Kathadin Medical and Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and has served on the Board of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and the Boy Scout/Girl Scouts of America.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University, and a Master of Hospital Administration Degree from the University of Michigan.
Michael T. Manning
Finance and Audit Committee,
Director since 2003
Currently, Mike is Vice President for Treasury and Chief Investment Officer at Partners HealthCare System, one of the country’s largest charitable healthcare organizations. There, he manages the policies, contracts, relationships, procedures, and staff necessary for asset management and safety, and is responsible for ensuring adequate liquidity and capital to achieve strategic, financial and operational goals.
Prior to joining Partners, Mike served as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer/Director of Credit & Collections at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Before that, Mike spent 20 years at Eastern Air Lines overseeing banking and investments, international cash management, and credit programs. He also spearheaded a private-label credit card program at CACHE Treasury Management Services.
Mike is a staff member of Partners’ Investment and Pension committees, a participant in several professional organizations, and is actively involved in fundraising activities for Partners-affiliated charities. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston College.
Robert C. Cole, Jr.
Director since 1999
Bob began his career as a Sales Representative for Massachusetts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and rose through the ranks to become President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware, Argentina, Uruguay, and Taiwan. During this time, he served as a Director, where he chaired several standing committees. After retiring, Bob continued to provide strategic advice and consulting to the company’s Board.
Presently, Bob is a Board Member at Wilmington University, where he chairs the Compensation Committee and serves as a member of the Finance Committee. He has also assumed leadership roles in a number of civic organizations, including the International Nonsuch Association, WHYY Public Broadcasting, and the Delaware Business Roundtable.
Bob received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as an Advanced Management Certificate from the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University.