Board of Directors



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 and Chairman of The Ziegler Companies, and a Director of the Fairbanks Museum and Plantation.

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.



Director since 2003

Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mike was Vice President for Treasury and Chief Investment Officer at Partners HealthCare, one of the country’s largest charitable healthcare organizations.  There, he was responsible for oversight of the corporate balance sheet, capital markets, banking and cash management and insurance in addition to overseeing a complex portfolio of corporate, endowment and pension investments.

Prior to joining Partners, Mike served as Treasurer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; oversaw credit and cash management functions for Eastern Air Lines; and developed private label credit programs for CACHE Treasury Management Services.

Currently, Mike is an Advisory Board Member for SCA, Inc, a Boston-based investment firm; a Director of the US-based hospital charitable corporation for the Government of Anguilla, BWI; and an active fund raiser for Partners Health Care at Home.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston College and participated in the BCBS Executive Leadership program at Duke University.



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 also served as a Director of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association 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 is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee. He has also held 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.



Director since 2004

Blaine J. O’Connell, a respected healthcare business consultant, retired as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Froedtert Health System — an HBCS client for over 25 years. He serves on various governing and advisory boards in the healthcare field.

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.


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 (ATHS), which helps venture-capital stage companies market their products and services.

In addition, Doug serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boulder Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Life Member of the Kathadin Medical and Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. Doug is currently a member of the Board of the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, and he 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.