Health Innovators Fellowship - Board of Overseers
Michelle Heying Wilver was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of DynaVox, Inc. She has more than 18 years of leadership in both strategic development and operations working with companies in the healthcare, life science, and industrial/security industries. While at DynaVox, she successfully led the business through technology disruption and policy reform. Prior to her Chief Executive role, she also served as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to serving six years in her executive roles at DynaVox, Michelle served as Vice President and General Manager for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Radiation Measurement division. In this position she expanded the company's reach into new markets and created the company's first government program for the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Michelle spent 15 years with General Electric Healthcare. She began her career with GE in 1991 as part of their Information Technology Leadership Program and was quickly promoted to positions of increasing responsibility in IT before moving into sales and then to management. In her last six years with GE, Michelle sequentially ran the Global Mammography, Global Nuclear Medicine and America's X-ray divisions. Michelle holds an Executive M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Paul F. Anderson, Senior Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Paul F. Anderson is a retired senior partner of Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Booz Company. During his 40+ year career at Booz Allen, Mr. Anderson had a wide range of responsibilities and experiences. From 1975-1983, he was managing partner of the firm's activities in Europe from his base in Paris. He then became involved with the firm's work in the automotive industry where he helped form and then lead the firm's global Automotive Practice and where he practiced for the rest of his Booz Allen career. During his last four years with the firm, Mr. Anderson was responsible for rebuilding the firm's presence in Japan. In his second tour of duty as the firm's Chief Personnel officer in the mid 90's, he also spearheaded a pioneering research and consulting effort in the area of organizational leadership working in partnership with the World Economic Forum. In addition to his work in the commercial world, Mr. Anderson has considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector both through his consulting work and through his membership on the Boards of the University of Chicago Medical Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Aspen Institute. In 1968-69, Mr. Anderson served as a White House Fellow where he carried out assignments for the President's Science Advisor, the President's Domestic Advisor and in the Office of Economic Opportunity. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Carnegie-Mellon University. He and his wife Mary reside in Chicago and have a home in Telluride, Colorado.
John Crowley, Chairman, President and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics
John F. Crowley is the Chairman, President and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on the development of novel treatments for human genetic diseases. John's involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998 diagnosis of two of his children with Pompe disease—a severe and often fatal neuromuscular disorder. In his drive to find a cure for them, he left his position at Bristol-Myers Squibb and became an entrepreneur as the co-founder, president and CEO of Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, a biotech start-up conducting research on a new experimental treatment for Pompe disease (which he credits as ultimately saving his children's lives.) In 2001, Novazyme merged into Genzyme Corporation and John continued to play a lead role in the development of a drug for Pompe disease as Senior Vice President, Genzyme Therapeutics. John and his family have been profiled on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and are the subjects of a book by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand, "The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million-And Bucked the Medical Establishment-In a Quest to Save His Children." The major motion picture, Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, is inspired by the Crowley family journey. John is the author of a personal memoir: Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope and Joy. John is also a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, assigned to the United States Special Operations Command and is a veteran of the global war on terrorism, with service in Afghanistan. He graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and earned a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard. The Crowley family was the recipient of the 2011 Family Exemplar Award from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife, Aileen and their three children, John, Megan and Patrick. John serves on the executive committee of the National Board of Directors of the Make A Wish Foundation of America. John is a 2014 Laureate of the John P. McNulty Prize. He is a 2009 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Jennie Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, Liberty Fellowship
Jennie M. Johnson, a seasoned corporate executive and active civic leader, is the Chief Creative Officer of the Liberty Fellowship. Before transitioning to this role in 2015, Jennie led Liberty Fellowship as Executive Director from the program's inception in 2004. She was previously president of Liberty Insurance Services, the largest third party administration firm in the life insurance industry, and executive vice president of RBC Liberty Insurance. Prior to heading Liberty Insurance Services, Johnson was president of Pierce National Life Insurance Company. She previously served as vice president of planning for Liberty Corporation. Her professional background also includes strategic planning for Ashland Oil and planning for United Way. Johnson has a strong commitment to civic activities. She serves on the Board of Greenville Technical College and is former Chair of the South Carolina Research Authority and the Greenville Humane Society. She has been a member of the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University's Graduate Business School and the Executive Committees of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. The Governor of South Carolina appointed Johnson to the Management, Accountability and Performance (MAP), where she was charged with making recommendations to improve state government. Johnson was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor of South Carolina, for her work in community and state-wide organizations. A graduate of Miami University with a degree in Political Science, Johnson earned her M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Virginia and her M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.
Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Associate Vice President for Health Research Clemson University/Chief Science Officer, Greenville Health System
Windsor Westbrook Sherrill serves as associate vice president for health research at Clemson University and chief science officer at the Greenville Health System. She is a tenured professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson and an adjunct professor of the USC School of Medicine Greenville. She was the founding director of the Clemson University School of Health Research. As Chief Science Officer, she leads the development of research programs for the Greenville Health System, one of the nation's newest academic medical centers. In her health administration career, she has served as assistant hospital director and administrative fellow at the Medical College of Georgia and has been a health management consultant with numerous healthcare organizations. Windsor's research areas are health systems delivery, finance and evaluation, health management education, and medical education. Her research is focused on improving health management education as well as health services for underserved populations, and her work has been funded by NIH, NCI, AHRQ, foundations and health systems. She teaches in the areas of health services administration and finance. She has served as the faculty representative to the Clemson University board of trustees and is an honorary member of the Clemson University Class of 1939, the highest honor bestowed on Clemson University faculty. Windsor earned her doctorate in health policy from the Florence Heller School of Brandeis University where she was a Pew Foundation Health Policy Fellow. She has a masters of health administration and masters of business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She lives in Clemson, South Carolina. She is a Fellow of the eighth class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Spence M. Taylor, Vice President of Physician Engagement and President; Chief Academic Officer, Greenville Health System Clinical University
Spence Taylor, M.D., is the Vice President of Physician Engagement and President and Chief Academic Officer of the GHS Clinical University. He joined the Greenville Health System (GHS) in 1992. In his current role, Dr. Taylor is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the GHS Clinical University and oversight of all academic initiatives at GHS. Most recently, Dr. Taylor served as Vice President of Academics and Executive Director of the University Medical Group at GHS. Under his leadership, GHS has experienced unprecedented growth and advancement in academics, including the opening of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, development of a one-of-a-kind academics and research model called the GHS Clinical University, and designation as an academic health center. Previously, Dr. Taylor also led GHS’ Department of Surgery as Chairman and Program Director, expanding the general surgery residency, creating the state’s only vascular surgery residency, and developing a minimal access surgery fellowship and vascular medicine fellowship. Dr. Taylor also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Taylor is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, general vascular surgery, and is a registered vascular technologist. He is a member of most major surgical organizations and has held offices in several of these organizations. Currently, Dr. Taylor is president of the Southern Surgical Association and a director of the American Board of Surgery. He has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and journal articles. He also holds the academic appointment of professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia and Clemson University. Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a residency in peripheral vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.