Education & Awards, Presentations, and Publications
Education & Awards

I have an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and am a summa-cum-laude graduate of Bentley University, where I was a Presidential Academic Scholar and a Harry S. Truman Scholar nominee.

I have been honored to receive the College of American Pathologists House of Delegates Award, the CAP President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service to Pathology, Accenture’s Ken Ernst Thought Leadership Award, the Children’s Aid Society’s Charles Loring Brace Award for service to the children of New York City, the Heroes Award from the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, also in New York City, the Single Stop USA Award for Dedicated Service, and the Century III Leaders Award for Excellence.  I serve on the Presidential Visiting Committee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and am a member of the Benacerraf Society.

Major Presentations

I have spoken often on the forces of change in healthcare, as well as on the role of innovation and technology, especially when delivered through alliances, to reshape public policy and practice.

Other focus areas have included business strategy, social entrepreneurship, and professional growth and personal development.




Doing Well While Doing Good; How a New Generation of Social Innovators Will Change the Game

Presidential Conversation Series, Wheaton College, 2018

From an audience member: The opening you gave about the two most important days [of your life] being the day you were born and the day you find out your purpose really resonated with me…thank you for taking the time to answer my questions…You provided great insight on what my next steps should be.



Strategic Philanthropy: What Donors Expect from Their Healthcare Investments—The Patient and Caregiver Perspective

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Annual Development Retreat, 2018

From my conference host: My colleagues have been eager to share their glowing reviews of your talk.  Everyone has commented on how wonderful it was to hear from you and the energy you brought to the room.  We were inspired and invigorated by your story!




Conference Keynote: The Opportunity of Uncertainty in the Ambulatory Care Market

Address to the Annual Leadership Meeting of the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare

From the CEO of AAAHC: Charles’ writing and speaking engagements have always challenged my thoughts, inspired me to think broadly and to question biases, and motivated me to take action. With incredible precision, Charles hit the mark! Always well-prepared for the subject matter and his audience, Charles conveyed an important truth for market leaders: you have to change to stay the same





Growing into Our Possibilities; How Demography and Technology Are Changing Medicine

Spring House of Delegates & Residents Forum, College of American Pathologists, 2016


The Power of Convergence:  Thoughts on a Third Century of MMS Leadership

Massachusetts Medical Society Executive Leadership, 2015




How Narrative Shapes National Health Policy; Why Physician and Patient Stories are so Important

Spring House of Delegates & Residents Forum, College of American Pathologists, 2015





The Power of Omission: Narrowing Medical Options to Enlarge Choices for Caregivers and Patients

College of American Pathologists House of Delegates Annual Meeting, 2014


The Five Uneasy People You Need to Meet; Creating Circles of Influence Throughout Your Medical Career

College of American Pathologists Annual Policy Meeting, 2015


Reclining Forward: Building the Future from the Past; We Have What We Need to Reinvent Healthcare

College of American Pathologist House of Delegates Annual Meeting, 2013




A Vital Society; Healthcare Leaders Doing the Right Thing

33rd Inaugural Address of the College of American Pathologists’ President, 2013




Creating Economic Value Through Diagnostic Science

Scientific Plenary Session Opening, College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2013


Embedding Diagnostic Science into Changing Care Delivery Models

College of American Pathologists House of Delegates Annual Meeting, 2011


Improving Partnerships Between National and Local Foundations

Grantmakers for Education National Conference, 2007


Investing in More of What Kids Need; Making the Case for Education and Preventive Healthcare Funding

Annual Convening of the Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007


Better Living Through Healthcare Technology

Consumer Electronics Show, 2003


Alliances at the Margins

2002 Alliance Summit, Eli Lilly & Co.


Value Migration in Consumer Electronics—What it Means to the CE Industry

Samsung Global Executive Retreat, 2002


Creating Non-profit Brand Equity—Case Studies and Lessons Learned

The Australian National Children’s Summit, 1999


Non-profit Alliances—Forming and Managing Lasting Partnerships

Drucker Foundation Annual Leadership and Management Conference, 1999


After the Deal is Done: The First Six Months

Accenture Summit on M&A in the Media and Entertainment Industry, 1999


Strategic Alliances—Unlocking the Potential

London EuroMoney Seminar, 1998


Promotional Partnerships: Opportunities and Challenges

Drucker Foundation Leadership and Management Conference, 1998


Alliance Structuring, Integration, and Governance:  Hard Won Lessons from the Trenches

Strategic Management Society 17th Annual Conference at Barcelona, 1997


Measure Twice, Cut Once—Making Alliances Succeed

Accenture Global Communications Forum, 1997


The Quiet Revolution: New Alliance Types, New Alliance Tools

St. Paul de Vence Pharmaceutical Roundtable, 1997


Managing Through the Crises of Innovation—The Innovation Toolkit

Drucker Foundation Annual Leadership and Management Conference, 1997


When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It (And Other Lessons from Casey Stengel on How to Survive Change)

ADT Annual Leadership Conference, 1996


The Leadership of Transformational Change

Goal/QPC 10th Annual Conference, 1996


Lifestyle Solutions: Consumer Receptivity Evidence Through Choice Based Conjoint Analysis

Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, 2003

With Paul Nunes


Home Health Electronics: Consumers are Ready, Willing, and Able

Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, 2002

With Paul Nunes


Watching for Value Migration in Consumer Electronics

Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, 2002

With Paul Nunes.  Examination of shifting user preferences and demand patterns within the global consumer electronics market.


Accenture on Business Alliances: Enough is Enough

Metrology, 2001

Alliances at the Margins

 Vertical-Net, 2001

Six part on line series on navigating the start up and management of strategic alliances.


The Magnetic 40: These are the Guys You Want to Partner With

Forbes Magazine, 2001

With Dominic Palmer. Joint study of best global alliance partners, conducted with Forbes Magazine, Best of the Web, 2001


The Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances Resource Book

 Accenture, 2000

Comprehensive methodology for forming and managing external growth

What to Do with the Children: Unlocking the Value of a Subsidiary

Accenture Forum Magazine, 2000

Finding Joint Value: Measuring Shareholder Value in Alliances

Jossey-Bass, 2000

Chapter in “Mastering Alliance Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Management and Organization” by James D. Bamford; Benjamin Gomes-Casseres; and Michael S. Robinson

Decision Making Beyond the Boundaries: A New Concept of Corporate Governance

Jossey-Bass, 1999

Chapter in Leading Beyond the Walls by Frances Hesselbein; Marshall Goldsmith; and Iain Somerville and the Peter F. Drucker Foundation


Strategic Alliances: Formulating a New Management Discipline

Accenture, 1999

With Charles Kalmbach Jr., and Charles Roussel (1999). “Outlook by Issue: 1999, Special Edition: Dispelling the Myths of Alliances”.


Alliances as Statecraft

OS Journal, 1999


After the Acquisition

OS Journal, 1998


Measuring Shareholder Value: The Value of Strategic Alliances

OS Journal, 1998