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Atrius Health Board of Trustees

Clinician Trustees:

  • Karim Awad, MD
  • Helen Dajer, CNM
  • Stephen Ferzoco, MD
  • Joo Kim, MD
  • Laura Lee, MD
  • Scott Perman, MD
  • Eliza Shulman, DO, MPH
  • Guy Spinelli, MD (Board Chair)

Community Trustees:

  • Rita Advani
  • John Kingsdale, PhD
  • Richard MacDonald
  • Robert Mechanic
  • Vinod Sahney, PhD
  • Leslie Teso-Lichtman
  • Steven Wright

Atrius Health Leadership Team

  • Steven Strongwater, MD, President & CEO
  • Joe Kimura, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Christopher Andreoli, MD, Chair, Central Surgical Specialties
  • Kalisa Barratt, Chief Compliance Officer
  • William Boyd, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Relations
  • Kerry Cady, Executive Director, Central Medical Specialties and Central Surgical Specialties
  • Peggy Chou, MD, Senior Medical Director, Performance Excellence, Medical Management
  • Claire Cronin, MD, Associate Chief of Surgical Specialties
  • Christina Della Croce, Executive Director, Transitional Care
  • Jennifer DerKazarian, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Kevin Fitzpatrick, MD, Chair, Ob/Gyn
  • Jane Fogg, MD, MPH, Chair, Internal Medicine and Population Health
  • Jule Frechette, Executive Director, Pediatrics
  • Sandra Geiger, Chief People Officer
  • Jim Haeffner, Executive Director, Ancillary Services
  • Patrick Holland, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jacob Kagan, MD, Chair, Behavioral Health
  • Michael Macina, Executive Director, Behavioral Health
  • Craig Monsen, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Daniel Moriarty, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael Moynihan, Executive Director, Ob/Gyn
  • Keith Murphy, Executive Director, Hoshin & Strategy Deployment
  • Kimberly Nelson, Chief Legal Officer
  • Todd Rose, MBA, Interim CEO of VNA Care
  • Rachel Rosenblum, MHA, Chief Operating Officer
  • Rich Russo, Vice President, Finance
  • Rebecca Schwartz, MD, Chair, Ancillary Services
  • Marci Sindell, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of External Affairs
  • Dan Slater, MD, Chair, Pediatrics
  • Holly Thomas, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Integration
  • Rodney VanDerwarker, Executive Director, Internal Medicine
  • Monera Wong, MD, Chair, Transitional Care
  • James Woolman, Vice President, Network Contracting & Financial Integration
  • Peter Young, MD, Chair, Central Medical Specialties

Dr. Steven Strongwater, President and CEO

Dr. Steven Strongwater is the President and CEO of Atrius Health, a non-profit accountable care organization with 6,600 employees serving 745,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts and a national leader in delivering high-quality coordinated medical, home health and hospice care. 

Dr. Strongwater previously served as Geisinger Health System’s Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Medical Executive for Acquisition Integration. While at Geisinger, he provided transformational leadership developing new models of care, as well as strategies and tactics to improve value, leveraging analytics and simulation tools.  

Dr. Strongwater has served also in a variety of leadership positions including Assistant Chancellor, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief of Staff and Chief Executive Officer, at UMass Medical Center, the University of Connecticut Health Center and Stony Brook University Medical Center, respectively.  Currently, he serves on the Mass Digital Health Council, IBM Watson Advisory Board, Janssen Healthcare Innovators Council, Healthcare Executives Network, and on the Zetema Project. He has a long standing interest in population health, physician resilience, quality and patient safety. 

Dr. Strongwater completed his undergraduate medical education at Upstate Medical Center and a research fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan. He is a member of AOA and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.

Dr. Joe Kimura, Chief Medical Officer

Joe Kimura, MD MPH is Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health and an internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a medical practice of Atrius Health.  He has broad experience leading ambulatory care delivery system improvements with specialty expertise in clinical informatics and healthcare data analytics. He is dual board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics.

Dr. Kimura has held multiple positions within Atrius Health including Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director for Analytics and Reporting Systems, and Medical Director for Quality Measurement.  From 2008-2010, he served as a primary care clinician and physician leader in the Complete Care Program for the Orange County Service Area of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. 

Dr. Kimura’s specialty clinical interests are in the pragmatic applications of clinical informatics in the delivery of care.  He speaks regularly to national audiences on the future of healthcare analytics and the critical role of clinical leadership to drive the development of analytic tools that can help clinicians and patients.  In 2012, Dr. Kimura was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the United States.  Since 2014, he has served as co-chair the Office of National Coordinator HIT Policy Federal Workgroup on Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use. 

Dr. Kimura was an undergraduate at Stanford University and received his medical degree from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. He completed his primary care internal medicine residency at the University of California in San Francisco and his health services research fellowship at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School.  He received a master’s of public health in Health Care Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.  In 2015, he completed the Advanced Management Program at MIT Sloan School of Management and received a certificate in Management, Innovation, and Technology.