The Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Governor to three-year terms. There are two public members and five physician members. A member may serve only two consecutive terms. Members sometimes serve beyond the end of their terms before a replacement is appointed. Each member also serves on one or more of the Board's committees.
Candace Lapidus Sloane, M.D., Chair, Physician Member
Dr. Sloane was appointed to the Board in 2011. She earned BS (Magna Cum Laude) and MD degrees from Tufts University. She interned in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and served her Pediatric Residency at New York Hospital. She was a Pediatric Fellow and Instructor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She later completed a Residency in Dermatology in the combined Boston University/Tufts University Medical School program, and was Chief Resident in Dermatology her third year. Dr. Sloane is board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. She served as an Instructor on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Service and Director of the Community Health Center Initiative in Dermatology at Boston Medical Center; an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and Director, Fellowship in Primary Care Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine; and as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. At Brown she was head of Pediatric Dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital, served as Dermatology Residency Director, and a Member of the Medical School Admissions Committee. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Brown Medical School and a member of the Adjunct Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital Boston. She has lectured widely in the US and Europe, and authored or co-authored many publications in Pediatrics and Dermatology. Her special area of research interest is atopic dermatitis.
Kathleen Sullivan Meyer, Esq., Public Member, Vice Chair
Ms. Meyer was appointed to the Board in 2012, and is an Attorney at Law. She is a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University in 1978. Ms. Meyer practiced at the Boston law firms of Snider, Crowe & Sbrogna and Lubin & Meyer, P.C. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Meyer has also served on the Board of Corporators of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Fenn School Board of Trustees in Concord, Massachusetts. Ms. Meyer chairs the Licensing Committee.
Marianne E. Felice, M.D., Physician Member
Dr. Marianne E. Felice is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Physician-in-Chief of the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Felice received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital and a Fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine at the University of Maryland. Dr. Felice is widely published, and has been awarded over $25 million in grant funds for service, training, or research programs in child health. She is the immediate past Chair of the Worcester Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force, is a former president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, a former Chair of the Committee on Adolescence of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a past President of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and a past member of the Board of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Among many awards Dr. Felice has received are the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Fellow Award in Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics Adele Hofman Award for outstanding achievement in Adolescent Health, the Katherine Erskine Award for Medicine or Science from the YWCA, and the Lois B. Green Achievement Award for Leadership from the United Way. In 2004, she was the 200th Orator for the Massachusetts Medical Society; the third woman to receive such an honor. In 2009, she was honored by Carlow University as a University Laureate for leadership in her field and by the March of Dimes for leadership in infant health. In 2011 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Service at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Felice was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine in 2012. Dr. Felice chairs the Complaint Committee.
Robin Richman, M.D., Physician Member
Dr. Richman was appointed to the Board in 2013. Dr. Richman is the Vice President for physician relations at Massachusetts Hospital Association in Burlington, MA. Dr. Richman was chief medical officer and executive vice p resident for medical affairs at RELIANT MEDICAL GROUP (previously known as the Fallon Clinic) in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2013. In this role, she headed a group medical practice consisting of 240 physicians and 90 advanced practitioners.
Before joining RELIANT MEDICAL GROUP, Dr. Richman was Vice-President of Quality and Patient Safety for Atrius Health. Prior to that, Dr. Richman was specialty director of OB/GYN services for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA), leading a large department that included 60 physicians and 20 midwives who delivered care at 17 different practices and 5 Greater Boston-area hospitals. She was also director of CME (continued medical education) for Atrius Health's 600-physician practice and a board member of CRICO/RME, the medical liability organization for the Harvard medical community. Before joining HVMA, Dr. Richman spent two years as the chief medical officer for Tufts Health Care Institute. She also held the chief medical officer position at Women's Health Management Solutions. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Richman was vice president and medical director of Tufts Health Plan, responsible for NCQA accreditation, member grievances regarding clinical events, all quality measurements and initiatives, and credentialing. She also served as the organizational clinical representative for state and regional legislative initiatives. On a national level, Dr. Richman served on both the Leadership Council and chaired the Women's Health Subcommittee for the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Before turning to more administrative endeavors, Dr. Richman spent 13 years in private OB/GYN practice in association with Newton-Wellesley and Emerson Hospitals in the Boston area. At Emerson, she was the chief of obstetrics and gynecology from 1988 to 1990. Dr. Richman is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Los Angeles County Women's Hospital and spent a year in a fellowship program at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Paul R. DeRensis, Esq., Public Member
Attorney Paul R. DeRensis was appointed to the Board in 2013 as a Public Member. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been admitted to practice in numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and numerous United States District Courts. He is one of the founders of a Boston law firm. Mr. DeRensis’ law practice focuses on the representation of municipalities and public agencies. Mr. DeRensis also practices in the area of corporate governance and litigation, representing both non-profit and for profit corporations.
In addition to his legal perspective, he has practical hands-on familiarity with the problems faced by government agencies in that he has served local government as an appointed official, also as an elected member of a Town Planning Board and is a seven term elected member of a town Board of Selectmen. He has served a term as President of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association. He is in his sixth term as a member of the Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Commission by appointment from the Governor.
Michael E. Henry, M.D., Physician Member
Dr. Michael Henry is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He then assumed the medical directorship of the university’s affiliated unit for mentally ill deaf people. After two years as director, he accepted and completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Henry subsequently joined Abbott Laboratories as the Associate Medical Director of the team developing Sertindole, a novel antipsychotic medication. Shortly after completion of the new drug application, he moved to McLean Hospital to become the Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service. After 10 years as Director, he switched to a research affiliation at McLean Hospital and joined St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton as the Chairman of Psychiatry. Subsequently, he was appointed Vice President of Mental Health for Steward Health.
During his tenure at Steward Health, Dr. Henry received recognition for his outstanding teaching from the Tuft’s University Medical Students and received the annual teaching award from the psychiatry residents in 2010. He also held the position of Director of Residency Training and was the Chairman of the Committee on Graduate Medical Education. He is currently the Director of Somatic Therapy and Medical Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Henry’s research interests have been focused on the use of brain imaging techniques to study mood disorders and facilitate drug discovery. He has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters. He has presented this work both nationally and internationally.
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