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. Currently the Board has two vacant physician seats and one vacant public member seat. 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. Dr. Sloane chairs the Board’s Licensing Committee.
Gerald. B. Healy, M.D., Physician Member, Vice Chair
Dr. Healy was appointed to the Board in 2011, and he chairs the Complaint and Data Repository Committees. He is the emeritus Surgeon-in-Chief and the emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Healy is Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Laryngological Association, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Bronchoesophagological Association, and the Triological Society, and was Secretary and President of the American Laryngological Association. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and is a past-President of the College. In 1986, Dr. Healy was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served as its Executive Vice-President until 2004. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dr. Healy was a Trustee of Children’s Hospital Boston and is currently a Trustee of Boystown in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Healy is the author of several books and book chapters and/or monographs, and is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the principal investigator of NIH funded research addressing diseases affecting infants and children and has been cited for his pioneering work with laser surgery in children. In addition he has lectured in North America, Asia and Europe on health care reform, patient safety, the need to restructure medical education and international medical collaboration.
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.
Kathleen Sullivan Meyer, Public Member
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.
Robin Richman, M.D., Physician Member
Bio to appear soon.
This information is provided by the Board of Registration in Medicine.