Principal, Life Sciences and Health Care
Northeast Provider Practice Leader
National Life Sciences and Health Care Leader – Women and Diversity
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Karen A. Matjucha, a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Boston Office, is the Northeast Lead for our Health Care Provider Practice, and the National Leader for the Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Women’s and Diversity Initiative. She is one of the firm’s Lead leading experts in Revenue Cycle and Performance Excellence within the Health Care Industry, and focuses on technology enabled transformation for hospitals and health systems. In this role, she has responsibility for developing relationships and leading engagements with some of the most significant health care organizations in the Northeast.
Karen has been with Deloitte Consulting for over 25 years and has expertise in the areas of revenue cycle, ERP/CIS system implementation and optimization, supply chain management, and operational performance improvement. Her clients have included many of the practice’s most significant health care clients, including Lahey Health, St. Barnabas Health System, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System), Hartford Hospital, UMass Memorial Health System, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Karen is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with a dual B.A. with honors in Economics and Psychology. She received her MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with concentrations in Health Services Management, Organizational Behavior and Finance.
In her free time, Karen enjoys coaching youth track, distance running, and playing in competitive tennis leagues.
Karen lives in Sudbury, MA with her husband and three children.
Sarah has held executive leadership roles in Human Resources Management for firms from technology-driven startups to NASDAQ-listed companies. Her varied background combines deep functional expertise in the strategies and tactics of human resources with broader business and organizational management skills, applied as a leader in both for-profit and civic causes.
Sarah spent her early career as a founding member and manager of an HR consulting practice, providing strategic and operational consulting services to organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500s across a broad range of industries from financial services to non-profits. She was eventually recruited to one of her clients, a privately held technical consulting firm called Advis, Inc., as Director of Human Resources.
She played a key role in the growth and development of that firm until its acquisition in 1999 by NASDAQ-listed Primix Solutions, an international strategic internet services firm headquartered in Watertown, MA. At Primix she was named Vice President of Human Resources, overhauling the firm’s hyper-growth recruiting model, overseeing five successful acquisitions, designing and installing scalable systems for both performance management and company-wide communications while serving as a member of the Global Executive Team. After Primix’ acquisition in 2002, Sarah returned to her consulting roots providing human resources, executive coaching, and operations consulting to a multiple clients in the technology and professional staffing industries.
After withdrawing from paid professional work to raise four children to school age, Sarah was actively engaged in both school and civic volunteer work for her local community. She served on the leadership board of The Sudbury Family Network, growing membership by over 400%, and served for four years on the Town of Sudbury’s Community Center Task Force, overseeing completion of a feasibility study and development of conceptual designs for a $25 million multigenerational town facility. She serves on the Executive Board of the General John Nixon Parent Teacher Organization, most recently completing a two year role as Co-President and Chairing the organization’s largest annual fundraising event.
Sarah is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH with a B.A. in International Studies, and received her Master of Business Administration from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University.
She lives with her husband and four children in Sudbury, MA, and enjoys CrossFit, Taekwon Do, skiing, time on Cape Cod, and crossword puzzles.
Kristen E. Ferris, a Partner in the Boston Office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, has a broad-based corporate practice with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and private equity and venture capital transactions. She represents public and private companies, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Kristen also advises clients on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance matters, and stock exchange listing requirements. Kristen has been with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (including its predecessor firm, Bingham McCutchen LLP) for over 12 years.
Kristen is a graduate of Boston College, with a B.A. in English and she received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Kristen is a wine enthusiast who enjoys traveling, running and skiing. Kristen lives in Weston, MA with her husband Mark and their three children.
Essex County Correctional Facility
Dr. Quimby is the Medical Director of the Essex County Correctional Facility in Middleton, Massachusetts, where she oversees the provision of healthcare to 1,200 male inmates, and also supervises detox facilities for both men and women. Prior to entering the field of correctional healthcare, Dr. Quimby worked as a primary care physician at one of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Centers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dr. Quimby has extensive experience in providing healthcare to students on university campuses, having served as a physician in both the Princeton and Yale University health services, where she worked with students from around the world and developed the Princeton University Health Services protocol for the evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis. Her career has included working in a variety of urgent care settings in the US and abroad in both Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine.
Dr. Quimby is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she majored in German and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. From there she went on to Dartmouth Medical School, where she graduated with honors and was elected to membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She trained in family medicine residency programs in Madison, Wisconsin and Middletown, Connecticut.
For the last 2 ½ years Dr. Quimby has volunteered at one of the family shelters in the Healthcare Without Walls network of clinics, and in her free time she volunteers for The College Guild, an organization that provides free correspondence courses for inmates in prisons throughout the United States. Dr. Quimby is married, has 2 children, 3 dogs, and lives in Byfield, MA.
Mary Grant served for eight years as a Massachusetts State Representative (2003-2011) for the 6th Essex District, Beverly, MA. In her State Representative position Mary served on numerous committees. She was Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and one the House Ways and Means Committee for 4 years. She also served on: Joint Committee on Public Health; the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; Joint Committee on Revenue; Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business; Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development as well as the Joint Committee on Human Services and Elder Affairs.
Ms. Grant was the on the Board of Directors for the Caucus of Women Legislators, and she created the Legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus. She has served on the Health and Human Services, Long-Term Care Financing Committee is a member of the Division of Higher Education, Nursing Initiative Task Force which become the Massachusetts Action Coalition for Nursing, and served on the Falls Prevention Task Force in the Department of Public Health. Mary was a member of the Northeast CQI (quality initiative) team for the MA Dept. of Children and Families.
Following her service in the MA House of Representative, she served as the Clinical Director for the Mass Health Office of Long Term Service and Supports and an interim director of statewide institutional, day and residential programs providing long term care. While at Mass Health she oversaw the statewide fleet of field nurse auditors and helped to author the first Adult Day Health program regulations and set up a protocol for medical record auditing of community programs providing services to Mass Health members. Mary moved to Care Dimensions a large hospice organization and served on the Executive Committee as the Director of Public Affairs. While there, she was successful in writing and obtaining a healthcare workforce transformation grant for the organization.
Mary has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing for over 30 years. She was in private practice in Beverly, MA since 1990. Previous to that she worked for 14 years in the MA Department of Mental Health in Community Mental Health Centers in Boston and Cape Ann. During this time, she established and co-directed a Sexual Abuse Treatment Service for Cape Ann under a criminal justice department grant. She has clinical expertise in psychological trauma of all ages, and held a certification in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing. Mary received her MS in Community Health Nursing from Boston College and her BSN with honors from Boston College. Recently she has been teaching health policy in the graduate school at Regis College, and role development and leadership in the graduate nursing school at Endicott College and serves on many boards and advisory committees including: American Nurses Association Massachusetts Board of Directors, NSIV-a biotech and clean tech incubator, Regis College Advisory Committee for Health Care degrees, Northeastern School Health Academy, Endicott College Nursing School Advisory Committee, North Shore YMCA board, MA Action Coalition Committees on Culture of Health and Academic Progression.
SVP, Deposit and Cash Management
Bill Heald, an SVP at Wellesley Bank oversees the business banking team in greater Boston. Bill has led business banking teams for over fifteen years. Prior to Wellesley Bank, Bill worked as a Commercial Lender at Rockland Trust, ran a business banking team at People’s United Bank, and led the Metro Boston business banking team at Citizens Bank.
In addition to Bill’s involvement with Health Care Without Walls, Bill is in his third year on the Board of Trustees at the Winsor School in Boston. Bill has a Master’s in Education from Lesley College. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Political Science and is a graduate of Noble and Greenough School.
Bill lives in South Natick with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, Bill enjoys all racquet sports, skiing, running, and fitness.