Meet Our Board of Trustees
Robert J. Gilbert, Esq.
Mr. Gilbert is Senior Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP in Boston, MA and serves as the current Chair of the Lawrence General Board of Trustees. For 31 years, he has represented a variety of clients in complex insurance, business, product liability, environmental and real property disputes. Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Mr. Gilbert is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. His is board member of the Essex County Bar, and past president of the Lawrence Bar Association. Mr. Gilbert also chairs the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees.
Eduardo Haddad, MD
Dr. Haddad is president of the Lawrence General Hospital Medical Staff and the physicians’ representative on the Board of Trustees. A resident of North Andover, Dr. Haddad has been seeing patients in Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley for three decades. He is a practicing nephrologist who trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and strongly advocates for the value of locally delivered health care. Dr. Haddad serves as medical director for DaVita dialysis in North Andover, and for the acute dialysis unit at Whittier Rehabilitation hospital in Bradford, MA.
Dennis A. Conlin
Mr. Conlin is the owner and president of Conlin’s Pharmacy, Inc. in Methuen, serving the Merrimack Valley region for more than 100 years. Conlin’s provides traditional community, specialty and long term care pharmacy services as well as medical equipment and supplies to a wide range of customers in various home care settings.
Mr. Conlin currently serves as a member of the board of directors for a variety of trade associations, including Retailers Association of Massachusetts and Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England. In addition he gives of his time generously to local community organizations and has served on the board of the Central Catholic High School in Lawrence.
Mr. Conlin chairs the Quality Committee and Compliance, Audit and Risk Committee of the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees. He is an Andover resident.
Rosemarie Day is a health reform pioneer who has worked through the value chain of the health care industry, from start-ups to major corporations to government. Her goals include improving access to health care in the US and making health care more consumer-focused and patient-centered. As a founding leader of the Health Connector in Massachusetts, Rosemarie played a significant role in launching the award-winning organization that established the first state-run health insurance exchange in the United States and brought the uninsured rate down to 2 percent, the lowest in the country.
As the Founder & CEO of Day Health Strategies, she initially focused on implementing national health reform. She built on her company’s early success and is now serving organizations that want to transform their approach to offering or delivering health care.
Previously, Rosemarie served as Chief of Staff to the Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, where she helped to lead strategic planning and develop the leadership to grow the school in a new direction. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Massachusetts Medicaid program. She honed her fiscal skills through several senior level positions, including Assistant Secretary for Administration & Finance, as well as Budget Director for the Department of Transitional Assistance.
She has held a faculty appointment at Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, guest lectures at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Kennedy School, and has served as a Visiting Fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare (Beacon Press, 2020). Rosemarie holds an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an AB from Stanford University.
Jonathan G. Isaacson
Jonathan G. Isaacson is the President of The Gem Group, Inc, a privately held, multiple award-winning supplier of bags, business accessories, stationary, and gifts to the Promotional Products market.The company, going to market under the trade name Gemline, has been recognized as one of the 20 largest companies in Promotional industry. It has its primary operation in Lawrence Massachusetts, with a technical facility in Shenzhen, China.
Mr. Isaacson is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrence General Hospital where he sits on several committees and chairs the Governance committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Lawrence Partnership, the Global Council at Junior Achievement, the Parent Leadership Council at Harvey Mudd College, and he is an advisor to the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan School of Engineering.
Mr. Isaacson has served on the Board of the Young Presidents’ Organization of New England as Day chair, Membership Chair, Education Chair, and Chapter Chair. He has also served on the Advisory Board of pet product distributor, PetEdge, the Strategic Planning Committee of the Promotional Products Association, the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group, the Editorial Advisory Board of Supplier Global Resource. In 2008, he was named The Counselor Magazine’s International Person of the Year.
Jonathan Isaacson was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts and graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Shelley, and has three children.
Mark B. Johnson, Esq.
Mr. Johnson is founder of Johnson & Borenstein LLC, a mid-size real estate and civil litigation law firm located in Andover. He has been practicing in Andover since 1986. Johnson’s law firm focuses on all aspects of real estate, including real estate development, land use planning and permitting, resolution of title disputes and permitting appeals, and representing clients in residential, commercial and construction financing and transactions. In addition, the firm represents clients in a variety of corporate and civil litigation matters. The firm has attorneys admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and the District of Columbia.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Johnson attended The American University in Washington, D.C. and the Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association.
During his time in Andover, Johnson has held leadership roles in several community organizations, including the Service Club of Andover, CLASS, Inc., High Plain - Wood Hill School Building Committee, and Bancroft School Building Committee. Currently he serves on the Town of Andover Permanent Town Building Advisory Committee, the West Elementary School Building Committee, the Andover High School Facilities Study Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Lanam Club. He was the recipient of the Rotary Club of Andover’s Citizens Who Care Award in 2003.
Mike Mancuso joined LAwrence General's Board of Trustees in August 2019 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Peloton Advisors LLC. A resident of Andover, Mancuso is a former CEO of Philips Healthcare in Andover, MA. He is recognized as a thought leader and change agent in technological innovations including the use of mobility in health care, development of hospital to home solutions, genomics, wearable computing, and integrated medical devices. Prior to joining Philips, Mancuso was the CEO of three software companies involved with wireless, video, and data management.
Currently, Mancuso serves on the Board of Trustees at the Merrimack Valley YMCA as well as the American Heart Association of Boston. He and several other colleagues founded the Music & Youth Initiative, a non-profit that creates music clubhouses in the United States. Its mission is to provide free music lessons and music productions to inner city children.
Dana Marks, Treasurer
Mr. Marks is a certified public accountant and partner in the firm AAFCPAs. Since 1981, he has been advising closely-held and family-run businesses and a variety of nonprofit organizations in the fields of technology, manufacturing, retail and distribution, providing audited financial and operation information that assists in informed decision making and improved business performance. His experience with the complex reporting and compliance requirements of non-profits has benefited schools and religious organizations, as well as human and social services organizations. Mr. Marks is the chair of the Finance Committee of the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees and also serves on the hospital's Investment Committee, as well as the Compliance, Audit and Risk Committee. Mr. Marks also serves as treasurer and board member of the American Red Cross of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport, and Aspire Developmental Services.
Juana B. Matias
Juana B. Matias currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of MassINC and CommonWealth Magazine. She is responsible for setting the organizational vision, strategy and hiring needs of a 501(c) (3) non-partisan, public policy think-and-action-tank and Commonwealth Magazine, a digital journalistic enterprise. Juana was a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District from September 2017 - September 2018. Here, she led a bilingual and culturally competent campaign team with over 200 volunteers, a staff of 13 and a consulting team of 14 that included principals from polling, media and mail firms. Juana developed a comprehensive policy platform that spoke to the needs of working-class families during her campaign.
Juana also served as State Representative for the 16th Essex District from January 2017 - January 2019. In doing so, she secured $210k for district priorities and $1.4 million in grant funding - an increase of 81 percent. Juana also wrote legislative proposals and served on the Labor & Workforce Development, Public Safety & Homeland Security, Consumer Protection & Licensure and Personnel & Administration Committees. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2014. She proudly serves as a board member for UTEC, Amplify Latinx, Eastern Bank, and the The Community Group.
Marianne Paley Nadel
Marianne is the owner/manager of the historic Everett and Stone Mills in Lawrence. An urban planner specializing in community based economic development; Marianne sees real estate as a means to create opportunity for entrepreneurship, job growth, urban manufacturing, and education. Marianne worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation focusing on arts, culture and economic development, including the initial plans for the 42nd Street Redevelopment and South Street Seaport projects.
After receiving a Masters in City Planning from MIT in 1993, Marianne became a Senior Planner at Icon Architecture concentrating on historic districts and heritage projects. Marianne was the founding Executive Director of Groundwork Lawrence. She is married to Eric Nadel, and mother to Josh, Emily and Henry.
Norman F. Rogers, DDS
A resident of Andover, Dr. Rogers is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine. He has practiced in Methuen for many years, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Rogers is active in both the Merrimack Valley District Dental Society, where he served as the district secretary for 14 years, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Rogers serves on the Lawrence General Trustee Quality Appraisal Committee and the Finance Committee and has served on the board for two years.
Richard J. Santagati, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Santagati has served on the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees since 1988. In that time, he has been a member and chair of every board committee, and was the board chair from 2006 until 2013. Because of his long years of service, Mr. Santagati now serves in the role of chairman emeritus. He was president of Merrimack College from 1994 to 2008 and has served on the boards of several national corporations, including Revlon.
He is a strong supporter of local health care and Lawrence General, in particular. He was the lead donor in the campaign to build the new surgery center at Lawrence General, which bears his family’s name in honor of his years of service and generosity. In 2015, Mr. Santagati was recognized for his philanthropic leadership by the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, receiving it’s Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award. In addition, in 2014 Lawrence General instituted an annual award for civic leadership in Mr. Santagati’s name.
Ms. Sweeney is a seasoned market access and policy professional with subject matter expertise in health policy, value-based care, reimbursement, health economics, and medical technology. She is passionate about the transformation of health care enabled by medical technology, digital medicine, and telehealth.
Until March 2018, Ms. Sweeney was the global lead for Health Economics and Market Access at Philips Healthcare. Prior to that, she held leadership roles in state and federal government relations. Her product knowledge and experience include imaging and patient monitoring, standalone and integrated solutions, and digital health and telehealth. After leaving Philips Healthcare, Ms. Sweeney launched Access Strategies, LLC, to assist medical technology, digital health, and telehealth innovators to shape their value proposition and go-to-market strategies through the lens of critical financial stakeholder(s).
Currently, Ms. Sweeney also serves as an appointed member of the American Medical Association’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group and as an advisor for the Made Visible Foundation, whose mission is to create projects in the world of medicine designed to transform the patient experience.
William P. Wall
Mr. Wall joined the board of Lawrence General Hospital in 2017 and serves on the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. Wall is a managing member of OQ Partners, LLC, a private investment firm headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has more than 28 years of experience in the investment industry as an investor and attorney, and has participated in a wide variety of transactions in public and private markets and asset classes.
Mr. Wall serves as a corporate director for two public companies, Haynes International, Inc., and STAAR Surgical Company, serving on their Corporate Governance, Audit, and Compensation Committees. From February 2006 until June 2015, Mr. Wall served as general counsel of Abrams Capital Management, LLC, a value-oriented investment firm headquartered in Boston. Prior to joining Abrams Capital, Mr. Wall was a partner at a hedge fund for two years and was employed with Fidelity Investments for seven years, concluding as a managing director in its private investment group. He is a graduate of Harvard Law, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Wall also serves as Treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the North Andover Country Club. Mr. Wall resides in Andover with his wife Denise, and they have four children.