Board and Advisors

Board of Directors

Michael A. Stocker, Director

Dr. Mike Stocker has been an exceptional healthcare leader throughout his career and brings experience and perspectives to ActualMeds from both Payer and Provider segments. Currently he is on the Board of Montefiore Medical Center.  Just prior to that he served as Chairman of the Board for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation from 2008 -2014. He is well known as the former President and CEO of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield who guided its transformation to a publicly traded company in 2002; and that was eventually acquired by Wellpoint in 2005 where he continued to operate the East Region for them.  Wellpoint is comprised of 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the country. He also served as President and CEO  of Cigna Health Plan.  Mike began his career practicing medicine for a dozen years , Board certified in Internal Medicine and Family Practice,  before assuming positions as Medical Director at two Health Plans.  Over the years he has served on many Boards, including corporations, non-profits, New York City charitable foundations and early stage companies.  Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and an MPH from the University of Michigan.

Bob Leary, Director

Bob Leary brings operating and development experience for Software as a Service solutions in healthcare, as well as the experience associated with selling to both Payers and Providers- all of great importance to ActulaMeds. He has  more than a quarter century of experience in fostering the design and development of computerized techniques and strategies for managing and utilizing healthcare data. Leary participated in the development of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) at Yale University and directed the implementation of some of the first commercially available systems that used DRGs as a basis for measuring case mix. Based on this, Bob co-founded HSS, which merged with Ingenix and was eventually acquired by United Healthcare. Prior to founding HSS, Leary served as Vice President of Research and Development for HCIA, Inc. (now Solucient), HSS’ former parent company. In this capacity, he was responsible for directing the development of new techniques, methodologies and databases for managing health care. Leary has authored numerous articles for leading industry publications including Advance for Health Information Executives.He holds a BA from Southern Connecticut State University and an MPH from the Yale University School of Medicine.

David L. Anderson, Board Advisor

Dr. Anderson is Managing Director of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital and consulting company specializing in marketing, sales and supply chain software investing. He is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture, a global technology consulting company. He serves on the Board of Directors of Descartes Systems Group, of Waterloo, Ontario, Steelwedge Software , of Pleasanton, California,  Aiko Biotechnology, a Portland, Maine drug development company, Placester of Boston, Massachusetts, NBD Nanotechnology of Boston, Massachusetts and is Board Chairman of Control Group, a New York City-based digital media technology consulting company.He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the University of New England and a member of the Boston College Technology Council.

Dr. Anderson received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Econometrics and Finance from Boston College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Leslie Margolin, Board Advisor

For more than 30 years, Leslie Margolin has worked to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, accessibility and affordability of health care.  As President of Anthem Blue Cross (California), she spearheaded a successful turnaround of the company’s commercial book of business and launched “Patient Safety First … A California Partnership for Health”, a patient safety collaborative of unprecedented scale and impact, credited with saving ~3,600 lives and achieving savings of ~$63M in its first three years of operation. As leader of all hospital and health plan operations nationally for Kaiser Permanente, Margolin served as lead negotiator in historic interest-based bargaining efforts with 29 local and 9 international unions representing 86,000 employees. Margolin began her health care career with CIGNA Corporation, as assistant general counsel and later as President and General Manager of CIGNA HealthCare of California.

In establishing The Margolin Group™, and launching Partners Transforming Health™, Margolin advances her health care strategy to an entirely new level. Building on her deep, trusting relations with hospital, health plan, medical group, purchaser, consumer and distribution channel partners across the nation, Margolin is establishing a comprehensive, system-wide, coalition-based business to drive meaningful and sustainable improvements in cost, quality and safety, a business model recently implemented by Anthem Blue Cross in California and well underway with clients in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the nation.

Margolin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Connecticut College, her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University, and her Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Labor Relations from New York University.

Company Advisors

Joan Z. Quinn, RN; MSN; FAAN; GSA
Board Member: VNAA; ProHealth Physicians CT
Medicare Programs Anthem (BCBS)
United Health Evercare Program

Joan Quinn is currently the President of Quinn Consultants, which is involved with all aspects of healthcare delivery and has particular emphasis on older and disabled adults. She is involved in care management and has been instrumental in its development and implementation of this service nationally and internationally in Australia, New Zealand and Canada for many years. She began her career in the healthcare system in the hospital and homecare settings. Subsequently, she worked in one of the first research and demonstration programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services implementing community based care management programs for older and young disabled adults. Her recent work has been in the private sector where she was the Senior Vice President for Anthem Blue Cross and BlueShield in Connecticut engaged in implementing all Medicare and Medicaid programs in that Company. She then was a Senior Manager in the merger of Nevada, Colorado Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies into Anthem and then Wellpoint companies. Her most recent employment was with United Health Group, headquartered in Minnesota, starting their Evercare Program in Connecticut. This program provided community care management services to high-risk people of any age and targeted older adults with chronic illness by providing Nurse Practitioners in Nursing Homes and the community settings. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and is engaged on an advisory board at the University in that school. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the Gerontology Society of America.

Robert L. Dickman, MD; FAAFP, AGSF

Dr Robert L. Dickman was the founding Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine from 2001-2009 and a practicing geriatrician at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA from 2001-2010. Dr. Dickman has been active in the field of geriatric medicine since its inception and has been a fellow in the American Geriatric Society since 1985 and board certified since 1988. He has published text book chapters and articles in Geriatric medicine with a particular emphasison rational drug therapy in the elderly. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in geriatric medicine and ethical decision making at the end of life. Dr Dickman has recently retired from the active practice of medicine and works as a consultant to a variety of groups concerned with health care for the elderly.

Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD
Professor of Medicine; Center on Aging and Department of Medicine University of Connecticut Farmington, CT

Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD, is a Professor at the Center on Aging and Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He also holds a secondary academic appointment as Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Dr. Fortinsky conducts clinical and community-based research with the goals of preserving and improving health and quality of life, and improving health and social care, for older adults and their families. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and numerous private foundations. Currently, his major areas of investigation are: primary care for older persons with memory loss and their family caregivers; health-related outcomes and resource use among older adults receiving home health care; medication adherence among older adults living with HIV/AIDS; and evaluation of evidence-based programs to prevent falls. He teaches in the public health program and mentors numerous master’s level and doctoral students at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fortinsky received his doctoral degree in Sociology in 1984 from Brown University.