Robert J. Hugin, Chairman and CEO, Celgene

 
 

Bob Hugin

Mr. Hugin serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for unmet medical needs in cancer and immune-inflammatory disease.  He joined Celgene in June 1999 and has been a Director of Celgene since December 2001.

Mr. Hugin is a Director of The Medicines Company and Atlantic Health System, Inc.  He also serves as Chairman of the Board of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, The Darden Foundation, University of Virginia and of Family Promise, a national non-profit network assisting homeless families.  Prior to joining Celgene, Mr. Hugin was a Managing Director with J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. Mr. Hugin received an AB degree from Princeton University in 1976 and an MBA from the University of Virginia in 1985 and served as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer during the intervening period.  Bob and his wife Kathy have three children and live in Summit, New Jersey.

 

 

Giovanni Colella '95, CEO and Co-founder, Castlight Health

 
 

Giovanni Colella

Giovanni Colella co-founded Castlight Health in 2008, along with Todd Park (co-founder of Athena Health, and currently U.S. Chief Technology Officer) and Bryan Roberts of Venrock. Castlight is the leader in delivering health care transparency solutions to businesses. With almost 100 customers, including many in the Fortune 500, Castlight Health is one of the fastest growing health care technology companies.

Prior to co-founding Castlight, Giovanni was Founder, President and CEO of RelayHealth, a pioneering health care company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors to their patients. McKesson purchased RelayHealth in 2006. Previously, Giovanni was a senior executive at Sapient, a partner at SAI, a health care advisory firm in New York, and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Early in his career, Giovanni practiced psychiatry in Manhattan where he was the director of the Transitional Day Treatment Program at Roosevelt Hospital.

Giovanni graduated with an M.D. from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy, where he was valedictorian. He did his fellowship in Public Health at Columbia University, and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was a Popper Scholar.

 

 

Eric C. Rackow, MD, President and CEO, SeniorBridge (Humana)

 
 

Eric Rackow

Dr. Rackow has nearly four decades’ experience in health care. Prior to his role at Humana he was president and CEO of SeniorBridge, a national health care company that provides in-home care management and in-home caregiving to the chronically ill.  In addition to his role at Humana, he is Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and is widely recognized as a national authority on critical care medicine, complex care management, and health care delivery systems. 

Prior to SeniorBridge, Dr. Rackow was president of NYU Hospitals Center, where he was responsible for ensuring the quality of medical services and promoting continued excellence in patient care, medical education, and clinical research. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer at NYU Hospitals Center and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York.  After earning his M.D. at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and completed a fellowship in Cardiology. Dr. Rackow is the author of more than 180 articles and 40 chapters on the care of patients with complex medical problems. 

He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine, dedicated to education and research in caring for patients with severe illness or injury. Dr. Rackow also serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Franklin Marshall College. Dr. Rackow is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Cardiology, and American College of Chest Physicians. In 2004, he received the distinguished award of Mastership of the American College of Physicians.