HealthMine Advisory Board

The Honorable Dick Gephardt, Board Chair


President and CEO of Gephardt Group Government Affairs. Mr. Gephardt was the United States House of Representatives Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and the House Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003.  He provides strategic advice to clients on issues before the House, Senate and Executive Branch of the federal government.

Dr. Donald R. Fischer, MD


Donald R. Fischer, MD, MBA, is an independent health care consultant who was the senior vice president of health affairs and chief medical officer at Highmark, Inc. from 2004 through 2015. Among his responsibilities were clinical strategy, medical management and policy, care management services, utilization management, quality management and preventive health services. He practiced pediatric cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for many years, and served as the Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital from 1996-2000.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith


Recognized as the number one Leadership Thinker in the World and a top five Management Thinker in 2015. Dr. Goldsmith was the top-ranked executive coach at the 2013 biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London. His new book, Triggers, published in 2015, is a New York Times best seller.

Dr. Mark B. McClellan


Director of the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy and one of the nation’s leaders in health policy and reform.  Dr. McClellan was formerly a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. Dr. McClellan also served as Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration under President George W. Bush from 2002 through 2004 and subsequently as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2004 through 2006.

Dave Osterndorf


Partner and Chief Actuary at Health Exchange Resources. Mr. Osterndorf was formerly a Managing Director and Chief Healthcare Actuary of Towers Watson.  He leads a team of consultants who provide health plan strategy advice and procurement services to mid-to-large scale employers.

Admiral William (Bill) A. Owens

Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom (the third largest telecom company in the US). Admiral Owens was Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second‐ranking military officer in the US. He also serves on a number of public boards including Wipro and Red Bison Advisory Group.

Governor Bill Owens


Managing Director at Renew Strategies. Governor Owens was the 40th Governor of Colorado from 1999 to 2007.  He leads a land and water development firm and serves on a number of public boards including Key Energy, Bill Barrett Corporation and Federal Signal.


Dr. Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Primary Care Physician at the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia and is on the faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. His research focuses on studying innovative ways to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes by combining connected health approaches that collect patient-generated health data with engagement strategies that leverage insights from behavioral economics. Dr. Patel is also the Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, an initiative within the health care system to systematically tests ways to apply insights from behavioral science to choice environments to improve health care value and outcomes.