MJHS Board Members
Danielle Rollmann | Chair
Danielle Rollmann is an executive who uses her business experience and knowledge of health care in her role as Chair of the MJHS Health System board of directors and as a member of the MJHS Foundation and Elderplan boards of directors. She is also an ex-officio member of the following boards of directors: MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, MJHS Home Care, Menorah and Isabella Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, and HomeFirst LHCSA boards.
Rollmann is currently Vice President, Market Access Policy at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Previously she was a commercial strategist consultant for Next Wave Consulting. Prior to that, Rollmann was the head of access priorities at Pfizer, Inc., where she led initiatives to advance patient access to medicines and cross-functional teams in analyzing and developing Pfizer’s positions on health care issues. Her work guided Pfizer’s external messaging on public policy matters and contributed to internal capability development for effective external engagement. She was promoted to that position after serving as Pfizer’s head of international policy and head of international policy, developed markets (Europe and Asia.)
Earlier in her career, Rollmann held various positions at a leading general management consulting firm, Booz & Company, where she rose through the ranks to become a Partner. As a consultant, she served as an advisor on commercial innovation, growth strategy, marketing strategy and business transformation for clients from startups to Fortune 50 corporations.
Rollmann earned a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Bradley Fluegel | Vice Chair
Brad Fluegel brings significant health care expertise, corporate vision, advisory and joint venture leadership to the board of MJHS, where he serves as Vice Chair. He is also Chair of the Elderplan, MJHS Home Care, and HomeFirst LHCSA boards, as well as a member of the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care and MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care boards. He is an advisor to health care organizations, entrepreneurs and other participants in health care. Previously, he was SVP and Chief Health Care Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreens.
Before joining Walgreens, Fluegel served as Executive in Residence at Health Evolution Partners. Previously, he spent three years as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer for WellPoint, where he oversaw long-term strategic planning, government affairs and corporate communications. Fluegel was also the Senior Vice President, National Accounts and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy for Aetna. Earlier in his career, Fluegel was CEO for Reden & Anders (Ingenix Consulting) and a principal at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, where he led the health sector consulting practice.
Fluegel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Fluegel also serves as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Burton Esrig | Secretary
Burton J. Esrig is Chair of the MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care board, Vice Chair of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care board of directors, as well as Secretary of the MJHS board and a member of the MJHS Foundation board. An executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial, real estate transactions, technology, marketing and business creation, he has spent most his career specializing in technology innovation, real estate finance and securitized products.
Esrig is an independent financial and compliance technology consultant. He was previously Managing Director, ACA Technology, where he created technology products for regulatory and compliance stakeholders.
His charitable involvement has ranged from the boards of the Wall Street Division of UJA-Federation of New York, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation-NJ, Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing-Beth Israel Medical Center to the advisory board of the Garden State Film Festival.
Esrig has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also has completed nondegree coursework in accounting, marketing and finance at New York University.
Steven Topal | Treasurer
Since joining the boards of directors in 1995, Steven Topal has brought to various MJHS boards an extensive background in accounting and law, along with a personal commitment to philanthropy and a passion for carrying forward the MJHS not-for-profit mission of caring for frail, elderly and at-risk members of the community. Steven served as the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Board Chair from 2011-2014 and then Vice Chair during a major campus renovation and expansion, as well as implementation of ground-breaking programs for residents.
Today, he is once again Chair of the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care board, Vice Chair of the MJHS Home Care, MJHS Foundation, and HomeFirst LHCSA boards, Treasurer of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care board and member of the MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care boards.
Topal is Partner and Chief Collaboration Officer of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, a Top 10 international firm and Top 100 US accounting firm. He is also President of Prager Metis Charitable Foundation. He was a Partner at Rothschild, Topal, Miller & Kraft PC prior to merging his successful practice with Prager Metis in January 2010. In addition, he is a Partner in the law firm of Topal & Topal. He is considered an expert in the hospitality industry and frequently speaks on relevant topics to industry groups.
Topal received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and has a juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School. His professional affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Topal also sits on the boards of Hillel at Binghamton, where his is treasurer, and the National Ramah Commission.
Arthur Goshin M.D., M.P.H | Immediate Past Chair
Arthur Goshin is the Immediate Past Chair of the MJHS board and is currently Chair of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, Vice Chair of the Elderplan board, Secretary and Treasurer of MJHS Foundation, as well as serves on the boards of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Home Care, Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care and HomeFirst LHCSA. His 40-year career includes public health, the development and management of large health care organizations, as well as leadership experience in medical and social endeavors.
Many people characterize Goshin’s endeavors as incorporating three pathways of involvement: global philanthropy, academic initiatives and community service. He was Founder, President and CEO of Univera Healthcare until his retirement in 2003. During his 30-year tenure with the organization, Goshin grew the program to more than 500,000 members statewide. In 2006, he founded HealthyWorld Foundation. He is president and CEO of the organization, which has innovative health projects in Uganda and India.
Goshin helped found the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York and now serves as a trustee. He is also a long-time trustee of Freedom from Hunger, one of the premier global organizations working to alleviate poverty of the poorest of the poor in more than 25 countries.
While a clinical professor at the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, Goshin created the Office of Global Health Initiatives. He is also an adjunct professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Goshin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and Doctor of Medicine from the University at Buffalo. In 2015, he received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. For each of the last 10 years, Goshin has written a book of poetry; some include his own photography.
Peter Bailey is Executive Vice Chairman of the board for Consensus Health and Continuum Health. Previously, he was CEO of both Consensus Health and Continuum Health and CEO of LabVantage Solutions.
Bailey joined the MJHS Health System and Elderplan boards in 2021.
A unique success story, Eli Feldman began his career as an executive assistant and rose through the ranks to become President and Chief Executive Officer of MJHS, a position he held for 36 years. In addition to being named CEO emeritus in January 2015, he is also a member of the following boards of directors: MJHS, Elderplan, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, MJHS Home Care and MJHS Foundation, HomeFirst LHCSA, and he is Secretary of Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care.
Under his vision and extraordinary leadership, MJHS grew into a $1.1 billion pioneering health system that provides innovative and compassionate services to frail, at risk, and chronically impaired populations, including: rehabilitation and nursing care, hospice and palliative care, health plans, home care and senior housing. Feldman was also a driving force behind creation of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, which promotes access to evidence-based, specialist-level palliative care across the continuum of health care.
As a recognized expert on chronic and long-term care issues, he was a member of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s highly influential Medicaid Redesign Team—now known as the Value-Based Payment Work Group, Co-Chair of the Managed Long Term Care Implementation and Waiver Redesign Work Group, and a critical player in the New York State’s Medicaid reform movement.
Feldman graduated cum laude with a B.S. in business administration from C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He holds an M.B.A. in hospital administration from Wagner College. He also is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dozens of groups have recognized Feldman for his enormous contributions to the health care sector, including LeadingAge, LeadingAge New York, Home Care Association of New York State, Inc., Agudah Women of America, and his own alma mater—C. W. Post College of Long Island University.
Cari Almo Gallman
Cari Almo Gallman is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Previously, she was Assistant General Counsel and head of commercial legal and compliance, U.S. and Worldwide Oncology, for the organization.
Gallman joined the MJHS Health System and Elderplan boards of directors in 2021.
Stephen Jackson is a member of the MJHS and Elderplan boards of directors. He is President of AlignCare, an analytics company focused on improving and reducing the cost of care. He is also an active investor and advisor focused on services and systems for the health care industry including e-Caring, a care management system.
In 1997, Jackson founded Plan Data Management, a software solutions company focused on Medicare Advantage. The company was a market leader: the client roster included Aetna, WellPoint, Cigna and many Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans. In 2004, he expanded the company’s services in partnership with Johns Hopkins University to include fraud, waste and abuse, as well as analytics. A few years later, Jackson sold the company to TriZetto. At TriZetto, he held the position of President of Government Programs. He was also responsible for corporate strategy and M&A.
Earlier in his career, Jackson founded and ran a successful marketing and consulting practice in Los Angeles that was sold in 1997. Additional experience includes a career in advertising at CDP/Young & Rubicam in London, as well as Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in England, Jackson holds a degree in business management from Manchester University.
Benjamin Karsch brings to the MJHS board impressive industry insight, marketing expertise and an expansive professional network. He is currently Managing Director and Group Chief Marketing Officer for Accenture Strategy and Accenture Sustainability Services at Accenture. Previously, he was CMO at Revlon, where he served on the company’s global leadership team and led Revlon Consumer division’s global brand marketing, product development, consumer engagement, and public relations. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer for U.S. businesses at Cigna. In this role, he played a key role on the executive team, building Cigna’s marketing function including brand and communications, digital marketing, customer experience and segment marketing.
Amir Kishon brings extensive health care, technology and digital health expertise to the boards of MJHS and in the role of Secretary for Elderplan. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Twig Health in the digital enablement of medical management. Previously, he was CEO of RMDY Health (acquired by OptimizeRx). Before that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Layers, Inc., a leading provider of Digital Therapeutics solutions, driving long term patient engagement, improving population health and reducing costs. The Wellness Layers Digital Therapeutics platform enables health care companies to rapidly establish their own white-label collaborative digital health and wellness programs, building a highly effective, efficient and scalable bridge between their clinicians/coaches and their patients or caregivers. He also serves as a director at Ephraim Kishon Copyrights.
Prior to joining Wellness Layers in 2002, Kishon was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SoftWatch, a provider of web-based CRM solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. His previous experience includes software management at EFI and the Israeli Defense Forces.
Kishon received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.
Geline Midouin is the Chief People Officer at Shearman and Sterling. Previously she was Chief Talent Officer at McCann Health and SVP, Global Human Resources at Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.
Midouin, who joined in 2021, currently sits on the boards of MJHS and Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care. She is also Secretary of the MJHS Home Care and HomeFirst LHCSA boards of directors. the MJHS Health System and Elderplan boards of directors in 2021.
Prior to retirement, Jay Talbot was a Senior Program Director at The Cleveland Foundation, where he oversaw program areas addressing a range of urban issues including early childhood development, downtown and neighborhood revitalization and community engagement. He currently sits on the MJHS and Elderplan boards of directors and is Treasurer of the Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care board.
Earlier in his career, he served as the Founding Director of the Cincinnati Institute of Justice, and Senior Planner at the Vera Institute of Justice. Talbot received a BS in History from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Xavier University.
Ann Wyatt is currently a consultant in long-term care, where she promotes innovative and comprehensive palliative care programs for people with advanced dementia. Previously she was Manager for Palliative and Residential Care at Caringkind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter). She has also worked with the Cobble Hill-Isabella Collaboration Project, concerned with creating more person-centered care environments, and with the United Hospital Fund on their family caregiver project, Next Step in Care. Wyatt is currently Chair of the Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care board of directors, Vice Chair of the MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care board, and a member of the MJHS board of directors.
Earlier in her career, Wyatt helped to develop Independence Care System, a managed long-term care plan for younger people with disabilities. Prior to that, she was Associate Director of the Office of Long Term Care, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, where she helped to oversee OBRA implementation for HHC’s nearly 3,000 skilled nursing beds. Before that, as the initial Planning Director for the Village Nursing Home AIDS Project, she helped develop the first AIDS adult day health program in the country.
Wyatt was a founding board member of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, and of the Village Nursing Home, and is a founding board member of Ibasho, an organization that works internationally to help create socially integrated, sustainable aging communities, of Music and Memory, Inc. (the iPod project), and of Sprat Artistic ensemble.
President and CEO, MJHS Health System
President, MJHS Health Plans
David Wagner was hired as Director of Budget and Reimbursement for the not-for-profit MJHS Health System in 1999, steadily rising through the ranks since joining the organization. In 2014, he was named Chief Financial Officer of Elderplan, Inc. which includes Elderplan, a health plan with Medicare and Medicaid contracts, and HomeFirst, a Managed Long-Term Care plan. By the end of 2015, he was appointed COO in addition to CFO of the health plans. During this time, Wagner solidified his internal leadership team and drove improvements in quality, sales, financial reporting and revenue. Wagner was also credited with demonstrating that Elderplan/HomeFirst can maintain a commitment to providing members with quality, compassionate care while putting more emphasis on the bottom line.
Wagner was named President of MJHS Health Plans in February 2019 as a result of his many successes which also included: both Elderplan and HomeFirst Long-Term Care plans achieving the Highest Quality Tier Rating for two consecutive years; providing greater oversight of health economics and revenue management; being a driving force behind bringing innovation to the plan; expansion of the ISNP program; and ensuring greater relationship building with state workgroups, governmental agencies and national regulatory organizations. In September 2020, Wagner assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for MJHS Health System, while retaining the position of President of MJHS Health Plans. As COO of MJHS Health System, he led both the provider and payor sides of the organization.
In June 2021, MJHS Health System announced that its Board of Directors selected Wagner to assume the role of MJHS Health System President and CEO on January 1, 2022.
Prior to joining MJHS Health System, Wagner was a Health Care Consultant. He was also a Supervisor-Auditor with Loeb & Troper, a specialized professional services firm providing comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services to the health care, not-for-profit and special needs industries.
Wagner attended Yeshiva University and the Sy Syms School of Business. His Bachelor of Science is in accounting. A Certified Public Accountant since 1998, Wagner has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1999. He sits on the board of Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and on the Manatt MLTCP/PACE Cabinet. He is also a member of LeadingAge of New York.