hEALTH CARE INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP
Professor Huckman teaches the second-year course in Operations Strategy and has taught HBS Executive Education programs and the first-year course in Technology and Operations Management. He is a Faculty Research Fellow in the health care program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the co-chair of the management track of Harvard’s doctoral program in health policy.
Cara Sterling, Director
As its founding director, Cara is responsible for creating and overseeing all aspects of the Initiative, including student programming, alumni outreach, and health care faculty support. She holds MBA and MPH degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB from Washington University in St. Louis. Cara has over 20 years experience in the health care industry with payor, provider, and life sciences organizations.
Frank Sutter, Assistant Director
Frank plans ongoing health care-related activities for students, faculty and alumni by creating on- and off campus networking opportunities. Prior to joining HBS, he founded an integrative medical clinic in Chicago, where he worked with advanced diagnostic companies, direct care delivery, and payor networks. Frank holds a BS from Northeastern University and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences.
Tracy Perry, Program Manager
As the program manager for the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship, Tracy is responsible for the administration of the program, including the admissions process, marketing, finance, and human resources. She holds a BA from Manhattanville College. Prior to joining HBS, Tracy worked in the non-profit and hospitality industries for 12 years.
Denise Collins, Program Coordinator
Denise creates and distributes the HCI newsletters, researches market trends in health care leadership programming, and manages the Physician Shadow program. Prior to this role, she spent eight years working on global programs for HBS Executive Education. Before joining HBS, Denise worked at Boston University School of Medicine where she was the administrator for the Geriatrics Medicine fellowship program. Denise holds a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an Ed.M. degree from Boston University.
Professor Hamermesh founded the Health Care Initiative in 2005 and oversaw its inception and development from 2005 to 2015. Professor Hamermesh retired in the spring of 2015, but continues to teach his popular course, Building Life Sciences Businesses and he remains involved with the Initiative on an advisory basis.
Health Care Initiative Advisory Board
This active group of senior health care professionals from across the globe provides insight on the health care curriculum, offers opinions on research direction, supports student placement efforts, and assists in promoting the Health Care Initiative.