Board of Directors (Patients):
|Samuel “Nick” Lezzi, Chairman
Corporate Executive (retired)
Nick is a retired executive of PECO energy, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation where he held multiple leadership positions during his 35-year career there. This included field engineering in Electric operations, Director of HR Administration, Director of Compensation, and Director of Gas and Plant Operations. After completing his certification at Princeton University in Kepner Tregoe problem solving and decision making, he was assigned to Corporate Planning where he taught managers this unique engineering technique to solve problems and improve decision making. During the merger of PECO with Commonwealth Edison to form Exelon, he was assigned for a year to work on a team to redesign and reorganize the structure of the new company. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman/President of PECO and retired in 2007.
Nick received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Union College and an M.B.A. from Widener University. Nick is a trustee of the Holy Redeemer Health System and the Vice Chair of its Governance and Leadership committee, and a member of the Physician and Ambulatory Services committee of the Health System. He is President of his homeowners association and a board member and financial trustee of the New Jersey condo association at his family’s summer home.
|Donald Zangara, Treasurer
Financial Executive (retired)
Don, a graduate of Lehigh University with a B. S. degree in business administration, started his career with Price Waterhouse where he worked for eight years. He became a Certified Public Accountant and served as an Audit Manager.
Don then joined Beecham Inc., which eventually merged to become SmithKline Beecham and then again merged to become GlaxoSmithKline. He was with the company for more than 22 years in various positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to retiring, he was Vice President-Finance of the SmithKline Beecham global Information Technology group.
Don served in the United States Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He became a First Lieutenant, Infantry and spent a year in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for Valor.
Currently a private investor, Don is also President of Fairmount Property Group, a family real estate investment business. His volunteer activities include over a decade with the AARP Tax-Aide program.
|Robert Badolato, Executive Director
As pro bono Executive Director of Life Laboratory, Robert works to support the efforts of the CEO, board of directors and the organization in their collective efforts to study, measure and improve outcomes in a patient-centered family medicine model.
Robert spent over a decade as a critical player in the development of physician networks for US Healthcare (became Aetna in 1996). In addition, he participated in the implementation and assessment of quality assurance programs. Building on this experience, he assumed a lead role in provider relations and client acquisition for Workers Comp Advantage (WCA).
Upon leaving Aetna, Robert worked as a field sales representative with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He earned a B.A. in business administration from LaSalle University.
|Kathlyn “Kathi” Hunt, Member
Kathi has worked in the health care field for over 30 years, starting her career working for Nursing magazine. After that, she switched careers and worked for Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi-Aventis) in a variety of positions, including quality assurance, advertising, sales, sales training, sales management, marketing, medical communications, and medical affairs. She then worked for International Meetings & Science Inc., a medical education company, as a Vice President, Group Account Supervisor. Kathi currently is senior vice president, Business Development at Connect Healthcare Communications, a medical education and marketing company focused exclusively on women’s health.
Kathi attended University of Delaware, where she majored in English with a minor in French and communications, and played varsity tennis for four years. She has also taken graduate coursework at Arcadia University and Kellogg School of Management.
|Hal Tragash, Ph.D., Member
President, Quality Management Associates
Hal Tragash is a human resources and organizational change strategist and coach with more than 35 years of industrial and professional experience in his field. Trained in engineering and organizational/ industrial psychology, his management experience has included being a human resources executive at Xerox and Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. Hal recently retired as a Founding Partner and Principal at Virtus Partners, a management and technology advisory firm dedicated to creating new, measurable value for its clients.
In addition to being well-known and published in his field, Hal was honored with the prestigious “Distinguished Psychologist in Management” award by the Society of Psychologists in Management. He has been a Judge in the State of Pennsylvania’s Leadership Quality Award program and is a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as a leader of the Xerox team.
Hal holds a Doctorate in organizational psychology from New York University, an M.S. from North Carolina State University, a B.A. from The City College of New York, and an Executive M.B.A. from Tuck.
|David Badolato, M.D., Founder & CEO
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