Our Administration team provides administrative support to all departments within the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, as well as our Board of Directors, Medical Editors and Clinical Advisors. The team oversees the daily business activities of the Foundation, including financial management and reporting, intra-office projects and technology support.
Michael became president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation in 2009, but has been involved with the Foundation since it’s beginning and previously served as chief medical editor. He is a past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Michael has led many prominent research studies including the Prostate PORT-II. His research interests have included: defining the outcomes of different strategies for the evaluation and treatment of prostate disease, decision analysis, health status measurement, clinical quality improvement and the use of decision aids to facilitate patients' participation in decision making. Michael continues to practice primary care and serves as medical director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the American College of Physicians. Michael holds an MD from the University of Connecticut Health Center, and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Chris is responsible for financial management and oversight of business activities, along with the enhancement of internal organizational processes and infrastructure that will allow for the Foundation to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. Prior to joining the Foundation, she acquired many years of experience in both finance and operations. Most recently, she worked as the controller for Dalbar, Inc., a financial services research firm, and as director of finance and operations for Stackpole & Partners, an advertising agency. Chris holds a BS in business administration from Endicott College.
Karan provides oversight & strategic direction, manages the daily activities of IT, and collaborates with leadership team to explore broad, technical/business applications and approaches that satisfy the operating and developing needs of the Foundation and external collaborators. Currently, Karan is leading the Foundation's multi-year commitment to develop the next generation of 'smart decision aids' in collaboration with production and clinical advisors. Before joining the Foundation, Karan was a senior programmer at the Christian Science Publishing Society, where he led & managed several technology projects including the overhaul of the editorial system that brought the pulitzer prize winning publisher of newspaper & magazine to the internet center-stage. Karan's also an accomplished entrepreneur and experienced with early technology start-ups and healthcare ventures. Karan is an PMP (Project Management Professional) and holds an MS in information systems and a BS in computer science.
Vicki is in charge of bookkeeping and financial reporting for the Foundation. In addition, she is also responsible for human resources and administration operations of the office. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for ten years in administration and accounting for various departments of the city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Her experience included five years with the police department where she was responsible for maintaining police records and statistical reporting.
Claire works closely with the administration department to ensure smooth operation of the office. In addition, she provides administrative support across the organization. Claire holds a BA in psychology from Smith College.
Sophy assists with the day-to-day operations of the Foundation as well as working with the finance department. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital for eight years in various departments. Her previous work experience also includes three years with the Marblehead Visiting Nurse Association where she assisted the CFO and CEO in finance and budget reporting. She holds an Associate Degree in accounting from Burdett College.