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Lasell Village Appoints New Trustees

October 28, 2020

Lasell Village, a continuing care retirement community located at Lasell University, announced the election of three health care professionals to its Board of Trustees this fall.

Dr. Nkem Okeke, Dr. Julia M. Gallagher, and Ms. Laurie Samuels Pascal will provide “expansive health care delivery and policy expertise,” said Lasell Village President Anne Doyle.

Dr. Nkem Okeke, Lasell Village Trustee Nkem Okeke, MD, MPH, MBA is the CEO and founder of Medicalincs, LLC. She has spent two decades as a healthcare executive, advisor, clinician, change management facilitator, and entrepreneur, and currently serves as a senior advisor to the CEO of Priority Partners at Johns Hopkins Healthcare. She also serves on the Maryland Health Care Commission Advisor Council for the state Medicare primary care program.

Dr. Julia Gallagher, Lasell Village Trustee Julia Gallagher, MD, is a palliative care physician in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she serves as the medical director of the Home-Based Palliative Care Program and as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She sits on the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Palliative Care Committee, the executive working group for the MGB Hospice Collaborative, and a working group to develop a pilot program to support the care of frail older adults at home.

Laurie Samuels Pascal, Lasell Village Trustee Laurie Samuels Pascal, MPH, MBA, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is the president of Pascal Consulting, and has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, planning, and improving organizational effectiveness in public and private health care organizations. She serves on the Lasell University Board of Trustees as chair of the Student Experience Committee, is a member of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Goddard House Assisted Living.

“We welcome these talented leaders to the Lasell Village Board,” said Board chair and Lasell Village resident Dr. Margery Hutter Silver. “Their wealth of experience will help us meet the challenges of the rapidly changing health care landscape.”

The Lasell Village Board of Trustees is composed of 15 professionals and residents with expertise in business, law, and health care. Responsibilities include developing and implementing the institution’s strategic plan, approving annual and capital budgets, supporting the intergenerational mission of the Village, and promotion the general well-being of its residents.