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Five Mass General Brigham Leaders Named to 2022 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts List

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The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute), together with its partner The Boston Globe, today announced five Mass General Brigham leaders are part of the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list. These 100 organizations generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

Among the list of Mass General Brigham honorees are Anne Klibanski, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mass General Brigham, Denise Schepici, President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Lynn A. Stofer, President of Mass General Brigham Community Physicians, Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, President of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Executive Vice President of Mass General Brigham and Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, President of MGH Institute of Health Professions.

“I am honored to be joined on the list by my four colleagues at Mass General Brigham and the impressive collection of influential female leaders from across Massachusetts,” said Dr. Klibanski. “At Mass General Brigham, we know that we cannot rest on this accolade, but rather, we have much more work to do to ensure that women, and people of color, are equally represented in leadership roles. We can do this through mentorship and by investing in leadership training. Diversifying our leadership and empowering people who have historically not been empowered is critical to our vision and success.”

Anne Klibanski, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mass General Brigham. Appointed to her role in 2019, Dr. Klibanski’s vision for Mass General Brigham is to build the integrated academic health care system of the future with patients at the center, by transforming care, improving outcomes, and expanding impact locally, nationally, and globally.

Dr. Klibanski has led clinical integration of services across Mass General Brigham and is responsible for the development of new digital platforms to achieve digital care, including virtual urgent care, to make it easier for patients to access the system’s world-class care. She has overseen increased investment in leading-edge research that has the potential to revolutionize treatments, such as gene and cell therapy, leveraging the system’s $2.3 billion in annual research funding. The system’s innovation team has created more than 300 companies that are making broad impacts on human health, in various spaces - from therapeutics to diagnostics and research.

Under Dr. Klibanski’s leadership, Mass General Brigham has also committed significant resources to community health, with a particular investment in mental health programs. She has established “United Against Racism,” a long-term multi-year commitment to address the impacts that racism has on Mass General Brigham patients, employees, and the broader community.

Dr. Klibanski served as the healthcare system’s Chief Academic Officer from 2012 to 2019 and as Chief of Neuroendocrine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is recognized internationally for her high-impact research in neuroendocrine disorders and pituitary tumors.

Denise Schepici is President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership and management experience in various settings including academic medical centers, integrated health systems and community hospitals. A dynamic leader with an outstanding record of achievement, she is a strategic thinker who is known for her collaborative approach to helping organizations achieve business objectives. She has extensive experience in developing strategies to enhance cultural and organizational change.

Lynn A. Stofer is President of Mass General Brigham Community Physicians. She is responsible for developing the strategic vision for the organization and creating a highly efficient, coordinated, and geographically distributed community network. Since joining Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. (PCHI) in 2013, she has led the transformation of the organization into Mass General Brigham Community Physicians. She has broad and deep experience in a wide range of areas that are critical to the network’s evolution, including operations, strategy, and the development of new models for physician relationships.

Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH is President of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Executive Vice President of Mass General Brigham. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology and has been at Mass General for more than 20 years. She is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Throughout her career, Marcela has dedicated her time to the surgical and medical treatment of patients with gynecologic cancers; to training medical students, residents, and fellows; and to conducting health service research with a primary focus on health care disparities in the care and outcomes of underserved women. She also has been a strong voice for physicians, tackled issues of burnout and administrative burden, and physician health, well-being, and work-life balance. 

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN is President of MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is a widely published and nationally recognized nursing leader who has led it to new heights in research activity and academic reputation. Workforce development and health care careers have been the focus of her scholarly activities. During her career, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo has been awarded more than $2.2 million in external funding to support her research in home health care, primary care nursing, and care for the elderly.

This is the 22nd year that The Women’s Edge – a Boston-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions — created the list through a nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the 10th year that the list was created in collaboration with The Boston Globe. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects. The full list will be published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power issue at on October 28 and in print on October 30.

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