Our Team

The Rippel Foundation Strategy & Management Team

Laura Landy, MBA – President & CEO

Laura Landy guides the vision and strategic direction of The Rippel Foundation, including its key programmatic efforts—ReThink Health and FORESIGHT: Designing the Future for Health. A Rippel board trustee since 1998, Laura began her career as a grantmaker for federal poverty and employment funds and, later, held roles at the Ford Foundation and a New York City public policy organization. As president of her consulting firm, Applied Concepts, she helped address changing dynamics in health, higher education, finance, economic development, social services, and culture. Her health background includes work with Pfizer, a partnership with Bell Labs, redesign of New Jersey’s public health system, and creation of an integrated medical system for Newark, NJ. Laura serves as a trustee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a board member of Grantmakers in Health, a non-profit dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis; University of California, Berkeley; and New York University, where she received her MBA. 

Stacy Becker, MS, MPP – Vice President, Programs

Stacy Becker oversees the majority of ReThink Health’s place-based and research and development work. Previously, Stacy was director of sustainable financing for Rethink Health. She also has served as budget director for the City and County of San Francisco (CA) and for the City of Saint Paul (MN), as well as public works director for the City of Saint Paul. As a policy consultant for 18 years, she provided guidance on affordable housing, pay-for-success pilots, long-term care financing, and nonprofit strategic management. She has a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from Harvard University, and an MS in city design and social science from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a Bush Leadership Fellow. Stacy has indulged her love for learning by taking up tennis and playing the harp. 

Kim Farris-Berg, MPP – Director, Communications

Kim Farris-Berg leads the design and execution of strategic communications for The Rippel Foundation and its programs. Bringing her background in policy, research, and building movements around complex policy ideas, Kim guides the efforts of the Foundation and works with its partners to use storytelling, traditional and new media, the principles of strategic leadership, and other tactics to awaken changemakers to the possibilities for disrupting, redesigning, and ultimately transforming health systems. Previously, she was a senior project director of ReThink Health’s sustainable financing team and a strategy consultant with the Center for Policy Studies, The McKnight Foundation, and more. Kim is lead author of Trusting Teachers with School Success and co-creator of the Teacher-Powered School Initiative. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from the University of San Diego. Some of Kim’s favorite things are engaging in thought-provoking conversations and pop-up camping with her family. 

Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH – Director, System Strategy 

Bobby Milstein leads several ReThink Health projects focused on large-scale institutional change, including ongoing development of the ReThink Health Dynamics Model and other tools that allow leaders to negotiate their own scenarios for transforming regional health. Previously, Bobby spent 20 years planning and evaluating system-oriented initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and was the principal architect of CDC’s framework for program evaluation. He received CDC’s Honor Award for Excellence in Innovation as well as Article of the Year awards for papers published in Health Affairs and Health Promotion Practice. Bobby earned a PhD in public health science from the Union Institute & University, and an MPH from Emory University. He once was a documentary filmmaker and also contributed storylines for The West Wing

Audrey Wells, CPA – Director, Finance & Administration

Audrey Wells leads The Rippel Foundation’s financial and investment activities, including budgeting, financial planning and analysis, compliance, and accounting operations. She also oversees the Foundation’s human resources function as well as its information technology and facilities operations, and grants and contracts function. With more than 25 years of experience, Audrey has held positions in accounting, finance, and audit with Customized Distribution Services, Lever Brothers Company, and Ernst & Young. Most recently, she was chief financial officer at Cornerstone Family Programs (CFP), a local non-profit. At CFP, she played a significant role in the acquisition of another agency, procurement of new grants and contracts, and streamlining of procedures. Audrey holds a BS in accounting from Binghamton University. In her spare time, she enjoys performing in several vocal ensembles and is a long-time volunteer in many areas within her synagogue. 

ReThink Health Program Team


Lindsey Alexander, MPP – Project Director

Lindsey Alexander is developing ReThink Health’s forthcoming sustainable financing workbook, Beyond the Grant: It’s OK to Get Paid, which is made up of intelligent tools to demystify financing and help partnerships sustainably fund their work. She also directs ReThink Health’s place-based partnership with the Great Lakes Bay Health Initiative in Michigan, and serves as the financing content lead for the Ventures project. Lindsey is a seasoned financing professional whose direct experience with multi-sector partnerships has helped her develop the know-how to coach them as they address their financing challenges. Lindsey brings her extensive background and knowledge of public finance and community engagement from her own consulting practice and from her position as an analyst with the City of Minneapolis’ finance department. Lindsey holds an MPP from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from Iowa State University. Lindsey loves to be active, spend time with her family, and is learning to “enjoy” camping.

Ella Davila Auchincloss, MTS – Project Director

With her expertise in community leadership development, Ella Auchincloss spearheads ReThink Health’s community engagement efforts, including multi-site projects, trainings, and workshops. In this capacity, she provides coaching for a wide variety of organizations and teams, helping them develop the skills needed to lead change. Drawing on prior professional experience in financing, Ella also leads a ReThink Health research and development project exploring how tax credits can be used to finance population health. Previously, she founded The Leadership Development Initiative, a faith-based teaching and coaching program for mission and community outreach. Ella is a fellow of the Leading Change Network at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She holds a master’s degree in theological studies (MTS) from the Harvard Divinity School, and a BS in finance from Babson College. Ella is a recovering Wall Street professional with a passion for cooking, tennis, golf, cycling, skiing, ocean swimming, and dogs.

Nina Burke, MPH – Senior Program Associate

Nina Burke is responsible for implementation of evaluation across the Foundation: guiding project evaluation development; analyzing project, cross-project, and organization-wide progress, outcomes, and impacts; and distilling learnings so that they may be integrated into practice. She also performs critical research and writing, and project management for an array of ReThink Health projects, including the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), ReThink Health Ventures, the National Coordinating Center for Quality Improvement Organizations, and exploring how tax credits can finance population health. Previously, Nina was a program manager at a local non-profit managing homeless prevention and re-housing efforts. Nina earned both an MPH and a BS from Boston University. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, yoga, and friendly debates over potluck dinners. 

Maggie Cooke, MPH – Strategic Partnerships Associate

Maggie Cooke provides project management and high-level support to The Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health around the development and cultivation of new partners and emerging projects. She also assists in the implementation of partnership-oriented projects. In this role, she develops and monitors processes and timelines across the program teams, prepares partnership-focused blogs and communications materials, and supports the effective use of our customer relationship management database system. Maggie joined the Foundation after nearly 10 years at Johnson & Johnson and its operating companies, and earlier work with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. Maggie recently earned an MPH from Dartmouth, and holds a BA in anthropology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and seeing live music whenever she can.

Anna Marie Creegan, MA – Project Director

Anna Creegan brings 10 years of experience designing and managing community and international health efforts across the U.S. and Latin America to her work with The Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health. She led the design process for the Foundation’s enterprise-wide evaluation framework, which includes an assessment tool to measure regional progress toward health system transformation. Currently, Anna manages the implementation of evaluation across the Foundation; measures and analyzes project, cross-project, and organization-wide progress, outcomes, and impacts; and distills and disseminates the valuable information gained from evaluation efforts so that it may be integrated into practice. She also works on ReThink Health’s Resident Engagement for Health Systems Transformation R&D project, which seeks ways to activate and involve residents in transformational processes. Anna holds an MA in international development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and a BA from Fordham University. She is fluent in Spanish and loves traveling and the outdoors, especially her native Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Jane Erickson, MPA, MAIR – Project Director

Jane Erickson oversees both strategy and implementation for ReThink Health Ventures, a national project that is exploring how multi-sector partnerships can accelerate their change efforts to transform health in their communities. Jane has a passion for cross-sector community change—shaped through collaborative governance—and has experience leading large-scale projects, guiding grantmaking, and conducting research. Previously, Jane oversaw The Rippel Foundation’s communications and led special projects with the executive team. Prior to joining ReThink Health, she ran the grants department at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. Jane holds a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), a master of arts in international relations (MAIR), and a certificate in public health from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, as well as a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she is currently president of the alumnae association.

Katy Evans Pritchard, MA – Project Manager

Katy Evans Pritchard works on ReThink Health Ventures, developing and overseeing project workplans, managing the budget, leading project operations, and providing key communications and writing support. Katy came to ReThink Health from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where she ran communications and programming for a large-scale project on institutional corruption. She holds an MA in critical methodologies from Kings College London, and a BA in English and international studies from Boston College. She is currently is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in American and New England Studies at Boston University. In her spare time, Katy is an avid traveler.

Bradley Girard — Senior Creative

Brad Girard provides branding and other visual identity and messaging support to The Rippel Foundation and its programs. As principal of his own award-winning boutique agency, Brad leads the development of creative marketing solutions to help his clients identify, refine, and grow their brands. In his 28 years as a professional designer, photographer, and marketer, Brad has worked with a variety of large brands–including Kaiser Permanente, Verio Healthcare, SCAN Health Plan, Toshiba, The Irvine Company, San Francisco 49ers, Del Taco, and Quicksilver–and has received multiple international awards for design, print, and marketing. He also serves on portfolio review boards for AIGA, Cal State Fullerton, and Chapman University, mentoring students as they ready themselves for professional careers. In his free time, Brad enjoys spontaneous adventures with his family, traveling to Kauai and other tropical places, and photography.

Jeff Lamoreaux – Senior Writer & Editor

Jeff Lamoreaux writes and edits Rippel’s communications content. He collaborates with the broader Rippel team to strategically develop narratives around their groundbreaking work in health systems transformation. Jeff brings a decade of experience translating complicated concepts into plain language without sacrificing accuracy, and doing so in a wide variety of media, including video, blogs, podcasts, and social media. Innately curious, he learned from successfully exploring advertising, theater, academic research, education, and the financial industry before settling on what he considers his true calling: finding the perfect word for every situation (and defending the Oxford Comma). Jeff holds a bachelor of science in communications and a master of art in social psychology, even though he thinks they got the art and science backwards on those. He enjoys practicing strategy and problem solving over board games with family and friends, and he absorbs every story he can, whether it takes the form of a memoir, action movie, or newspaper.

Amanda McIntosh, MPH – Senior Communications Associate

Amanda McIntosh manages editorial and visual production and provides other key support for The Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health communications. She also provides critical research, design, and project management support to national level ReThink Health projects, including an R&D effort exploring how tax credits can finance population health and the Convening of Catalysts leadership group. Amanda brings her experience supporting nationwide programs and outreach campaigns for consumer health advocacy organizations, formerly serving as program associate to Community Catalyst’s Roadmaps to Health project and as statewide coordinator at Health Care For All. Amanda holds an MPH from Drexel University, and a BA in political science from the College of Charleston. Amanda finds great joy in raising her young daughter, traveling whenever possible, and spending time on the ocean.

Krishna Patel, MPH – Program Associate

Krishna Patel provides ReThink Health Ventures with critical logistical and operational support around scheduling, budget management, events, and IT systems. In this role, she also works closely with the Ventures coaching staff to support the work of three of the participating sites: Central Oregon, Sonoma (CA), and Bernalillo County (NM). Krishna came to ReThink Health after graduating from Northeastern University, where she earned an MPH as well as a BS in biology while also holding several professional positions in the university’s library system. Krishna found her studies in public health to be an intersection of her interest in science and her passion for social justice and service. She continues to foster her passion by volunteering every week at a local shelter that serves homeless and low-income women.

Sarah Rial, MA – Administrative Associate

Sarah Rial provides The Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health with high-level administrative support. Previously, Sarah served as senior executive assistant at Management Sciences for Health as well as program director for the non-profit My Sister’s Keeper. She founded and is president of Global Partnership for Peace in South Sudan, which engages South Sudanese communities across the globe in working collectively for peace and social justice. Sarah has a master’s degree from American University in Cairo, Egypt; a graduate certificate in women in politics and public policy from the University of Massachusetts; and a bachelor’s degree from Sudan’s Juba University. She has received numerous awards for her work as a community organizer, activist, and advocate, including the 2010 Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, which was presented to her by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Pedja Stojicic, MD, MPH – Project Director

Pedja Stojicic is passionate about helping health leaders become change agents. Currently, he directs ReThink Health’s Resident Engagement for Health Systems Transformation project, which seeks to involve residents in transformational processes. Pedja’s previous ReThink Health projects included work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Telligen, the Center for Public Health Leadership, Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation, and the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, among others. He is a board member of the Leading Change Network, the largest global network of community organizing practitioners, teachers, and researchers. Pedja holds an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and spent more than two years teaching community organizing with Dr. Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Pedja describes himself as a health activist, radical optimist, and big believer in community, science, and dogs. 

Katherine Wright, MS – Senior Program Associate

Katherine Wright provides high-level support around ReThink Health’s sustainable financing and R&D projects, including the forthcoming financing workbook, Beyond the Grant: It’s OK to Get Paid; the Resident Engagement for Health Systems Transformation project; and a project exploring how tax credits can finance population health. In several previous jobs, she coordinated health-focused programs involving multiple sectors at both the regional and state levels. Katherine is interested in improving systems to create better health outcomes, especially via sustainable financing for population health and the engagement of residents. She holds an MS in food policy and applied nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and a BS in dietetics from Michigan State University. Katherine was previously a resident advisor at Michigan State University, where she worked to create a robust and engaged community in a dorm housing more than 1,000 students.


Tami Gouveia, MSW, MPH – Senior Project Consultant

Tami Gouveia leads several project teams and serves as a thought partner to several prominent initiatives, including the Well Being Legacy and the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI). She is also leading ReThink Health’s efforts to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion into its organizational culture as well as its work with partners and projects. Previously, Tami launched several nonprofit  initiatives in substance abuse prevention and youth development. She was executive director of Tobacco Free Mass, where she advocated for tobacco taxes and the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Fund to strengthen prevention efforts. Tami currently is working on her DrPH at Boston University, where she also earned her MSW and MPH degrees. She also holds a BA in urban politics and policies from Mt. Holyoke College. Tami enjoys come-as-you-are dinner parties with friends and curling.

Kate Hilton, JD, MTS – Senior Engagement Consultant

With her expertise in community engagement, Kate Hilton teaches people how to build will and lead change in community health and quality improvement settings. She currently serves as senior faculty on ReThink Health’s Leadership & Organizing for Action project, a five-year engagement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop leadership and organizing skills among quality improvement leaders. Kate previously led ReThink Health’s place-based Healthy Columbia project to demonstrate the contributions organizing can make to the transformation of health. Kate also works with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, leading online training programs and coaching leaders of health care systems and communities across the world. She advises 100 Million Healthier Lives and is faculty in the Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship at the George Washington University. Kate earned a JD from the University of Wisconsin, an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and an AB from Dartmouth College. As a leadership practice, Kate loves to celebrate and is the first person to get a dance party started.

Jack Homer, PhD – Senior Modeling Consultant

A consultant and world-recognized expert in system dynamics policy modeling, Jack Homer has been lead modeler for the ReThink Health Dynamics Model since its inception. He also has developed original policy models for many other organizations, notably the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Food & Drug Administration. Jack also is a former faculty member at the University of Southern California and author of the book, Models That Matter: Selected Writings on System Dynamics 1985-2010. He has received awards from the International System Dynamics Society, the Applied Systems Thinking Institute, and AcademyHealth. He holds a PhD from MIT as well as MS and BS degrees from Stanford University. In his spare time, he enjoys playing clarinet with a chamber music quintet, attending concerts, improving his tennis game, hiking, and exploring the Hudson Valley with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Dylan.

Rebecca Niles, MBA – Senior Strategy Consultant

An experienced professional in systems thinking and simulation modeling, Rebecca Niles helps leaders understand and transform the systems that shape health and well-being. She designs and facilitates interactive workshops—also called strategy labs—to help leaders use the ReThink Health Dynamics Model, system maps, and other simulation models to identify effective change strategies and build consensus toward their implementation. Rebecca has systems thinking and modeling experience in diverse content areas, including education, affordable housing, water resources, health, economics, finance, and manufacturing. She earned her MBA and BS degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ruth Wageman, PhD – Senior Scholar & Advisor

Ruth Wageman brings her knowledge of leadership teams, collaborative governance, and leadership development to ReThink Health’s stewardship practice. With a passion for supporting groups that want to accomplish great things together, Ruth works with our many place-based partners to identify how multi-sector partnerships can build the collaborative stewardship structures and processes necessary for health system transformation. Ruth has published prolifically in the field of organizational behavior. She earned a PhD from Harvard’s joint doctoral program in organizational behavior, and a BA from Columbia University. She rides horses, reads science fiction, and tries to always be learning a new skill (this year, it’s archery).

Rippel Foundation Administration Team

  • Kimberly Hines Hart, JD – Corporate Counsel
  • Jane Novak – Finance Associate
  • Ed Rosen, MBA – IT Consultant