Michelle A. Adams and Stephen Berger have been elected to the United Hospital Fund’s board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome two leaders of the caliber of Michelle Adams and Stephen Berger to our board,” said Jim Tallon, president of the Fund. “The richness of their knowledge and vision is the product of their business leadership, extensive public service, and deep New York City roots. Moreover, they are forward thinking and sensitive to community needs, both central to the Fund’s mission to shape positive change in health care.”
The managing director of public affairs at Tishman Speyer, Michelle Adams oversees the real estate investment firm’s communications, philanthropy, and government and community relations. From 2002 to 2010 she was executive director of the Association for a Better New York, where she focused on building relationships with city, state, and federal leaders and increasing the organization’s membership base. Previously, Ms. Adams was vice president of corporate affairs for the Grand Central Partnership—where she currently serves on the board of directors—and deputy director of the 14th Street-Union Square BID/LDC.
Stephen Berger is chairman and a founder of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, and was general partner of its predecessor firm Odyssey Partners. Previously, he was executive vice president of GE Capital Corporation, and, earlier, chairman and CEO of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. From 1985 to 1990, he was executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Berger chaired the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, which was formed in 2005; was New York State’s social services commissioner in 1975-1976; served as executive director of the New York State Emergency Control Board for the City of New York during the city’s 1970s fiscal crisis; and was chairman of the United States Railway Association, responsible for Conrail’s emergence from bankruptcy. He currently serves on the Fund’s Health Policy Forum.
About the United Hospital Fund: The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.