Thomas Hodson, Chairman
Tom is currently an operating partner at Baird Capital Partners. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer of NeuroSource Inc. and served as a senior vice president, CFO and director of Caremark International, Inc. Tom also spent nearly 20 years at Baxter International in positions including senior vice president and treasurer. He is the non-executive chairman of Ellman International and serves as a Manufactured Products Advisory Board Member at BCP. Tom has also served as a director of Apache Medical Systems, CallConnect, PharMEDium Healthcare and InteCardia Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Margot Feldman Kaplan, Vice-Chairperson
Margot currently runs a consulting business, working with large, publicly traded corporations as well as privately held companies in a variety of industries. Her consulting practice specializes in executive coaching, team building, meeting planning and facilitation, conflict resolution, performance management, organizational assessment and workforce strategy. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Margot held positions at Baxter International, including vice president of human resources for Baxter’s Renal businesses and vice president of compensation for Baxter International. Before joining Baxter, Margot was a consultant in the compensation and human resource practice at KPMG Peat Marwick. Margot holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Boston University.
Jeffery V. Bailey, Director
Jeff is retired senior director, benefits at Target Corporation. Formerly, he was a principal of Richards & Tierney, Inc., a Chicago-based pension consulting firm. Prior to that, he was assistant director of the Minnesota State Board of Investment. He currently serves as chair of the Minnesota State Board of Investment Advisory Council and is past chair of the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation. Jeff is also a director on the board of the University of Minnesota Foundation Investment Advisors. He was also elected to and served on the Shorewood City Council. Jeff received a BA in economics from Oakland University, along with an MA in economics and an MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota.
Michael J. Curran, Director
Mike is currently co-president and a director of Curran Group Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in road construction, porcelain tile manufacturing, railroad related contract services and manufacturing of paint finishing systems. He serves on the Centegra Health System and Road Builder Charities boards of directors. In addition, he has served on the board of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, as treasurer and chairman of its Technology committee. Mike is also the founder and director of the Alpine Children’s Charity. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University with special interests in accounting and information technology.
Robert Hombach, Director
Robert (Bob) Hombach has 27 years of financial and operational leadership experience in the healthcare sector; most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer for Baxalta. Previously, Hombach served as Corporate Vice President and CFO for Baxter International where he led the process to spin-off its biopharma business (Baxalta), drove corporate-wide process improvement efforts, and managed the $200M Baxter Ventures fund. Bob has served as a Board Member of Naurex, Inc., and the Loyola University Health System. Bob earned his BS in Finance from the University of Colorado, and his MBA from Northwestern University. Bob was recognized as an Elijah Watt Sells award winner on the November 1990 CPA exam, and has earned IR Magazine Top 100 US CFO honors (ranked #7 in both 2013 & 2014) as voted on by institutional investors.
Yu-Ping Kao, Director
Yu-Ping serves as senior vice president, pay and benefits for Target Corporation and is responsible for the compensation strategy and well-being offerings that serve over 340,000 team members. In her 14 years at Target, Yu-Ping has held leadership roles in finance and retail operations. Yu-Ping received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Barnard College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Paul Martin, Director
As corporate vice president and chief information officer at Baxter International, Paul is responsible for information technology strategy, operations, processes, and supporting Baxter’s business worldwide. He also serves as executive sponsor for Baxter’s African American Leadership Council and as chairman of the Howard University Information Systems Advisory Board. Paul received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Western Kentucky University.
Christine McCauley, Director
Christine has been corporate vice president, human resources at Edwards Lifesciences since 2012. She has over 25 years of experience across all disciplines of human resources, including 17 years in roles of increasing responsibility at Edwards and, prior to the company’s spin-out, Baxter. Christine is on the board of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and OCTANe, a nonprofit focused on innovation. She actively supports the American Heart Association, including serving as the Orange County Go Red for Women chair. Christine earned a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration and organizational effectiveness at The College at Brockport State University of New York and a master’s degree in human resources management from Chapman University.
Jack L. McGinley, Director
Jack is a founding partner and serves as an operating partner of RoundTable. He holds board seats on RoundTable portfolio companies. Prior to their successful sales, Jack served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board for Sabex Holdings, Bioniche Pharma, Aqua Pharmaceuticals and Tower Holdings, Inc. He has been in the healthcare industry for more than 40 years and has significant international management experience, having run multi-billion dollar, diversified, global healthcare companies. Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing administration from the University of North Dakota. His post-graduate work includes strategic marketing at Harvard, marketing management at Dartmouth and resource management at the University of Virginia.
Mark Rosenbaum, Director
Mark is founder and CEO of Rose Tree Consulting. A healthcare-focused organization specializing in sales consultation, Rose Tree works primarily with manufacturers, distributors and providers. Mark is an executive advisor for the private equity firm Water Street Partners in Chicago and serves in a similar capacity for ICU Medical in San Diego. In addition to serving on the BCU board, he is also a board member of Kit Check, a pharmacy company specializing in RFID technology. Mark worked for 35 years with Fortune 20 company Cardinal Health, serving in several different capacities during his tenure. He ran manufacturing businesses, distribution warehouse locations, marketing functions and served as President of Integrated Provider Solutions. Mark developed the “One Cardinal Health” offering specifically for the provider network in healthcare. His last assignment for Cardinal Health was Chief Customer Officer, which he held for twelve years. Before joining Cardinal Health, he served as vice president and general manager of Amsco International, a specialty manufacturing business for hospitals. Mark was a board member for Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) for four years and was involved with the Joint Commission on Healthcare for three years. He is also a member of American College of Healthcare Executives. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.
Ola Snow, Director
Senior vice president, human resources for Cardinal Health, Ola has been in the organization for over 14 years. She currently leads enterprise global total rewards, talent acquisition and the corporate business partner teams. Previously, Snow led the medical segment human resources team, supporting over 17,000 employees around the globe. She was regional human resources director for TeleSpectrum Worldwide prior to Cardinal. Ola earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing/management from the University of Alabama.
David Strauss, Director
As Senior Vice President of UnitedHealth Group’s Total Rewards function, David Strauss is responsible for directing the design, implementation, communication and administration of the company’s overall compensation and benefits programs. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, David was the Head of Compensation for Genentech, responsible for leading compensation programs and services for the North America Pharmaceutical business. Previously, he held leadership roles with Fidelity Investments, Dell, MasterCard and Merrill Lynch. David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia University with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. He also holds a JD and an LLM in Taxation both from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Charles W. Thurman, Secretary
Chuck was appointed vice president of employee trusts and assistant treasurer at Baxter International in 1992. His other positions at Baxter included vice president of investor relations, director of investor relations and manager of domestic operations and planning. Prior to Baxter, Chuck served as a commercial banking officer at Harris Bank. He also serves as the director and treasurer of Baxter’s International Foundation and is on the Member Advisory Board of Abbott Capital Management. In addition, he is a member of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC). Chuck is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Macalester College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Michael G. Valentine, President/CEO
Mike’s credit union career began in 1984, when he joined BCU as manager of lending & collections. In 1994, Mike was appointed President/CEO. His collaborative, team- based management style has guided BCU to over 200,000 members and $2.5 billion in assets. Topping the list of Mike’s strategic achievements are successfully transitioning BCU from a single corporate sponsor to select employer group (SEG-based) institution, and setting new standards for bringing together technology and personalized service. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 with Household Finance. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.