Gail Walcott was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009. During her tenure, Ms. Walcott served as Chair of the Health Care Committee. Ms. Walcott became an Advisor to the Board of Trustees in 2018 and currently serves on the Health Care, HCBS and Marketing Committees.
Ms. Walcott is a former entrepreneur, CEO and consultant as well as the Founder and former Principal of Walcott Associates, a consulting group that works with health care payers, hospitals, and physicians to build strategic business partnerships to address the quality and cost effectiveness of the health care system. Ms. Walcott has held senior level positions with both major insurers and providers. She has also established corporations with specialists in Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, and Urology to manage the incidence and outcomes of the most expensive health care services. Ms. Walcott was elected Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Health Sciences by Ernst and Young and the Boston Business Journal for founding innovative joint ventures to manage high cost services and implement quality standards.
Ms. Walcott’s background is primarily in health care services. She was the Founder of the New England Orthopedic Network, CEO and Founder of Eye Care Excellence, Vice President of Health Care Relations, Assistant Vice President for Government Programs and Consumer Ombudsman, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Executive Director of Dental Service (now Delta Dental).
Ms. Walcott has served on several boards for corporations and other non-profit organizations, including the Better Business Bureau as Board Chairman.
Ms. Walcott is a graduate of Wellesley College.