Maurice (Moe) Handel has been a Board member of North Hill since 2015. His involvement with North Hill began in 2014 as a member of the Board of Advisors. Mr. Handel currently serves on the Health Care, HCBS and Executive Committees.
Mr. Handel established an independent consulting practice specializing in medical staff/hospital issue resolution, and community relations and planning in June of 1994.
Mr. Handel has extensive experience in developing determination of need applications, obtaining local zoning approvals, working with neighbors, physician relations, and strategic planning. He also has extensive experience working in academic and community hospitals.
Mr. Handel is active in various professional organizations and served as the Chairman of the Board of the Southwest Suburban Emergency Services Consortium of Massachusetts, and as Treasurer of the Board of the Metropolitan Boston Society of Health Care Planning and Marketing (now the New England Society for Healthcare Strategy). He is currently an elected member of the Town of Needham Board of Selectmen and former member of the Town’s Planning Board, Town Meeting, and serves on various appointed town committees. Mr. Handel is past President of the Needham Historical Society, and was President of the Needham Exchange Club during 2003-2004.
Mr. Handel is a former Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was a Charter Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Mr. Handel received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) his Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University, and his Master of Public Health with an emphasis in administration and planning from the University of Pittsburgh. As an Administrative Resident at Montefiore Hospital, he developed a graphic hospital directory system.
David Hansen has served as Trustee of the Board of Trustees since 2016. Mr. Hansen’s involvement with North Hill began in 2015 as a member of the Board of Advisors. Mr. Hansen serves on the Finance and Investment Committees, and is currently Chair of the Audit Committee.
With over 35 years of experience in business management. Mr. Hansen is the Managing Partner of DNH Partners LLC. Formed in July 2012, DNH Partners provides assistance to small to midsized companies seeking financing, a merger or the sale of the company.
Mr. Hansen has experience managing an entrepreneurial enterprise as well as a large complex organization. Prior to forming DNH Partners, he was Executive Vice President of D2Hawkeye, Inc., prior to its successful sale in 2009 to Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, Inc., a publicly traded company. He remained with Verisk Health as Executive Vice President until June of 2012. Prior to joining D2Hawkeye he co-founded Falcon Capital Partners, a private investment and consulting company. Falcon’s successes included Capella Senior Living—an organization that provided investment, restructuring and advisory services to private investors and financial institutions in the long term care industry.
From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Hansen was the Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Mariner Health Group, Inc. While at Mariner, Mr. Hansen assisted in the successful sale of the Company to another publicly traded company in 1998 for $1.2 billion. From 1988 to 1996 he was a Partner in the Boston office of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP).
Mr. Hansen also sits on the Board of Directors of Deerwalk, Inc., a health analytics company.
Mr. Hansen graduated with a BBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA from Cornell University.
Nancy Hoffmann, CPA became a North Hill Advisor in 2017 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018. She serves on the Audit, and Investment Committees and also serves as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.
Ms. Hoffmann is the Chief Financial and Support Services Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital –Needham; she has been in this position since the spring of 2013. Ms. Hoffmann has a depth of experience that reflects a diverse exposure to healthcare finance including over ten years in public accounting, serving as the Corporate Controller at Partners Healthcare System, previous CFO roles at both Carney and Merrimack Valley Hospitals, and as Vice President for Finance at the Steward Healthcare System. Ms. Hoffmann started her career at Deloitte and Touche.
Ms. Hoffmann is a licensed certified public accountant and holds a BS from St. Lawrence University and an MS/ MBA from Northeastern University.
Christoph Hoffmann’s involvement with North Hill began in 2011 when he was elected to the Board of Advisors. Mr. Hoffmann was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012 and served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2015 through 2017. He currently serves on the Audit, Human Resources and Executive Committees, and is Chair of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Hoffmann retired from Raytheon Company as Executive Vice President, Law and Corporate Administration. He began his career practicing corporate, finance and international law at Bingham, Dana and Gould and moved on to executive positions at Textron, Inc., Pneumo Corporation and Raytheon. These companies covered a broad range of industries, domestically and internationally, and Mr. Hoffmann was responsible for a variety of staff and operational functions. At Raytheon, he concluded his service with leadership responsibilities for competitive restructuring and repositioning the firm in the consolidating aerospace/defense industry.
Mr. Hoffmann currently serves on the Board of Directors of One Medical Passport, Inc., a medical services software company in the patient portal and patient engagement space, and of Red Lodge Ales, a regional craft brewing company in Montana founded by his son.
Mr. Hoffmann has been active on the boards of other non-profit organizations, including Rhode Island Citizens Conservation Corporation and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for four years and currently is an Advisor and member of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Hoffmann grew up in Germany, where he studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin and continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and finished at Harvard Law School with a JD degree.
Wanda McClain is Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. She is the senior leader overseeing the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at the Brigham, its two licensed community health centers and its relationships with the nine affiliated health centers in Boston, helping to ensure the Brigham fulfills its strategic commitments to health equity and high-quality patient and family-centered care. Ms. McClain collaborates with organizations in the community and departments at BWH to further advance care, research and community programs that elevate the health status and health outcomes of the diverse populations in Boston. She has led her team to successfully implement programs to support victims of violence, improve birth outcomes, increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, provide educational and career opportunities for young people and ensure access to comprehensive primary care. Ms. McClain joined the Brigham in 2002 as the Administrative Director of the President’s Office, supporting various BWH strategic initiatives in addition to supporting efforts focused on disparities in health outcomes and workforce development priorities. Prior to joining the Brigham she was the Director of Community Partnerships at Partners HealthCare. In addition to her tenure in health care, she has experience in community development and in the financial services industry.