Board of Directors
S2S leaders volunteer their time and financial resources
to make a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable individuals
Help as we take steps to launch a new foundation to help the neediest members of the communities we serve.
Glen is a veteran of the healthcare industry, having led health plan, provider and health services businesses in both public and privately funded environments. Glen has managed several successful turn-arounds and is experienced leading high growth companies in rapidly evolving sectors.
Before starting at Upward Health®, he served as CEO and Board Member of ArroHealth, Inc., a top provider of risk adjustment services and population health analytics. Under his leadership, ArroHealth became one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the nation. Prior to ArroHealth, Glen served as Medicare CEO at Centene Corporation, leading a national book of business focused primarily on dual eligibles. Before Centene, he was President of Fidelis SecureCare, a VC-backed Medicare Institutional Special Needs plan providing insurance plans for enrollees with multiple chronic diseases. Glen also was COO at the Express Scripts Insurance Company, where he led the company’s Medicare program and launched its national Prescription Drug Plan, now a multi-billion-dollar business and the largest in the country. He started his career at Oxford Health Plans.
Glen earned a B.A. in Economics and English from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Directors of 340B Technologies and Dario Health and volunteers at several local and international charities
Amon co-leads Acumen America – investing in early-stage entrepreneurs tackling problems of poverty across the US. Amon previously worked on Acumen’s Global Portfolio team out of New York and, prior to that, led Acumen’s agriculture and water/sanitation investing in East Africa.
Prior to joining Acumen, Amon worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Cherokee Investment Partners, developing an impact investing strategy and building a community of entrepreneurs. Amon began his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helping to launch the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative.
Amon holds a bachelor’s with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. Amon also holds a master of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he received the Frances & Arjay Miller Fellowship in Social Innovation and the Miller Social Change Leadership Award.
Jennifer L. Currao, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jen is passionate about taking care of people, and has spent most of her 25 year career focused on change management, leadership development and creating dynamic workplace cultures.
Prior to joining Upward Health®, Jen served as the CHRO for Gersh Management, a company dedicated to serving individuals on the autism spectrum, where she led a team of HR professionals for multiple business units. Prior to Gersh, Jen served as CHRO for ArroHealth, where she was responsible for ArroHealth’s strategic and functional human resources initiatives. At Arro, Jen led the sourcing, hiring and onboarding activities for thousands of employees in one of the nation’s fastest growing healthcare firms. Prior to joining ArroHealth, Jen held senior HR management positions in the healthcare and IT industries, including Essinital Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and Eclipsys, and has spent the majority of her career in privately held companies, growing startups from 15 to 350 employees as well as transforming the culture of organizations with over 1,500 employees. Jen currently serves as an Executive Coach to many of her former CEOs and holds both a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from HRCI and a Senior Certified Professional certification from SHRM.
With over 40 years in the business world, Bruce spent most of his career as a Senior Executive, leading large healthcare organizations and national consulting practices for two of the big 4 professional services firms. He was able to bring rapid growth and continued innovation at places such as American Medical International, Navigant Healthcare, Aetna and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since the age of 14, Bruce knew business was in his blood. Buying his own newspaper route, he tripled the customers – paying for his first year of college (graduate of UC and Xavier). From then on, he has been an avid student of processes and systems that drive business growth and success and how to adapt these for each type of situation. The energy and drive in Bruce are unmatched! Family means everything to Bruce and he loves the Cincinnati area. Being married to best friend and the love of his life, Connie, for 47 years, they have 4 children and 3 grandchildren in San Francisco, Denver and Cincinnati. Volunteering his time and giving back are a passion of Bruce’s as well – focused on scouting, church and his alma maters as well as local charities and healthcare causes.
Kathleen M. Jordan
Dr. Kathleen Jordan is the Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer at Seven Hills Foundation, an integrated health and human services company with an annual operating budget of $350 million and 4900 employees. In this role, Kathleen oversees the programmatic and clinical aspects of the Affiliate companies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition, Kathleen is responsible for quality assurance and program improvement, risk management, Medicaid Demonstration Projects, the Seven Hills Research Center, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Dr. Jordan has been with Seven Hills Foundation for the past 19 years. She speaks frequently on issues related to HIV/AIDS, Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and Data Analytics. In addition to her role at Seven Hills, Dr. Jordan is an adjunct professor at Clark University teaching Global Health, Research Strategies and Nonprofit Management and at Central Michigan University where she teaches Strategic Philanthropy, Health Informatics and Communication and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Jordan holds a Doctor of Health Administration degree from Central Michigan University; a Masters in Education Administration from Boston College; and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Executives.
BJ Murray is Principal Partner and Chief Operating Officer for Business Focus, Inc. (BFI), a Rhode Island-based Health Information Technology Consulting and Staffing Firm.
She also owner of the Brooklyn Coffee Tea and Guest House, located at 209 Douglas Avenue in Providence, RI, and Blaze Smith Hill Restaurant, same location.
In her consulting career, BJ has served as a technology professional and certified Six Sigma Black Belt who assists clients by identifying risks and streamlining business processes to discover millions of hard and soft savings and return.
Besides managing her own business pursuits, BJ is also an active member of the RI community through service on boards, grassroot initiatives, public speaking and workforce initiatives.
She is an outspoken advocate for creating inclusive work environments and also works to provide entrepreneurial opportunities to underserved communities; believing people are most inspired by seeing success then doing.
Mr. Sibblies’ leadership style is inclusive of someone who faces unsurmountable challenges with poise and a big heart. Even though his title is Building School Principal, he is much more than that. He is an Educator, Encourager, Fundraiser, a Role Model, and a Mentor to students. He is a change agent who always has the students first and foremost in mind. He is someone who understands how vital the building chair departments are and does everything in his power to help strengthen what they do. He is not someone who just talks about change. He is someone who makes change happen.
Mr. Sibblies began his career in I.S. 292 Middle School in East New York, Brooklyn. He taught 8th grade English and Social Studies for 6 years. He then transitioned to the school Dean for 2 years. As he completed his first master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology, he served as an Assistant administrator of schools.
Not long thereafter, he completed his second master’s degree for Supervision at the College of Saint Rose and began his career as a school administrator. He worked at P.S. 45 Elementary School in South Ozone Park, in Queens for 5 years. In 2006, Mr. Sibblies joined the Wyandanch UFSD. He served as the high school Assistant Principal and remained in that capacity for 3 years. In 2009, he was promoted to building Principal and continues to serve the Wyandanch Learning Community in the same regard.
Mr. Sibblies is a very passionate, caring, and determined individual who does not sit idly by observing anything of concern. One of our district’s goals is to foster a college goal culture for students. When the counseling staff identified financial constraints as being one of the causes of our students not following through with the college careers, Mr. Sibblies reached out to the community, friends and alumni’s. One such person was Geoffrey Canada, former WUFSD alumni and founder and president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and well known educator and activist. With Mr. Canada, they created the Geoffrey Canada Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund aids graduates throughout their college years. Also through Mr. Sibblies’ fundraising campaigns, the counselor department was able to take the students on a number of college tours.
In 1977, Mr. Paul Sibblies migrated from Jamaica, West Indies, to the United States where he was raised by both his mother and father. Both of his parents valued education; especially since his mother was an educator on the island of Jamaica. Wyandanch High School serves a large (and ever growing) immigrant population. Mr. Sibblies leads by example. He lets the students know that if he could do anything their hearts wants to achieve. As the Principal, he has fostered many initiatives for academic success, and the overall wellbeing of students.
Lastly, Mr. Sibblies is a mentor. Unlike many principals of the past, where students are afraid to be sent to the principal’s office, our students seek out the principal for guidance at times. Mr. Sibblies attended Hofstra University as an undergraduate. While there, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Seeing the trials and tribulations the young men in Wyandanch high school had to face each day, he decided to create a program which would help produce positive young male leaders. With the help of his fraternity, he started the young men’s mentoring program called the Kappa League. Through this program students receive the support for their social and spiritual wellbeing which leads them to acquire healthy attitudes, behaviors and relationships. This program enables students to live productive lives and become well-rounded citizens in society. Mr. Sibblies mentoring does not stop there. His passion extends outside of the high school to the Westbury Juvenile Detention Center, NY where he mentors wayward youth who have been involved in criminal activity. Currently, he attends Ebenezer United Pentecostal Church as his place of worship. He serves as the Sunday School Director, Praise and Worship Leader, and plays musical instruments such as the saxophone and the drums.
Mark is responsible for sales and strategic development and is the founder of Nalari Health LLC, acquired by Upward Health® in 2017.
Prior to founding Nalari Health, Mark led a strategic solutions group at SAIC, where he was responsible for the inception, solution design, planning and contracting for new programs. Prior to SAIC, Mark co-founded a bioinformatics company, co-founded a cell-based screening company, and supported the Johns Hopkins Center for Computer Based Surgical Systems. He is a nationally recognized expert in business process management (BPM) and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practices at the Brown University School of Public Health. Mark is a graduate of Babson College.
Adonna Bass Wickliffe, MBA, MHA, FACHE
Adonna Bass Wickliffe, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is an experienced health care strategy executive, consultant and entrepreneur. Adonna has led strategy and business development for health systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory networks across the country.
Prior to starting Milestones, Adonna served as a strategy executive for UofL Health and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives. In addition to her role as CEO of Milestones, she is a Partner in Third Curve Health Care, a Louisville-based health care consulting firm and a strategy consultant for Ashley Rountree, a Louisville-based non-profit consulting firm. Under her leadership hospitals, health systems , and outpatient health care providers have been able to develop provider networks, undergo mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and experience significant volume and revenue growth. As the founder and CEO of Milestones, Adonna has more than doubled revenue growth year-over-year for Milestones and created another associated company, Milestones Provider Solutions, which has a mission of elevating quality in the industry by supporting existing providers in focusing on best practices and assisting individuals who are passionate about providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, start and operate high-quality provider entities.
Adonna earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville and her Master of Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. She currently serves as the President of the board of directors for the Council on Developmental Disabilities, a Louisville-based advocacy organization and she is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.