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Independent Board Member Profiles
Larry G. Massanari
Chairman; Regional Commissioner for Social Security Mid-Atlantic States (retired)
Larry G. Massanari joined the Mathematica board in 2008 and became chairman of the board in 2010. Massanari enjoyed a long career at the Social Security Administration (SSA). He served as acting commissioner of SSA from March through November 2001. Before and after that time, he was the regional commissioner for the Mid-Atlantic states and served as the agency lead for developing disability program policy. Prior to becoming regional commissioner, Massanari was the associate commissioner for policy and was instrumental in revitalizing SSA's research component.
Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Center for Global Development
Nancy Birdsall is a senior fellow and president emeritus of the Center for Global Development, having served as founding president for its first 15 years from 2001-2016. From 1993 to 1998, Birdsall served as executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank where she oversaw a $30 billion public and private loan portfolio. Before that she worked for 14 years in research, policy, and management positions at the World Bank. Prior to launching the Center, she served for three years as senior associate and director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where her work focused on globalization, inequality and the reform of the international financial institutions. She is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books and many scholarly papers. Shorter pieces of her writing have appeared in dozens of US and Latin American newspapers and periodicals. Birdsall received her PhD in economics from Yale University and an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ms. Birdsall joined the board in 2017.
LaVerne H. Council
Chief Executive Officer, Emerald One, LLC
LaVerne H. Council is a global operations and information technology strategist. She is a founder and the chief executive officer of Emerald One, LLC and has held executive leadership positions with organizations such as Grant Thornton; Johnson & Johnson; Dell, Inc.; and Ernst & Young, LLC. In her role as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, LaVerne not only led technology strategy, investment, and implementation for the largest civilian agency in the federal government, but also developed the most culturally diverse executive leadership team in the federal government. She received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration for Drexel University and holds a Master's of Business Administration from Illinois State University.
Lee C. Gatewood
Senior Investment Officer, Cape Cod Five Trust and Asset Management
Lee C. Gatewood joined the Mathematica board in 2008. He is a senior investment officer at Cape Cod Five Trust and Asset Management. Previously, Gatewood served as the managing director, Business Analysis and Development, at Merriman Capital, Inc. and worked for Merrill Lynch as director of New York Institutional Equity Sales, Lehman Brothers as a managing director, Paine Webber as a managing director, and UBS Warburg as a managing director. He received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia A. King
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center, Chair of the Governance Committee
Patricia A. King joined the Mathematica board in 1991. She played a key role on the board’s Special Committee on Board Composition during Mathematica’s transition to a 100% ESOP and currently chairs the Governance Committee. She is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the Hastings Center, and a faculty affiliate of Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. King has served on numerous national advisory bodies, including the Institute of Medicine Committee on Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research Subjects and the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, which produced the seminal "Belmont Report." A trustee of Wheaton College (MA) since 1989, she chaired Wheaton’s board from 2000 to 2005. She is a member of both the American Law Institute and she is a past member of the advisory committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health and the Harvard Corporation.
Charles E. Metcalf
Former President and Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Charles E. Metcalf joined Mathematica in 1975 as director of research. He helped engineer the employee buyout of Mathematica from Martin Marietta in 1986, at which point he assumed the role of president and chief executive officer until his retirement in 2007. Metcalf served on Mathematica's first elected board as an employee-owned company, serving as chair from 1986 to 1989 and has served as a board member since that time.
Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
Matt Salganik was appointed to Mathematica’s Board of Directors in July 2018. Author of Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age, he is a professor of sociology at Princeton University and widely recognized for his expertise in computational social science. Salganik’s research has been sponsored by organizations including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Joint United Nations Program for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, among others. A Fulbright fellow, he earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and an M.A. in sociology from Cornell University.
Chief Executive Officer, Drucker & Scaccetti
Jane Scaccetti, who joined Mathematica’s board in 2008, serves as a member of Mathematica’s audit committee. Scaccetti is the CEO of Drucker & Scaccetti, P.C., and she has more than 40 years of experience in tax and financial services, including employee stock ownership plans. A practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1977, Scaccetti brings financial expertise to the board as well as management expertise from her roles as CEO and director of other publicly traded companies. She has held board seats on public companies and large complex nonprofits, and she has been active on the audit committees and served as chair of the board. Currently, she is a trustee of Temple University and Salus University, and she serves on the board and as the audit chair of Penn National Gaming. She also serves on the board and the audit committee of Myers Industries, Inc.
Steven A. Schroeder
Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco
Steven A. Schroeder is currently a distinguished professor of health and health care in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco as well as the director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. Before assuming his current positions, he was the president/CEO and member of the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Schroeder has received numerous honors and awards, including election to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and the 2013 Gustav O. Lienhard award from the Institute of Medicine for outstanding achievements in improving health care in the United States. He joined the board in 2011.