issue Community Health 2024

Board of Trustees Adds Wide-Ranging Expertise

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, and John A. Orsini, CPA

The fall of 2023 saw the 鶹Ӱ Board of Trustees expand its roster with the additions of Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, and John A. Orsini, CPA.

Dr. Klasko serves as an executive in residence at the Massachusetts-based General Catalyst; North American ambassador for Sheba Medical Center in Israel; and CMO of the Chicago-based Abundant Venture Partners. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow on the World Economic Forum.

Since 2022, he has served on the National Board of Education Sciences after being appointed by President Joe Biden. From 2013–21, Dr. Klasko was president of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and CEO of Jefferson Health, and from 2004–13, he served as executive vice president and CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Mr. Orsini has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine since the 2014 merger of Northwestern Medicine and Cadence Health, where he had served as executive vice president and CFO. Northwestern Medicine includes 11 hospitals, including 鶹Ӱ clinical partners in Lake Forest, Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock.

Prior to joining Cadence Health, Mr. Orsini was CFO of Presence Health, a 12-hospital system created by the merger of Resurrection Health Care and Provena Health. Mr. Orsini also served as corporate vice president, finance, and treasurer for Scripps Health in San Diego.