Who We Are
SHARED is a group of professionals
from diverse backgrounds joining together to fight against the growing
number of people dying or disabled because they do not have access
to vital medicines, vaccines, and nutrition. Through our business
and results-oriented talents, we bring a unique set of skills and
experience to this enormous problem. We are dedicated to improving
access to essential medicines using a combination of proven business
skills, innovative research and unique, effective funding techniques.
- Our Board of Directors -
George Ferencik, Director
Ferencik is a senior executive with extensive experience in many
facets of health care sector. Mr. Ferencik
began his health care management experience as a Clinical Administrator
at Massachusetts General Hospital. After entering the post-acute
service arena as Administrator of a specialized long term care facility,
he founded a number of clinical brain injury rehabilitation service
facilities known as The Greenery. Mr. Ferencik has been involved
in executive level healthcare management and has been engaged in
healthcare site development, regulatory approval, financing, and
construction of healthcare assets for over thirty years. Also, he
is a founding executive board member of the National Brain Injury
George engages senior executives and health care facility directors
to assist with their strategic planning and asset acquisition and
disposition. In collaboration with financing institutions and /
or construction management firms, George will provide guidance and
representation in achieving objectives set by principals of closely
Ferencik brings his knowledge of the private and public sectors
to SHARED where he will engage businesses and individuals in support
of the work done by our organization.
Ozer, BA, Director
With more than twenty
years experience in the field of Human Resources, Ms. Ozer has extensive
knowledge of and contacts in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries
and their human resources management. She has experience in
training as well as recruitment and retention, skills that will
assist SHARED as it grows.
A long time volunteer with
SHARED, Joyce has amply demonstrated her commitment to global health
issues. Ms. Ozer has quickly stepped into events planning
and coordinating volunteers for the organization, roles that require her
enjoyment of meeting new people while providing project management oversight.
Ms. Ozer's resume
Susan Ricciardi, Director
Ricciardi is a seasoned health care executive who has worked in
the respiratory care sector throughout her professional life.
Ricciardi started her career as the manager of the Respiratory Care
Department at Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, MA, Chelsea Memorial
Hospital, Chelsea, MA and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center,
Nashua, NH. Susan then moved to Baxter Healthcare as a Sales Representative.
Over a period of 25 years, she established herself in Respiratory
Homecare as a Branch Manager for Medical Home Providers, Director
of Sales and Marketing for Amcare Medical and most recently as Vice-President,
Respiratory Division for AM-PM Medical, Brighton, MA.
Ms. Ricciardi has been an established leader in the nonprofit sector.
She was active with Massachusetts Society of Respiratory Care serving
on the Program and Education Committee for over 10 years and
was elected Vendor of the Year in 2000. Susan joined the Board of
the American Lung Association of Boston and was appointed its President
of the Board. During her tenure, she became a certified fund raiser
and was named Volunteer of the Year by the American Lung Association
Ricciaridi brings her knowledge of the nonprofit sector and top-notch
skills as a fund raiser to SHARED in support of our programs.
Thomas R. Shane, JD,
MBA, Founding Director
For more than thirty years, Mr. Shane
has worked to build entrepreneurial enterprises in the clothing,
technology, food, and personal services business for a variety of
clients. Providing strategic planning, marketing, distribution and
operational savvy (including web sites) to business people in many
industries, he is known for creative approaches to solving real-time
business problems as founder of the Business Strategy Group, www.bizstrategygroup.com.
In addition to his business
acumen, Tom has had a successful legal practice working with for-profit
and non-profit organizations to assist with routinely negotiating
and managing mergers and acquisitions, finance, and other business
issues. His expertise in the area of partnerships is essential for
SHARED to develop crucial public-private partnerships in achieving
its organizational goals.
View Mr. Shane's
Irving L. Stackpole,
BA, M.Ed., RRT, Founding Director
With more than thirty
five years experience in the health care field, Mr. Stackpole has
substantial expertise in marketing and research. As President of
Stackpole & Associates,www.stackpoleassociates.com
Irving conducts market research including customer satisfaction
measurement for non-profit as well as for-profit healthcare organizations.
By expanding traditional statistical concepts, Mr. Stackpole uses
innovative methods to improve the delivery of healthcare services
for his clients.
As a Director of SHARED,
Mr. Stackpole provides guidance in areas of research and marketing
as well as business operations. He oversees the development and
implementation of surveys and other research instruments, thereby
assuring the quality of information obtained as part of the research
conducted by the organization His participation is vital to the
research and operations of SHARED.
Mr. Stackpole's resume
Elizabeth A. Ziemba,
JD, MPH, Founding Director and President
As Founder of SHARED, Ms. Ziemba brings a combination of experience
in the field of business, law and public health to the organization.
Having formulated the concept of the PharmaShares
project, Elizabeth organized SHARED as a vehicle to launch this
concept and other projects.
In addition to the successful practice of law, Ms. Ziemba operated
an international recruitment business and has conducted the research
essential to the development of SHARED. She brings her vision and
drive to the Board of Directors to guide the organization from initial
development to successful operations.
View Ms. Ziemba's
- Web Administration -
Jason Summerfield, MSW
SHARED's web site has been designed
and developed by Jason Summerfield of Human
Service Solutions, a business that provides web development
and consulting services for health, human service, and nonprofit
organizations of all types.
Mr. Summerfield's resume
For information about
our Advisory Board, click here.