Join the many Rochester, NY leaders and organizations collaborating to improve the health of our citizens and the health of our local economy.

Get Connected:

Participate in NorthStar Network’s year-long Fellowship Program and twice-yearly community-wide Cracking the Code on Healthcare Events. These programs bring together executives from throughout the local healthcare value chain. Participants hear national thought leaders inspire individuals and their organizations to collaborate to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare in our community.

Fellowship Program

Personally connect with community stakeholders, share ideas, build lasting relationships. Improve your personal skills and value to help improve community healthcare quality and access.

Cracking the Code on Healthcare

Join other local healthcare professionals and be part of the solution. Attend an event and network with hundreds of local healthcare professionals. Hear national and local thought-leaders discuss the latest healthcare legislation, issues and trends.

Healthcare Business Academy

Learn what it takes to bring your organization’s processes to world class.  See what local community organizations are working on to improve Community Health.  Take an on-line course to expand your leadership skills.

Benefits to You

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Network and collaborate with other leaders and organizations to increase the success of your organization
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge required to be more successful and further your career
  • Build personal relationships that enrich and bring joy to your life
  • Continuing Education – For information regarding appropriate population accreditation authorizations for the 2021 Cracking the Code on Healthcare events please click on Events in the top bar menu for the latest updates.

Meet our Valued Customers




Home Care

Health Systems


Long Term Care


Suppliers and Employers

Our Sponsors

NorthStar Network’s success comes from its ability to bring a diverse set of partners together to help communities and/or organizations achieve their goals. We understand that the sum of the group brings more value than the individual parts.

Fellowship Program Sponsors

Fellowship Program Scholarship Sponsors

Cracking the Code on Healthcare Sponsors

Encouraging words from past National Thought Leader speakers:

“Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable—though all-too-short—visit with you and your many Rochester colleagues.
Rochester gives me hope, and that is in no small part because you two are there, with your boundless energy and ability to see daylight.

Keep up the great work, and keep me closely posted.”

<strong>Donald M. Berwick, MD</strong>

Donald M. Berwick, MD

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

“In Rochester, the room was filled with CEOs who were fully engaged. Among the attendees, there was a wonderful sense of family a commitment to the health of all, not just some.
If I had to bet on a location that will lead the nation in making change happen before it is needed, I’d bet on Rochester and its leaders.

I will be rooting for you.”

<strong>Robert Pearl, MD</strong>

Robert Pearl, MD

Former Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and Former President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Our Board of Advisors

The timeliness, breadth and depth of NorthStar Network’s Fellowship Program and Cracking the Code on Healthcare Events would not be possible without the continuing help and commitment of our Board of Advisors. We thank them on behalf of our Fellows and the members of our community, each of us whose friends and family use our local healthcare system every day. (* Previous years Fellow)

Sarah Beales, MBA
Senior Director, Talent and Learning, Rochester Regional Health

Bob Bourg
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources,
St. Ann’s Community

Jennifer Carlson*
Chief Executive Officer,

Maria Cristalli*
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Hillside Family of Agencies

Andrea DeMeo*
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Trillium Health

Denise DiNoto*
Director, Community Services,
Rochester RHIO

Marilyn Dollinger, DNS, FNP, RN*
Professor and Executive Associate Dean,
St. John Fisher Wegmans School of Nursing

Jake Flaitz,
Director of Benefits,

Richard Gangemi, MD
Former Chief Medical Officer,
Rochester Regional Health

Michael Goodman
Senior Account Executive,

Pamela Gratzer*
Mindware Connections

Christina Gullo, MSW, MBA*
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Villa of Hope

Kimberly Hamer, MBA, MHA
Vice President, Customer & Relationship Management, VisualDx

Vicky Hines
Chief Operating Officer,
University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

Al Kinel*
Strategic Interests, LLC

Matthew Kuhlenbeck*
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Greater Rochester Health Foundation

Michele Lawrence, MBA, MPH, FACHE*
Associate VP, Regional Business Development,
University of Rochester Medical Center

Lisa Marcello*
Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer,
Episcopal SeniorLife

George Maszle
Senior Associate and Vice President, Business Process Management, Air Academy Associates

Jonathan Miller, CPA*
The Bonadio Group

Curt Provenzo
Vice President, Healthcare Team Leader,
M&T Bank

Stephen Rauh, MD*
Surgeon, Managing Partner; Chair, RCIPA,
Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons, P.C.

Deborah Stamps, EdD, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC
Executive Vice President,
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer,
Rochester Regional Health

Carol Tegas*
Executive Director,
Finger Lakes Performance Provider System

Joe VanPatten
Vice President & General Manager,
Advizex Technologies

Christine Van Vessem
Vice President, Staff Development & Quality,
Management, Jewish Senior Life

Joseph S. Vasile, MD, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association

Yong “Tai” Wang, Ph.D., FACSM
Dean and Professor,
RIT College of Health Sciences and Technology

Melissa Wendland*
Director, Strategic Initiatives,
Common Ground Health

Anne Wilder*
Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

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