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    Questrom School of Business
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    Boston, MA 02215


Ned has been a social entrepreneur and educator for over thirty years.  He is the Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program at Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he also serves as a Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence. Ned was previously the Founder and Executive Director of Chronic Care Community Corps, a healthcare reform initiative based at Education Development Center, which prepares and mobilizes the community to support families caring for those with serious illnesses. In the spring of 2013 he served as a Chaplain Intern at Massachusetts General Hospital as part of a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. In 2012 he was the co-founder and CEO of a start-up innovative palliative care company that offers planning, coordination, and care continuity for individuals with life-threatening or life-altering conditions. In 1995, he co-founded Citizen Schools, an education organization which partners with public middle schools in low income communities nationally to provide an expanded learning day rich with opportunities, and was its Managing Director from its founding through 2007. As an educator in Washington, D.C. in the 1980’s, he designed and implemented health seminars for non-governmental organizations and managed a physician’s group that provided trainings in over 15 countries.

In 1987 Ned was nominated and trained by the American Red Cross to serve as an international delegate to natural disasters around the world.  He has additional international experience working in Greece, studying in Hungary, and serving for four years as an assistant professor and administrator at the Panamerican Agricultural School (Zamorano) in Honduras. While in Honduras he also established the first emergency ambulance service in rural southern Honduras and trained a team of 20 medics to serve as its volunteers.

Ned is on the Board of Directors of Citizen Schools and Health Story Collaborative, an Innovation Fellow at MGH Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, and is an alumnus of the LeadBoston class of 1997. Ned earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont, an MBA from Boston University, and a M.Ed. from Harvard University.  He lives in Cambridge with his wife, daughter, and son.