Core Team & Senior Advisors

Leslie Margolin – President & CEO

For more than 30 years, Leslie Margolin has worked to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, accessibility and affordability of health care. As President of Anthem Blue Cross (California), she spearheaded a successful turnaround of the company’s commercial book of business and launched “Patient Safety First … A California Partnership for Health”, a patient safety collaborative of unprecedented scale and impact, credited with saving more than 3,600 lives and achieving savings of approximately […]

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Joanna Horsfall – COO

Joanna Horsfall is the Chief Operating Officer of Partners Transforming Health and The Margolin Group. Horsfall brings more than thirty years of experience managing complex strategic change in a range of industries including health care, bio-pharma, telecommunications, financial services, high tech, retail and manufacturing. Her work has spanned twenty countries across Europe, Africa, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East (including Jordan where she worked with the World Bank on privatization […]

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Denise Audet

Denise Audet is a Senior Director for The Margolin Group, bringing more than 20 years of professional experience in strategic change program planning and implementation. Prior to joining The Margolin Group, she managed complex strategic change projects, primarily in the health care industry, including for-profit and non-profit health insurance plans, Medicare Advantage, behavioral health, specialty pharmaceutical and Internet start-up companies. Audet was a leader in Accenture’s Change Management practice, with expertise […]

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Anthony Serrano

Anthony Serrano is Senior Counsel of Legal and Public Affairs for The Margolin Group team, researching, writing and commenting upon current trends in the health care industry. Anthony also holds the position of Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra Law School, assisting in the development and implementation of initiatives to reduce health disparities and expand care access across New York State and the […]

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Matthew Scolinos

Matthew Scolinos serves as Research and Project Associate for The Margolin Group, bringing with him years of experience supporting high-profile companies in both the public and private sectors. Specifically, Matt has helped pharmaceutical and insurance companies to make informed decisions through the use of his research, white papers and fact sheets. The foundation of Matt’s professional experience lies within his past legal career, working in both civil plaintiff and defense […]

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Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider serves as Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group. Schneider is the President, CEO and Founder of Restructuring Associates Inc. in Washington, DC and is the Chairman and CEO of Schneider (Australia) Consulting Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia. He was Partner then Of-Counsel to the law firm of O’Connor & Hannan in Washington, D.C. Schneider is a member of the Boards of the J. Craig Venter Institute, the […]

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Tim Jordan

Timothy Jordan is a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group and Partners Transforming Health, bringing over 20 years of experience in business relationship development, marketing, growth strategies, and forming creative strategic partnerships. Before joining The Margolin Group and Partners Transforming Health, Jordan spent over seven years with WellPoint, Inc., and its subsidiary Blue Cross of California. Holding a variety of positions in his time there, Jordan managed marketing partner relationships […]

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Dave Devereaux

Dave Devereaux is a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group with 40 years of experience in the insurance and healthcare industries as a senior executive for CIGNA and United Healthcare and as an independent consultant. His primary areas of expertise are strategic planning, organizational development, business integration, finance, sales, marketing, and product development. The majority of Devereaux’s experience was with CIGNA where he spent 30 years, holding senior executive positions […]

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Gary Bergel

Gary Bergel serves as a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group and is an Associate with Restructuring Associates Inc. As a consultant and as a human resource executive, Gary has worked in North America and Australia on the design and implementation of high performance organizations and labor-management cooperative efforts. In 1997, Bergel was the first Managing Director of Schneider (Australia) Consulting, RAI’s Australian management consultancy, and served in that capacity […]

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Arnold Buchman

Arnold Buchman is a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group. A retired attorney, Buchman, after a private practice career in Connecticut, spent more than a decade with CIGNA Corp. devising and implementing financial and benefit-delivery group health insurance strategies. He provides the perspective of a nonspecialist follower of healthcare reform news and media commentary. Buchman, who lives on the Oregon coast, received his B.A. from Yale College, and his LL.B. […]

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Cristina Rose

Cristina Rose was one of California’s first women lobbyists in Sacramento when she began advocating on behalf of California’s consumers in 1972. Today, she is widely recognized as an expert in the California legislative and political process by industry, academia, current and prospective officeholders, and media. In 1987, Rose co-founded Rose & Kindel, a leading California public affairs firm providing governmental, community and media relations services through its offices in […]

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Scott Camlin

Scott Camlin serves as a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group, and is an Associate with Restructuring Associates Inc.. A noted expert in the process of interest based problem solving, Camlin has consulted to major corporations and unions throughout North America. Prior to joining RAI, he was Assistant to the President for Labor Management Participation at Continental Steel in Kokomo, IN, and a consultant to the International Union of Bricklayers. […]

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Charlie Huggins

Charlie Huggins serves as a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group and is an Associate with Restructuring Associates inc.. Huggins has extensive experience leading joint union-management groups in the development of high performance partnerships, advising clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining RAI, Huggins spent 21 years in the labor movement as Executive Director of the United Association of Office, Sales and Technical Employees, and as Business […]

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David Heer

David Heer is a Senior Advisor for The Margolin Group. Heer has more than twenty years experience in healthcare finance, spanning roles in venture capital and healthcare company financial management. Prior to joining The Margolin Group, Heer was the CFO and an investing principal and partner at Acacia Venture Partners, a healthcare services-focused venture capital investment firm. Formed in 1995, Acacia is recognized as the first US venture capital firm […]

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Laurel Kaufer

Laurel Kaufer is a Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group and a highly regarded lawyer and mediator. Kaufer was recognized as one of Southern California’s “Best Lawyers” in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution in both 2010 and 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. Kaufer transitioned from her work as a full time litigator to full time neutral practice sixteen years ago. She is currently the Chair of the […]

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