Municipal Round Table Series

Healthcare Cost Management at the Crossroads: What’s Left in My Bag of Tricks?

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October 25, 2018 9:00 AM
Woodland Golf Club 1897 Washington Street Auburndale, MA 02466
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If you are a city, town or school district,  please join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 from  9:00 - 11:30 AM for a dialogue with both management and labor leaders to discuss the cost management strategies being employed within the public sector and how these strategies impact current costs and liabilities. Our panelists bring a variety of perspectives from Purchasers, Taft-Hartley, Financial, Administration and Policy. This will be a unique opportunity having their collective expertise for this strategy session with entities represented from across the Commonwealth. 

RSVP to Danielle Chaplick, today as space is limited! 


Dolores Mitchell formerly served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, the agency that provides life, health, disability, and dental and vision services to the Commonwealth’s employees, retirees, and their dependents; many of these benefits are also provided to affiliates of a number of authorities, municipalities, and other entities. More than 400,000 people are covered by the GIC. Mrs. Mitchell was in this position from 1987 to 2016, serving in the administrations of Governors Dukakis, Weld, Cellucci, Swift, Romney, Patrick and Baker.

Over her career, Mrs. Mitchell has remained active across a number of professional and community organizations, including the governing board of the Massachusetts Health Care Connector Authority, the Health Care Quality and Cost Council, the Massachusetts Health Council. She has also served as Board president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a board member of the Greater Boston Big Sister Association and on the Executive Committee of the Consumer/Purchaser Disclosure Project. She is a founding member of Catalyst for Health Payment Reform and was also elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum. She still currently serves on the Board of the LeapFrog Group and is actively involved in the Massachusetts Health Council.

Mrs. Mitchell is a frequent speaker on health care, politics, women's career issues, and related subjects.

Joey Mokos is the Regional Director of Healthcare Delivery for Boston and New York, UNITE HERE HEALTH. He joined UNITE HERE HEALTH in May 2014 as the result of a merger.  He was the Executive Director and Chief Compliance Officer for the Greater Boston Hospitality Employers Local 26, LLC from 2011 to 2014.  From 2004 to 2011, he was a union organizer for UNITE HERE Local 26.  In 2003 he received his MAR from Yale Divinity School.  Prior to that Joey was a product manager of a software development company.


Marc Waldman has served as Treasurer/Collector for the Town of Wellesley, MA since February, 1988.  In addition to those responsibilities, Marc was a founding member and has chaired the West Suburban Health Group, an 11 member municipal joint purchasing group for health insurance, since its inception in 1990.  Marc is also a member of the Mass. Municipal Association Personnel and Labor Relations Committee and was a board member and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Healthcare Purchasers Group during its entire existence.

Robert J. Dolan has served as Town Administrator of Lynnfield since February of 2018 and before that served 16 years as Mayor of Melrose. He received a BA in Political Science from Fordham University and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Northeastern University.

Before becoming mayor, Dolan focused on health care administration and housing for senior citizens, serving as Supervisor of Case Management of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop Elder Services and then as Housing and Community Services Director for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. In 1999, Dolan became Assistant Executive Director at Parkside, a Chicago-based private development firm specializing in assisted living and retirement community development and consulting, where he specialized in operations and start up development in the New England region.

Rob Dolan has spent the past 24 years as a municipal leader as President of the Massachusetts Mayors Association and as Vice President of Massachusetts Municipal Association. He was appointed by two Governors to serve two terms on the Group Insurance Commission.  Dolan and his wife Alison, his son Ryan, and his daughter Kiley reside in Melrose.

Linda L. Bournival, Consulting Actuary and owner of KMS Actuaries, is a credentialed actuary with over 30 years of consulting experience working with state and local pension systems and postemployment (OPEB) health insurance programs. 

Linda has been involved considerably in the pension and OPEB arena both currently through KMS as well as through prior employers since 1988. Her participation has ranged from actuarial valuations of numerous retirement systems and OPEB programs for both public and private pensions to design, analysis and review of pension systems and retiree medical programs.  Her experience has brought her to other parts of the country, partnering with another independent actuary.  They completed a pension reform study for the Ohio Retirement Study Council that involved review of Ohio’s five public pension systems’ reform proposals leading to one of the most comprehensive and balanced pension reforms in the country. 

Linda has presented on “Pension Reform and Plan Design: Around the Country” and “Planning, Preparation and Collaboration for GASB 67/68 Implementation” at PERAC’s Emerging Issues Forums.

Linda is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  She graduated magna cum laude from Providence College in 1982 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.


Danielle Chaplick has served in a strategic capacity related to a wide range of healthcare programs and employee benefits for diverse employer markets. She specializes in advising public sector entities with a particular focus on bringing resources and solutions in managing health & ancillary insurance benefits to cities, towns and school districts and currently leads Marsh and McLennan Agency's Public Sector business segment. Prior to joining MMA, Danielle worked for the Massachusetts' Group Insurance Commission where she managed all operational, administrative and policy related aspects for several high-performing insurance programs including Dental, Vision, Behavioral Health, Life and HCSA/DCAP, as well as the GIC’s Patient Centered Medical Home. She also led the efforts for municipalities across Massachusetts seeking to join the GIC for health insurance benefits under the parameters of the Municipal Partnership Acts in order to achieve financial savings. Most recently, she served as the Director of Program Development for TMS Health's Patient Access Solutions Group, a Xerox Company, where her responsibilities Included leading business development efforts focused on building programs and strategies in order to help pharmaceutical manufacturers increase access to their brand medications.

John Brouder joined Boston Benefit Partners in 2000 and is a Principal of the firm. With graduate degrees from Tufts University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, John brings over 30 years of employee benefit and financial management experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. A frequent speaker at national and local benefit conferences; he is an expert in the area of labor-management cooperation and benefit plan design.

Mr. Brouder develops creative solutions for his private and public sector clients and has led a dozen procurement projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission and the Massachusetts Connector Authority (Massachusetts Public Exchange). Mr. Brouder has managed consulting assignments for the Massachusetts Division of Insurance and for numerous public and private sector union organizations.

Active and involved in the benefits profession, John served on the Board of Directors of the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) from 1992 to 2008, including a term as President of that organization from 2002 to 2004. He also served two terms as an appointed member of the National Government Finance Officers Association’s Committee on Retirement and Benefit Administration.

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