December 9, 2013
2013 Power Player
Dr. Michael Collins: Chancellor, UMass Medical School, Worcester
Dr. Michael Collins is overseeing an expanding UMass Medical School at a time when the role of government in the health-care industry is a hot issue. As head of UMass Medical School since 2008, Collins is positioned to provide critical direction and leadership for its continuing efforts to distinguish itself as a premier academic health-sciences center of national and international distinction. The economic impact of his institution is huge.
UMass Medical School generates more than $900 million in annual revenue. It consists of the following: the School of Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Graduate School of Nursing; more than 1,100 graduate-level students; a workforce of 6,800, several complex and diversified business units such as Commonwealth Medicine and MassBiologics of UMMS; and a thriving, $250-million research portfolio.
In a 2012 Worcester Business Journal interview, Collins said, "When you have a large number of people to lead, you have to rely on a lot of people by establishing a vision, articulating it, and [being] sure they understand it with you."
America is only now beginning to fix its massively broken health-care system. Look for Collins to continue wielding his power-and-influence scalpel to apply more than just a Band-Aid to that gaping wound.
Michael Angelini: Chairman, Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
Robert Antonucci: President, Fitchburg State University
Gail Carberry: President, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester
J. Christopher Collins: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Unum Group, Worcester
Ralph Crowley Jr.: CEO, Polar Beverages, Worcester
P. Kevin Condron: Chairman and CEO, The Granite Group LLC, Concord, N.H.
Anthony Consigli: President, Consigli Construction Inc., Milford
Dr. Eric Dickson: CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care Inc., Worcester
Mary DeFeudis: Philanthropist and Volunteer, Northborough
Christopher Egan: President, Carruth Capital, Westborough
Fred Eppinger: President and CEO, The Hanover Insurance Group
Gerald Fels: Trustee Emeritus, Nichols College, Dudley
Warner Fletcher: Partner, Fletcher Tilton, Worcester
Gordon Lankton: Founder, Museum of Russian Icons and Gallery of African Art, Clinton
William Manley: Founder and CEO, Calare Properties, Hudson
David ‘Duddie’ Massad: Chairman, Commerce Bank & Trust, Worcester
Charles Monahan: President, MCPHS University, Worcester
Jim McGovern: U.S. Rep., Worcester
Tim Murray: President and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Michael O'Brien: City Manager, City of Worcester (Until Jan. 5, 2014)
James Paulhus: President and CEO, UniBank for Savings, Whitinsville
John Prosser: Chairman, Seven Hills Foundation, Worcester
Joseph Salois: CEO, Atlas Distributing Inc., Auburn
Clifford J. Schorer III: Board of Directors, Worcester Art Museum