Bridging Health & Community
Bringing Purpose To Community Engagement

Who We Are

A Small Group Of Committed Citizens

Executive Team

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Chief Executive Officer

Pritpal S Tamber

Before co-founding Bridging Health & Community, Pritpal was the Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative. Prior to that he was the Physician Editor of TEDMED, Medical Director of Map of Medicine, and Editorial Director for Medicine at BioMed Central, the company that pioneered open access publishing. He received an MBChB from the University of Birmingham. EmailLinkedIn.

Head of Consulting

Lori Peterson 

Lori is the CEO of Collaborative Consulting, which has spent the last 7 years helping health and social care translate new models of care and reimbursement into opportunities for growth. Lori's 25 years of experience in health, her background in psychology and organizational development, and her deep understanding of the dynamics of change, enable her to lead clients through sustainable transformation. She received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in Physiology and a Master of Arts from Sonoma State in Psychology. LinkedIn.

Head of Learning

Margaret Hawthorne

Margaret is the former Director of Strategy for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, where she currently serves as strategic advisor. She has spent over 15 years in strategy and program management; innovation; system, process and team design; and evaluation across a variety of health related sectors. She received an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Southwestern University. LinkedIn

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S. Leonard Syme

Len is Emeritus Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California in Berkeley. His major research has been on social support, and social inequalities in health. He is Director of the Research for Action Center that is attempting to improve health by empowering individuals and their communities. He received a PhD from Yale University in Medical Sociology, and a Masters of Arts from UCLA in Anthropology and Sociology. Bio

Art Director

Richard De Angelis 

Richard is an Art Director, Designer, and Communicator who has spent over two decades practicing and deepening his knowledge in the art of communication. He is founder and Creative Director of The Online Creative Agency and has extensive experience in developing brands and communications with a diverse portfolio across sectors. LinkedIn


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Jeff Cohen

Jeff is a managing director based in FSG’s Seattle office and leads FSG’s Education and Youth practice. He focuses on advising private and community foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporations on strategy, program design, and evaluation. Jeff received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, an MA in Classics from Yale University, and a BA, magna cum laude, in Classics from Harvard University. LinkedIn

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Lauren A Taylor

Lauren is a co-author of The American Health Care Paradox and a doctoral student at Harvard Business School. Lauren's research uses organizational theory to better understand potential benefits and drawbacks of integrating health and social services. From 2012-2015 she worked as a chaplain and studied ethics as a Presidential Scholar at Harvard Divinity School from which she received an MDiv. She has an MPH from Yale School of Public Health. LinkedIn

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Leigh Carroll 

Leigh is an organizer with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. Previously, as a graduate student, she worked on a participatory study of the relationship between neighborhood change and health, to inform an evaluation of the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund. Her past work also includes research and project management at the Institute of Medicine, and teaching science to high school students in Tanzania through the Peace Corps. She received a Masters in City Planning at MIT and a BS in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. LinkedIn

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Mark Wieland

Mark is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Having trained in medicine and public health, His clinical and research interests lie in health promotion through community participation in research aimed at reducing health inequities. He received an MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and an MPH from University of Illinois School of Public Health. Institution Bio.  

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Ollie Smith

Ollie is Strategy Director for Health within Telefonica’s disruptive innovation company, Alpha. He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across sectors, including as a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Department of Health and Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He received an BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford. LinkedIn

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Scott Liebman 

Scott is Co-Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Life Sciences Department and Head of the FDA Regulatory and Compliance Practice. He is a leading expert in navigating complex legal and business issues faced by life sciences companies. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. LinkedIn