Meet the Board of Directors
This innovative team establishes broad policies and sets out strategic objectives. They select, appoint, support, and review the performance of the chief executive. The Board ensures the availability of adequate financial resources for key initiatives, approves annual budgets, and remains accountable for the organization’s quality performance.
MD, MBA, FACC, FCCP, FASNC
Dr. Kansupada is a cardiologist living in Yardley Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the prestigious Topiwala National Medical College in Moni India and completed his cardiology fellowship and Nuclear Echocardiology in 1984 at Drexel
University. He was awarded prestigious fellowship by the American College of Cardiology, Chest Physicians and Nuclear Cardiology. He practiced for close to 30
years in multiple hospitals including Lower Bucks Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center and Aria Jefferson. Dr. Kansupada has a passion for improving healthcare for global citizens in real-time using medical technology as well as spirituality. He is active with the American Medical Association (AMA) for international medical graduates to enhance equality, improve diversity and inclusion. Dr. Kansupada is a widely recognized expert in lean practice management, quality control, and systems engineering to drive improved healthcare efficiency. His healthcare leadership led to his appointment to the Pennsylvania Advisory Council under Governor Corbett and State Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Senator Roger Marshall. He has maintained Patron membership with the AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and served as a member of the PAMED Board of Trustees for that organization’s International Medical Graduate Section.
Dr. Ted Christopher is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to recently serving as the 168th President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Dr. Christopher is Thomas Jefferson’s first distinguished endowed Professorship in the Department of Emergency Medicine. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University, Dr. Christopher graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1981. He completed residencies in internal medicine, at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital, and emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and became board certified in both specialties. He is a past president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Philadelphia County Medical Society.
MA, CAE, FCPP
Mr. Raniowski is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where he previously served as its Senior Vice president for Policy and Programs. Mr. Raniowski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned a Masters Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Public Policy and Political Science. He has a distinguished career in healthcare policy, with experience as Policy Analyst in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a Senior Director in the American Heart Association and as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Daniel J. Glunk
Dr. Glunk is a board certified general internal medicine physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and served as President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2009. He is a graduate of Wilkes University and the Hahnemann University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at University Health Center of Pittsburgh and was Chief Resident at Shadyside Hospital. In addition to his patient service at UMPC North Central PA, Dr. Glunk is that organization’s Chief Quality Officer, where he has helped catalyze that organization’s recognition for service at both national and state levels. Dr. Glunk earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College and sits on the Board of Directors for the PA Patient Safety Authority.
Dr. Furia is an orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in sports medicine who practices full time at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, he attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgical internship at Columbia University Medical Center, orthopedic residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and sports medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the past President of Pennsylvania’s Union County Medical Society. He currently serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS), the PMS Care Centered Collaborative and the PMS Clinically Integrated Network. Dr. Furia has over 40 peer reviewed scientific publications, currently serves as a consultant for a regenerative cell therapy company, and was the medical director at a national health care service provider.
RN, BSN, MBA
Ms. Tice is the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Main Line HealthCare. Ms. Tice received her formal clinical training as a registered nurse at West Chester University and completed her master’s degree in business at Eastern University. She is an accomplished leader in quality improvement, patient safety, ambulatory quality, patient centered care and has expertise in population health. She has worked at Penn Medicine as the patient safety officer, as a quality improvement consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physician Foundation in Harrisburg, and one of three Quality Improvement in Practice coaches supporting practice transformation for state-wide practices participating in Pennsylvania’s Chronic Care Initiative. Her expertise has led to her be a frequently sought-after speaker across the country, lending her expertise and practical approaches to topics such as implementation of patient-centered medical home, chronic care models, population health, and transitions of care.