David H. Klein
David H. Klein is a special advisor to the CEO of the University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center, a professor of public health sciences in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry and an executive professor of health care management in the UR Simon Business School. Mr. Klein was the chief executive officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies (TLHC) headquartered in Rochester, NY which includes Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS), Univera Healthcare, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Lifetime Care (home care agency), EBS-RMSCO Benefit Solutions (benefits consulting firm and third party administration) and MedAmerica (long term care insurance company). Mr. Klein had been a senior executive with TLHC and its predecessor companies since 1986, serving as CEO since 2003. He was a director of the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and America’s Health Insurance Plans. Mr. Klein serves as director of CTG, a NASDAQ traded information technology services and solutions company. He is a member of the Cressey & Company Distinguished Executives Council. He is associated with Francisco Partners serving as a director of the startups, Landmark Health which is focused on creating a home care centric medical group to care for complex, chronically ill patients and Avalon Healthcare Solutions, a laboratory benefits management company. He is a director of Cerebral Assessment Systems, an angel funded startup cognitive impairment diagnostics company; Cogito, an angel/venture funded early stage behavioral analytics company; iVantage, a Great Point Partners funded early stage health care performance management information company; and PharmAdva, an angel/venture funded startup automated home medication adherence system manufacturer. He also serves as an advisor to companies offering services to health care providers and payers as well as to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Current engagements include Sutherland Health Solutions. Mr. Klein serves as chair of the New York eHealth Collaborative which oversees New York State’s electronic medical records interoperability program. Mr. Klein is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business Healthcare Advisory Board. He has been the chair of United Way of Greater Rochester and an American Cancer Society Capital Campaign to establish a new Rochester Hope Lodge. He has been president of the local Boy Scout Council and director of Northeast Region, Boy Scouts of America. He is a Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Eagle Scout and the recipient of their Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards. Mr. Klein received his Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He was raised in Albany, NY and now resides in Pittsford, NY and Bonita Springs, FL. He is married to the former Dawn Palazzo and has two sons, Randy and Alexander, a step-daughter, Courtney Palazzo and three grandchildren.