MSH Announces Three New Members to Board of Directors

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors:  John M. Isaacson, Una Ryan, OBE, PhD, and M. Anjali Sastry, PhD. MSH also extends sincere gratitude to these departing members of the board who gave over thirty years of combined service to MSH: Christine W. Letts, Barbara Stowe, Deidre Strachan and Nick Burns. Welcome and thank you!

John M. Isaacson founded Isaacson, Miller in 1982. John was diverted from his natural career in his twenties by academic and civic engagement, which took him to Dartmouth for a BA; to Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship for a BA/MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; and to Harvard Law School. Following Law School, he chose a career in public service. He launched his career as an assistant to the Secretary of Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He served three governors and five secretaries of human services over eight years, recruiting cabinet officers and commissioners. In between recruiting assignments, Isaacson served as an Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Youth Services, as an Assistant Secretary of the Executive Office of Human Services, and as the Director of the Office for Children. In his time with Isaacson, Miller, John has led searches in many areas of the firm's practice. He has helped the firm develop its cumulative knowledge of the craft of search and has attended, with increasing interest, to the missionary purposes of institutions, the disciplines of markets, and the emotional and intellectual learnings that leaders acquire in a committed working life.

M. Anjali Sastry is senior lecturer in system dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sastry teaches and researches global health delivery and management, focusing on systems thinking and practical business-based approaches for increasing medical and prevention services in low-resource settings, carrying out numerous field studies while developing teaching materials. Her advisory roles include working with the Lemelson-MIT Program, the MIT Ideas competition, the NIH-CDC Institute for Systems Science, the Global Business School Network, and the United Network for Organ Sharing, among others. Since 2008, Dr. Sastry has collaborated closely with the Global Health Delivery Project.

Una Ryan is President and CEO of Diagnostics for All, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering low-cost, point-of-care tests to the developing world. Dr. Ryan served as CEO of Waltham Technologies, Inc. and was formerly President and CEO of AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company developing vaccines. Dr. Ryan is also Research Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and serves on its Board of Visitors. She serves on the board of AMRI Global, Altos Vision Ltd., IQuum, the Business Advisory Board of BIO Ventures for Global Health, the Scientific Advisory Board of Genocea, Inc., the Advisory Board of Phacilitate Vaccine Forum and the UMASS High Technology Executive Council. She is a member of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative Leadership Council, the Goddard Council and the Climate Change and Green Energy Council.

Read the full list of MSH's current Board of Directors.