Judith (Judy) D. Bentkover, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, is currently the Executive Director of Brown University’s Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership Program, a 16-month program of blended on-line and on-campus study for clinicians, executives, and other senior participants influencing the delivery and payment of patient-centered healthcare services.
Formerly, as a CEO/economist with a global reputation in life sciences and health care policy, Judy served in leadership positions at international consulting companies and advised board and top management on critical decisions regarding new lines of business, product prioritization, and growth. She has been a management consultant for both Fortune 100 and start-up companies manufacturing medical devices, biotech, and pharma products, as well as health care providers, and professional services corporations. She has also advised, taught, and worked with graduate and executive students for many years.
Judith has worked throughout Europe and Asia and has considerable experience and knowledge of various healthcare systems, including their requirements about economic analysis. As a strategic, independent thinker and team player skilled in both domestic and international health care and financial issues, she continues to specialize in engagements related to helping healthcare companies attain their maximum market share, revenues, and growth; analyze existing or new technologies, design reimbursement-maximizing programs, and develop strategic responses to prevailing healthcare market forces.
Previously, she was a member of the Harvard University faculty, where she taught health economics, applied research seminars, and policy courses.
Recruited to help start the Boston Health Care Coalition, the Greater Boston Health Forum, Judith was the Deputy Director, and was responsible for initiating and directing all research projects.
In addition to serving on the WaterFire Board of Directors as a member of the Governance Committee, Judith currently serves on the Board of Directors of Health Imperatives, a nonprofit health and human service organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Massachusetts.
Judith lives with her husband, Peter, and their 2 collies in Chestnut Hill, MA and Narragansett, RI. When she is not at work, she enjoys theater, dance, art museums, music of all types, travel, cooking, eating great food, and attending WaterFire!