PCDC Founders Reception Champions

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Meet our 2017 Founders Reception Champions

H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSCi

Dr. Geiger is the Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical School. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of Community Medicine at Tufts University and SUNY-Stonybrook medical schools, and Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

His professional career has been devoted to the problems of health, poverty, and civil and human rights. In 1965, he initiated the community health center model in the U.S., combining primary care, public health interventions, and community development and empowerment initiatives, and  he directed the first two centers, in the Mississippi Delta and urban Boston — the prototypes for what is now a national network providing comprehensive primary care to 24 million low income  people. He is a founding member and past president of two organizations awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Physicians for Social Responsibility (1985) and Physicians for Human Rights (1998). He was a founding member and the national program coordinator of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, a co-founder of one of the earliest chapters of CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality) and, over the seven decades beginning in 1942, the initiator of multiple campaigns to end racial segregation and discrimination in hospitals and medical schools. He has also led missions to document war crimes and other human rights violations in South Africa, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Iraq, Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

The Co-Founders of RubiconMD

Gil Addo | CEO

Founded in 2013, RubiconMD serves primary care providers across 32 states. In 2015, The Huffington Post named RubiconMD one of the “Five Companies Defining the Future of Healthcare.” Prior to founding RubiconMD, Gil was a Consultant at Putnam Associates, a pharma strategy consultancy, where he designed payer and market access strategies for fortune 500 clients. He previously held strategy and business development roles at Cubist (acquired by Merck), Xerox, and two early stage health care ventures.

Gil has appeared in Inc, Forbes, CNBC and Fortune Magazine. In 2016, he was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in health care and MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40. He holds a BS in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.

Carlos Reines | COO

Carlos is the product and account lead for RubiconMD. Originally from Spain, he’s passionate about leveraging technology to drive change in health care. Prior to RubiconMD, Carlos led a division at Telefonica, one of the largest telecom companies in the world. He began his career at Siemens Healthcare. He earned Masters’ in both Bioengineering and Telecom Management in Madrid, and an MBA from Harvard.

HIV/AIDS Service Providers-turned-FQHCs

We are also proud to be honoring six thriving federally qualified health centers (FQHC) that, in partnership with PCDC, have expanded far beyond their beginnings as HIV/AIDS service organizations.