HCFA Board

Steve Rosenfeld – Founder, Health Law Advocates

Stephen Rosenfeld, a retired partner at Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, is a specialist in health access and health benefits law. He has litigated in all federal and state courts with jurisdiction in Massachusetts, including the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Superior Court.

He served in the Executive Branch of Massachusetts Government as chief legal counsel to Governor Michael Dukakis, and as his chief of staff. He also served in the Department of the Attorney General, as chief of the Government Bureau. He has taught law at New York University Law School, Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), and Boston College Law School.

Mr. Rosenfeld graduated Magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, after attending Brown University. He was awarded a fellowship from Harvard Law School to study at the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the health care area.

Mr. Rosenfeld has been active in several nonprofit organizations. He was founder of Health Law Advocates Inc., a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to gaining access to health care for vulnerable populations in Massachusetts. He was a senior legal adviser and board member at Community Catalyst, a national organization dedicated to providing health care-related technical assistance to grass roots organizations and community coalitions throughout the country. For ten years, 1994-2004, he was board chairman of the Massachusetts Advocates for Children (formerly known as the Massachusetts Advocacy Center), a statewide child advocacy organization. He was also a board member of Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit total care system for the most chronically ill persons needing medical care.

Mr. Rosenfeld has four children and three grandchildren. He is married to Hon. Margot Botsford, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Jamaica Plain.

Kathryn Segel
Kathryn Segel – Member Services Manager, Massachusetts Health Connector

In her time at HCFA, Kate Segel led efforts to expand the HCFA HelpLine and build a program that provides a feedback loop between the State House, health care policymakers and consumer health advocates. Kate is a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Mass. Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She hails from west central Illinois. Before working at HCFA, Kate taught 5th and 6th grades in Gomez Palacio, Mexico. She is a graduate of Augustana College.

Kim Shellenberger – Vice President of Integrated Care and Innovation, Vinfen

Kim Shellenberger has over 25 years of experience in health care policy and health care improvement for vulnerable populations. As the Vice President of Integrated Care and Innovation at Vinfen, she oversees Vinfen’s programs in care integration, including the developing Community Partners programs and Vinfen’s One Care Health Home.  She is also responsible for the development of new services, innovative technologies and partnerships that improve outcomes and quality for the people served.

Kim also serves as a national consultant in the areas of community-based population health and health and human services integration working with a Northeastern University team.

Prior to Vinfen she worked Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), the Medicaid-Medicare health plan and health care delivery network, leading the development and implementation of its One Care program, the Massachusetts’ duals demonstration for people with disabilities.  Kim began her career in health care policy and advocacy working as a community organizer at Health Care For All and, later, at Community Catalyst.

She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Lisa Stephani – Attorney, Private Practice

Lisa is a founding board member of Health Care For All, having joined in 1990 at the urging of her state representative and former Executive Director, Rob Restuccia. She is an attorney who focuses her criminal practice on post-conviction work. Lisa is an advocate for people with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth. Lisa was born in New York and is a graduate of Boston University and Vermont Law School.

Kate Villers – President, Community Catalyst, Inc. (Board Advisor)

Kate Villers (Board Advisor) has spent the better part of three decades elevating consumer voices in the fight for quality, affordable health care. She is the president and founder of Community Catalyst, a national non-profit organization that builds state-level advocacy networks and consumer leadership to improve health care. Previously, Kate co-founded the Villers Foundation and, in 1989, its successor organization, Families USA. She has served on the boards of the Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts; Women and Foundations; Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. She serves on the board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation. Kate has a master's degree in urban affairs from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Grinnell College.

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