Our leadership team integrates executive and senior level staff from Intealth and its divisions, ECFMG and FAIMER. This integrated approach ensures that our different entities maintain a common focus, leverage resources efficiently, and operate according to a common set of values—all to the benefit of those we serve.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Intealth, Dr. Holmboe helps to set the strategic plan for Intealth, an integrated, nonprofit organization, and its divisions, ECFMG and FAIMER. In addition to ensuring the continuing overall effectiveness of Intealth’s programs, Dr. Holmboe is responsible for guiding the development of new opportunities worldwide for Intealth to provide its expertise to support outcomes-based health professions education, assess physician qualifications and abilities, and inform health workforce policy. He represents Intealth to a variety of domestic and international stakeholders, including communities of health care professionals, partners and associations, and governmental agencies.
Prior to joining Intealth in January 2024, Dr. Holmboe served as Chief, Research, Milestones Development and Evaluation Officer for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He also served previously as the Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program; Director of Student Clinical Assessment, Yale School of Medicine; and Assistant Director of the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Before joining Yale in 2000, he served as Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Holmboe retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 2005. He served as the Chief Medical Officer at the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2009 until 2014.
His research interests include studying factors and interventions affecting the quality of health care, methods in the assessment of clinical competence, and the relationship between medical education and health care outcomes. His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, where he is a Master of the College; Society of General Internal Medicine; and AMEE, the International Association for Health Professions Education. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr. Holmboe is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, Steven Kirkpatrick is responsible for leading and managing the integration of Intealth's functions and business units to achieve maximum efficiencies, synergies, and growth opportunities across the organization, including integration of systems, processes, people, and cultures. He works closely with the CEO and other executive leaders and stakeholders to develop and implement integration plans, identify and manage risks and issues, and ensure that the integration is aligned with Intealth's overall strategic goals and objectives.
Mr. Kirkpatrick’s extensive experience includes strategic development, operations, and financial management of hospital systems, physician networks, and life care. Before joining Intealth, Mr. Kirkpatrick was Director of Finance for the Main Line HealthCare Physician Network, a multi-specialty network of 400 physicians and 150 Advanced Practitioners serving suburban Philadelphia as part of Main Line Health. Prior to this, he held several executive leadership positions with the Montgomery Healthcare System and Einstein Healthcare Network, including President of Fornance Physician Services, Senior Vice President of the Montgomery Healthcare System, and Senior Vice President of Einstein Medical Montgomery. Mr. Kirkpatrick’s experience also includes fourteen years as a Senior Audit Manager for Ernst & Young, where he provided strategic financial consultation on debt and equity financing transactions, business combinations, and start-up organizations.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Kirkpatrick has volunteered for Waverly Heights, Ltd., a senior living community serving the Main Line Philadelphia suburbs, where his roles have included Director and Chair of the Audit, Finance, and Risk Assessment Committees. Since 2006, he has volunteered as a Trustee of The Walden School, an independent, Montessori-based preschool and elementary school in Media, Pennsylvania, where his past roles also include Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He also has served on the Intealth Board of Trustees.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Kirkpatrick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Robert Bartelt is responsible for leading and managing organizational change initiatives aimed at transforming Intealth’s culture, operations, and business model to achieve strategic objectives. He oversees the planning, design, and execution of transformation initiatives, including digital transformation, operational improvement, and organizational structure. In addition, he works closely with the CEO and other executive leaders and stakeholders to identify areas of opportunity for transformation, set goals and performance metrics, and develop and implement strategies to achieve them.
Mr. Bartelt joined Intealth in 2018 as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. As a key member of the executive team and change agent, he has initiated multiple projects to improve the culture, technology, and processes of the Information Services Department and the overall enterprise. These initiatives include the creation of an enterprise digital transformation program, project management office, and an extensive leadership development program that has since been scaled to support all senior leadership of the organization.
Prior to joining Intealth, Mr. Bartelt held several key leadership roles at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including Director of Infrastructure, Chief Technology Officer, and Associate Chief Information Officer, and he led the Biomedical Engineering Department.
Lieutenant General Ronald Blanck (U.S. Army, retired) joined Intealth in November 2022 as the Interim President of FAIMER and now serves as Senior Vice President of Intealth and Executive Director of FAIMER. In this role, Dr. Blanck is responsible for the overall leadership and management of FAIMER programs and activities including FAIMER Global Programs, FAIMER World Information Resources, and FAIMER initiatives that support international medical graduates. In addition, he works closely with the CEO and other executive leaders to develop and implement strategies for FAIMER that are aligned with Intealth’s overall mission and goals. He served Intealth previously as Chair of the ECFMG Board of Trustees and as a member of the FAIMER Board of Trustees.
Dr. Blanck is a partner and Board Chair of Martin, Blanck & Associates, a health care consulting company for the private sector and the government. He retired in June 2006 as President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where he headed an academic health center that includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, and School of Health Professions.
His academic credentials include teaching positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University School of Medicine, The Uniformed Services University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. A past Governor of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, Dr. Blanck was named a Master by the specialists’ society.
Dr. Blanck began his military career in 1968 as a medical officer and battalion surgeon in Vietnam. He retired 32 years later as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command, with more than 46,000 military personnel and 26,000 civilian employees throughout the world. During his distinguished military career, Dr. Blanck also served as commander of Walter Reed Medical Center, North Atlantic Region Medical Command and Director of Professional Services and Chief of Medical Corps Affairs for the U.S. Army Surgeon General.
Dr. Blanck is the recipient of numerous military honors as well as awards from organizations in the medical community. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Blanck is board certified in internal medicine.
As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Francine Halushka Katz is responsible for managing Intealth’s legal affairs. She provides legal advice and guidance to executive leaders and the Board of Trustees on a range of legal and regulatory matters. In addition, she manages negotiations with third parties, oversees the organization’s compliance programs, and ensures that the organization’s legal strategies and policies are aligned with its overall operational objectives.
Ms. Katz has extensive experience in the health care and life sciences sectors in both non-profit and for-profit environments. Before joining Intealth in 2018, Ms. Katz served as Senior Attorney with Axiom Law—Life Sciences Group, NY. Prior to her time at Axiom Law, Ms. Katz served as Vice President and General Counsel at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, and later at St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Paterson, NJ. She has also consulted for RWJ Barnabas Health, NJ's largest health care system. Ms. Katz began her career in the Corporations Department, specializing in health care law, at the law firm of Riker Danzig.
Ms. Katz earned her Juris Doctor degree, with a concentration in Health Law, from Georgetown University Law Center. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, NAFTA, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She also is engaged in several civic and community service activities.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joshua Kisver is responsible for all aspects of Intealth's finance, real estate strategy, and facilities management. In addition, he provides counsel to the Intealth CEO and Executive Leadership Team and serves as staff liaison to the Finance, Investment, and Audit Compliance and Quality Improvements Committees of the Board of Trustees. He also represents the organization in its relationship with the USMLE and other external partners.
Mr. Kisver has two decades of management and financial experience in the nonprofit, health care, and higher education industries. Before joining Intealth in 2015, he held several leadership positions including Senior Audit Manager at Mitchell & Titus, Senior Audit Manager at Grant Thornton, and Vice President of Finance at Philadelphia Youth Network. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children – Philadelphia County.
A Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He also earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
As Senior Vice President of Intealth and Executive Director of ECFMG, Kara Oleyn is responsible for leadership and management of all of ECFMG’s services. Ms. Oleyn represents Intealth and promotes the value of ECFMG’s services to Intealth’s strategic partners including domestic and international medical regulatory authorities, among others. In addition, she works closely with the CEO and other executive leaders to develop and implement Intealth’s integrated strategic plan in support of its missions.
Ms. Oleyn has vast expertise in international credentials verification and investigations into fraudulent credentials, and she played a leading role in transitioning the organization’s credentials verification to on-line processes.
She has more than 20 years of service with ECFMG, and prior to her current executive leadership role, she held a variety of management positions in Applicant Information Services, Registration and Credentials Services, Program Development, and Special Investigations.
Ms. Oleyn holds a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph’s University in International Relations with a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies and a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
As Senior Vice President of External Relations and Chief of Staff, Tracy Wallowicz is responsible for managing and coordinating Intealth’s relationships and activities with internal and external stakeholders. She works closely with the CEO and other executive leaders to ensure that organizational goals and strategies are being effectively executed and that the organization is operating efficiently and effectively. In addition, she manages communications with the Board of Trustees and stakeholders, oversees the organization’s government relations and regulatory functions, and directs governance activities. She is also involved in managing special projects, and, in partnership with the CEO, leads organizational advocacy efforts.
Ms. Wallowicz has broad experience and expertise in issues related to U.S. Department of State regulations, immigration for foreign national physicians, graduate medical education, physician well-being, and cultural exchange.
In her more than 20 years with the organization, she has contributed to numerous publications and regularly serves as a panelist and presenter at national meetings. Additionally, she collaborates with partner organizations on a variety of issues and works closely with Department of State officials in the administration of ECFMG's J-1 program. Ms. Wallowicz is a graduate of Westminster College, where she studied communications and public relations, and holds a master’s degree in legal studies from Drexel University.
Note: Executive Leadership Team members also are members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Intealth
Senior Director, Operational and Resource Management, FAIMER
Tracy Gill, MLA
Assistant Vice President, ECFMG
Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Affairs, Intealth
Bonnie Johnson, CPA, MBA
Assistant Vice President and Controller, Finance, Intealth
Jessica McBride, MBA, PMP, CPBPM
Assistant Vice President of Strategy and Project Management, Intealth
Jennifer Rule, MEd
Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience, ECFMG
Associate Chief Information Officer, Intealth
Assistant Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Intealth
Marta van Zanten, PhD, MEd
Senior Director, Research, FAIMER
Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intealth
[Last update: February 21, 2024]