The Board Program's extensive agenda progresses alongside your board journey.

This is not just a 2-day event. Our program begins with an in-person kickoff and continues throughout the year with virtual components to ensure the best education, support, and networking opportunities are available to you during your board search.


Attend a two-day in-person kickoff to lay the foundation for your board search.


Participate in a detailed workshop focused on discovering your value proposition for board service, honing your message, and developing a strategic plan for locating a board opportunity.

You will end the day with an understanding of the unique worth you can bring to boards as a health care executive, and how to convey it to those in a position to recommend you for a board seat.


Our second day of programming will get into the details of board types, networking avenues, and the search, diligence, and interview processes. Topics covered will include:

  • How to use advisory and investor-owned company boards to advance your governance goals

  • The experience private equity boards look for in candidates and how to make yourself known

  • Locating and securing public board opportunities

  • Tips on acing the board interview process and using diligence to make the right choices

  • Making an impact at your first board meeting

Receive mentorship and continued support through small group cohort meetings. 

You will be matched with a cohort that will grow and learn together over the course of the program. Led by a faculty member to offer guidance and advice, each cohort will meet three times throughout the year.

Cohort groups are a way to get ideas and feedback in a more intimate, long-term setting. The groups ensure that you stay accountable and that your investment in the program doesn’t end when you leave the in-person kickoff!


Katie Bell, Senior Partner, Korn Ferry (Key boards: HINRI Advisory Board)

Jan Berger, President & CEO, Health Intelligence Partners (Key boards: UCB Pharmaceuticals, GNS Healthcare)

Cindy Chandler, Principal, Leadership Guidance Group, LLC (Key boards: Angel Foundation, PreferCare Advisory Board, Checkable Advisory Board)

Cathy Eddy, Founder (Retired), Health Plan Alliance (Key boards: Sutter Health Plan, Curatus Strategic Advisory Board, HealthCorum Advisory Board, Silver Fern Healthcare Advisory Board)

Sharon Gabrielson, CEO, SRG Associates (Key boards: Apploi Advisory Board, MTF Biologics, PracticeWise)

Anne McGeorge, Independent Board Member (Key boards: The Oncology Institute, Magenta Therapeutics, Be The Match Foundation, Nimbus Therapeutics)

Tia Newcomer, CEO, CaringBridge (Key boards: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; American Cancer Society National Breast Cancer Roundtable; Inherent Biosciences Inc.)

Robyn L Peters, CEO, Sapere Health (Key boards: Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals)

Patty Riskind, CEO, Orbita (Key boards: Kellogg Graduate School of Management Healthcare Advisory Board; Intus Care)

Amy Ronneberg, CEO, NMDP/Be The Match (Key boards: Allina Healthcare; Medical Alley; Magenta Therapeutics)

Jean Rush, Independent Board Member (Key boards: Addus HomeCare, Eventus WholeHealth, Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, WBL)

Gain opportunities through virtual networking.

Our program isn't just about learning–you'll make real connections with leaders in a position to recommend you for future roles. Once you’ve perfected your elevator pitch and completed the program kick-off, you will have an opportunity to share your unique value with leaders of investment firms during virtual networking.

Your profile will also be featured in WBL’s Candidate Directory, shared with search firms, investors, and others seeking new board members at the end of the program.