2018 RLI Leadership Summit Faculty

Babson Faculty

Lakshmi Balachandra, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lakshmi Balachandra is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching.  She is Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she examines the impact of gender on entrepreneurial success in acquiring early-stage funding.

Gaurab Bhardwaj, PhD, MBA, MA
Associate Professor of Strategy and Management

Gaurab's research, teaching, speaking, and facilitating expertise are in strategy, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and decision making in science-based businesses like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and other life sciences and health-related businesses.

Richard T. Bliss, PhD
Dr. Bliss is a Professor of Finance at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He has been involved in corporate and entrepreneurial finance since 1987, with industry experience that includes time at Touche Ross & Company in New York as a consultant, and senior financial positions at Van Camp Seafood Company and Safety One, Inc., a specialty chemicals start-up. He teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels, specializing in the areas of Corporate Financial Strategy, Sustainability, Risk Management, and Entrepreneurial Finance.

Wiljeana Glover, PhD
Wiljeana Glover is an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Information Management and is the Faculty Director of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Professor Glover’s research uses systems thinking to understand the impact of boundary spanning and the interplay between strategic and social factors on performance outcomes. Professor Glover has extensive experience studying healthcare systems, including Clalit Health Systems-Israel, the U.S. Military Health System, and recently the Ugandan healthcare system. She has also worked with manufacturing and other service organizations.

Phil Licari, MBA
Phil Licari comes to Babson following 30 years of experience with rapid growth and early stage Medical Device companies. Most recently Phil served as the Chief Operating Officer of ConforMIS, Inc., a venture funded producer of patient-specific orthopedic implants in Burlington, MA. Phil also served as COO of the high growth producer of home dialysis systems, NxStage Medical. Phil also serves as managing director, operations at Partners Healthcare where he is responsible for the teams executing high volume Financial and Legal transactions supporting the Innovation business, as well as for the Marketing team supporting Innovation and our PHI businesses.

Scott Taylor, MBA, PhD
Scott N. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College. The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development.  Scott has over fifteen years of experience as an executive coach and organization and leadership development consultant.

He has worked domestically and internationally with companies in a variety of industries. A few of his past clients include Alcoa, the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Coca-Cola, Fifth Third Bank, KeyCorp, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pemex Gas y Petroquimica Basica, Roadway Express, Sabre Inc.,/Travelocity, Sherwin Williams, and the Smucker Company. The focus of this work has been on leader assessment and development, organization development, change management, executive coaching, and performance management.

MSNBC, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal blog, Nature, the Society for Human Resource Managers, the Academy of Management, The Globe and Mail, and other media outlets have featured Scott’s research.


RLI Faculty

Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR
Professor and Chair of Radiology, Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology
Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section

Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R. completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing her residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.

Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR
CEO & President at Imaging Consultants, Inc.
Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR, is the CEO and president of Imaging Consultants, Inc., providers of consulting services to radiologists, hospitals, and corporations. He is also a clinical professor of radiology at both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine. Dr. Muroff has served as president of several national and regional imaging organizations; he has authored more than 75 scientific and socio-economic articles; and he has presented about 900 invited lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MS, FACR
Professor and Chair, Radiology, UC San Diego

Dr. Alexander Norbash joined the University of California, San Diego, as Chair and Professor of Radiology in September 2015. He previously served as Chair and Professor of Radiology at Boston University from 2004 to 2015. He is an interventional neuroradiologist with an active endovascular neurosurgical practice, having an active practice since 1993 with a focus on arteriovenous vascular malformations, intracranial aneurysms, and stroke therapy. He is among the first clinician-interventionalists to develop and describe the technology of stenting for the carotid and intracranial arteries.

 Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, FACR

Dr. Rubin is the George B. Geller Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering at Duke University, where his academic and clinical activities focus on cardiovascular imaging and volumetric image analysis. He currently is the Board Chair of the International Society for Computed Tomography, Board Member of RAD-AID International, founding Board Member of the Radiology Leadership Institute of the American College of Radiology, Member of the Comparative Effective Research Advisory Board for General Electric Healthcare, and is the Clinical co-Founder of Informatics in Context.

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