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Kathleen Regan

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Commonwealth Fund

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Kathleen Regan is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Commonwealth Fund. Ms. Regan reports to the president and serves as a member of the executive management team. She is responsible for advising the president on all major policy, management, financial, board, and regulatory issues. Ms. Regan also serves as the foundation’s chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and corporate treasurer and secretary, and have oversight responsibility for the Fund’s investments.

Ms. Regan has been advising and investing in health care companies for the past 25 years. She became a venture partner at Radius Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on the life sciences and health care industry in 2010. She served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of State Global Health Initiative, and led the development of a $200 million public‒private partnership, Saving Mothers, Giving Life, to address maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.

Prior to joining Radius, Ms. Regan was the executive vice president of Keystone Dental, Inc., a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus LLC, where she headed up strategy and business development. From 2003 to 2008, she served as a senior consultant to Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity firm, where she was involved in investing with the health care team and served as a board member to several portfolio companies.

Previously, Ms. Regan spent 15 years in health care investment banking and was a senior managing director and director of health care investment banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and, previously, a managing director and director of health care banking at Freedom Securities Tucker Anthony. During her investment banking career, Ms. Regan raised capital in the public and private markets and advised on merger and acquisition transactions in the life sciences, medical technology, and health care information technology industries.

Ms. Regan has served on numerous private and public boards of health care companies and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Boston Children's Hospital and the International Women's Health Coalition. She received a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University and an M.P.H. from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.