NERUCA Board of Directors

The Board Members at NERUCA are committed to ongoing support for its members and the states we serve. Our goal is to help urgent care centers across the North East by combining our knowledge, skill sets, key sources of information, and contacts to keep the medical community and our members up to date. The board of directors meet once a month on the fourth Thursday.

Meet Our Board Members

  • Anthony R Ruvo MD, FACEP
  • Todd Martin MBA, FACHE
  • Markintosh Barthelemy, MD, MBA, FACEP
  • Jonathan S. Halpert, MD FACEP
  • Jo Ann Gates, MD, FAAP
  • John Kulin, DO, FACEP, FCUCM
  • Michael P.M. Pond, MD
  • Peter Hotz, MBA
  • Shaun Ginter, MBA, FACHE
  • Lynne Rosen, MBS

Anthony R Ruvo MD, FACEP

Dr. Ruvo is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital/Westchester County Medical Center in New York, and served as Co-Chief Resident. He has over thirty years of clinical and administrative experience in Emergency Medicine. He is currently the President and CEO of MedExcel USA, Inc. He has reorganized MedExcel into a progressive group, ready to meet the challenges of the ever-changing medical environment. Dr. Ruvo is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the North East Regional Urgent Care Association (NERUCA) and was installed as President of NERUCA…...read more

Todd Martin MBA, FACHE

Todd Martin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Emergency One. Mr. Martin is responsible for the strategic planning, development and operational management of urgent care and occupational health services for Emergency One. In his role, he works with physicians, clinical staff, local business leaders and the community to insure the delivery of prompt quality health care services and to assist in the development of effective occupational and preventative health models for the public. Prior to coming to Emergency One, Mr. Martin held positions as the Executive Director of Kingston WoRx Occupational Health & Wellness Center and…...read more

Jo Ann Gates, MD, FAAP

Jo Ann Gates, MD is a leader in Pediatrics, Global Health, and Urgent Care Medicine. Her career thus far has spanned caring for patients in the public health sector, private practice, children’s hospital, community hospital, emergency room, urgent care clinic, and in resource-limited settings around the world. Dr Gates was a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient and has received honors and awards in clinical medicine. As part of the National Health Service Corps, in her early career she care for patients at the Hillsborough County Health Department in Tampa, Florida. After returning to NH in 2009, Dr. Gates practiced…...read more

Markintosh Barthelemy, MD, MBA, FACEP

Dr. Barthelemy completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Buffalo following his graduation from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, an expertise he uses every day. When not providing compassionate care to his patients, Dr. Barthelemy enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons and is an avid fisherman....read more

Jonathan S. Halpert, MD FACEP

Dr. Jonathan Halpert graduated from the Albany Medical College and is a board-certified specialist in emergency medicine, having completed residency training at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. He worked in several area emergency departments prior to joining  Prime Care Physician’s group as urgent care medical director, and more recently as St. Peter’s Health Partners urgent care medical director. Dr. Halpert has been closely involved in the evolution of urgent care practice in the Capital Region, and is an active participant in urgent care and health policy planning and administration throughout the northeast in his roles as a founding member and…...read more

John Kulin, DO, FACEP, FCUCM

Dr. Kulin is one of the founding members and past president of NERUCA. He is a current Board member of Urgent care Assurance Company and a former Board member of the Urgent Care Association of America. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been involved in Urgent Care Medicine since 1993. Dr. Kulin has recently been recognized as one of the first four Fellows of the College of Urgent Care Medicine....read more

Peter Hotz, MBA

Peter Hotz is a seasoned entrepreneur, business leader, investor and mentor who thrives on supporting emerging healthcare businesses to achieve their potential. Mr. Hotz has exceptional broad-based knowledge in the healthcare field, with distinctive experience in digital health, urgent care and retail medicine, integrated delivery systems, workplace health & wellness, ambulatory care practice management, pharmacy services, fitness & wellness, workers’ compensation, specialty managed care and international health care. In addition Mr. Hotz has comprehensive P&L and organizational leadership skills and background in business development and implementation, acquisition-driven and organic growth, corporate culture and human capital development and strategic and operational…...read more

Michael P.M. Pond, MD

Dr. Pond is an Emergency Medicine Specialist and urgent care owner/operator in Lake Placid, NY with over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pond is a strong advocate for urgent care medicine and one of the founding members of NERUCA....read more

Lynne Rosen, MBS

Lynne Rosen has over 25 years experience in the development and growth of health services companies. Her successful track record in bringing disruptive healthcare solutions to market while producing bottom line results. Known for attracting and leading effective management teams focused on key business drivers and building a winning culture. She has broad experience with start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and international business....read more

Shaun Ginter, MBA, FACHE

Mr. Ginter is a seasoned leader in the healthcare services industry. He has harnessed his operational expertise to propel CareWell forward as a leading provider of on-demand, high quality and affordable neighborhood healthcare in New England. CareWell operates 15 UCAOA accredited centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with five additional centers planned by year-end. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Prior to joining CareWell, Ginter was COO of Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care. In addition to Mr. Ginter’s UCAOA board seat, he is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and…...read more

Join NERUCA and Make a Difference

NERUCA is always looking for new committee members to help our urgent care communities in the states we serve.If you’re interested in joining a committee, please contact us directly with your information and we will get back to you.

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