Paula co-founded Health Advances – a strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping healthcare organizations identify critical unmet needs and bring valuable solutions to patients and providers in a cost- and time-effective manner. Over her nearly 30 years of leadership, she helped pioneer its novel approach as an industry-specific strategy firm providing deep expertise and data-driven insights across the various healthcare sectors which the firm advises. After navigating the organization through its acquisition by one of the largest global clinical trial management firms, as well as the early stages of the global pandemic, Paula now serves as a Senior Advisor to the firm. Paula currently focuses the majority of her time serving on not-for-profit and for-profit Boards. She Chairs the Board of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, is a Trustee of the Mass General Brigham Board, and serves on its Finance and Compensation Committees, and is a member of the MGB Innovation Growth Board. In addition, Paula serves on the corporate Boards of two European MedTech companies and is active in other community- and faith-based organizations.
Paula began her strategy consulting career at Bain & Company where she led engagements across a range of industries, including healthcare, with a particular focus on technology-driven businesses and international ventures. Paula graduated from Dartmouth College with honors in International Government. She received her MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Columbia University and was an International Fellow at Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs.