Salus University’s Board of Trustees kicked off the new year by adding three new members. Dr. Kate Kinslow, Shannon Tornoe and Emily Turner were named to the board at its January 2021 meeting.
Dr. Kinslow is the East Coast president of Prospect Medical Holdings, among the first healthcare providers in the country to adopt an operating model called Coordinated-Regional-Care that prefigures the objectives of healthcare reform to improve quality, reduce cost and enhance overall patient care.
She has more than 20 years of progressive management experience in all aspects of healthcare in a community setting, as well as an academic medical center, with a proven track record of strategic development, accountability, program growth, quality improvement, engagement and strong stakeholder relationship development.
“I joined the board as I thought my background could assist the organization to continue its role in touching the future,” said Dr. Kinslow. “I feel education is the most important gift anyone can be given and if I can do anything to assist in that, it would be extremely rewarding.”
Turner has been an investment advisor at Goldman Sachs where she worked since 2013 and advises individuals, family groups and non-profit organizations. She graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society Philadelphia, founded in 1943 to further the interchange of information and opinions among people in the investment community, foster a high standard of ethics and promote a clear public understanding of the functions of security analysis.
She also serves on the board of directors and finance committee of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as well as the board of trustees of the Women’s Law Project. She is also co-chair of 100 Women in Finance in Philadelphia and a member of the Forum of Executive Women.
“Joining the Salus University Board of Trustees at this time gave me the unusual perspective of seeing leadership, board members, students and faculty take on great challenges and develop creative solutions,” said Turner. “I was immensely impressed with the innovation I saw in getting to know the University, but soon realized that this was not a new trend. Between moving to a new campus, transitioning to a University, and continuing growth in new programs, Salus University has a long history of being on the cutting edge of education. Beyond this, the personal relationships and strong community at Salus make it a special place, and I am thrilled to formally join the group.”
Tornoe has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and is the founder and CEO of Coast to Coast Insurance Brokers in suburban Philadelphia, a company that specializes in the marketing, negotiating and procurement of commercial insurance with a focus on service industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Chico, and has worked with in numerous large corporations including Johnson and Higgins, Marsh & McLennan and Swett and Crawford. Among her philanthropic endeavors, she is currently on the board at GirlsSpark!; is a project coordinator at Good Works; and is booster club treasurer of the Radnor High School golf team.
“I am excited to join the board of Salus University and to be part of this historic academic institution,” said Tornoe. “It will be my honor to support and protect the strength and growth of Salus so that the University’s legacy, founded in the professional and personal development of its graduates and the improved health and prosperity of the patients the serve will continue for centuries to come.”