Charter Committee

WILLIAM J.  CROMIE M.D., M.B.A.
William is one of the founders of ​CDPHP​, served as President and CEO of CDPHP for 7 years (2001-2008) where his leadership reflected a steadfast commitment to excellence, compassion and to improving the health of individuals. Prior to serving at CDPHP, Cromie held the post of Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago, in addition to serving as Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics.
Cromie is an internationally recognized Pediatric Urologist whose career centered on clinical, research and education. He was the first and only pediatric urologist practicing in the Capital Region for 15 years, serving as Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Albany Medical Center and Chief of Reconstructive Urology. He previously served as staff surgeon at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and as assistant chief of urology at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, following completion of his military service.
Cromie was the senior scholar for the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics in Chicago, and was a founding member of the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago. He served as Governor of the American College of Surgeons, President of the Society for Pediatric Urology and board member of National Ronald McDonald Children’s Charity.
Cromie received his B.A. from Fordham University, his M.D. from St. Louis University Medical School and a M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School.
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BARBARA DORAN
Barbara Doran founded and runs BD8 Capital Partners, a wealth advisory firm based in New York City (since 2018). She develops market strategy and asset allocation, writes quarterly market commentary, and appears regularly on CNBC as a guest commentator on the stock markets and investments.

She has spent 35 years on Wall Street in senior roles at major firms, including Neuberger Berman (Research Investment Officer, 2003-2008), YorkBridge Wealth Partners (Senior Portfolio Manager and Director, Investment Committee member, 2016-2018), Lebenthal Asset Management (Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member, 2015-2016), and Morgan Stanley (Senior Portfolio Manager/Wealth Advisor, 2011-2015). She also founded and managed two firms, including a hedge fund and a marketing company specializing in asset raising and business consulting, and managed proprietary desk capital at Lehman Brothers.

She earned her MBA from Harvard School of Business, and her BA in English from Penn State. Before her MBA, she worked in publishing, as a journalist and then on the business side. She was also a member of both the United States Women’s National Lacrosse Team and the United States National Field Hockey Team, both for which she has represented the United States in international competition. Barbara is a published writer on sports and investments and remains an active sportswoman, competing in Masters’ Field Hockey events around the world.

Ms. Doran is and has been a member of various nonprofit boards for over thirty years. She is currently Treasurer of The Explorers Club board, and serves as Chair of the Investment/Finance Committee. She also serves on the board and finance committee of MCC Theater, a high profile Off- Broadway Theater in NYC.

Ms. Doran is also currently a member of the Board of Trustees at Penn State, and is a member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Outreach, Development and Community Relations Committee, and is a long standing member of the finance committee. Previously, she served for six years on the governance committee. She is a de facto member of Penn State’s $4b endowment investment committee as well.

SHELLY BOWER
Ms. Bower has spent her career in service of world-class companies or companies and organizations seeking to achieve that status. She is a fast-paced, results-oriented Business and Law Leader, accomplished in creative problem solving with a wide range of technical, operational and legal expertise. Her career has spanned both the business side and the legal side of businesses, giving her a unique view of operations, strategy, information technology and infrastructure. Companies have included Electronic Data Systems, General Motors Corporation, IBM Corporation, and various smaller companies.
A member of the New York State Bar Association, Ms. Bower holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan Technological University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University College of Law. Ms. Bower gives back to her community by supporting the Catskill Education Foundation, a charitable organization she helped to found in 2005. She has served on other boards such as Board of Directors, Junior Achievement, Albany, NY, 1996 and the Greene County Bar Association, Officer – Secretary / Treasurer.Throughout her career, Ms. Bower has received several awards, among them: Who’s Who in America, Northeast, 26th Edition, Who’s Who in International Professionals, 1995, Who’s Who Among Women, 1998, Who’s Who in American Finance and Industry, 58th Edition and lastly the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, 2019.