2020 Advisory Board
Sue Chase, MA, CAGS, CRC, QRC
Partner / Vocational Consultant at Occupational Resource Network
Nancy Clover RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
President Occupational Health Connections
Maria DelMuto, PT, CCM
Clinical Case Manager, Partners Healthcare System
Maria DelMuto is a graduate of Simmons College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. After spending over 15 years practicing as an orthopedic clinical specialist and occupational rehab specialist, she transitioned to the workers’ compensation arena to specialize in utilization review and medical case management of the injured worker. In 1999, Maria was responsible for the development and implementation of the Utilization Review and Medical Case Management Services Program for Northern General Services. As a certified case manager, Maria was the managed care supervisor for the third party administrator, FutureComp for over 10 years. During that period, she was actively involved in new client presentations while providing case management services to multiple self insured groups, individual clients, and municipalities. Currently with 20 years experience in the field, she is a clinical case manager in the workers’ compensation division of Partners Healthcare System where she interacts daily with injured employees from multiple entities.
Andrew J. Haig, M.D.
Emeritus Professor, The University of Michigan; President, Haig et al. Consulting; Haig Physical Medicine PLC
Andrew Haig M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and adjunct faculty in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. There he led the occupational rehabilitation, spine, cancer rehabilitation and telemedicine systems and pioneered techniques in electrodiagnostic medicine and team assessment of disability. He leads Haig Consulting, a group that designs occupational and rehabilitation medicine programs around the world, and practices in Williston and Middlebury Vermont. Author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications and a textbook, he is the only physician to receive the top research honors from the international spine, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation medicine societies, and has been on numerous national top doctor lists for decades. Dr. Haig is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Northwestern University’s top-ranked Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Dean Hashimoto, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer of the Occupational Health Services for the Mass General Brigham
Dr. Dean Hashimoto is the Chief Medical Officer of the Occupational Health Services for the Mass General Brigham and also oversees its workers compensation insurance division. He is the chair of the Health Care Services Board of the Massachusetts DIA and has academic appointments at Boston College Law School, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School and is board-certified in occupational medicine. He also received his law degree from the Yale Law School, served as law clerk for Justice Brennan at the U.S. Supreme Court, and was an attorney for the Ropes & Gray law firm before becoming a law professor at Boston College. He is the coauthor of two large empirical studies of opioid utilization in 24 states at the Workers Compensation Research Institute and a co-investigator at the Harvard Center for Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing.
Senior Claims Specialist, Corvel
Karen Huyck, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department of Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth *Activity Co-Director
Michael P. Kelley, AIC, ARM
Senior Vice President, Director of Claim Operations HUB International New England, LLC
Kenneth A. Larsen, DMIN, PhD, ABMP
Clinical Psychologist, American Board of Medical Psychology, Department of Medicine, NEBH
Phyllis Phillips, Esq.
Owner, Mediation Works, LLC Williston, VT
Phyllis Phillips, Esq. owns a workers’ compensation mediation and consulting practice in Vermont. From 2008 to 2018 she was the senior Administrative Law Judge for the Vermont Department of Labor’s Workers’ Compensation and Safety Division. She has extensive experience in all facets of workers’ compensation, including as co-owner of a Vermont-based workers’ compensation insurance company and as an attorney in private practice representing both injured workers and employers. She has served on the Vermont Department of Health’s Uniform Pain Management Advisory Council and is currently on the Kids’ Chance of Vermont board of directors.
A native of Marblehead, MA (the birthplace of the American Navy), Phyllis received her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont and her juris doctor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She also has extensive experience in all matters pertaining to the Boston Red Sox and considers their World Series victory in 2004 on a par with the birth of her children
Chadi Tannoury, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedics & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Medical Director of Outpatient Clinic & Director of Spine Research, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Chadi Tannoury was born in Lebanon and earned his medical training at the Lebanese University of Beirut, and completed his Orthopaedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and his fellowship training in Spine surgery at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Chadi Tannoury is trained to treat a wide spectrum of spinal pathologies including degenerative conditions, deformity disorders, spinal trauma, tumors of the spine, and spinal infections. Dr. Chadi Tannoury is recognized as a clinician scientist and won multiple awards and honors underlining his outstanding clinical achievements and outstanding levels of kindness and compassion for the patient entrusted to his care. Additionally, Dr. Chadi Tannoury extensively investigated and published numerous basic science and clinical spinal researches on various spinal ailments and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Through his clinical and academic achievements, Dr. Chadi Tannoury serves as Editor to spine surgery textbooks, journals, and contributes to the spine surgery literature with plethora of publications.Moreover, Dr. Chadi Tannoury’s work expanded beyond the art of medicine into the art of medical illustrations, and his drawings complimented multiple landmark publications and contributed to better understanding of various spinal pathologies and surgical techniques. Dr. Chadi Tannoury provides patient care at the Boston Medical Center Campus at the Shapiro Center, 725 Albany St. Office number 617 638 5633.
Robert A. (Abe) Timmons, DO, MPH, FACOEM
Occupational Medicine Specialist & Medical Director, The Center for Occupational & Employee Health, Exeter Hospital, NH
Thomas H. Winters, MD, FACOEM, FACPM
Principal & Chief Medical Officer Occupational & Environmental Health Network