Our Board Members
Dr. Axelrod has over thirty years of clinical and administrative experience in ambulatory care, pharmacy services, and healthcare delivery systems design and implementation. His passion is combining his clinical perspective and business acumen in the start-up and future sale of entrepreneurial healthcare companies. From 1980 until 1996, his experience as a physician had encompassed a career of Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, and Medical Management. From 1996 until 2008, Dr. Axelrod had been principle and Chief Executive Officer of SeniorMed, an innovative institutional pharmacy provider that in September 2006 was acquired by Walgreens. He became a principle of a new, successful hospice, Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Axelrod joined TabSafe Medical Services, Inc. as Chairman & CEO. Dr. Axelrod is a nationally recognized speaker on the special needs of seniors and has participated on numerous Advisory Boards. He proudly serves as a board member for the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research. Dr. Axelrod received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was also board certified by the American Board of Medical Management.
Gina Buffa has been a G4G board member since it’s inception in 2006, when her nephew Richard Stefanacci was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Her responsibilities include, fundraising, marketing, lobbying and general day to day operations. Gina graduated from Villanova University in 1992. She resides in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey with her husband and three daughters. Gina and her team of volunteers are responsible for growing the HHK5K “Richard’s Run” from a small community gathering of several hundred runners to one of the foundations largest annual fundraising event drawing thousands of runners from throughout the state. Gina’s daughter Blake was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (a rare soft tissue cancer) in 2010 at the age of 9. She successfully underwent 12 months of chemotherapy, 25 radiation treatments and 3 surgeries at memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Gina’s commitment to raising awareness and finding a cure for Pediatric Cancer is stronger than ever.
Seth is a Managing Partner with the Access Group leading FronTier Managed Markets. Prior to joining the firm, Seth spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry. His experience includes market research, field sales, managed care contracting, and customer marketing covering national accounts, health plans, and Medicare. Seth also has extensive experience in product marketing. He was a marketing director for several Pfizer products, including the blockbuster Lipitor®, and served as a global marketing leader for Pfizer’s endocrine care portfolio. Seth has a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University in New York City.
Nan graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor's Degree in English and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in the same discipline. She spent the first ten years of her career working in sports and event marketing where she assumed the role of Tournament Manager for professional men's tennis tournaments in the New York City, New Jersey and Westchester. In this role, Nan was responsible for overseeing sponsorship sales, marketing, advertising and public relations activities and overall implementation of the events. Nan went on to assume Marketing Director roles at USA Today; Reader's Digest and Hearst Magazines. In these roles, Nan was responsible for creating all collateral materials to support the Advertising Sales Staff as well as the conception and implementation of advertiser and customer based promotions.
Nan currently serves as the President of the Ho-Ho-Kus Education Foundation where she works directly with the Board of Trustees and the school Superintendent on all fundraising activities and school initiatives. For the past two years Nan has worked with Go4theGoal on fundraising and the creation of various marketing materials and conception and implementation of programs and promotions.
Nan resides in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey with her husband Chris and two daughters, Alexandra and Annie.
Tom is an attorney and businessman and has held many executive, director and professional positions in his career including CEO, Partner, Chairman and General Counsel for both private and public entities in the Financial, Technology and Healthcare sectors. Some of these entities include Cordtrack Partners, mCom Financial Solutions, USABancshares.com and several leading regional law firms in the Philadelphia region. He now runs the Maiorino Law Group LLC focusing on Corporations, Non-Profits, Healthcare, Real Estate, Financial Services and Intellectual Property Licensing and Strategy. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance from Villanova University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.Tom, an active soccer enthusiast, has been involved with Go4theGoal since its inception and resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with wife Monica and three boys, TJ, Vince and Robbie.
Division Deputy Director, Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products, Food and Drug Administration
Andrew is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Fellowship and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at New England Medical Center. Andrew is Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Andrew has served as Portfolio Leader in Established Products responsible for providing worldwide leadership in support of GI and diverse Internal Medicine products within the Established Products Therapeutic Area of Johnson and Johnson till 2010. In 2010 he assumed the role of Division Deputy Director, Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver, Spring, Maryland.
He has edited a book entitled Pediatric Drug Development: Concepts and Applications published April 2009 with Wiley-Blackwell. He is a member of multiple professional medical societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Gastroenterological Association, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and most proudly, Les Chaines des Rotisseurs and L’Ordre du Mondial, two societies of gastronomy and oenology. He serves on the boards of the Institute of Pediatric Innovation, a nonprofit for drug formulation development for children, Go4TheGoal, a nonprofit involved in pediatric cancer and is involved in community affairs at the Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr Mulberg has a wife, Elyse Kopp, D.O. and two children, Nathaniel and Rebecca for whom he thanks for their unending support and love.
David Silk is a manager of strategy and innovation at a major pharmaceutical company. He has over 8 years of health care industry experience ranging from consulting to strategy development. David has worked on oncology and biologic products, and he currently works on business model transformation in the primary care setting. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. David joined the organization as a board fellow while at Wharton. He currently resides in Hoboken and enjoys exploring New York City with his fiancée.
As the father of Richard – the spirit of the Go4theGoal Foundation, Dr. Stefanacci like his wife brings a unique perspective and devotion to the Foundation. As a physician and health policy scholar Dr. Stefanacci also brings several unique attributes to his role as Board president. Outside of his foundation work Dr. Stefanacci serves a Chief Medical Officer for The Access Group as well as Associate Professor for Health Policy at the University of the Sciences. He came to these positions having served as a Health Policy Scholar for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where he spent a year working on the policy and implementation of the Medicare Part D pharmacy benefit, especially as it applied to access issues for elderly people.
As an actively practicing internist/geriatrician, Dr. Stefanacci has had a long-standing interest in and commitment to the delivery of health care. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a fellowship in geriatrics. His experience includes over a decade as a medical director for various organizations, including a large primary care private practice, a full-risk provider group, a Medicare + Choice HMO, and two Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Dr. Stefanacci has continuously served as a practicing geriatrician currently through a PACE program in Philadelphia. Dr. Stefanacci holds two masters degrees— in geriatric health and business administration. He is board certified in quality assurance and utilization and is a Certified Medical Director. An active member of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) he has achieved recognition as a fellow in both the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and AGS as well as becoming an honorary lifetime member of ASCP.
Mike is a Managing Partner with the Access Group, acting as the firm lead for managed markets offerings across Access Group companies to create strategic value and formulary access. Mike has demonstrated experience and wide-ranging knowledge across all facets of the pharmaceutical reimbursement arena, including health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, the federal sector, employers, contracting, and specialty pharmacy. He has strategically directed the development of client-focused solutions for new product launches, brand line extensions, and generic protection strategies in highly competitive therapeutic categories. Prior to joining Access, Mike spent 13 years at Schering-Plough, primarily in the area of managed care. During his time as Schering, Mike served as Director of Sales Training as well as Senior Manager on the Claritin® marketing team. In this role, he led the managed care marketing efforts to develop strategic value propositions and tactical initiatives supporting the launch of Claritin. In addition, he developed and managed an allergy franchise resource portfolio to protect the erosion of the company’s nasal inhaled steroid franchise. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Montclair State University in New Jersey.