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Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE

Executive Director

The Equity Collaborative

Gayle Capozzalo is executive director of The Equity Collaborative, which is part of the Carol Emmott Foundation and focused on gender equity in healthcare leadership and governance. She is also the president/CEO of JGF Strategies LLC, providing strategy guidance to healthcare organizations. She retired in July 2018 as the executive vice president/chief strategy officer of Yale New Haven Health System. Ms. Capozzalo joined the system in 1997 and was primarily responsible for system strategy development and execution, marketing, community and government relations, innovation, business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Capozzalo received her Master of Science degree in public health from the University of Missouri–Columbia and completed two years of post-master’s-degree work in healthcare marketing and organizational development at St. Louis University. She has over 35 years of experience in system strategy, integration, development and management in the industry. Ms. Capozzalo is a Past Chairman Officer of ACHE’s Board of Governors. ACHE recently presented her with its Gold Medal Award. She is on the board of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE-UHT) as a member of the audit, nominating and governance committees, and is chair of the compensation committee. She also serves on the board of the 406 Venture Healthcare Executive Council in Boston and is the senior strategy adviser to PhysicianOne Urgent Care, the largest, private equity urgent care company in Connecticut.

Ms. Capozzalo is active in her community and the healthcare industry. She is immediate past chair of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and serves on its finance and audit, investment, strategy, governance, and executive committees. She also serves as the board chair of a clinically integrated network of 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


41X—Beyond the Rhetoric: Creating an Organizational Culture of Inclusion, Belonging and Accountability

Presented by Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, Gina Calder, FACHE, Jhaymee Tynan, FACHE, Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, Susan M. Pollart, MD at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Research published by McKinsey, Harvard Business Review and healthcare journals confirms that organizations with greater leadership diversity—whether gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation—are more innovative, collaborative and higher performing. These organizations perform better than average in return on equity, EBIT, earnings per share and stock price appreciation. In healthcare, data also show that diversity of…

Leadership Insights: Governance and Health Equity

Presented by Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, John M. Haupert, FACHE, Michele Richardson, JD at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Making significant progress in ensuring health equity requires ongoing buy-in and effort from healthcare leadership at all levels, with governance setting the tone. In order to move beyond words to direct action, boards of directors must hold healthcare organizations accountable for strategies and outcomes that reduce disparities in access to and quality of care. Join…