The Former Executive Team Behind ORP
Julie K. Silver, MD
Julie K. Silver, MD is the founder of Oncology Rehab Partners. She is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as a breast cancer survivor. Following her acute treatment for cancer in 2003, Dr. Silver realized there was a large gap in helping survivors to heal as well as possible from toxic cancer therapies. In 2012, Oncology Rehab Partners was recognized by Bloomberg/Businessweek as one of the 12 most promising social entrepreneurial companies in the United States. That same year, Oncology Rehab Partners received two Stevie Awards in the business services category– Most Innovative Company and Company of the Year.
Dr. Silver has published extensively in the area of oncology rehabilitation, prehabilitation and survivorship. She is on the medical staff at Massachusetts General, Brigham and Womens, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. In recognition for her work in integrating high-quality cancer rehabilitation services into oncology care, the American Cancer Society bestowed her with the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life award and she was named a Top Innovator in Medicine by the Boston Globe.
Dr. Silver is also an award-winning author and her books include Before and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger (Johns Hopkins Press) and What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope (American Cancer Society). She is a founding chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Cancer Rehabilitation Group. Her work has been featured in many media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The London Times and NPR.
Pete Manning, MBA
Pete has over 10 years of healthcare leadership experience including business development, marketing, operations and sales. Pete joined Oncology Rehab Partners in 2014 so he could contribute to the future of cancer care and help bring positive solutions to millions of cancer survivors. He is committed to improving patient lives by helping healthcare organizations achieve the Triple Aim: improved patient outcomes, improved patient experience, and reduced per capita cost of healthcare. Pete believes in empowering his team, challenging assumptions, and sharing successes. Prior to his current role, Pete led Oncology Rehab Partners’ Business Development team as Senior Director, Business Development. He has worked closely with many leading IDNs and NCI-designated cancer centers across the country to implement solutions aligned to their strategic imperatives. Pete’s early work with post-acute care providers has helped set the foundation for further growth across the rehab care continuum. Before healthcare, Pete served 4 years with the US Army as an Infantry Officer. He holds a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Pete and his family live in Windham, NH.
Lori McKitrick, MA CCC-SLP, MBA
Senior Director of Clinical Operations
Lori received her BS and MA from Ohio University in Speech-Language Pathology and then completed an MBA from Clemson University. She spent 16 years at Bon Secours St. Francis, in Greenville, SC as the Director of Rehab Services. Lori, in collaboration with many staff and departments, developed a continuum of care that took each cancer survivor through each distinct phase of cancer care: from diagnosis through long term survivorship. Knowing that patients ask, “What will help me?”, her focus has been to incorporate patient-centered care and shared decision making into the integration of evidence-based cancer rehabilitation. Lori’s commitment to improving the outcomes of patients and their satisfaction with care while being mindful of reducing per capital healthcare costs has made her a leader in value based cancer rehabilitation care. In 2014, Lori published two research abstracts that were presented at the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators annual conference. The first abstract was titled “Cancer Rehabilitation Service Line Directors Perceive Navigators as Having High Value on Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Teams and Identify 3 Key Barriers to Improving Their Value.” The second abstract was titled “Can Nurses Provide Assessments and Interventions for Prehabilitation? A Survey Study of Cancer Rehabilitation Service Line Coordinators.” Lori works with STAR Programs throughout the United States and helps them to deliver value based cancer rehabilitation care.