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Committee Composition
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Kenneth A. Nilsson Member of Audit and Finance Committee Member of Compensation Committee Member of Governance and Nominating Committee

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Nilsson has served as a Director of the Company since January 1996 and as Chairman since October 2004. He was President of Cooper Laboratories Inc., Managing Director of Pfizer-Taito Ltd., and Chairman of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is Chief Executive of a private investment and consulting firm and currently serves on the boards of two AAA companies. He has served on the boards of the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Center for International Private Enterprise (a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy) and the Health Industry Manufacturers' Association among others. He is a graduate of the United States Defense Language Institute and has earned degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California.

Holli Harris Member of Compensation Committee  


Ms. Harris has served as a Director of the Company since August 2004. Ms. Harris is Founder/Owner of HadleyStilwell and also serves on the board of Washington CASH, a non-profit microfinance organization. Prior to founding HadleyStilwell, Ms. Harris served in Business Development, Finance and Product Development positions at Corbis Corporation, Amgen, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and ARCO International. In addition, Ms. Harris previously worked for the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Ms. Harris has a dual degree in Russian and International Relations from the University of California-Davis and an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Carol R. Kaufman Member of Audit and Finance Committee Member of Compensation Committee


Ms. Kaufman has served as a Director of the Company since November 2000. She is Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of The Cooper Companies, a medical device company. Previously she has held various senior executive positions in The Cooper Companies, and from January 1989 through September 1995 she served as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of Cooper Development Company, a healthcare and consumer products company that was a former affiliate of The Cooper Companies. Ms. Kaufman received her undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Julius Y. Oestreicher Member of Audit and Finance Committee Member of Governance and Nominating Committee


Mr. Oestreicher has served as a Director of the Company since January 1996. Mr Oestreicher has been a partner with the law firm of Oestreicher, Ennis, Dalrymple and Dalrymple LLP and its predecessor firms for thirty years, engaged primarily in estate, tax and business law. Mr. Oestreicher earned a BBA from the City College of New York and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Roberta Lipson      

Chief Executive Officer and President

Ms. Lipson has more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of the healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, capital medical equipment and consumable products marketing and distribution, and hospital management. Since she co-founded Chindex in 1981, the company has grown to become the premier American healthcare company in China. She has been the creative force behind the United Family Healthcare concept, and has been central to the development and implementation of the world-class hospital and clinic network. Ms. Lipson is a member of the Board of Directors of the company.

Ms. Lipson is an expert in many aspects of health care in China and has shared this expertise in many forums. She has authored articles and often speaks on issues related to the healthcare industry in China. An active member of the business community in Beijing for over 30 years, she has served on the Board of Governors of AmCham-China and on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council, and Chairs the Board of the United Foundation for Children's Health. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in History from Brandeis University.

Elyse Beth Silverberg      

Executive Vice President

Ms. Silverberg is Executive Vice President of Chindex International. She began her career in China at the newly opened office of the National Council for US-China Trade and subsequently spent two years at the Beijing office of Sobin Chemicals. In 1981 she co-founded Chindex International. Ms. Silverberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Albany where she earned her degree with a double major in Chinese Studies and History. She has also studied at the Beijing Language Institute and Peking University. She previously served as Chairman of the Board of the International School of Beijing and was a co-founder of the Kehilat Beijing and as a Director of the Sino-Judaic Society.

Lawrence Pemble      

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Pemble joined the Company in 1984 and serves as Chief Operating Officer. From 1996 to 2011 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pemble is a member of the Board of Directors of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pemble was employed by China Books and Periodicals, Inc. as Manager, East Coast Center. Mr. Pemble holds a BS in Business and Accounting from the University of Phoenix and BA in Chinese Studies and Linguistics from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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