Roberta Herman, MD

CEO and President, Joslin Diabetes Center


  • Physician executive with experience in multiple sectors of healthcare, including care delivery, health insurance, government and industry.
  • Track record of success in turnaround, M&A and rapid change environments.

Full Bio: 

Dr. Herman is the CEO and President of the Joslin Diabetes Center; previously she also served on their Board of Trustees. Dr. Herman has significant experience in health policy and payer sectors as well. For four years, she was the Executive Director of the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) under the Baker Administration; a quasi-independent $2B+ agency that procures and administers health insurance and other benefits for more than 450,000 employees and retirees for Commonwealth of Massachusetts and their dependents. Dr. Herman also co-led the Healthcare Value Transformation Practice at Navigant (now Guidewell). Finally, she was the Chief Medical Officer and subsequently Chief Operating Officer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (now Point32Health), one of New England’s largest non-profit managed health care organizations, providing care and coverage to more than one million members throughout Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. During her tenure, HPHC became the #1 Health Plan in the US according to NCQA, a position it maintained for more than a decade.

Dr. Herman is originally from Montreal, Canada, where she trained as an Internist and Epidemiologist at McGill University and the Royal Victoria Hospital. She has been a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and has held hospital appointments at Mount Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has also served as a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health.