foundation staff

James Roosevelt Jr.
President - Tufts Health Plan Foundation
CEO – Tufts Health Plan

Jim Roosevelt joined Tufts Health Plan in 1999 as senior vice president and general counsel and held that position until June 2005, when he became president and chief executive officer. In 2008, Mr. Roosevelt created the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, fulfilling a long-held desire to use the assets of the health plan in a way that brings demonstrable improvement to longstanding health care issues. In addition to serving as president, Mr. Roosevelt is also a member of the foundation’s board of directors.

Before joining Tufts Health Plan, Mr. Roosevelt was the associate commissioner for Retirement Policy for the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Currently, Mr. Roosevelt serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, and as a member of the board of directors and co-chair of the policy committee at America's Health Insurance Plans. He is a member of the board of directors for the Rhode Island Quality Institute and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, and is co-chair of the board of directors for the Tufts Health Care Institute. Mr. Roosevelt received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. with honors in government from Harvard College. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Anne Marie Boursiquot King
Director of Grants and Operations

Anne Marie Boursiquot King is responsible for day-to-day management of the foundation’s grantmaking programs and its operational functions. Ms. Boursiquot King was previously manager of Community Partnerships and Volunteerism at Tufts Health Plan, managing the company's community giving, corporate sponsorships and volunteer programs. Ms. Boursiquot King received her bachelor of science in business administration from Suffolk University. She also received her masters in business administration, international business concentration from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley College. She graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program of the Center for Collaborative Leadership, College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and participated in Babson College's Executive Education Program. Ms. Boursiquot King is a member of the board of trustees for the MetroWest Health Foundation and chairs its communications/marketing committee.

Stacey Mann
Communications Officer

A 15+ year public relations agency veteran, Stacey Mann joined the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to spearhead all of its communications efforts. Ms. Mann is focused on building communications programs that educate policy-makers, practitioners and the public at large about healthy aging issues. Ms. Mann previously served as executive vice president for Greenough Communications, where she managed account services, media relations, social marketing and content development programs for the Boston-based PR firm. Ms. Mann graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Caite O'Brien
Program and Operations Coordinator

Caite O’Brien assists in supporting the day-to-day operations of the foundation and is responsible for coordinating some of the foundation’s grant program areas. She also provides administrative assistance to the foundation staff. Ms. O’Brien previously worked as a care manager at a state home care agency and was a trained leader in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management course. Ms. O’Brien graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in human development and aging, and a master’s degree in gerontology.

Ruth Palombo
Senior Health Policy Officer

Ruth Palombo is responsible for all of the foundation's educational, network-building and policy-related activities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She joined the foundation from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs where she served as assistant secretary. A 30-year health and human services industry veteran, Ms. Palombo previously directed programs in nutrition, aging, health promotion and chronic disease prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She also served as an assistant professor at both the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where she taught courses in gerontology, community nutrition and public health. Ms. Palombo earned her Ph.D. in social policy with concentrations in aging and substance abuse from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She also received a master’s in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Additional degrees in human nutrition and public health were earned from Cornell University and Teachers College, Columbia University. A leader in her field, Ms. Palombo has been published nearly 20 times and is a frequent presenter at healthy aging related conferences.

Kayla Romanelli
Program Associate

Kayla Romanelli is focused on building and evaluating the foundation's healthy aging grant portfolio in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including day-to-day program coordination with the foundation's grant recipients. Ms. Romanelli also manages the foundation's Healthy and Fit 60+ class, a fitness class offered at Tufts Health Plan for older adults living in Watertown, as well as the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Future Philanthropists Initiative, a program designed to engage and empower high school students to work collectively to serve older adults through philanthropy. Ms. Romanelli is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her bachelor of arts degree in government with a secondary concentration in sociology.