Lee H. Perlman is President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). Mr. Perlman is also the Managing Director of Happtique, the first total mobile application management solution for healthcare.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Perlman has been responsible for the development of GNYHA Ventures’ business entities, which have grown to 5 companies serving more than 20,000 members across the healthcare continuum, as well as non-healthcare industries, in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. He is responsible for the growth of the subsidiaries’ new and innovative businesses involved in more than $10 billion in commerce.
These companies represent group purchasing, management outsourcing, healthcare consulting, and mobile health technology. In addition, Mr. Perlman is GNYHA’s Executive Vice President of Administration and is the Chief Financial Officer. One of the most innovative leaders in healthcare management and a national expert in healthcare procurement, Mr. Perlman currently serves as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), the Public Policy Chair for the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA), and until recently served as a Director on the Board of Premier and as a member of Premier’s Audit Committee from 2005-2010. Mr. Perlman has used these national platforms to advocate for price transparency, comparative effectiveness in the supply chain, and adoption of mobile health technology to lower healthcare providers’ cost of doing business while maintaining greater resources for direct patient care.
Mr. Perlman has been a leader in promoting diversity in healthcare, serving on the Board of National Medical Fellowships. He also served on the Board of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management for 10 years, and founded GNYHA’s Summer Enrichment Program, where over 250 students from diverse backgrounds have been placed in summer internships with healthcare institutions. Board certified in healthcare management and an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Fellow, Mr. Perlman served as an ACHE Board member from 2000-2004, and was an ACHE Regent from 1996-2000. He was the 1998 recipient of ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. Mr. Perlman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton (N.Y.) University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University, Sloan Program, Ithaca, NY. He served on the Binghamton University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1994-2003. Volunteerism and Philanthropy Active in charity and non-profit work, Mr. Perlman is currently Treasurer of the Board for Musicians On Call, an organization that brings music to patients in healthcare facilities, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Organ Donor Network, a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization. Mr. Perlman is also Co-Chair of the New York State Attorney General’s Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization. In addition, he has served on the Board of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), 1199 Pension and Benefit Fund, and FOJP Service Corporation.
An active volunteer for Northwestern University, Mr. Perlman serves as Class Chair for the NU Parents’ Fund and hosts an annual freshman “send-off” dinner for incoming students from the New York region and their families. Mr. Perlman recently joined the Board of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, and the Northwestern University and Hunter College local Hillel Boards. From 2000-2006, Mr. Perlman served as a member of the Board of Directors and Financial Vice President at Larchmont Temple and is the former Chairman of its Social Action Committee. He rejoined the Board in 2008 as Chair of the Larchmont Temple Youth Education Committee. Mr. Perlman is also former Chairman of the Shorefront Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
For the past 18 years, Mr. Perlman has organized an annual Christmas dinner and clothing drive at the YMCA in Brooklyn that reaches over 2,500 homeless and sheltered individuals. In addition, Mr. Perlman is Co-President of the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA, and currently serves on the Boards of Rosie’s Theater Kids and The Actors Fund. Mr. Perlman served on the Board and as Chairman of the Play Group Theatre in White Plains, New York.