David Read has had a rewarding career managing complex health care organizations. He has served as the Administrative Director for Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is currently the Vice President of Ambulatory Care Operations and Medical Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.

He is also current Chairman of Board for the 15 state East Coast Greenway (ECG) project (www.greenway.org) which has a goal of promoting active living and non-motorized transportation along the eastern seaboard of the United States. He views trails, and the exercise they can provide, as a wonderful way to help prevent and combat heart disease, diabetes, child obesity and certain types of cancer.

He did his undergraduate work in medical technology at Northeastern University. He then received an MBA from Boston College and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University where he studied epidemiology and health policy.

For other activities he has his pilot’s license and has done historical research on the Halifax explosion of 1917. His major hobby is woodworking and he’s made many pieces of furniture in his home. He lives in Topsfield, MA with his wife and two children.