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Richard B. Welch

Richard Welch

Mr. Welch is a founder of Best Practices Medical Partners LLC (BPMP), Best Practices Insurance Services, LLC (BPIS) and Applied Medico-Legal Solutions Risk Retention Group, Inc. (AMS RRG). He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of both AMS RRG and BPIS. Since 2003, AMS RRG has been providing medical professional liability insurance to physicians throughout the country across a broad range of specialties and is now one of the nation's premier physician risk retention groups with over 3,000 insureds. Mr. Welch is also an owner and President of Global Stage Limited, a member of Lloyd's of London. Additionally, he invests in health sector innovation and participates in a healthcare business incubator.

As a leader in the healthcare industry, Mr. Welch served in executive positions throughout his career. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Welch was a founder, President and CEO of Applied Medical Solutions, Inc., a hospitalist company located in South Florida. Mr. Welch merged AMS into one of the nation's leading hospitalist companies and served as Vice President, Operations and Business Development for the Southeast Region. Prior to founding AMS, Mr. Welch served as the Vice President, Operations for the North Broward Hospital District, a multi-hospital system located in South Florida.

Mr. Welch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Florida State University and his Master of Health Administration from Duke University. Mr. Welch has served on numerous charitable boards as well as several professional healthcare organizations. Currently he serves on the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation Board as Chairman, Duke Fuqua School of Business Healthcare Alumni Advisory Board, Seminole Boosters, Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of YPO.

Steven M. Shapiro, M.D.Steven Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro is a founder of Best Practices Medical Partners LLC (BPMP), Best Practices Insurance Services, LLC (BPIS) and Applied Medico-Legal Solutions Risk Retention Group, Inc. (AMS RRG).  He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Underwriting Officer of AMS RRG and BPIS.  Dr. Shapiro is also an owner of Global Stage Limited, a member of Lloyd’s of London.

Dr. Shapiro has held Board Certifications in multiple specialties including certification in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Disorders Medicine.  He is a pulmonologist and intensivist and is an experienced leader in the medical community. Prior to serving in his current capacity, he served in numerous healthcare leadership positions.  At North Broward Medical Center, he served as Chief of Staff, Chairman of the Joint Conference Committee for the North Broward Hospital District; Medical Director of Quality Management, Chair of the Quality Assessment and Oversight Committee and Chair of both the medical and surgical peer review committees.  At Boca Raton Regional Hospital, he served as Chief of the Department of Medicine; Director of Respiratory Care Services and Medical Director.

Dr. Shapiro was a founder and Chief Medical Officer for Applied Medical Solutions, Inc. (AMS), a hospitalist company located in South Florida. In that capacity, Dr. Shapiro was responsible for the medical management of over 90 physicians throughout the South Florida region. Following the AMS merger with one of the nation's leading hospitalist companies, Dr. Shapiro continued as the Regional Medical Director.

Dr. Shapiro received his B.S. degree from SUNY at Buffalo and his Doctor of Medicine at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his training in Sleep Disorders Medicine at the Stanford Healthcare Sleep Medicine Center.


Joseph Kleinman, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Kleinman was born and raised in New York City.  He left the New York area after his undergraduate studies at CUNY to attend Chicago Medical School.  Following medical school graduation in 1987 he moved to Florida to complete his medical studies with a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.  During his time at Mount Sinai, Dr. Kleinman was named both Chief Fellow and Chief Resident as well as President of the Mount Sinai House Staff Association. 

In 1991 Dr. Kleinman began his with Boca Radiology Group (BRG).  In 2000, Dr. Kleinman was named Chairman of Department of Radiology at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a position which he has held for the last sixteen years.  In addition to his active medical practice, Dr. Kleinman has held several leadership positions at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  He serves on the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Advisory Board, Boca Raton Regional Medical Executive Committee, Physician Advisory Committee, Strategic Steering Committee and Clinical Integration Network Committee as well as Vice President of the Medical Staff. In his role as Chief Operating Officer for Boca Radiology Group, the practice has expanded to provide radiological services to multiple imaging facilities including Diagnostic Centers of America,  and Summit Medical Center in Wyoming.  Dr. Kleinman actively works with medical students at the FAU Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine  in his roles as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Radiology Clerkship Director and member of the Alpha Omega Alpha selection committee. 

In 2003, the malpractice crisis in South Florida created a very tenuous environment for physicians to practice in the state. Dr. Kleinman's group was amongst the first members of Applied Medico-Legal Solutions. He joined the Medical Advisory Board for AMS and currently serves as the Specialty Medical Director for Radiology. Beginning in 2015, working with the AMS management team, Dr. Kleinman helped launch the Preferred Radiology and Imaging product to further enhance service and cost savings to member Radiologists.


Stephanie Lefkowski

Stephanie LefkowskiStephanie Lefkowski is an Arizona resident and has worked as a senior accountant for Aon Insurance Managers in Phoenix, AZ since April 2015. Prior to joining Aon she spent 8 years with the State of Arizona Department of Insurance where she regulated Medicaid insurance companies for 3 years, and captives and RRGs domiciled in Arizona for 5 years.  Stephanie started her insurance career at the Hartford Insurance Company where she spent 16 years working in the areas of reinsurance and reserving.  During this time she earned her CPCU and AU. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computer Science, and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

Gregory E. McGowan

Greg Mcgowan

Gregory E. McGowan is executive vice president, director and general counsel of Templeton International, Inc., the organization responsible for the development and operation of Franklin Templeton businesses outside of North America, and for Templeton Worldwide, Inc., the holding company of all the Templeton subsidiaries. Mr. McGowan joined the Franklin Templeton organization in 1986, and also serves as executive vice president of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC, a U.S. corporation, and executive vice president, secretary, and director of Templeton Global Advisors Limited, a Bahamian corporation.

Mr. McGowan serves on various Franklin Templeton boards of directors, including, among others: Franklin Templeton Management Luxembourg S.A., a Luxembourg corporation; Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited, a Hong Kong corporation; Templeton Asses Management Ltd., a Singapore corporation; Franklin Templeton Holding Limited, a Mauritius corporation; Franklin Templeton Services Limited, an Irish corporation; and Franklin Templeton Sealand Fund Management Co., Ltd., a U.S./China Joint Venture, as Shareholder Representative on behalf of Franklin Resources, Inc.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. McGowan was a senior attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. McGowan earned his B.A. in economics and international affairs from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Paris and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


Harry Moon, M.D. FACS

Dr. Moon is a practicing Plastic Surgeon with a distinguished 30 year career as a physician leader, researcher, surgeon, teacher, and medical executive. Dr. Moon served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Cleveland Clinic Florida from 1997 to 2001, and its Chief of Staff from 1991 to 1997. He also served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Moon was Director of the Microsurgery Research Laboratory and Staff Plastic Surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Ohio prior to transferring to Cleveland Clinic Florida where he initially served as Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Moon was appointed by Governor Bush to the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University, and is a former member of the Florida Council of 100. Dr. Moon is a teaching faculty member the plastic surgery residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida and is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Moon received his B.A. degree from Tulane University and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery training at The University of Hawaii and The Medical University of South Carolina, and his Plastic Surgery training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Moon also undertook a fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Moon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.