Gayle Capozzalo

Executive Director

The Equity Collaborative
Carol Emmott Foundation

Gayle Capozzalo is executive director of The Equity Collaborative, which is part of the Carol Emmott Foundation and focused on gender equity in healthcare leadership and governance. She is also president/CEO of JGF Strategies LLC, providing strategy guidance to healthcare organizations. She retired in July 2018 as the executive vice president/chief strategy officer of Yale New Haven Health System. She joined the system in 1997 and was primarily responsible for system strategy development and execution, marketing, community and government relations, innovation, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Capozzalo received her Master of Science degree in public health from the University of Missouri–Columbia and completed two years of post-master’s degree work in healthcare marketing and organizational development at St. Louis University. She has more than 35 years of experience in system strategy, integration, development and management in the industry. Ms. Capozzalo is a Past Chairman of the ACHE Board of Governors. She recently was presented the Gold Medal Award by ACHE.

Currently, Ms. Capozzalo serves on the board of Universal Health Realty Income Trust as a member of its audit, nominating/governance committees and chair of its compensation committee. She also serves on the board of .406 Venture Healthcare Executive Council in Boston and is the senior strategy adviser to PhysicianOne Urgent Care, the largest, private equity urgent care company in Connecticut. Ms. Capozzalo is active in her community and the healthcare industry. She is immediate past chair of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and serves on its finance and audit, investment, strategy, governance and executive committees. She also serves as board chair of a Clinically Integrated Network of 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates. Ms. Capozzalo is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.