Leading Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA) is a distinguished group of professionals who are passionate about advancing, protecting, rewarding superior healthcare.
Robert A. Kauffman is president of Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), leading the expansion of the company’s self-insurance and risk transfer solutions for large medical practices, hospitals, and health systems. Rob previously served as senior vice president, secretary, and general counsel of FOJP Service Corporation (“FOJP”) and Hospitals Insurance Company (“HIC”).
Rob has built a distinguished career in insurance and risk management. Prior to his roles at FOJP and HIC, he was senior vice president, secretary, general counsel, and chief compliance officer at Harleysville Insurance. He was also a partner at Reed Smith, an international law firm specializing in complex litigation, strategic transactions, and regulatory matters.
In addition to his private sector experience, Rob served with distinction as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Kauffman earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Noeleen Doelger has more than 30 years of financial services experience and is the chief operating and financial officer of HRA. Ms. Doelger previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of HIC and FOJP and directed the finance, audit, treasury, information technology, and human resources functions.
Prior to her roles at HIC and FOJP, Ms. Doelger was a managing director in the global insurance services group of the forensic and litigation consulting practice at FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, and, before that, at Veris Consulting, Inc. Before joining Veris, she was a partner in the management advisory services practice at KPMG, where she began her career.
Ms. Doelger’s career has been focused on serving the property-casualty insurance, life and health insurance and reinsurance industries. Her experience includes generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statutory financial reporting, auditing, internal controls assessment, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, and litigation consulting.
She graduated from St. Peter’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, is an experienced healthcare leader, serving for many years as chief medical officer (CMO) of the HIC/FOJP hospitals in New York City. In addition to serving as chief medical officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, he is senior vice president and chief medical officer at HRA, a TDC Group company. Under Dr. Feldman’s leadership, HRA provides resources and a collaborative environment designed to minimize claims and lower premiums for HRA clients by preventing patient harm, enhancing teamwork and communication, and improving documentation.
Prior to his position at HRA, Dr. Feldman was vice president for patient safety, vice president of perioperative services, and vice chairman of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He implemented numerous patient safety initiatives including the use of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. As past president of the Maimonides medical staff, Dr. Feldman was instrumental in the creation and implementation of a hospital-wide Code of Mutual Respect, and physician peer review committee.
Dr. Feldman currently serves on the steering committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for retraining and retooling of practicing surgeons. He served on the ACS committee on perioperative care and as vice chairman of the ACS collaborative task force for the development of high-performance teams in surgery. He also served as the ACS liaison to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses recommended practices committee.
Dr. Feldman is a master TeamSTEPPSTM trainer and a certified trainer in Crucial Conversations® and Crucial Confrontations®. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University, completed training in general surgery at the Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West), and plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.
Peter A. Kolbert, JD, is HRA’s senior vice president for claim and litigation services, which manages and oversees the defense aspects of all professional and general liability claims covered by the company. Mr. Kolbert is also the enterprise COVID-19 coordinator responsible for overseeing and coordinating the COVID-19 claims across all the TDC Group strategic business units. He works with HRA’s risk management department helping clients mitigate and prevent losses. Mr. Kolbert also works directly with clients on legal and educational projects to improve risk prevention.
Mr. Kolbert joined the company in 2010 after gaining more than 20 years experience defending medical malpractice cases in state and federal courts involving a wide array of medical specialties. As a partner with Wilson Elser, he managed a large volume of medical malpractice litigation from pretrial to trial, while overseeing a team of attorneys in one of the firm’s medical malpractice groups. In concert with his practice, Mr. Kolbert has lectured and published articles on medical malpractice–related topics ranging from informed consent to immunities applicable to COVID-19–related litigation, and from best charting practices to principles of legal risk management.
Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Kolbert was an assistant corporation counsel representing New York City and its many agencies including the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, the NYPD, the NYFD, and the New York Board of Education in trying cases to verdict throughout New York City.
Mr. Kolbert has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a visiting assistant professor for the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He also holds a New York State independent insurance adjuster license.
Damian Testa is senior vice president of insurance services for HRA and is responsible for producer relations and business development. He oversees a program that administers a broad array of coverages to a group of leading academic medical centers, long-term care facilities, and social service agencies in the New York Metropolitan Area.
He is a well-known veteran of the insurance industry. In 1981, he cofounded a New York City specialty brokerage. After selling the firm in 1994, Mr. Testa went on to join what is currently HUB International Northeast, holding various senior positions including president of the Northeast New Jersey and Pennsylvania operations, until he joined HRA.
Mr. Testa is a graduate of Ramapo College.
Fred Danback is senior vice president, chief information officer, and chief information security officer, responsible for HRA’s information technology strategy and operations. Mr. Danback leads the machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy and execution for HRA with a focus on creating industry leading insights to reduce medical malpractice liability and improving patient care.
Mr. Danback has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining HRA, Mr. Danback was senior vice president and chief information officer of Tokio Marine Management, the United States operation for Tokio Marine Nichido Fire, a global property and casualty carrier. Earlier, he was managing principal and chief information officer for Integro Insurance Brokers, and served as the head of global technology architecture with XL Capital and NAC Reinsurance.
Mr. Danback received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree magna cum laude in international management from Pace University. Mr. Danback is a certified information systems security professional having received his CISSP designation.