Witt/Kieffer Adds Two New Members to its Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice

Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. joins the practice as a consultant. Based in the Boston area, Joyce has more than 25 years of experience in research, academic program building, strategic planning, mentoring and teaching. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Joyce served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Emmanuel College in Boston. In this role, she oversaw undergraduate and graduate academic programs, while enhancing faculty shared governance, collaboration and collegiality between faculty and administration. Before this, she held several leadership positions in more than 20 years with Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, including Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director of the Neuroscience Center.

Joyce completed the Fulbright Scholar Program at Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Martinsried, West Germany and completed postdoctoral training at Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School. She is a widely published author, having written more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications, and frequently speaks, both nationally and internationally.

Bruce Schroffel is a new Of Counsel with Witt/Kieffer. Bruce served as President and CEO of University of Colorado Health/University of Colorado Hospital in Denver from 2006-2014. In that time, he led a significant financial and cultural turnaround and managed tremendous growth. Bruce held the role of Director and CEO from 2001-2006 at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY and served for nine years at University of California San Francisco as Director of Operations and UCSF-Stanford as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

Bruce serves on a number of professional and community boards and formerly served on the boards and Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) of the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Hospital Association, University HealthSystem Consortium, Colorado Hospital Association and Greater New York Hospital Association.