Howard Berman Bio


Howard Berman is the Chairman of The Center for Community Engagement at St. John Fisher College. In April 2003 he retired as CEO of Lifetime Healthcare Companies, the parent company of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a position he held since 1985.

Berman is the author of A Great Board: Building and Enhancing Nonprofit Boards (Health Research & Educational Trust, 2003) and co-author with Lewis E. Weeks of Shapers of American Health Care Policy: An Oral History (Health Administration Press, 1985) and Financial Management of Hospitals (Health Administration Press, eight editions, 1972-95). He has chaired, served on and reported to numerous boards.