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Deborah M. Gage

MBA ’86
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chair - Women's Leadership Council


President and chief executive officer Deborah M. Gage oversees MEDecision's ongoing mission to improve the relationship between healthcare payers, providers and patients while directing the company's continued growth and innovation. She is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the company's operations, including continued platform development, solution deployment and operational effectiveness.

Ms. Gage brings to MEDecision a diverse and successful career as an entrepreneurial senior executive in the healthcare technology, managed care and insurance sectors.

She previously served as president and CEO of GTESS Corporation, Dallas, a software as a service (SaaS) provider of payment technology applications for healthcare payers. She also served as President and CEO for RosettaMed, Houston, a developer of an electronic medical record patient intake application.

Ms. Gage was founder, president and CEO of SolutionPoint®, Inc., Dallas, a provider of database management and decision support software products for hospitals and integrated delivery systems. She began her career in healthcare technology as an early team member at The MEDSTAT Group (now Thomson MEDSTAT) - a healthcare analytics, decision support and clinical software systems company - where she served in a variety of roles, including vice president and general manager.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned both a BA degree in Economics and an MBA, Ms. Gage is currently chair of the University's Women's Leadership Council and a member of its Ross School of Business Visiting Committee.


Patricia A. Gorton

MBA '01
Global Innovation Training

  Patricia Gorton is the owner of Global Innovation Training and the creator of Anatomy of a Risk training curriculum. She has a unique optical view on innovation given her business experience as a founder of a that raised $90 million, as well as her career as an entrepreneurial executive at Citigoup, where she launched over five products to new markets and customers. She combines this expertise along with her MBA from the University of Michigan and a passion for powerful training techniques to deliver deep-learning, high-impact leadership programs. The mission of her business is to help companies create breakthrough innovation and accelerate the path to growth.

Marci Carris

MBA ’83, BBA ’78
Vice President – Customer Finance Services
Sprint Nextel Corp.



Marci is employed by Sprint Communications as Vice President Customer Finance Services. In her current role, Marci is responsible for credit, collections, payment operations, fraud prevention, national sales support, and customer management for our high credit risk customers. Prior to her current assignment, Marci was Vice President of Customer Finance Services and Assistant Treasurer for Nextel from August 1998 to August 2005. Prior to joining Nextel, she was with Ameritech for 11 ½ years.

While at Ameritech, her responsibilities included over three years in consumer and small business collections, and four years in Strategic Planning. Marci’s last position at Ameritech was Director of Financial Analysis, where her responsibilities included due diligence work on the planned Ameritech/SBC merger. Prior to joining Ameritech, Marci worked for Peterson and Company Consulting as an Executive Consultant. Marci has a BBA in accounting (1978) and an MBA in Strategy and Finance (1983) both from the University of Michigan.


Darys Estrella

MBA '02
Dominican Republic Stock Exchange



Darys Estrella Mordan is currently the CEO of the Dominican Republic's Stock Exchange or "Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana". Ms. Estrella joined the Dominican Exchange after working five years in the Fixed Income Currency and Commodities and the Human Capital Management divisions of Goldman Sachs & Co., where she was a Vice President. Before joining Goldman, Ms. Estrella spent seven years at Deltec Asset Management as a Vice President in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income division covering Latin America.

Ms. Estrella was selected as a Young Global Leader in 2008 by the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School's Alumni Board of Governors, a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundacion Dom Cabral in Brazil and board member of Instituto Dominico-Americano.

Ms. Estrella has served on the boards of Dominicans on Wall Street (DOWS), of which she was a founding board member and two-term president, the Dominican American Chamber of Commerce, the Dominican Women's Development Center, and the Association of Latinos in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA).
Ms. Estrella is frequently interviewed for television, radio, magazines and newspapers, as well as a feature speaker for events.

Ms. Estrella received her BA from Vassar College and her MBA from the Stephen Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She also completed the Executive Programs at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and Yale University on Leadership for the 21st Century. While at Michigan, Estrella was a Fellow for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, part of the Admissions Student Committee, Chaired the Upclose weekend for minority students, and was an active member of the Finance and Hispanic and Latino Student Association Clubs.

Ms. Estrella lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with her husband Andrew Wilson. They have three children, Yan Diego, Maya Isabel and Javier Alberto.


Roslyn B. Payne

BBA ’68
Jackson Street Partners, Ltd.



Roslyn B. Payne has more than 30 years of real estate development, finance, and investment banking experience. She founded Jackson Street Partners, Ltd. of San Francisco, a real estate venture capital company where she serves as the principal. She also owns Dover Corporation, which provides equity capital for residential developers.

Ms. Payne was president of the Federal Asset Disposition Association and served on its board of directors for a period of two years ending February 1988. FADA was created by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to manage and sell the most difficult loans and properties from failed savings and loan institutions.

Prior to this, Ms. Payne was an executive with Genstar where she served as a group vice president of the land and housing division. Ms. Payne also served as a senior executive in a various real estate divisions including Genstar Pacific Development Ventures, Sutter Hill Ltd., and Genstar Mortgage Company. She originally joined Genstar in 1981.

She was with Eastdil Realty, an investment banking company with offices in New York and San Francisco, for 10 years and served as a vice president and shareholder for several years until leaving the firm in 1980.

Ms. Payne’s current activities include being a member of the Urban Land Institute. She is a former president of the San Francisco Chapter of Lambda Alpha International as well as the Bay Area Mortgage Association. For many years, Ms. Payne served as a member of the California Transportation Commission’s Airspace Advisory Committee, and from 1997-1999, she chaired the Community Parks Task Force committee for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Assessment Project, and was a member of the board of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.

Education is an area of special interest to Ms. Payne. She served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Michigan Ross Business School for twenty years, where she chaired the Women In Leadership Council. Ms. Payne is currently on the Visiting Committee for the Harvard Business School as well as the Board of Dean's Advisors for the Harvard School of Public Health. She is on the Leadership Council for the UC San Francisco Center of Excellence for Women’s Health, and is a member of the International Women's Forum (Bay Area).

She was selected 1989 Member of the Year by the San Francisco Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and received the 2003 Bert F. Wertman Alumni Service Award from the University of Michigan Business School. She received the outstanding leadership award in 2010 from the Harvard School of Public Health for creating an initiative between HSPH and Harvard Business School.

Ms. Payne has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She lives in San Francisco, with her husband. They have two sons who also live in the Bay Area. She is the President of the Payne Family Foundation.