Carey Gallagher, Barry Dornfeld, and Daphnie Pierre

Carey H. Gallagher, Principal, CFAR


Carey H. Gallagher, Principal, is skilled at analyzing complex dilemmas and identifying levers that accelerate change within an organization’s existing culture. Her work focuses on practical solutions, helping clients engage and unite diverse stakeholders in small shifts that measurably improve performance and productivity, and foster innovation.

Carey is an experienced speaker and author and has presented to the executive track of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, and to the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, among other audiences. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Healthcare Management, has co-authored several series in the Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, and has published a report on increasing the effectiveness of small-scale interventions in the Wallace Foundation’s Knowledge Center.

Carey is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has been recognized with the Regent’s Award for Early Career Healthcare Executive and is President-Elect of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley. She also serves as an Advisor to the Management Consulting program of the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Carey earned a BA in English from Georgetown University, and holds MBA with a concentration in International Business from the Fox School at Temple University.

Contact Carey at: [email protected]


Barry Dornfeld, Principal, CFARimage.png

Barry Dornfeld, Principal, has been a strategic advisor to organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and is an expert on organizational culture and change, strategy, leadership, and governance. He draws on his many years of consulting, teaching, and industry experience to help guide clients through complex organizational challenges, using ethnographic skills to analyze challenges and engage groups and develop strategies for change. Barry speaks to a wide range of groups across healthcare, non-profits, and higher education in the US and internationally, and leads CFAR’s Higher Education practice. He teaches extensively, leading executive programs on culture and change, strategy, influence and persuasion, and leadership and governance in places like the Harvard Macy program “Leading Innovations in Healthcare,” AAMC’s Advanced Leadership Program, the Chief Nursing Officers Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Organizational Dynamics program.

Barry's experience as an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker trained him to listen and ask insightful questions, working with executives in ways that are attuned to their needs, culture, and leadership styles, and help them reach their organizational goals. These skills help him connect to clients easily, work productively in a variety of settings, and effectively advise and teach executives. His recent work in healthcare and higher education has focused on ways to help leaders maximize value within and outside of their institutions—with particular depth in universities, academic medical centers, and professional associations.

Barry is co-author of The Moment You Can’t Ignore: When Big Trouble Leads to a Great Future, published by PublicAffairs Books in October 2014, and has authored many other articles and papers and produced documentary works. He holds a BA in Anthropology and Economics from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a faculty member at New York University and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Contact Barry at: [email protected]



Daphnie Pierre, Manager, CFAR


Daphnie Pierre, Manager, brings 10 years of experience from mission-driven organizations, specifically in the fields of higher education and research administration, to her client engagements. With an appreciation for both the human element of business problems, as well as the subtleties of client culture, Daphnie works in partnership with her clients, for their specific organizational needs. In her most recent role at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, she was a member of cross-organizational teams that advised on strategy development, risk analysis, and mitigation for emerging business ventures. She was also responsible for translating complex information into accessible formats for broader review by organizational leadership.

Daphnie currently serves on the board of Boston City Singers, a Boston non-profit that aims to provide students with musical training and leadership opportunities. Daphnie holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Public Health and an MBA in Strategy & Innovation, both from Boston University.



Contact Daphnie at: [email protected]