Board of Directors

Board of Directors



Linc Smith
President, CEO, and Trustee
Altarum Institute

Linc Smith has served as Altarum Institute’s President and CEO since 2007. He has led the Institute’s health systems research and consulting activities since joining the organization as its Chief Operating Officer in 2001, following Altarum’s acquisition of Vector Research, Inc. (VRI).



Alicia M. Torres
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Altarum Institute

Ms. Torres joined Altarum Institute in October 2013 to lead the finance and administrative functions and foster operating growth through organic and acquisitive means. She oversees the Institute’s finance, accounting, legal, human resources, facilities, and information technology functions and manages the Institute’s investment portfolio. Ms. Torres brings almost 30 years of experience in a variety of sectors within the health care industry. She has held positions as CEO and entrepreneur, corporate consulting director, and hospital finance executive. She has in-depth experience across a broad range of management functions, with principal skills in operational and financial controls, sales, and identification of growth opportunities.



Francois S. de Brantes
Vice-President and Director
Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute

Mr. de Brantes is the Vice-President and Director for the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3), which is a not-for-profit company that designs and implements innovative payment and benefit plan design programs to motivate physicians, hospitals and consumer-patients to improve the quality and affordability of care. HCI3 works with states, employers, health plans and provider organizations, as well as national consultancies such as McKinsey and KPMG, to advise them on payment and delivery system reform.