Dean Rapoza 
VP - Consulting Services

Dean has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in academic practice and hospital settings.

Prior to joining Culbert in 2017, for nearly two decades he served as President of Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group (CCSG), a subsidiary of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Under his leadership, CCSG grew more than six-fold. He led CCSG’s integration as a wholly owned subsidiary into CCMC, improving strategic and operational alignment. Dean also internalized the revenue cycle function, resulting in a $3M annual revenue improvement. As SVP Marketing and Business Development at CCMC, he drove 40%+ growth in regional inpatient market share by establishing a new partnership with a hospital system.

Dean served as a Board Director for the Child Health Development Institute and the Association of Administrators in Academic Pediatrics (AAAP).

Dean holds a Master of Business Administration with concentration in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society from Brown University.