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In the mid-1990s, Professor Young served a 3-year term as a Gubernatorial-appointed commissioner and chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Payment System Advisory Commission (HospPAC), a 7-member body charged with monitoring access, quality, and fair-market standards as Massachusetts shifted to a more market-oriented health care system.

He also has been a member of the Policy Committee of the Blue Cross/Massachusetts Hospital Association Fund for Cooperative Innovation, and is a Community Dispute Services Panel Member of the American Arbitration Association.


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His service on boards of directors includes the following nonprofit organizations:

  • Treasurer, Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, 2000-2008
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Partners Health Care System), 2001-2005
  • Youville Hospital, Cambridge, MA 1997-2000
  • Treasurer, The Atrium School, Watertown, MA (1995-97)
  • Treasurer, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA (1990-96)
  • Symmes Hospital, Arlington, MA (1994 to 1995)
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (1989-92)
  • Treasurer, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Roxbury, MA (1983-85)
  • Assistant Treasurer, Parents' and Children's Services, Boston, MA (1979-82)