Cynthia A. Fisher

Class B Director, Board Member Since 2012

Ms. Fisher is an independent investor, entrepreneur, and advisor. She is Founder and Chairman of, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization based in Newton, Massachusetts. The organization seeks systemwide healthcare price transparency to empower American consumers and employers to know actual quality and prices of care and coverage upfront and create a functional marketplace in healthcare to lower costs, improve quality, and broaden affordable access through competition and choice. Ms. Fisher also serves on the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a publicly held real estate investment trust based in Washington, D.C., where she is a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. She also founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use.

In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as its Founder, Chairman, and CEO from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company, and served as President and on the Board of Directors. ViaCell, the successor to ViaCord, went public in 2005 and was subsequently sold to PerkinElmer in 2007. Ms. Fisher co-founded and is Chairman of, which provides curriculum for K-12 financial literacy. She serves on the board of the National Park Foundation and previously served on the Board of Directors of Ms. Fisher is the spouse of C. James Koch, Boston Beer’s Founder and Chairman.

She brings significant entrepreneurial experience, as well as insight in business strategy, operations, and consumer marketing to the Board’s overall business perspective.