The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Board Chair Richard C. Sheerr has announced two new appointees to the Board of Trustees: Pascal Montilus, a business leader and vice president at Colgate Palmolive with extensive experience in logistics, supply chain, growth, and customer satisfaction, and Alice Vilma, managing director on the Multicultural Client Strategy Team at Morgan Stanley and co-head of the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab with deep expertise in finance and capital markets.
“We are so pleased to welcome Mr. Montilus and Ms. Vilma to the Board of Trustees at the Gold Foundation, two exceptional business and strategy leaders who believe deeply in the importance of humanism in healthcare,” said Mr. Sheerr. “We look forward to their ideas and guidance as we continue to expand the impact of the Gold Foundation and ensure that humanism in healthcare is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist.”
Mr. Montilus and Ms. Vilma joined the Board of Trustees on December 14. The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization that champions humanism in healthcare. For more than 30 years, the foundation has worked to infuse compassion and empathy in medicine, engaging medical schools, health systems, companies and individual clinicians around the world. The foundation is perhaps best known for the now iconic White Coat Ceremony, which marks the start of training with a recognition of the importance of caring compassionately for patients, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which has more than 30,000 members selected for their humanistic care.
About Pascal Montilus
“Thank for you for welcoming me to a foundation that I have a lot of passion and heart for,” said Mr. Montilus. “I’m hoping that I can bring my unique experiences to help in building something that is ever greater than what you all have been able to build so far. It is a great pleasure to be part of this incredible foundation.”
Pascal Montilus holds the position of Vice President End to End Supply Chain for the North America Division at Colgate Palmolive since January 2018. Mr. Montilus is responsible for the Procurement, Manufacturing and Distribution of all Colgate Palmolive products within the North America Division.
Prior to this role, Mr. Montilus was the Vice President of Customer Service and Logistics at Colgate Palmolive where he was responsible for the establishment of a distribution network to enable the efficient Demand and Supply of manufacture goods throughout North Americas. Mr. Montilus’ role also focuses on developing superior Customer Engagement to drive mutual growth and deliver superior customer satisfaction.
Prior to this role, Mr. Montilus was the Vice President of Global Home Care Supply Chain at Colgate Palmolive where he was responsible for a supply chain consisting of a network of 25 globally dispersed manufacturing facilities supporting $3.5 billion in sales.
Prior to this role, Mr. Montilus held the position of Worldwide Director Global Procurement where he managed a Global material expenditure of over $5B. During his tenure, he oversaw the establishment of strategies leading to cost savings as well as the development of risk management platforms and strategic innovation relationships with key suppliers.
Mr. Montilus has also held other key leadership positions within the Category Supply Chain. Some of those positions were International assignments, namely in India, France and Russia.
Prior to his career at Colgate Palmolive, Mr. Montilus also held engineering roles at The Mennen Company and at General Foods Maxwell House Division.
Pascal holds a MBA in International Finance from New York University. He also has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
About Alice Vilma, MD
Alice Vilma is a managing director on the Multicultural Client Strategy Team at Morgan Stanley. In this role, she works with her partners at the firm to strengthen Morgan Stanley’s connection to the multicultural business community by identifying, developing and executing commercial opportunities with corporate, government, institutional and individual clients. She is also co‐head of the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, an accelerator that invests in and supports tech and tech‐enabled startups with multicultural or woman founders. Ms. Vilma has been with Morgan Stanley for 13 years and has worked in different roles within the Global Capital Markets Division, including Equity Capital Markets, Securitization and GCM Management. She began her career at Morgan Stanley as a financial analyst after college, and worked at CIT and Sallie Mae prior to returning to Morgan Stanley in 2009.
Ms. Vilma has 20 years of investment banking, capital markets, structured finance and investing experience across various asset classes and sectors, executing over $25 billion of securitization, structured finance and equity transactions over that time. Her different experiences have rounded out her skill set and provided unique perspectives that have proven advantageous in her current role working across the firm and with early‐stage tech startups. Ms. Vilma serves on the boards of Freefrom and New York Road Runners, and is a member of the University of Miami President’s Council. She graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Miami and received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.