About the GEM Consulting Team

GEM Consulting is an association of experienced healthcare professionals committed to improving access to medical, dental and health services worldwide. By combining areas of expertise, experience, knowledge and skills, our team offers a unique perspective on increasing transparency, fiscal responsibility, quality of clinical and non-clinical services, and other measurable improvements in the purchasing and selling of cross border healthcare services.

Graham Elderfield, MBA, FHM, DMS, MlMgt, Consultant

Graham Elderfield is a highly experienced Chief Executive with extensive Board level expertise in Healthcare Management in the UK, Germany and Qatar. During his career he has been involved in reshaping healthcare strategies for providers and purchasers, designing new service models both in the UK and overseas, including the charitable sector. Graham has extensive knowledge and experience of managing healthcare contracts, negotiating new deals within the UK and overseas. Current projects include providing Executive Coaching to Primary Care Teams in the NHS and assisting a German healthcare provider with its marketing strategy for Middle East countries. He is a regular speaker at international conferences. Graham holds an MBA from Buckingham University, a Diploma in Management from Kingston University and is a fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Management.

Elizabeth Ziemba, JD, MPH, Consultant

As President and Founder of Medical Tourism Training, Elizabeth Ziemba delivers training, consulting and assessment services providing clients with innovative, practice evidence-based solutions for business and economic growth. Combining experience in the medical travel sector with international best business practices, Ms. Ziemba helps clients build strong systems to compete globally. Elizabeth works with governments, medical and dental providers, associations, and facilitators on five continents. With a commitment to expanding access to medical services, Elizabeth has worked with a Silicon Valley start-up launching a global marketplace for medical services. She has worked on access to medicines projects for WHO and the EU. Ms. Ziemba publishes extensively, is a regular speaker at conferences, and is co-host of The Medical Travel Show. She has a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law and a Master’s degree in International Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Michele Forzley, JD, MPH, Consultant

Michele Forzley is the director and senior public health legal advisor of the office of Forzley & Associates, a global public health legal advisory firm. Their clients are health institutions, national ministries of health, inter-governmental organizations, and professional associations. Forzley & Associates works with ministries and stakeholders to design and build effective regulatory systems that strengthen the health system overall. Current projects include: drafting health laws for Swaziland to include new MOH regulatory enforcement units including health finance, public-private partnerships, and strategic purchasing; hospital governance policies to increase autonomy for public hospitals; and drafting a medicine law and establishing a Medicines Regulatory Authority in Papua New Guinea. Michele holds a JD from the New England School of Law, a BA from Simmons College and a MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ms. Forzley is also a graduate of The Hague Academy of International Law.