Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee

Informing About the National Center Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee


This small group of forward thinking members of the IPE community will ensure the National Center’s interprofessional continuing education programming is in alignment with advancing the transformation of the U.S. health system. As a Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ provider, the National Center designs its continuing educational offerings “by the team for the team”. 


Chair: Susan Meyer, PhD, Associate Dean For Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Susan M. Meyer, PhD, is co-director of the Pitt Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and associate dean and professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her BS in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and her MS and PhD from Purdue University, and served on the staff of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1990-2006.

In 2010-11, Dr. Meyer participated as a member of the IPEC Expert Panel that authored Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. She served as lead author for the resource Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty. The curriculum guide, a crosswalk between the Core Competencies and the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research), is a resource for faculty members in the health professions seeking to implement interprofessional learning activities in clinical prevention and population health. 

Dr. Meyer serves as special advisor to the director of the National Center on Interprofessional Practice and Education, chairs the National Center’s Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and served as AIHC chair in 2013-14.

Barbara Brandt, PhD, Director, National Center For Interprofessional Practice & Education

Barbara Brand photoRenowned for her work in health professional education, and specifically, interprofessional education and continuing education, Dr. Barbara Brandt serves as the associate vice president for education within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, and she is responsible for the University’s 1Health initiative to build the interprofessional practice skills of students and faculty in a broad range of health professions. Dr. Brandt is also the director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a public-private partnership and cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, established in 2012.

In her leadership roles, Dr. Brandt has served as a consultant, advisor and speaker for a wide variety of organizations such as the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, the Academy of Healthcare Improvement, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Brandt holds a bachelor of arts in the teaching of history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of education and doctor of philosophy degrees in continuing education (specializing in continuing professional education for the health professions) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013 she was recognized as a University of Illinois Distinguished Alumna. She completed W.K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship for faculty in adult and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Judith (Judee) G. Berg, MS, RN, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, HealthImpact

Judee Berg photoJudith G. Berg has been HealthImpact’s Chief Executive Officer and President since September 2012. Prior to that, she served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors since the inception of the organization. She is a skilled project leader, and was a founding developer of the Foundation for Nursing Leadership program offered through the Association of California Nurse Leaders, as well as many other educational programs. Over her more than 40 years in health care, previous experience includes more than 20 years as the chief nurse executive in two large health systems in California and several years as a regional vice president for a national nursing education and professional development company. Berg is a nationally known speaker and has published several articles on leadership topics in health care, with recent work focusing on emerging nursing roles responding to changes associated with healthcare reform. She is past president of the National Forum of Nursing Workforce Centers, past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and a past board member of the California Hospital Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Berg holds a MS in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a BSN from the University of Minnesota School Of Nursing. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Hollis Day, MD, MS, Chief, Section Of Geriatrics, Boston Medical Center

Hollis Day photoHollis Day, MD, MS has extensive experience in curriculum development and performance-based assessment. She currently serves as the Chief of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to moving to Boston she was a founding member of the University of Pittsburgh Interprofessional Working Group. Dr. Day obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University, her Masters of Science from the University of Maryland in anatomy and her MD from Virginia Commonwealth University- Medical College of Virginia. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed a dual fellowship in General Medicine as a clinician educator and Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to Pittsburgh as faculty in 2000. 

Kasey Farrell, MS, Chief, Nursing Education and Practice Branch, Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce at HRSA

Kasey Farrell is chief of the Nursing Education and Practice Branch in the Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce at HRSA. As branch chief, Ms. Farrell leads the Division of Nursing and Public Health’s investments in two key areas—the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program, which supports projects that incorporate the social determinants into evidence-based strategies to increase nursing workforce diversity, and the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program, which promotes academic, service, and continuing professional training projects to enhance nursing education and increase the number of qualified nurses, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention, and thus strengthen the nursing workforce. Ms. Farrell is also the program officer for HRSA’s Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education (CC-IPCPE) cooperative agreement award and is a member of their Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee. Ms. Farrell holds a bachelor of science in the hearing and speech sciences from the University of Maryland College Park and a master of science in occupational therapy Towson University. 

Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, Director, Office of Gerontological & Interprofessional Initiatives, School of Social Work, & Faculty Lead: Clinical Partnerships, Center For Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research (CAIPER), College Of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University

Teri Kennedy photoTeri is Director, Office of Gerontological and Interprofessional Initiatives, School of Social Work and Faculty Lead: Clinical Partnerships, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research, Arizona State University. She has 17 years of direct practice and administrative experience serving older adults and their families through health, behavioral health, and social services in home, community-based, in-patient, and skilled nursing facility settings. She is President of the Arizona Geriatrics Society; a 2015-16 APSA/Health and Aging Policy Fellow; Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice and Social Work Academy; and recipient of the 2011 Mit Joyner Gerontology Leadership Award, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work. She is ASU Site Director, Arizona Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and Research Associate, University of Arizona Center on Aging; and Research Affiliate, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Consortium, ASU. She participates in the Arizona Nexus; serves on the National Center’s Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee; and will be hosting podcasts and webinars for the Nexus highlighting the role of social work in collaborative team practice. She researches the sustainability of educational and practice initiatives and is a singer and songwriter, with CDs of Celtic traditional, contemporary, and original ballads.

Peggy Martin, PhD, OTR/L, Program Director, Occupational Therapy, Center For Allied Health Programs, University Of Minnesota

Peggy Martin photoPeggy Martin, PhD, serves as the Program Director for Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She earned her B.S. and PhD from the University (occupational therapy and cultural competency in occupational therapy, respectively) and her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (Occupations of Childhood) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of research and clinical expertise include cultural competency, adult education, clinical reasoning, development of expertise, childhood and disability, movement analysis, sensory integration and substance use screening.

Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN

Daniel Pesut photoDaniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing in the Nursing Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. And Director of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership. He holds the Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership. Dr. Pesut is a popular author, speaker, coach and consultant, and is known for his ability to inspire and support people as they develop creative ideas and design innovative practices with a desired future in mind.

Dr. Pesut is internationally known for his work in nursing education - creative-teaching learning methods; self-regulation of health status, clinical reasoning, futures thinking, executive coaching and leadership development in the health professions. Dr. Pesut earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX and BS degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He has completed Certificates in Management Development from Harvard Institute for Higher Education, Core Mediation Skills Training from the International Association of Dispute Resolution (IARD) and Integral Studies from Fielding Graduate University. He is a certified Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara coach. He is past President (2003-2005) of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Plexus Institute –an organization with the mission to foster the health of individuals, families and communities, organizations and our natural environment by helping people use concepts emerging from the new science of complexity. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a retired board certified clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. He is the recipient of many awards including an Army Commendation Award while on active duty (1975-1978) in the US Army Nurse Corps; the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Edith Moore Copeland Founder’s Award for Creativity; The American Assembly for Men In Nursing Luther Christman Award; Distinguished Alumni Awards from Northern Illinois University School of Nursing-College of Health and Human Services; as well as a number of other distinguished alumni, teaching, mentoring and leadership awards.