CAB V National Center "The Role of the National Center:Rethinking IPE through New Models of Care"

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CAB V Plenary Panel "The Role of the National Center:Rethinking IPE through New Models of Care," October 1, 2015

Barbara Brandt, PhD

George Thibault, MD

Dr. George E. Thibault became the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in 2008. Immediately prior to that, he served as vice president of clinical affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and director of the academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS). For nearly four decades at HMS, Dr. Thibault played leadership roles in many aspects of undergraduate and graduate medical education. Throughout his career he has been recognized for his roles in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. In addition to his teaching, his research has focused on the evaluation of practices and outcomes of medical intensive care and variations in the use of cardiac technologies.

Dr. Thibault is chairman of the board of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and he serves on the board of the New York Academy of Sciences, Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Lebanese American University. He serves on the President’s White House Fellows Commission and for 12 years he chaired the Special Medical Advisory Group for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He is past president of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and past chair of alumni relations at HMS. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Thibault has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has been a visiting scholar both at the Institute of Medicine and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a visiting professor of medicine at numerous medical schools in the U.S. and abroad.

Mary Beth Bigley, PhD, MSN, ANP

Dr. Mary Beth Bigley is the Director for the Division of Nursing and Public Health in the Bureau of Health Workforce at Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA).  In her role, she provides leadership on policies and program initiatives to advance education and practice, and the supply, skills and distribution of personnel needed to improve the public’s health. This includes increasing the diversity of the workforce to improve access to health care in underserved areas and advancing interprofessional practice and education. She also chairs the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.

Dr. Bigley joins HRSA in 2014 from the HHS’s Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, where she was the Director for the Division of Science and Communications. She oversaw the work of the National Prevention Council, which includes publishing the National Prevention Strategy, and servicing as the Editor for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. In 2014 she received the HHS’s Secretary Award for her work to eliminate tobacco use as well as the Surgeon General Medallion and Exemplary Service Award from Assistant Secretary of Health to release 15 Calls to Actions and 4 Reports aimed to improve the public’s health.

Dr. Bigley received a doctorate in Health System and Policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Systems. Prior to joining the Office of the Surgeon General in 2008, Dr. Bigley was the Director of Nursing Programs at The George Washington University, Department of Nursing, where she currently holds a faculty appointment.

Maryjoan Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN

Maryjoan D. Ladden is a nurse practitioner whose work has focused on improving health care quality and safety through health professional collaboration.Her work at the Foundation focuses on several critical areas in nursing in New Jersey and nationally: faculty recruitment and education to increase the capacity of nursing programs; developing collaborative partnerships to address local nursing issues; creating the next generation of academic nurse leaders; and building senior executive leaders in nursing. She also is senior editor for the Foundation’s quarterly publication, Charting Nursing’s Future.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, she served as interim chief programs officer of the American Nurses Association (ANA), providing strategic direction, integration and coordination for ANA programs. She has also held several senior leadership positions at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

She received a PhD in Nursing from Boston College, an MS from the University of Rochester, and a BS from the University of Connecticut. Among her many distinctions; Ladden is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program 2004–2007, and a Boston College School of Nursing Distinguished Scholar. She has written numerous articles, book chapters, guides and manuals and has presented both nationally and internationally on issues related to quality, safety and systems improvement in health care.

Barbara F. Brandt
George Thibault
Mary Beth Bigley
Maryjoan Ladden
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