Nexus Summit The 2017 NEXUS SUMMIT Presenters
2017 Presenters

Jennifer Alexander, DDS

Jennifer Alexander, Dental Director, HealthPoint Community Health Center Jennifer Alexander, D.D.S. is the Dental Director at HealthPoint Community Health Center in Renton, WA. She is the Residency Director for HealthPoint’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program in partnership with NYU Lutheran Department of Dental Medicine. She is also happy to serve as Adjunct External Faculty with A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where she mentors and trains 4th year dental students during their clinical rotations with HealthPoint.

Jessica Barreca, PT, DPT

Jessica Barreca,Community Coordinator, Center for Interprofessional Education and Research Saint Louis University. Ms. Barreca is the Community Coordinator for the Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and Research. In this role, she serves as the recruiter and primary point of contact for community agencies that collaborate with the Center. She maintains relationships, facilitates communication between faculty, students, and agency contacts, and evaluates the success and impact of long-term projects with agencies. Ms. Barreca is also a Physical Therapist and instructor at Saint Louis University.

Tamzin Batteson, PhD

Tamzin Batteson, Research Specialist, Rosalind Franklin, Dr. Batteson has a background in Psychology and Education and worked on implementing Development Education into second and third level education in the Republic of Ireland. Dr. Batteson’s work is in Cognitive Psychology and her research interests are Metacognition in Education and Phenomenology with specific focus on Visual Mental Imagery and its role within cognition

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney, PhD, RN

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Erin’s program of research is focused on interprofessional health professions education and team-based healthcare practice transformation.

Robin Bonifas, PhD, MSW

Robin Bonifas, Associate Professor, Associate Director for Curriculum & Instruction Honors Faculty, Arizona State University - College of Public Service & Community Solutions, School of Social Work Robin Bonifas is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, part of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Bonifas has over 15 years of experience working with older adults and their families in long-term care and inpatient psychiatric settings. Her research focuses on enhancing psychosocial care for persons with chronic illness and disability, especially those with comorbid mental health conditions and those requiring nursing home care, and on evaluating curricular interventions designed to prepare social work students for effective practice with older adults.

Jennifer Boyd, PhD, MBA

Jennifer Boyd, PhD, MBA, is Assistant Vice-Provost for Interprofessional Initiatives at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Boyd leads OHSU’s dynamic Interprofessional Initiative. She coordinates the IPE steering committee; serves on the Rural Health Leadership and OHSU Curriculum Committees; is on the Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) team; and coordinates OHSU’s three Nexus Innovation Incubator projects. She has expertise in programmatic and institutional accreditation and is instrumental in developing OHSU’s IPE curriculum. She has served on steering committees for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and OHSU Global, and leads OHSU’s interprofessional writing initiative (OHSU WRITEs).

Suzanne Brandenberg, MD

Suzanne Brandenberg, MD, Professor, University of Colorado Dr. Brandenburg has been an educator and administrator within the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 1995, and after leading many successful innovations within the program, and growing a highly successful residency program, she stepped into the role as the Director of Interprofessional Education in 2014. In this role she leads a longitudinal curriculum delivered to all health professional students at the University of Colorado.

Kristy Brandon, DPT

Kristy Brandon, DPT, currently serves as a physical therapist at CHI, located on the Creighton University campus. She received both her doctorate of physical therapy and orthopaidic residency from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Barbara F. Brandt, PhD

Barbara F. Brandt, Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Associate Vice President-Office of Academic Health, University of Minnesota Renowned 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.

Jenny Breen, MPH, MEd

Jenny Breen has been a professional chef and advocate for local and sustainably raised foods working directly with farmers and producers in the Twin Cities area since the mid 1980’s. She was co-owner of Good Life Cafe and Catering, a sustainable and whole foods business from 1996-2013. She is a 2009 Archibald Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and completed her MPH in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota in 2011 while working to build strong networks within health and food systems for greater access to food, support for sustainable farming, and understanding of cooking as a health strategy. Her first cookbook "Cooking up the Good Life" which emphasizes local, seasonal whole foods, and family cooking, was released in April of 2011 from the University of Minnesota Press. She currently teaches three courses at the University of Minnesota: an undergraduate cooking lab called “Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives, cooking on a Student’s Budget”, a graduate cooking course called “Food Matters: Cook as Though Your Life Depends on It” for health professional students, and an online course for juniors and seniors called "Food choices; Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves" through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. She contracts as a food and nutrition Public Health educator with local health departments, school districts and non-profit food and farming organizations

Margaret Brommelsiek, PhD

Margaret Brommelsiek, Associate Research Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City Margaret Brommelsiek, PhD is an Associate Research Professor in the UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies and Director of Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences. She has over twenty years of experience developing interdisciplinary programs and curriculum. Her research has received state and national funding and is focused on the application of humanities-based subjects, mindfulness, and self-care in health professions education and interprofessional clinical practice toward improved health outcomes and patient-centered care. Dr. Brommelsiek is a practicing artist and her work focuses on the interconnectedness of being through an exploration of the intersection between art and science

Christopher Bruti, MD

Christopher Bruti, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Rush University Christopher Bruti, MD/MPH is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University. He has been involved in medical education for over 5 years as the Associate Program Director for the Med-Peds residency program and Associate Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine clerkship. More recently he has been involved in Interprofessional Education through his role in the Internal Medicine Clerkship organizing a monthly interprofessional simulation and transitions of care sessions with the nursing college as well as the medical college’s representative on the leadership team of the first year university-wide Interprofessional Curriculum.

Claudia Chaperon PhD, APRN, GNP-BC

Claudia Chaperon PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Dr. Chaperon teaches in the Adult Gerontology Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr.Chaperon is currently PI on the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Practice Interprofessional Education Grant, previously executive faculty on the Nebraska Geriatric Education Center (2004-2010), PI on Re-Tooling for an Aging Nebraska: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Masters Accelerated Post-Certificate (GNP-MAP) Training Program (Grant NO. 1 D42 HP15054-01-00) (2009-2012), PI on Re-Tooling for an Aging Nebraska: Mobile Nurse-Managed Primary Health Clinic for Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Masters Accelerated Post-Certificate (GNP-MAP) Training Program (GRANT10545449) (2010-2013), and PI on the Kearney Mobile Nurse

Dean Collier, PharmD

Dean Collier, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy Dean Collier, PharmD is an educator in the College of Pharmacy with extensive experience in interprofessional education within the Medical Center. Dr Collier is the Course Coordinator in the courses within which CGAP IPE content can be delivered to PharmD and ADNP students and community team members.

Gabriella Cs-Szabo PhD

Gabriella Cs-Szabo PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Rush University Dr. Gabriella Cs-Szabo is Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Program Director for the Master’s in Biotechnology. She has over 25 years of research, teaching and mentoring experience; published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and presented at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Gabriella Cs-Szabo is a site visitor for the Higher Learning Commission and key member of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at Rush University. She is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the IPE activities and facilitates communication between IPE and the Graduate College where she has been recognized for educational and research excellence.

Jody Delp, MEd, RRT, CPFT

Jody Delp, Clinical Assistant Professor, Respiratory Therapy, University of Southern Indiana Jody is the Director of Clinical Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy at the University of Southern Indiana. Ms. Delp is a registered respiratory therapist with 18 years’ experience in the field of respiratory therapy including adult and pediatric critical care, pulmonary diagnostic procedures, and emergency airway management. Jody has a passion for helping students learn the skills they need to become excellent health care professionals including interprofessional collaboration with other health professionals

Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L

Joy Doll, Executive Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER), Creighton University, Joy Doll is the Executive Director of the Creighton Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research. She has been active in training and promoting interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Carla Dyer

Dr. Carla Dyer is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Child Health at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. She is a Med-Peds hospitalist physician and Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine. She directs the Introduction to Patient Care clinical skills course at MU and coordinates a series of interprofessional learning activities, focused primarily on QI and patient safety. Her research interests include interprofessional education, patient safety, and quality improvement education for health professional students. She is co-chair and faculty facilitator at the University of Missouri site of the T3 Interprofessional Faculty Development Program.

Jennifer L. Evans, DNP, RN

Jennifer L. Evans Assistant Professor, Nursing, University of Southern Indiana Dr. Evans is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Southern Indiana. Her innovative leadership has been evident within the undergraduate nursing program through the development and implementation of interprofessional educational activities. Dr. Evans has success in development and implementation of succession planning methods and is involved in creating models for orienting and developing adjunct clinical faculty.

Colleen T. Fogarty, MD, MSc

Colleen T. Fogarty, MD, M.Sc. is the Associate Chair of Clinical Practice and Interprofessional Education and the Medical Director of Highland Family Medicine. She has published both empiric and creative work, focused on communication in healthcare, team-based care, and intimate partner violence. She co-edits the journal Families, Systems, and Health. Dr. Fogarty earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester. She has additional training in Family Systems from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Robert Fox, RN, DNS-CT, WCC

Robert Fox, Director of Nursing, Breton Rehabilitation and Living Centre at Holland Home

Sarah S. Garber, PhD

Sarah S. Garber, Associate Dean of Program Assessment, Professor, Rosland Franklin University Dr. Garber received her Bachelor‘s degree in Biology from Barnard College and her PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, she joined the Physiology and Biophysics faculty at University of Alabama in 1990. She came to RFUMS in 1999 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and is currently a tenured Full professor in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is currently Professor in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Stephanie Gardner, PharmD, EdD

Dr. Stephanie Gardner earned both the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a research fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University.  In 1991, she joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy and subsequently earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She served as Dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy for 12 years and was appointed as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at UAMS in July, 2015.

In her 25 years’ in higher education, her many honors include the APhA-ASP Outstanding Dean Award and the Dale Bumpers AHEC Leadership Award.  Dr. Gardner is a member of the Arkansas Center for Healthcare Improvement Advisory Board and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Board of Directors.  In 2013, she served as a Fellow of the American Council of Education.  Dr. Gardner also completed a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and was served as president from 2014-2015. She is currently Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Emily Gottenborg, MD

Emily Gottenborg, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado Emily Gottenborg is an Assistant Professor within the Hospital Medicine Division at the University of Colorado, where her focus as a medical educator is in teaching medical leadership, system redesign, and quality improvement to trainees across the healthcare professions. She is the director of the Medical Leadership Program, within the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and is a faculty member within the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency. She strives to align students and trainees with frontline quality improvement efforts to encourage collaborative behavior and system redesign.

Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH

Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH, is the Assistant Dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director of the Bachelors of Health Sciences at Rush University. She helped develop a monthly interprofessional education series for the College of Health Sciences and is the the College represenative on the leadership team of the Rush Interprofessional Patient-Centered Teams Program educating Rush University students about collaborative practice. Through her work with the BS in Health Sciences students, she is an advocate for diversity initiatives designed to bring more under-represented miniorities into the health care professions.

Alex Haley, JD, MBA

Alex Haley, JD, MBA is an assistant professor and the mindfulness program lead at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing where he teaches, assists with research and sets the strategy for the mindfulness program area. He has been trained by the Center for Mindfulness, the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Insight Meditation Society and the Coaches Training Institute. He has practiced meditation for over 15 years, including many months of intensive retreat practice, and worked for start-ups, mid-sized companies and large multinationals both domestically and internationally in legal and business roles. Alex is a founding member of the Mindfulness for Students network and leads residential retreats around the country.

Leslie Hinyard, PhD, MSW

Dr. Hinyard is the Assistant Director for the Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and Research and an Associate Professor of Outcomes Research in the SLU Center for Health Outcomes Research. As an educator, she teaches courses in health systems, health promotion, and health outcomes research from an interprofessional framework and administers the SLU minor in Interprofessional Practice. Dr. Hinyard's research interests include the role of interprofessional collaborative practice in improving health outcomes, curricular enhancements for improving collaborative behavior, and disparities, health equity, and psychosocial needs across the cancer continuum.

Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH


Diana Jacobson, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP

Diana Jacobson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation Diana Jacobson, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP, Assistant Clinical Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the Pediatric Specialty Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinator. Dr. Jacobson currently teaches graduate pediatric core didactic and clinical courses, theoretical foundations, research and evidence-based practice. Her research centers on developing healthy lifestyle primary care interventions for overweight and obese school age children and adolescents. Dr. Jacobson Mentored graduate students are developing innovative evidence-based projects to transform pediatric health care in community settings.

Julie Johnson, MD

Julie Johnson, MD, University of South Dakota, Associate Professor-Physician's Assistant Program Dr. Johnson completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, as well as a residency with Michigan Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. She currently practices within Pediatric PM&R at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Dr. Johnson has been with the PA program at USD since January 2015.

Douglas Kennedy, Ph.D.

Dr. Kennedy brings a passion for education, instructional coaching, and mindfulness to the Center for Spirituality & Healing. He currently teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in Educational Settings at the Center, and is leading the Center's Mindfulness in Education initiative, where he has designed curricular and coaching interventions in mindfulness, and is supporting research to determine the effectiveness of the interventions.

In his role at the Center, Dr. Kennedy speaks on the topic of mindfulness to a variety of groups internal and external to the University.

Doug is also passionate about intercultural competency, and is a Cultural Intelligence Certified Facilitator and Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator.

Teri L. Kennedy, PhD, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, FNAP

Teri L. Kennedy, Director, Office of Gerontological & Interprofessional Initiatives; and Faculty Lead: Clinical Partnerships, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research (CAIPER), School of Social Work & College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University. Teri Kennedy is Director, Office of Gerontological & Interprofessional Initiatives with the School of Social Work, College of Public Service & Community Solutions and Faculty Lead: Clinical Partnerships, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CAIPER) with Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. She is President of the Arizona Geriatrics Society and serves on the Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee and National Advisory Council for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice initiative through the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

Susan Kimble, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Susan Kimble, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City, Susan Kimble, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, Clinical Associate Professor, is the DNP program director at UMKC. Susan is the Project Investigator on a NEPQR rural health grant and served as faculty on several Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) grants focused on the medically underserved urban and rural populations, along with an ANEP VAMC IPCP grant. Susan is a member of the UMKC Interprofessional faculty task force, working to incorporate IPE into the health science schools. Dr. Kimble has presented on a variety of primary care and student evaluation topics, in addition to IPCP project outcomes at international and national conferences.

Shelley Cohen Konrad, PhD, L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P


Suhasini Kotcherlakota, PhD

Suhasini Kotcherlakota, Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer, University of Nebraska Dr. Kotcherlakota is an assistant professor at UNMC College of Nursing. She is interested in researching and integrating innovative technology use methods and adopt the best practices that will promote students to be technically competent and utilize technology tools in their practice, teaching and learning. She received her Master of Education in Instructional Technology from University of Nebraska, Kearney and Doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and Master of Sciences degree in Environmental Sciences, both from Andhra University, India.

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN is the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota where she also serves as a tenured professor in the School of Nursing. Within the School of Nursing, Dr. Kreitzer is the co-lead of the doctorate of nursing practice program in integrative health and healing. She has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of numerous clinical trials focusing on mindfulness meditation with persons with chronic disease including studies focusing on solid organ transplant, cardiovascular disease, chronic insomnia, diabetes, and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Current studies include the role of mindfulness in improving human brain-computer interface and the use of social technology to enhance healing and wellbeing.

From 2004-2007, Dr. Kreitzer served as the vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.  In 2009, Dr. Kreitzer testified at a US Senate hearing titled “Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform” as well as the Institute of Medicine Summit titled “Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public”. Dr. Kreitzer regularly presents to practitioner and public audiences as well as at academic and healthcare conferences. She has authored over 150 publications and is the co-editor of the text Integrative Nursing published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Kreitzer earned her doctoral degree in public health focused on health services research, policy and administration, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN is director of Arizona State University’s Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER) and Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). She is immediate past-chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and lead on the Arizona Nexus, a pioneer Nexus Innovations Incubator with the National Center. She is well known for her research and presentations on improving team-based care coordination for high-risk populations. She is the editor of the book Care Coordination: The Game Changer.

Deborach Letcher

Deborach Letcher, Enterprise Executive Director of Clinical and Team Development, Sanford Health

Debra Liner

Debra Liner is Assistant Director with the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice at the University of Washington (UW). In this role, Debra manages two HRSA grants aimed to improve collaborative practice and patient outcomes for heart failure and oversees the national Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program (T3-IFDP) including the T3 Program at the UW. Additionally, Debra serves on the strategic planning committee for CHSIE which is the coordinating interprofessional center at the University of Washington.

Lesley Manson, PsyD

Dr. Lesley Manson has spent over a decade providing direct service. Her dedication to integrated care led her to directing programs, providing continuing education to healthcare providers, and developing workshops and trainings for interprofessional teams. She has spearheaded interprofessional teams leading them to meet the quadruple aim of healthcare. Her history includes voluminous national presentations on integration with clinical and management focus and providing consultation and training for healthcare organizations in developing and auditing for integrated care quality and fiscal sustainability. She has numerous publications on integration and is a co-author of Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home. James Scott Reeves uses graphics and models to help people from a wide range of disciplines — from engineering to psychology — solve problems and communicate new ideas. He is an industrial designer, illustrator, and instructor at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Design School, where he teaches visual storytelling and trans-disciplinary product design. He also is a faculty member of Innovation Space — a joint venture between the W.P Carey School of Business, the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, the ASU School of Sustainability, and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts — that guides cross-functional student teams through the user-centered design process.

Lynne Massaro, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP

Lynne Massaro, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, the Director of the University of Rochester Nurse Practitioner Residency Program at Highland Family Medicine, and a primary care Nurse Practitioner in an urban clinic for the underserved. Lynne is excited to be involved in planning interprofessional educational opportunities for her students as well as the NP Residents in an effort to develop and improve the skills required for comprehensive team-based care. Lynne also has a passion for global health and is active in the development of a sustainable interprofessional global health service program with regular missions to Peru. Lynne earned her Bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College, Rochester, New York; she completed her Family Nurse Practitioner education at Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Launa Rae Mathews, MS, RN

Launa Rae Mathews, MS, RN is Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for community clinical learning in the undergraduate nursing program at OHSU School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon.  She has participated in cutting edge undergraduate curriculum development, including leadership in development of innovative clinical learning experiences and Project Manager for the Interprofessional Care Access Network, a project that brings together interprofessional students in authentic collaborative clinical experiences on behalf of underserved people. 

Lise McCoy, EdD

Lise McCoy, EdD, Director, Technology-Enhanced Active Learning, A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Lise McCoy, EdD, Assistant Professor at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, is Director of Technology Enhanced Active Learning and Associate Director of Faculty Development. As a member of the Arizona Nexus and chair of the ATSU-SOMA IPE sub-committee, Dr. McCoy collaborates with a wide network to develop IPE curricula, as well as innovation projects for medical education focused on community-oriented primary care, such as the Virtual Community Health Center. A proponent of action research and learning- centered instruction she also offers faculty development workshops, and teaches courses in Contemporary Teaching and Learning Concepts and Education Research.

Jessica Meendering, PhD

Jessica Meendering, PhD, Associate Professor University of South Dakota Dr. Meendering is an Associate Professor within the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. She serves as the program director of the undergraduate Exercise Science Program and the graduate certificate in Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention (TOP). She is also the faculty advisor for the Exercise Science Club. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate program and her research focuses on physical activity promotion efforts to reduce childhood obesity.

Laura Meltzer, MD

Laura Meltzer, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University. She has been involved in medical education for over 4 years as the Director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine program at Rush, a Core Clerkship faculty member for third year medical students, and the Sub-Internship course director. She has led the develop of a medical and nursing student pediatric hybrid simulation program. As the Medical Director for the General Pediatrics Unit, she works directly with nursing leadership on multi-disciplinary Quality Improvement and Safety projects.

Ted Meyer

Ted Meyer, a Los Angeles artist, health educator, and lifelong “patient” patient believes that art offers opportunities to reveal the hidden stories of people affected by illness. Shelley Cohen Konrad, a Maine educator, uses artworks as powerful texts to teach future and current health professionals about the exigencies of living with chronic and life-affecting illnesses. Both seek to enrich and expand health practice and education through presentation, demonstration, and application of relevant art experiences that includes patient voice. This interactive and experiential workshop uses art, storytelling, theory, and instruction to raise awareness of the impact that chronic illness has on patients and providers; discusses the differential roles and perspectives brought to bear in health and health care; examines ethical considerations of engaging patients as full partners in health education; and offers examples of the use of art in health education that can be generalized to a range of classrooms and clinics.

Ruth Joy Michaelis MD FAAFP

Ruth Michaelis, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Ruth Joy Michaelis MD FAAFP, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine is the Regional Director for Medical Education at the WA Community Campus of A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She teaches medskills, arranges clinical rotations and advises 2nd through 4th year osteopathic medical students embedded at HealthPoint Community Health Center.

Jane Lindsay Miller

Jane Lindsay Miller is the founding Director of the AHC Simulation Center & IERC, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and a Graduate Faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota where she has worked since 2002. She began her career as a medical anthropologist, studying the impact of culture on patient perceptions of risk in contracting and transmitting HIV. She completed a PhD in Higher Education in 1998. She serves on multiple committees and advisory boards for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She consults and publishes regularly on simulation in healthcare education and practice, particularly as it relates to performance-based assessment, concepts of professional identity, and the acquisition of interprofessional team skills. She is currently the principal investigator on a research grant from the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) to develop and assess collaborative practice simulations. Dr. Miller is also the recipient of the ASPE Educator of the Year award for 2014.

Joanne M Miller, PhD, APN/GNP-BC

Joanne M Miller, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rush University Dr. Joanne Miller is an Associate Professor at Rush University, College of Nursing in Chicago and a Fellow in the Institute of Medicine Chicago. Her doctorate was from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master’s degree was from Rush University. She is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at a Chicago Senior Center and coordinates the interdisciplinary Wellness Program at five senior centers. Dr. Miller has a three-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant to provide interprofessional education to Rush University students and is a co-director for the Rush Interprofessional Patient-Centered Teams Program educating University students about collaborative practice.

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore is a Program Coordinator for the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice (CHSIE) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. As a member of the Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program (T3-IFDP), Amanda facilitates at the UW and also contributes to the evaluation, curriculum, marketing, national advisory, and coaching committees. With CHSIE, Amanda works on interprofessional collaborative practice projects to improve team-based care and leadership skills for heart failure healthcare teams and access to interprofessional heart failure resources for rural providers in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Moramarco

Michael Moramarco is project manager for ASU’s Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CAIPER). He has worked with the Nexus Innovation Network and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education since March 2015, assisting the six current Arizona Nexus incubator projects to prosper. He plays an integral project management role in CAIPER partnerships and grants, and is responsible for keeping the multiple priority and project initiatives organized and on task. Michael is also the project manager for the Interprofessional by Design™: Meeting at the Crossroads to Accelerate Leadership Competency and Readiness for Transition to Interprofessional Practice grant from the National Center.

Jean Nagelkerk, FNP, PhD, FNAP

Jean Nagelkerk, FNP, PhD, FNAP, Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University Jean serves as the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University. Jean’s role includes providing leadership for and coordinating health-related initiatives for the University, developing and strengthening community partnerships, developing a strategic plan for health, administering health compliance and health contracts for the University, overseeing the Simulation and Learning Resource Center, the Interprofessional Education office, GVSU Scribe Academy, hosting health-related university events and leading the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC).

Warren Newton, MD, MPH


Janice A. Odiaga DNP, CPNP-PC

Janice A. Odiaga DNP, CPNP-PC, Director, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Rush University Dr. Janice A Odiaga is an Assistant Professor, Rush College of Nursing and Program Director of Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She worked 20 years in primary care before she became a Co-Principle Investigator on an Interprofessional Educational Pediatric through Aging (IPEPA) grant funded from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureaus of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Human services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25915. As a result Dr. Odiaga was appointed as a Co-Direct of an Interprofessional Education Program, Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams, for all students from four colleges during their first academic year.

Molly Osborne, MD, PhD

Molly Osborne, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at OHSU. She serves on OHSU’s Interprofessional Initiative steering committee and at the Portland VA Medical Center as Director of the ethics program. She has over 50 publications and has had NIH research funding focusing on asthma epidemiology. Her current areas of emphasis are ethics and end-of-life care. She has received many honors for her teaching, her work in lung disease and in ethics, and received the AAMC Exemplary Service Award in 2013 for her strengths as in leadership and as an educator, administrator and mentor for over 1000 medical students.

John Owen, EdD, MSc

John A. Owen, EdD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing and the Associate Director, UVA Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional Research and Education (ASPIRE). He provides oversight of educational and research IPE projects and provides consultation to potential and existing IPE project teams in the development and implementation of IPE research and grants. Dr. Owen has been published and has presented on a wide range of education subjects with an emphasis in Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Education and Masters in Epidemiology from UVA.

Brenda Pawl, FNP-BC, FNAP

Brenda Pawl, Interprofessional Education office Director, Grand Valley State University Brenda is the Director of the Interprofessional Education office & Special Projects in Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Office of the Vice Provost for Health. In this role, she coordinates functions of the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) including workgroup activities, lunch & learn series, the annual conference, the online learning modules and Interprofessional training at selected sites, the Interprofessional Student activity certificate, the Interprofessional Professional Development certificate. Brenda serves on the MIPERC steering committee and Advisory Council.

Sarah E. Peyré, EdD

Sarah E. Peyré, EdD is the Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education, an Associate Professor of Surgery, Nursing, Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She serves as the Director of the URMC Institute for Innovative Education and the Center for Experiential Learning, which is a centralized simulation and educational support center for the educational programs within the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital and the Faculty Practice Group. Recently, she was awarded a Macy Faculty Scholar position, which focuses her efforts on the development and implementation of an interprofessional education program addressing the communication needs that lie in the intersection of electronic health records, and patient and family centered care. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, her Master in Science of Medical Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Megan Potthoff

Megan Potthoff, Assistant Professor, Co-Director IPE Passport, Creighton University, Meghan Potthoff is Co-Director of the IPE Passport for the Creighton Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research. Dr. Potthoff is the PI on the Accelerating Interprofessional Education and Practice from the National Center.

Christopher Purdy, AIA, LEED AP

Serving as the Higher Education Practice Director for SmithGroupJJR, an international architecture, engineering and planning firm, Chris has over 25 years of experience focusing on the design and planning of health sciences education facilities. He leads projects that are focused on integrating interprofessional education strategies including the allied health, nursing, dentistry and medicine. Some recent, notable clients include Ohio State University, Oakland University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Boston University, and University of Southern California.  Chris is a national presenter and has recently spoken at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, All Together Better Health, and the Midwest Interprofessional Education Collaborative Conferences.

James Scott Reeves

James Scott Reeves uses graphics and models to help people from a wide range of disciplines — from engineering to psychology — solve problems and communicate new ideas. He is an industrial designer, illustrator, and instructor at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Design School, where he teaches visual storytelling and trans-disciplinary product design. He also is a faculty member of Innovation Space — a joint venture between the W.P Carey School of Business, the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, the ASU School of Sustainability, and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts — that guides cross-functional student teams through the user-centered design process.

Beverley Robin, MD CHSE

Beverley Robin, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical College Beverley Robin, MD CHSE - As Director of Pediatric Interprofessional Education and Simulation at Rush University Children’s Hospital I develop and implement interprofessional programs that include medical and nursing student pediatric hybrid simulation, simulation-based neonatal resuscitation training for Emergency Department staff, clinical training for Neonatal ICU healthcare providers, and in situ simulation for latent safety threat identification. I also conduct faculty development on the use of simulation methodologies in health professions education. Additionally, I am consultant faculty at University of Illinois School of Medicine Simulation Center, where I have developed and implemented simulation-based pediatric education programs at the undergraduate level.

Mary Rock, JD, MSN, RN

Mary Rock, Clinical Associate Professor, Nursing Ms. Rock worked as a staff nurse in critical care for 5 years. Dr. Rock earned her Juris Doctorate at Indianapolis University- Indianapolis and worked as an attorney for 15 years. She currently teaches in the undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral nursing programs at the University of Southern Indiana and serves on the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD

Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and the Institute for the Family. She is currently the Associate Director for Training and Education in the Division of Collaborative Care and Wellness, as well as serves as core faculty for the Patient and Family Centered Care Faculty Coaching Program. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on the practice of marriage and family therapy, medical family therapy, integration of health and relationships, interdisciplinary/collaborative care, and training of healthcare providers. She is also actively involved in patient/family- and provider-education around the management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, and has delivered a number of presentations on this theme both locally and nationally. She is the Clinical Coordinator and Training Clinic Director for the Institute for the Family's Family Therapy Services which provides outpatient individual, couple and family therapy for the Rochester community and as part of Strong Behavioral Health's outpatient psychiatry service. She is devoted to excellence in clinical training and clinical care and to promoting family health and well-being across all dimensions of health.

Marisa Rowen, PharmD, CDE

Marisa Rowen, Associate Pharmacy Director, El Rio Community Health Center, Marisa Rowen, PharmD, CDE has been with El Rio Community Health Center 13 years; eleven years at the Pascua Yaqui clinic providing intensive pharmacist-based diabetes management in a collaborative practice model with prescriptive authority and the last two years as Associate Pharmacy Director. Marisa received her PharmD from the University of New Mexico and completed her residency at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration. Prior to El Rio, Marisa worked as a clinical staff pharmacist at University Medical Center with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery teams. She serves as a volunteer clinical faculty member for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, ANEF

Karen J. Saewert, Senior Director, Academic Innovation/Clinical Professor, Registered Nurse, Arizona State University Dr. Saewert is Co-PI of the Interprofessional by Design™: Meeting at the Crossroads to Accelerate Leadership Competency and Readiness for Transition to Interprofessional Practice grant and leads its Interprofessional Leadership Development Partnerships component. Her work focuses on modeling and advancing best practices in assessment and evaluation; teaching/learning excellence; program evaluation; quality assessment; design and delivery of curricular innovations; and, interprofessional health professions education and practice emphasizing teamwork, quality and safety, and patient-centered care. She guides evaluation efforts within the Arizona Nexus and liaisons with the NCIPE Nexus Innovations Incubator.

Haifa A. Samra, PhD

Haifa A. Samra is the Chair and Associate Chair of Research for Nursing Department at the University of South Dakota. Her research and service contributions within local, regional, and national arenas are aimed at decreasing health disparities and addressing urgent public health issues in neonatal, rural and Native American populations. She is the primary investigator on several privately and federally funded grants. She has been actively involved in many professional organizations as a regular member and as a board member and has received several awards for her commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and research.

Lewis Sandy, MD FACP

Lewis G. Sandy MD FACP is Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group (a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone). At UnitedHealth Group (UHG) he focuses on clinical innovation, payment/delivery reforms to modernize our health care system, and physician/health professional collaboration. He also is a principal in the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, with a focus on payment/delivery innovation and policy. From 2003 to 2007, he was EVP and Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare, UHG’s employer/individual health benefits business. From 1997 to 2003, he was EVP of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At RWJF, he was responsible for the Foundation’s program development and management, strategic planning, and administrative operations. Prior to this, Sandy was a program VP of the Foundation, focusing on the Foundation’s workforce, health policy, and chronic care initiatives. An internist and former health center medical director at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, Massachusetts, Sandy received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University. A former RWJF Clinical Scholar and Clinical Fellow in Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Sandy served his internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He serves on a number of Boards and Advisory Groups, including the Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and Panel of Health Advisors for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He is a senior fellow of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.

Katherine M. Schafer, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CCRN

Katherine M. Schafer, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CCRN is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, and an Instructor in Women, Children, and Family Nursing at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical background is in pediatric critical-care, with special interest in congenital heart disease. In her faculty role, she uses simulation with graduate-entry nursing students to provide alternative clinical experiences in pediatrics and acute care. Ms. Schafer is currently enrolled in the PhD in Nursing program at Rush, with a research focus on families of children with complex congenital heart disease.

Carol Schmer, PhD, RN

Carol Schmer, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Clinical Professor, and PhD Director at UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies. She has significant involvement in Interprofessional Educational Activities, including serving on IPE Steering Committees, curriculum development, and student IPE experiences. She has been involved in several IPE grants introducing IPE and IPC to health profession students, and has presented at numerous conferences regarding outcomes of IPE activities.

Jinnette Senecal, MEd

Jinnette Senecal, M.Ed., Manager of Instructional Design; and Faculty Development Lead, Arizona State University Jinnette currently works in a dual-role capacity at Arizona State University, with primary focal areas of managing an instructional design team at the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, and leading faculty development initiatives for the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research. She is experienced in creatively integrating instructional design principles, adult learning approaches, and technology solutions toward maximizing positive learning outcomes. Jinnette also serves as an adjunct instructor of courses focused on theoretical and real-world applications of technology in K12 and postsecondary learning environments.

Brian Sick, MD

Brian Sick, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota where he completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is originally from Rochester, New York where he completed both his bachelor’s and medical degrees at the University of Rochester. His academic interests include interprofessional education, history of medicine, chronic care medicine and clinical quality improvement. He has received multiple awards for clinical excellence through the Department of Medicine.  His clinical interests include preventative medicine and primary care for the whole family.

Lynne Sinclair, MA (Ad Ed), BSc(PT)

Lynne Sinclair is a Physical Therapist, an Educational Strategist, the Innovative Program and External Development Lead at the Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto (UT) and she holds an Assistant Professor appointment with the Department of Physical Therapy, UT where she has over 24 years’ experience on the Faculty of Medicine. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Interprofessional Education Scholar-in-Residence at The School of Community and Health Studies at Centennial College. Lynne is widely invited as a keynote speaker for conferences, educational events and courses. She has taught across Canada, USA, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Denmark.

Kate Shafto, MD, CTropMed

Kate Shafto is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is currently pursuing a fellowship in Integrative Medicine (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Class of 2017). She has various roles in Undergraduate Medical Education and Global Health education at the University of Minnesota’s College of Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine. She practices Integrative Medicine in the outpatient setting, seeing both pediatrics and adults for Integrative Health Consultations. Kate also teaches a course she co-developed called Food Matters for Doctors (with Chef Jenny Breen), a class using cooking to teach nutrition concepts and food as medicine. This class was piloted for medical students and has been expanded to include health professional students from other disciplines, offered now for 1 credit through the Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is active in several well-being initiatives with medical students and residents, seeking to bring about a culture of better self-care among physicians. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, yoga, music, hiking, skiing, travel, and experiencing other cultures locally and abroad.

Sarah Shrader, PharmD

Sarah Schrader, PharmD is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She has a clinical practice site in the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic in Family Medicine and serves as the Director of IPE within the Kansas University School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Shrader also serves as a Board Member of AIHC (Chair: 2014-2017).  Her areas of interest include interprofessional education, faculty development, preceptor and experiential learning/site development and primary care.

Lana Svien, PhD

Lana Svien, PhD, Chair - Physical Therapy Dr. Svien has practiced as a physical therapist since 1975 and a physical therapy an educator/scholar since 1985. Holding faculty positions previously at Georgetown University and currently at The University of South Dakota since 1989, she has participated in the education of USD physical therapy students since the inception of the program. Dr. Svien has been the program director for the past 14 years. She has provided physical therapy services on rural reservations in South Dakota, for 18 years and less resourced countries, such as Guatemala since 1998.

Darlene Tad-y, MD

Dr. Tad-y is a medical educator at the University of Colorado, serving in multiple roles for learners in graduate medical education. She is an Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and directs the hospitalist training program within this residency. Additionally, she is the director of quality improvement and patient safety within the Office of Graduate Medical Education. Her primary interests include educating learners of all professions and levels in quality improvement and patient safety.

Lori Thuente, PhD

Lori Thuente, IPE Educational Specialist, Rosalind Franklin, Dr. Thuente received her BSN, MSN and PhD from Loyola University. Her focus of teaching is in nursing leadership, research and pediatrics. Her research focuses in interprofessional collaboration, teamwork and assessment.

Eileen Toomey, MS

Saint Louis UniversityEileen C. Toomey is a fourth-year graduate student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology doctoral program at Saint Louis University. She works as the research assistant for SLU’s Center for Interprofessional Education and Research, in which she assists with data collection and leads data analyses surrounding the assessment of the attitudes and beliefs of interprofessional education at the university. Eileen also collaborates with IPE faculty members to develop study designs to further the research and assessment of the impact of IPE.

Jeff Trytko, MS

Jeff Trytko, Program Director, Grand Valley State University, Jeff is a program director at Grand Valley State University with over 10-years of experience in academic health services, education and clinical trials research. Such work has directed efforts toward managing federal and private grants, project management, IRB correspondence, and instructional design implementation to support essential skills including interprofessional education for students to obtain clinical experiences.

Claudio Violato, PhD

Claudio Violato has taught at and held leadership positions at Wake Forest School of Medicine, the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Dr. Violato’s publications are in assessment, psychometrics, research methods, and clinical reasoning and cognition. In addition to 10 books, Dr. Violato has published more than 200 scientific and technical articles, abstracts and reports in major journals such as the Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Canadian Journal of Surgery, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, American Journal of Surgery, and the Lancet. His most recent book, Assessing Competence in Medicine and Allied Health Professions will be published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group in late 2017.

Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), FCCP

Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD is the Executive Director of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) the U.S. agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education and the evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally. Dr.Vlasses received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS) and served a residency in hospital pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  His professional experience includes service as a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and PCPS.  He served as Head of the Clini­cal Research Unit and Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, and then as Associate Director, Clinical Practice Advancement Center, and Director, Clinical Research & Investigator Services, University HealthSystem Consortium, Oak Brook, IL.  Dr. Vlasses is a Founding Member, Fellow and Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and was a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist from 1994 to 2016.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), as Chair and Treasurer.  He serves on advisory councils for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and the O’Neil Center Get Well Network. His awards include the Russell R. Miller Award from ACCP, in recognition of his sustained and outstanding contributions to the biomedical literature; the ASPA Cynthia Davenport Award to recognize exceptional effort on behalf of specialized and professional accreditors; and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Mercer University, Atlanta, GA. 

Megan Voss, DNP, RN

Megan Voss, DNP, RN is a nurse clinician, educator and program lead at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in the area of integrative health and healing. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a focus in integrative health and healing. Voss has been practicing integrative nursing in the areas of hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant for nine years. She has experience working with both adults and children to palliate symptoms during and after cancer treatment. Dr. Voss has additional training and interest in the areas of nutrition and supplements in oncology, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, and Reiki. She teaches the Center's graduate-level academic Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals course to working health professionals.

Rebecca Wester MD, CMD

Rebecca Wester, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Methodist Hospital Rebecca Wester MD, CMD is the Director of Home Care for Methodist Physicians Clinic and an Associate Professor in Family Medicine-Geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Wester is board certified in Family Medicine, and has both Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative Care Certificate of Added Qualifications. Dr. Wester has 17-years of experience caring for individuals with chronic complex care needs. As a Geriatric-Palliative specialist, she strives to deliver interdisciplinary care in all areas of her practice. She goes directly to where they live, whether in their home or in a skilled rehabilitation facility.

Michael White, MD

Michael White, Chief Academic Officer, Creighton University, Michael White is the Chief Academic Officer for CHI Health and Creighton University. He is a cardiologist who has a passion for designing and implementing health sciences education. Dr. White is on the Administrative Council of the Creighton Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research

Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH

Dr. Willgerodt is Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and Director of Graduate Students (DGS) for the University of Washington Bothell, and Adjunct Professor in Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing. Her area of research/scholarship is on developing integrated interprofessional curricula, assessment and evaluation of IPE on collaborative practice and school health. She currently is funded by PCORI and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to address care coordination, collaborative practice and school nursing services in the US. She is the founding associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice and was a member of the development team for the AIHC Vodcast series on Interprofessional Education. She also serves on the Research Advisory Board for NASN and was a 2013-2015 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar.

Anne Woll, MS

Anne Woll, MS has served as the Associate Director for the Interprofessional Education and Resource Center/AHC Simulation Center for 14 years. Before coming to the IERC, she received a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a practice manager for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Medical Group in suburban Chicago. At the University of Minnesota, Ms. Woll works closely with content experts in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine to define goals and learning outcomes, identify assessment opportunities and appropriate tools, and assist in the interpretation of assessment data. She is active in the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and has served as a co-presenter and co-author on multiple presentations and publications on simulation.

Nicole Woodard

Nicole Woodard is a Program Operations Specialist for the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice (CHSIE) at the University of Washington. In this role, she works on the Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program (T3-IFDP) as a facilitator at the University of Washington. Additionally, Nicole works on two HRSA grants, focused on interprofessional collaborative practice to improve patient outcomes, team-based care, and leadership skills for heart failure healthcare teams. Nicole also works on the strategic planning committee for CHSIE, the coordinating interprofessional center at the University of Washington.

Peggy Wros, PhD, RN

Peggy Wros, PhD, RN, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity, Oregon Health & Science University Peggy Wros, PhD, RN, is the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity at OHSU School of Nursing. She is the project director for two projects with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education: the Interprofessional Care Access Network, an innovation incubator project that focuses on improving Triple Aim outcomes for vulnerable populations, and Reaching Rural Residents with IPE, part of the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-based Education and Practice program. At OHSU, Peggy is a member of the Interprofessional Initiative Advisory Committee, and teaches interprofessional courses on quality and safety and healthcare ethics. Her scholarship focuses on workforce diversity and health equity.