tration from the University of Michigan. Mr. Warden received an honorary doctorate in public administration from Central Michigan University and an honorary doctorate of humane health care from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Jako S. Burgers, M.D., Ph.D., is general practitioner, senior consultant at the Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement (CBO), and senior researcher at IQ healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Since 1995 he has worked part-time in a general practice in Gorinchem. In the academic year 2008-2009, he was Harkness fellow of the International Program in Health Policy & Practice of the Commonwealth Fund, hosted at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. From 1992 to 2002 he worked as a staff member at the Dutch College of General Practitioners and was involved in evidence-based guideline development and continuing medical education programs. From 1998 to 2003 he was coinvestigator in the international AGREE (Appraisal Guidelines Research and Evaluation) project. His thesis “Quality of Clinical Practice Guidelines” was rewarded with the CaRE Award 2002 of the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research. He is trustee of the AGREE Research Trust and founding member of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). In 2007-2008, he served as chair of the network and gave several lectures and training workshops on guideline development, adaptation, and implementation in Taiwan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Europe.
Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai, is the recipient of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. As founder of the recently renamed Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute at Cedars-Sinai, Burnes Bolton oversees development of educational programs in collaboration with nursing schools to increase the supply of nurses, supports research and innovation to improve clinical outcomes, and creates outreach programs to inform students about careers in nursing. Her primary research focuses on women’s health, health policy, and organizational development. She has also taken an active leadership role in groundbreaking nursing initiatives such as Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), a national program to improve patient care created and sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She serves as chair of the National Advisory Committee.