center with 3,000 personnel and a $245 million annual budget. She led the organization to a perfect score on the survey by the Joint Commission. She also had responsibility for TRICARE Pacific, serving 527,960 beneficiaries in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Prior to this command, Ms. Adams (BG rank) commanded the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, a 200-bed tertiary care medical center with 1,800 personnel serving 400,000 beneficiaries. From 1991 to 1995, she served concurrently as the chief of the Army Nurse Corps and the assistant surgeon for personnel, and was the first commander of the newly created Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Prior to these leadership positions, she served in a variety of clinical nursing and nursing administration positions in the U.S. Army Medical Department and the DoD. Ms. Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Cornell University and a master’s degree in nursing from Catholic University. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

George K. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., is executive director of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS). AMSUS, the nonprofit society of the federal health agencies, operates from a headquarters located in Bethesda, Maryland. He is an experienced physician executive who, prior to his current position at AMSUS, was an independent medical technology consultant. He served as chief executive officer at Oceania, Inc., a medical software company, from 1999 to 2001, and as chief executive officer of the Koop Foundation from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Anderson was in military service for 30 years and retired from active duty in the grade of major general. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon, an aerospace medicine staff officer, and a commander of several medical organizations in Korea, Germany, and the United States. He serves as a director of the Environmental Tectonics Corporation, in Southhampton, Pennsylvania, as well as on several advisory boards and groups. Dr. Anderson received his M.P.H. degree from Tulane University and his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a past president of the American College of Preventive Medicine, a past chairman of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and currently serves on the IOM Board on the Health of Select Populations (BSP) and the Defense Health Board.

Peter B. Angood, M.D., is the chief executive officer of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). Prior to joining the ACPE, he provided senior executive health care consultant experience for small-, medium-, and large-size health care organizations across a variety of focus areas. He recently completed a 2-year engagement with the National Quality Forum (NQF) as a senior advisor on patient safety and continues with the NQF part time to help guide projects focused on improving national



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