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--> Appendix B Speakers Biographies KATHLEEN BRODY, P.H.N., is the project director for Model Care at Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon. Since 1981, Ms. Brody has held several positions with Kaiser Permanente dealing primarily with health care research. Among them are project director for STORK, a program to prevent fetal and infant passive smoke exposure, organizational studies liaison, project data director, project administrator, and principal investigator. Ms. Brody has a B.S. in Nursing from California State University—Fresno and performed postbaccalaureate work in health care services and epidemiology. She has given numerous presentations on home care for the elderly, operational issues for the health maintenance (HMO) system, and HMO utilization for the last years of life. She is also widely published on issues related to health care for the elderly and frail. JEFFREY S. CROWLEY, M.P.H., is deputy executive director for programs at the National Association for People with AIDS (NAPWA) in Washington, D.C. Previously, Mr. Crowley served as associate executive director and assistant executive director for NAPWA. In addition to his programmatic duties at NAPWA, Mr. Crowley conducts policy work on health care access issues, including Medicaid reform and managed care. He is cochair of the health task force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities and a member of the National Academy of State Health Policy's Working Group on Medicaid Managed Care for People with AIDS. Mr. Crowley earned his B.A. in chemistry from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. He was formerly employed at the National Institutes of Health where he performed extensive research in biochemistry.
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--> JOHN R. DURANT, M.D., is executive vice president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, in Alexandria, Virginia. He is past vice president for health affairs and director of the Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and past president of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He has held various academic positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Temple University. Dr, Durant is past president of the National Cancer Advisory Board and the Review Committee of the National Cancer Institute. He also served as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the American Radium Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Durant earned his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College and his M.D. at Temple University. LYNN M. ETHEREDGE, Ph.D., is an independent consultant specializing in health-sector economics. He has helped to develop a number of health care reforms, including managed competition (as a principal of the Jackson Hole Group), a national quality improvement strategy, and the recent establishment of a National Health Care Purchasing Institute to advance quality-based purchasing by major public and private-sector payers. Previously, he was a senior executive with the federal government's Office of Management and Budget, where he headed its professional health staff and served during four administrations as its principal Medicare and Medicaid analyst. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and an author of more than 70 publications. Mr. Etheredge is a graduate of Swarthmore College. STANLEY B. JONES, Ph.D., is a consultant to private foundations on competitive private health insurance markets and the roles of public policy in improving these markets. He was a founding partner of the Washington consulting firm, Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., and has served as vice president for Washington representation of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and as a staff director of the Senate health subcommittee. Dr. Jones is chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Initiatives in Health Care Financing Reform Program, a member of the U.S. Comptroller General's Health Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Alpha Center, and a member of the Institute of Medicine. His most recent work has focused on the policy, insurance, and health care issues associated with the chronically ill and frail elderly. He did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and graduate work at Yale University. He also serves as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of West Virginia. D. JOANNE LYNN, M.D., M.A., M.S., is the director of the Center to Improve Care of the Dying and professor of health care sciences and medicine at the George Washington University. She has held various academic positions including professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center. She has been an emergency room physician and triage physician at Washington Veterans Administration Hospital; an associate for
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--> medicine and humanities in the Division of Experimental Programs, George Washington University; a private practice locum tenens; an assistant director for medical studies on the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Behavioral Research; medical director of the Washington Home; medical director of Hospice of Washington, and medical director of the George Washington Cancer Home Care Program. She participates in several professional societies including the Geriatric Society, the Hastings Center, the Institute of Medicine, the American Hospital Association, and the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Lynn is widely published in topics related to hospice care and biomedical ethics. She earned her undergraduate degree at Dickinson College, her M.D. at Boston University, and her M.A. and M.S. at George Washington University and Dartmouth College, respectively. HELEN L. SMITS, M.D., M.A.C.P., is president and chairman of HealthRight, Inc., in Meriden, Connecticut. Prior to joining HealthRight, Inc., she was deputy administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration; director of John Dempsey Hospital; professor of community medicine and health care at the University of Connecticut Health Center; and executive director of the John Dempsey Hospital Finance Corporation. Dr. Smits has served on many boards and committees of the Institute of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American College of Physicians. She earned her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, and her M.A. and M.D. at Yale University.
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