Claudia Beverly, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, currently serves at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) campus as inaugural recipient of the Murphy Chair for Rural Aging Leadership and Policy in the College of Medicine; founding director of the Arkansas Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence; founding director of the Arkansas Aging Initiative, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; and professor, Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health. Dr. Beverly’s areas of specialty and research interests include geriatrics and integrated community-based systems of health care and social service delivery. Her work in the community spans 35 years and includes establishing eight Centers on Aging, each with a primary care clinic employing an interdisciplinary geriatric team and an education component. Dr. Beverly’s work in nursing home policy includes being one of the founding members of the Arkansas Coalition for Nursing Home Excellence, the state’s leader in the national Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes. She is the recipient of various awards including selected in the first cohort, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship, and the UAMS Faculty Service Award.
Sandra Haldane, B.S.N., M.S., R.N., received her B.S.N. from Baylor University in 1981 and her M.S. in nursing and health care administration in 2006 from University of Alaska Anchorage. She has worked clinically in obstetrics, labor and delivery, medicine-surgery, and intensive care. Her management and leadership experiences were with the Alaska Area Native Health Service and the Alaska Native Medical Center and currently with Indian Health Service (IHS) at its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Haldane assumed the position of the IHS
director, Division of Nursing, and IHS chief nurse in October 2003. In this position, she provides national guidance on nursing practice, policy, advocacy, budget justification, and support for a variety of programs and grants in nursing and Indian health. She oversees the following programs: Public Health Nursing, Community Health Representatives, Women’s Health, and Nursing Recruitment. Ms. Haldane is a member of the Tsimshean Tribe of Metlakatla, Alaska.
Tine Hansen-Turton, M.G.A., J.D., vice president at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), has earned a reputation as an effective change agent, systems-thinker, social innovator, and policy advocate. She assists PHMC and its affiliates with business and programmatic strategy, development, coordination, and implementation, as well as with policy development and state and national advocacy. Ms. Hansen-Turton serves as CEO of the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a nonprofit organization supporting the growth and development of more than 250 nurse-managed health clinics, serving more than 2.5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban, suburban, and rural locations. She is also co-founder and executive director of Convenient Care Association, a national trade association of more than 1,250 emerging private sector-based retail health clinics with the capacity to serve 17 million people. Ms. Hansen-Turton has been instrumental in positioning nurse practitioners as primary health care providers globally.
Lynda R. Hedstrom, M.S.N., certified nurse practitioner, senior director, Clinical Services for Ovations-Evercare by UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Solutions, joined Evercare in 2005 to direct the Evercare community program in Georgia and joined the Professional Practices Team in 2008. The Profession Practices Team recently became the Clinical Services and Training Team responsible for core processes for Model of Care delivery for our Special Needs plans and Medicare Advantage plans. Ms. Hedstrom’s background includes home health care and home health care administration. She graduated from North Park University for her B.S.N. and from Brenau University for her master’s and nurse practitioner degrees.
Carol Raphael, M.P.A., is president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest nonprofit home health agency in the United States. Prior to joining the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Ms. Raphael held positions as director of operations man-
agement at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and executive deputy commissioner of the Human Resources Administration in charge of the Medicaid and public assistance programs in New York City. Ms. Raphael was a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and of the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership working to advance the adoption of health information technology in New York State. She is also on the Boards of Excellus/Lifetime Health Care Company and Pace University and is a member of numerous advisory boards including those of the Henry Schein Company, the Harvard School of Public Health Policy and Management Program, the Atlantic Philanthropies Geriatrics Practice Scholars, the New York University School of Nursing, the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health, and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. In addition, she has served on many health policy committees including the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Committee to Study the Workforce for Older Americans.
Edward G. Rendell, J.D., Pennsylvania’s forty-fifth governor, began a second term of office on January 16, 2007, following a landslide reelection victory. As governor, Rendell serves as chief executive of the nation’s sixth most-populous state and oversees a $28.3 billion budget. Governor Rendell’s unprecedented strategic investments have energized Pennsylvania’s economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment, and expanded access to health care for all children and affordable prescription drugs for older adults. He championed and signed into law Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive measure to substantially reform the local tax system by providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners. In 2008-2009 taxpayers will save nearly $800 million in the first year of statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues. From 1992 through 1999, Governor Rendell served as the one hundred and twenty-first mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Before serving as mayor, Rendell was elected district attorney of the City of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. An Army veteran, the governor is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1965) and Villanova Law School (J.D., 1968).
Josef Reum, Ph.D., is the interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington (GW) University. Prior to joining the GW faculty in 1993, Dr. Reum was CEO of the American Health Quality Association, which represents organizations that provide evaluation and quality improvement services to health care purchasers
and providers. His administrative skills were also essential to his tasks as deputy director of the Local Initiative Funding Partners Program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program designed to promote innovation in the design and delivery of health care services. Dr. Reum has held leadership positions in six states, including commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse (Indiana); deputy commissioner of the Department of Mental Retardation (Massachusetts); and director of the Anchorage Department of Health and Social Services (Alaska).
Mary C. Selecky has been secretary of the Washington State Department of Health since March 1999, serving under Governor Chris Gregoire and former Governor Gary Locke. Prior to working for the state, Ms. Selecky served for 20 years as administrator of the Northeast TriCounty Health District in Colville, Washington. Throughout her career, Ms. Selecky has been a leader in developing local, state, and national public health policies that recognize the unique health care challenges facing both urban and rural communities. As secretary of health, Ms. Selecky has made tobacco prevention and control, patient safety, and emergency preparedness her top priorities. She is known for bringing people and organizations together to improve the public health system and the health of people in Washington. Ms. Selecky has served on numerous boards and commissions; she is a past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, receiving the 2009 President’s Meritorious Service award and the 2004 McCormack Award for excellence in public health, and is a past president of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has been a Washington State resident for 35 years.
Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D., FAAN, is chair, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. She is president of the University of Miami and professor of political science. President Shalala has more than 30 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator in government and universities. She has also held tenured professorships in political science at Columbia University, the City University of New York (CUNY), and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She served as president of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987 and as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, President Clinton
appointed her U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she served for 8 years, becoming the longest-serving HHS secretary in U.S. history. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, in 2008. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., FAAN, R.N., is an active international and national consultant on nurse practitioner and geriatric practice issues, and she brings her international leadership reputation and skills to the forefront for University of Pennsylvania nursing students. With a strong background as a primary care nurse practitioner, she teaches the foundation course on assessment, health promotion, and critical thinking at the undergraduate level and lectures throughout the undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics as care of frail older adults in the local and global communities, models of care and payment policy, reimbursement for advanced practice nurses, and business and economic issues in health care delivery. Dr. Sullivan-Marx’s research area focuses on outcomes of care for frail older adults and sustaining models of care using advanced practice nurses locally and globally. To date, she has investigated predictors and outcomes of advanced practice nursing care that inform U.S. health policy. Dr. Sullivan-Marx oversees the School of Nursing’s practice and community mission through oversight of Living Independently for Elders (LIFE), Healthy in Philadelphia Initiative, Penn Nursing Consultation Service, and the Center for Professional Development. The LIFE program is a nurse-managed Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, serving more than 360 members 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, with comprehensive integrated health and social services for older adults in West Philadelphia who are eligible for nursing home care but are able to remain at home through this model program.