Susan Chapman, Ph.D., RN, is Associate Professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Senior Research Faculty, UCSF Center for Health Professions. She is Director of the Masters program in Nursing Health Policy in the School of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on health workforce research, policy, program development, and evaluation. Her research projects include a multiyear effort to address allied health workforce challenges in California, evaluation of two California workforce initiatives focused on nursing and long-term caregivers, and state and national studies of individual allied professions including licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, home health care aides, personal care aides, medical assistants, the clinical laboratory workforce, cancer registrars, EMTs/paramedics, respiratory care practitioners, and imaging professionals. Susan serves on a variety of state and local advisory committees for nursing programs, high school health professions, and vocational services career development programs as well as statewide workforce development initiatives. Susan received her B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, M.S.N. from Boston College, M.P.H. from Boston University, and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
Fred Donini-Lenhoff, M.A., is Medical Education Communications Director for the American Medical Association (AMA). He is editor of the AMA’s Health Care Careers Directory, which lists more than 8,600 allied health educational programs, as well as the AMA’s Graduate Medical Education Directory, a list of residency/fellowship programs for physicians, and the annual book State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics. He also
produces e-mail newsletters for the AMA on the topics of health care careers, graduate medical education, health care disparities, physician health, and healthy lifestyles, and directs the AMA’s medical education Twitter page. Mr. Donini-Lenhoff also serves as secretary of Reference Committee C (medical education), which considers reports and resolutions that come before the AMA House of Delegates. In addition, he is on the board of directors of the Health Professions Network (HPN), a national group representing allied health professional associations. He is a graduate of DePaul University (M.A., writing) and Florida State University (B.A., writing).
Erin Fraher, Ph.D., M.P.P., has worked as a policy analyst and health workforce researcher in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She is currently the Director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS), at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. For more than 10 years, she has led the work of the HPDS to provide timely, objective, and data-driven analyses to inform state and national policy makers wrestling with decisions about how to best educate and deploy health professionals. Dr. Fraher has led, and participated in, various studies of the allied health workforce in North Carolina including studies of the physical therapy, speech-language pathology, health information management, radiologic sciences, respiratory therapy and clinical laboratory science workforces. Working with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, the Council for Allied Health in North Carolina, the governor’s office and the Department of Commerce, Dr. Fraher has led efforts to build the allied health workforce analytical infrastructure in North Carolina. These efforts have resulted in a rich source of data that are actively used by 2- and 4-year educational institutions to identify in which allied health professions and geographic areas they should develop or expand training; they are used by workforce development boards to determine the health care jobs for which they should be retraining laid-off workers; and they are used by health care employers and private foundations to identify mechanisms to improve the recruitment and retention of allied health workers. Dr. Fraher is also the Associate Director of the American College of Surgeons Institute for Health Policy Research. She holds joint faculty appointments in UNC’s Departments of Surgery and Family Medicine. Dr. Fraher earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her master’s in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Edward S. Salsberg, M.P.A., In August 2010, Mr. Salsberg joined the Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of the new National Center for Health Workforce Analysis established by Affordable
Care Act. The National Center, which is located in the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is responsible for providing health workforce information and data to assist national and state health workforce policies as well as health- and education-sector decision making related to the health workforce. The center will be a focal point for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health workforce data. Prior to joining HRSA, Mr. Salsberg was the founding Director of the Center for Workforce Studies and a Senior Director at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC Center was established in 2004 to inform the medical education community, policy makers, and the public as to the nation’s current and future physician workforce needs. Prior to joining AAMC, Mr. Salsberg was the Executive Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, which he established in 1996 at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany of the State University of New York (SUNY). From 1984 until 1996, Mr. Salsberg was a Bureau Director at the New York State Department of Health. Mr. Salsberg is on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He is a frequent speaker across the country and has authored and coauthored numerous reports and papers on the health workforce. Mr. Salsberg has been a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Medical Workforce Collaborative since 1999 and was chair from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Salsberg received his master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner School at New York University.
Roy A. Swift, Ph.D., FAOTA, is currently the Senior Director of Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Programs at ANSI. Prior to his current position, he was a consultant to educational, certification, licensure, and health care organizations. From 1993–1998 he was executive director of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). This appointment followed a 28-year career in the United States Army Medical Department. In his last position, he was Chief of the Army Medical Specialist Corps in the Army Surgeon General’s Office with policy responsibility for Army occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, and physician assistants throughout the world. He has served on many national committees, nonprofit boards of directors and federal and state government advisory committees. He has served as chair of the Assembly of Review Committee Chairs of the former Council on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, Chair, American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Committee, and on the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. He also recently served on an Institute of Medicine panel dealing with provision of mental health counseling services under TRICARE. His educational preparation includes a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University
of Kansas, an M.S.Ed. from the University of Southern California, a Ph.D. in Continuing and Vocational Education with an emphasis in continuing competency in the professions from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and he successfully completed the University of Chicago’s 3-week Management Development course. He is a Fellow in the American Occupational Therapy Association.