David Benton, R.G.N., Ph.D., FFNF, FRCN, FAAN, took up his post as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on October 2, 2015. Immediately prior to this he worked at the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland, for the previous 10 years, first as their consultant on nursing and health policy specializing in regulation, licensing, and education, and then as CEO. He qualified as a general and mental health nurse at the then Highland College of Nursing and Midwifery in Inverness, Scotland. His M.Phil. research degree focused on the application of computer-assisted learning to postbasic nurse education, and he has had articles published in relation to research, practice, education, leadership, regulation, and policy topics over the past 30 years. He has a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude from the Complutense University of Madrid for his work on researching an international comparative analysis of the regulation of nursing practice. Dr. Benton has held senior roles for 25 years across a range of organizations. These roles have included working as Executive Director of Nursing at a health authority in London, as a senior civil servant in the Northern and Yorkshire regions, as Chief Executive of a nurse regulatory body in Scotland, and as Nurse Director of a University Trust Health System.
Dr. Benton is the recipient of several awards and honors. He is particularly proud of being awarded the inaugural Nursing Standard Leadership award in 1993. He was presented with the Fellowship of the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2001, awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in 2003 for his contribution to health and nursing policy, and most recently became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in
2015. Dr. Benton has held several visiting appointments and is currently a visiting professor of nursing policy at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Mark Bowden, Ph.D., P.T., has 17 years of experience as a physical therapist, along with working as a clinical practitioner, therapy manager, research physical therapist, and researcher. He received his B.S. in Psychology in 1991 and his M.S. and P.T. in 1995, both from Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida in May 2009, where his doctoral work concentrated on movement dysfunction after neurologic injury, specifically measurement of activity-specific behavioral recovery. Presently, he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science and Research at the Medical University of South Carolina and as a Research Health Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ronald M. Cervero, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) as a professor and associate director for remote campus education in the Department of Medicine’s Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education. He had held a variety of leadership roles at the University of Georgia (UGA) prior to moving to USUHS. He served as the Head of the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy and Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the College of Education. Most recently, he was the Associate Vice President for Instruction with administrative responsibility for the University’s Science Learning Center, Office of Online Learning, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Academic Assessment, Extended Campuses, and Air Force and Army ROTC. He provided significant and sustained leadership for distance education since 2001, when he led the department to offer UGA’s first online graduate degree. Since then, he has been responsible for the growth of online learning programs for the College of Education, and served as interim director of the University’s Office of Online Learning.
Dr. Cervero received the Aderhold Distinguished Professor Award in 2008 for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach from the University of Georgia’s College of Education. He earned his M.A. in the social sciences and his Ph.D. in education at The University of Chicago.
Kathy Chappell, Ph.D., R.N., FNAP, FAAN, has more than 25 years of nursing experience, including clinical practice as a direct care nurse in critical care and emergency nursing; hospital administration; project management for programs such as the Magnet Recognition Program, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, quality improvement and shared
governance; hospital-system strategic planning for support of professional nursing practice including nursing clinical education and nursing student recruitment and research; and director of an international credentialing program.
As Vice President of the Accreditation Program and Institute for Credentialing Research, Dr. Chappell is responsible for the Institute for Credentialing Research and the Accreditation Programs, including Primary Accreditation of continuing nursing education, Joint Accreditation of organizations providing interprofessional continuing education, accreditation of courses validating nursing skills (Nursing Skills Competency Program), and accreditation of residency and fellowship programs (Practice Transition Accreditation Program). Dr. Chappell received her baccalaureate in nursing with distinction from the University of Virginia, her master’s of science in advanced clinical nursing from George Mason University, and her doctorate in nursing from George Mason University.
Malcolm Cox, M.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He most recently served for 8 years as the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, DC, where he oversaw the largest health professions training program in the country and repositioned the VA as a major voice in clinical workforce reform, educational innovation, and organizational transformation. Dr. Cox received his undergraduate education at the University of the Witwatersrand and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. After completing postgraduate training in internal medicine and nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he rose through the ranks to become Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Education. He has also served as Dean for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School; upon leaving the Dean’s Office, he was appointed the Carl W. Walter Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cox has served on the National Leadership Board of the Veterans Health Administration, the VA National Academic Affiliations Advisory Council (which he currently chairs), the National Board of Medical Examiners, the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (which he currently co-chairs). Dr. Cox is the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2014 was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges as a nationally and internationally renowned expert in health professions education.
Darlene Curley, R.N., M.S., FAAN, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jonas Family Fund and Executive Director of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, a philanthropic organization charged with improving health care access, quality, and affordability. Grant strategies include nursing, veterans’ health care, low vision and blindness, mental health, and environmental health. Since 2009, Ms. Curley has transformed the profile and impact of the center from a local New York City funder to a national thought leader by forging partnerships with 40 funders and more than 100 academic and health care organizations. She is leading a $25 million effort to support 1,000 Doctoral Nursing Scholars in all 50 states to address the nation’s critical shortage of nursing faculty and primary care leaders.
Ms. Curley served as a Representative in the Maine State Legislature (2002–2007) and was responsible for negotiation and oversight of an $8 billion state budget as a member of the appropriations committee. She was appointed to the Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and is recognized as an expert in state health policy, finance, and workforce development. Committed to health care access in rural areas, Ms. Curley was the Founder and CEO of Community Homecare, a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health and medical staffing agency serving five counties in western and northern Maine (1982–1990). From 1992 to 1995 Ms. Curley was the Northeast Director of System Integration for Advantage Health. As the National Director of Strategic Planning for HealthSouth (1996–1999), she was responsible for health system mergers and acquisitions in all 50 states.
Ms. Curley holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.S. from the University of Maryland. In 2013 she received the Second Century Award for Excellence in Healthcare from Columbia University, and in 2015 she was named a Visionary Pioneer at the University of Maryland. Ms. Curley is currently an external advisor to the Columbia University Center for Health Policy, appointed to Senator Gillibrand’s New York Aging Issue Workgroup, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and The New York Academy of Medicine. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics of health care philanthropy, health policy, and workforce development, including op-eds in Politico and the Los Angeles Times.
Amy Dean, R.N., is a registered nurse with more than 10 years of nursing experience. She is certified in critical care nursing by the Association of Critical Care Nurses. She earned an associate’s degree in Nursing from Pitt Community College, a bachelors degree in Nursing from East Carolina University, and a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Dean’s interests include renal replacement therapy in the critically ill, early mobility in the critically ill, and working on quality improvement within an interprofessional team.
Marilyn DeLuca, Ph.D., R.N., is a registered professional nurse, a global health workforce advocate, and founder of the consultancy Global Health-Health Systems-Philanthropy. She serves as an adjunct associate professor in the College of Nursing and a research assistant professor in the School of Medicine at New York University (NYU). Dr. DeLuca’s experience spans 25 years in the field of global and domestic health care systems, reform, and workforce. She collaborates with and provides services to governments, nongovernmental organizations, and key stakeholders, including the Clinton Global Initiative, the African Development Bank, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). She is a member of the team developing GHWA’s Global Strategy for Human Resources for Health and leads the Technical Workforce Group 3 on data, systems, and impact measurement.
Dr. DeLuca earned a Ph.D. in public administration with a concentration in comparative health systems and reform politics at NYU, where she also earned master’s degrees in public administration and nursing. In 2008, she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Hunter College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Dr. DeLuca has expertise in systems-based models and focuses on expanding the global health workforce and on universal health coverage. She is lead editor of the 2013 book Transforming the Global Health Workforce.
Jody S. Frost, P.T., DPT, Ph.D., FNAP, is an Education Consultant and Facilitator with expertise in strategic planning, educational assessment, consensus building, professionalism, interprofessional professionalism, interprofessional education, and leadership fellowship/training programs. Dr. Frost currently serves as President-elect of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and was a founding member and former Vice Chair of NAP’s Physical Therapy Academy. In addition, she served as a Community Moderator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She founded the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative representing 12 health professions and an assessment organization, which is focused on the development and testing of an Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment and tool kit. Dr. Frost received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College, master’s in counseling and personnel studies from Rowan University, Ph.D. from Temple University, and D.P.T. from Marymount University.
Stuart Gilman, M.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education, a demonstration project advancing interprofessional education in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patient-centered primary care settings. He has additional national responsibilities as the Director of Advanced Fellowships,
which includes the VA’s relationship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program and a portfolio of programs providing advanced preparation for health professionals to become leaders in fields of strategic importance to the VA, including fields such as geriatrics, social work, clinical informatics, women’s health, patient safety, health services research, and many others. After studying anthropology and biology at Grinnell College, Dr. Gilman received his M.D. at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, then completed Internal Medicine Training at the University of California, Irvine. He subsequently received his M.P.H. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Robert Wood Johnson/VA Clinical Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. Although Dr. Gillman has national responsibility in the VA, he is based in Southern California, with his office at the Long Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Gillman is a practicing primary care general internist, and he holds the academic rank of Professor of Clinical Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
Neil Harvison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, is the Chief Officer for Academic and Scientific Affairs at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). In this capacity he provides leadership and direction for the accreditation, education, and research functions of the association. Dr. Harvison holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy (hons.) from the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master of Arts in Developmental Disabilities Studies from New York University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. Prior to joining AOTA in 2006, Dr. Harvison spent more than 24 years as a pediatric practitioner and hospital administrator. For 12 years he was the associate director for outpatient services at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center in New York City. During this period, he held clinical faculty appointments at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Mercy College.
Dr. Harvison served in a number of volunteer leadership roles as a member of AOTA before joining the staff in 2006. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors as both the chairperson and the vice chairperson. Dr. Harvison currently serves as a member of numerous national interprofessional advisory boards. He is the author of numerous publications and presentations in health care education and accreditation and is an associate editor for education with the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. In 2011, Dr. Harvison was recognized with the AOTA Fellows award for service to education and practice.
Elena Karahanna, Ph.D., M.B.A., is a University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor and the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business in the
Management Information Systems Department, Terry College of Business, at the University of Georgia. She has also held visiting appointments in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, and Italy, and she was on the faculty at the University of Cyprus and at Florida State University. Dr. Karahanna is also a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business-IT Strategies practice. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota with specializations in Organization Theory and Organizational Communication, and a B.S. in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and an M.B.A. degree from Lehigh University.
Simon Kitto, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist who has been working in health professions education research since 2002. Effective January 1, 2015, Dr. Kitto joined the Department of Innovation in Medical Education as an associate professor; he also serves as the director of research within the Office of Continuing Professional Development. His main research interests are studying how structural, historical, and sociocultural variables shape interprofessional clinical practice, educational settings, and activities. His current research focuses on the nature and role of continuing interprofessional education and practice within the nexus of patient safety, quality improvement, and implementation science intervention design and practice. Dr. Kitto has published more than 70 research articles, abstracts, reports, chapters, and books. His most recent publications focus on barriers and facilitators to integrating continuing education, quality improvement, patient safety, and knowledge translation initiatives in critical care settings.
Paul E. Mazmanian, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation Studies, School of Medicine, and the Director of Evaluation, Virginia Commonwealth University Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. For nearly 25 years, he led a continuing education office for the School of Medicine, including 10 years of partnership with the School of Allied Health Professions and 8 years of collaboration with the Master of Public Health Program. From 2000 to 2010, he was editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. Dr. Mazmanian has served on two previous committees of the National Academy of Medicine: a Consensus Committee on Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and a Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing. His current interests include regulation, human factors, quality, safety, and patient outcomes.
Kristin Miller, M.D., M.S., is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at VCU. Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Depart-
ment of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at VCU Health in Richmond, Virginia. She is an attending physician and the Associate Medical Director in the Medical Respiratory Intensive Care unit. She also practices as a neurocritical care specialist and consultant in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Miller’s interests include sedation and delirium, early mobility, patient and family engagement, and interprofessional practice in the intensive care unit.
Warren Newton, M.D., M.P.H., serves as the director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. North Carolina AHEC has nine regional centers with 20 residencies, more than 200,000 hours of continuing medical education/continuing education annually, and supports community-based educational experiences for all professions across the state. AHEC has built a health careers pipeline and provides practice support in health information technology, patient-centered medical homes, and quality improvement to more than 1,200 primary care practices across the state. Dr. Newton recently completed nearly two decades as chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine where he launched the Improving Performance in Practice program and a statewide program improving quality of care in primary care residencies. In collaboration with many partners, he founded Community Care of Central Carolina and the Carolina Health Net system for more than 20,000 uninsured residents in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, and Orange counties. He founded and still leads the I3 Collaborative of 25 Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric residencies working to implement the Triple Aim. He recently completed a 5-year term as dean of education at the UNC School of Medicine, where he led a successful Liaison Committee on Medical Education reaccreditation, expanded the school to include formal campuses in Charlotte and Asheville, reformed the curriculum and student services, and increased admissions of underrepresented minorities by 50 percent. He also served as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services for the majority of 2016, where he helped lead North Carolina’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver, developed a comprehensive plan for graduate medical education expansion in needed specialties in rural communities, and developed a statewide task force to define metrics of care for Medicaid.
A graduate of Yale University, Northwestern Medical School’s family medicine residency program, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UNC, Dr. Newton also serves as a professor of family medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Newton is the past chair of the American Board of Family Medicine and served as founding chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Committee on Continuing Certifica-
tion. He also serves on the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.
Silvia E. Rabionet, ME.d., Ed.D., is an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy. She received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, and her M.A. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She is also affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health. For the past 30 years she has designed and administered numerous public and private training and faculty development grants in the fields of tobacco cessation, public health preparedness, HIV/AIDS, and mentoring, among others. She has developed and implemented competency-based models for health workforce development. She has actively participated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and other local, regional, and international networks and associations in the development of materials and technical reports for workforce development and continuing education.
She currently teaches Public Health and Health Promotion at the master’s, Pharm.D., and Ph.D. levels. She is the program director of an R-25 National Institute of Mental Health–funded mentoring project on HIV and mental health. The project facilitates the research development of minority junior faculty and doctoral students, is affiliated with universities in Florida and Puerto Rico, and represents five professions. She spearheaded a collaborative qualitative research project on nonmedical use of prescription drugs among health professions students. She is co-investigator on the first trans-Caribbean prospective research on adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV patients. The project, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research, was launched in 2013 in three countries. She has published about public health history and education, mentoring, and sociobehavioral aspects of drug use.
Kate Regnier, M.A., M.B.A., is the Executive Vice President of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and has been with ACCME since 1995. Ms. Regnier oversees the processes of accreditation and reaccreditation for national and international providers of continuing medical education, the recognition of the U.S.-based state and territory medical societies as accreditors within their states according to the markers of equivalency, and the Joint Accreditation of Providers of Interprofessional Continuing Medical Education with colleague accreditors, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Accreditation, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Regnier is also responsible for the review of non-U.S. accreditors for their substantial equivalency with ACCME’s sys-
tem. Ms. Regnier also oversees the education, communications, monitoring, and business functions of ACCME, and serves as the primary staff liaison to the ACCME board of directors.
Ms. Regnier received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross (1986), a master’s degree in English from Northwestern University (1990), and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago (1995).
Michael Rouse, B.Pharm., M.P.S., was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the United States in 2001 to join the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), where he is Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs, and Director, International Services. Mr. Rouse has been very active in the United States and internationally to advance the continuing professional development (CPD) approach for lifelong learning. He has several CPD-related publications, and he co-authored the Global Report on Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development published by the International Pharmaceutical Federation in 2014. In the United States, ACPE has taken the lead in advancing the CPD model in pharmacy, and for several years, Mr. Rouse led those efforts. He has helped to develop education materials, tools, and resources to support learners and education providers in their adoption of a CPD approach.
Julia Royall, M.A., has been working in international health in Africa since 1990 and has more than 40 years of professional experience in the communications field. She has focused her efforts on how access to medical information and the Internet can support improved health, and on the ways in which new technology solutions can assist remote and underserved communities in developing countries. For her entire career, Ms. Royall has been committed to bringing together technology and information—first as the Executive Producer of a theater company that she founded on this premise as a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University in 1976, and later as a Project Coordinator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. As Deputy Director of SatelLife, she initiated and directed the HealthNet Information Service that served and continues to serve African countries. She was recruited to the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 to create a malaria research network to support scientists in Africa as part of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria. For this work she has received the NIH Director’s Award and was recently honored by Federal Computer Week magazine. Her research interests include African American history, history of the slave trade, PanAfricanism, and the relationship between African traditional communication systems and the Internet.
Lucy A. Savitz, Ph.D., M.B.A., is the Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Science in the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare, holds a Research Professor appointment in Epidemiology at the University of Utah, and is on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty for impacting cost and quality. At Intermountain, Dr. Savitz has been involved in studying the effective spread of evidence-based, cost-effective care process models. She leads the Intermountain-based Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) ACTION III network, serves on the Board representing Discovery and Dissemination for the High-Value Health Care (HVHC) Collaborative, and is the HVHC Co-Primary Invistigator for the AHRQ Center of Excellence award to Dartmouth. Dr. Savitz currently serves as the Chair of the Academy Health Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy, the Center for Medicare/ Medicaid Executive Leadership Council, the AHRQ National Advisory Council, and the AARP National Policy Council. She previously served as an economist for the Colorado Legislative Council, a financial planner for University of North Carolina Health Care, and a Malcolm Baldrige Examiner in 2001 and 2002. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., is President of The Sage Colleges, Troy, New York. Her previous positions include President of Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts; Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Associate Dean of public health and professor of public health and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Barnard College and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. Her research includes community participatory research methods, health disparities, pregnancy outcomes, violence prevention, and culturally appropriate delivery of health care. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Anthropological Association. She has served on the Chicago and Illinois State Boards of Health. She is a past president of the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and of the Society for Medical Anthropology, and former chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health. Her honors include the prestigious Yarmolinsky Medal, given by the National Academy of Medicine for distinguished service; the Margaret Mead Award; and a Hero of Public Health gold medal awarded by President Vicente Fox of Mexico. Dr. Scrimshaw lived in Guatemala until age 16. She speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Andrew Spiegel, J.D., founded the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), the leading U.S.-based national patient advocacy organization dedicated to colon cancer. Mr. Spiegel, an attorney, besides being a co-founder of the organization and longtime board member of the alliance, became the Chief Executive Officer in January 1999 and he ran CCA for nearly 5 years before undertaking his next venture, the Global Colon Cancer Association. Mr. Spiegel is a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and is on the Stand Up to Cancer Advocate Advisory Council. He serves on the steering committee of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines and the Board and Membership Committee of the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC), is a member of the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research, and is a member of the Computerized Tomography Coalition, as well as an active member of many other health care coalitions and organizations. Mr. Spiegel is currently cochair of the DDNC. In 2012, Mr. Spiegel received the David Jagelman Award for Patient Advocacy from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Mr. Spiegel is a 1986 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in English and Philosophy. He is a 1989 graduate of the Widener University School of Law where he was an editor of the Delaware Law Forum, an invited member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors society, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. After working for a Philadelphia litigation firm, Mr. Spiegel opened his own law firm in 1995 and was a participating member of numerous legal organizations in the region.
Holly H. Wise, P.T., Ph.D., FNAP, is the representative for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is an academic educator and physical therapist with a breadth of experience in interprofessional education and collaborative practice and is currently a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), an academic health center with six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Duke University, and the University of Miami, Dr. Wise has worked in settings ranging from acute care to rehabilitation centers, co-owned a private practice for 13 years, and co-founded two interprofessional postpolio evaluation clinics.
Dr. Wise serves as the Associate Director for Collaborative Practice in the MUSC Office of Interprofessional Initiatives and is a member of the MUSC incubator team with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Dr. Wise has multiple publications and presentations related to the scholarship of teaching, with a focus on interprofessional education and collaborative practice and is actively involved in interprofessional-funded research initiatives.