Clinician Well-Being Collaborative Members 2021 – 2022

Steering Committee

Victor J. Dzau, MD, Co-Chair (President, National Academy of Medicine)
Darrell G. Kirch, MD, Co-Chair (President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University)
Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, Co-Chair (21st Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, Co-Chair (President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) 
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP (President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

Robert (Bob) Cain, DO (President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)
Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing and President, International Council of Nurses)
Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP (Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration)
Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN (President, American Nurses Association) 
Brett Kessler, DDS (Trustee, American Dental Association)
Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh (Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Rick Pollack, MPA (President and CEO, American Hospital Association)
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Chief Nursing Officer, American Hospital Association)
Barry Rubin, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC (Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital at University Health Network)
Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA (Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group)
Tait Shanafelt, MD (Chief Wellness Officer and Associate Dean, Stanford Medicine)
Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG (122nd President, National Medical Association)
Michelle A. Williams, ScD (Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

Working Group on Mobilizing National Stakeholders

Participant Co-Leads

Christine Cassel, MD (Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco)
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD (Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Tait Shanafelt, MD (Director, Stanford WellMD Center and Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford Medicine)


David Baker, MD, MPH (Executive Vice President, The Joint Commission) 
Alan Balch, PhD (CEO, Patient Advocate Foundation)
Andrea Borondy Kitts, MS, MPH (Patient Advocate, Rescue Lung Society)
Kirk J. Brower, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, University of Michigan) 
Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP (CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies)
Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA (Coordinator for Total Worker Health Collaborations, CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) 
Robert A. Cherry, MD, MS (Chief Medical and Quality Officer, UCLA Health System)
Michael F. Collins, MD (Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Chancellor, UMass Medical School)
Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE (Co-Director, Program on Physician Well-Being, Mayo Clinic)
Jordyn Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP (Psychiatry Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Jessica Fried, MD (Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Michigan)
Thomas Granatir (Senior Vice President, Policy and External Affairs, American Board of Medical Specialties)
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD (Senior Vice President, Penn State Health) 
Susan Hingle, MD (SIU School of Medicine and American College of Physicians) 
Colleen Leners, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP (Director of Policy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing)
Michael Maguire, MD, MPH (Academic Hospitalist, ChristianaCare and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children)
Beverly Malone, PhD, MS, RN (President and CEO, National League of Nursing) 
Barry Marx, MD (Director, Office of Clinician Engagement, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Senior National Physician Executive, Office for Provider Advancement, Optum)
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA (Professor of Neurology and Dean of Medicine Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University)
Hal Paz, MD, MS (CEO, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University)
Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA (Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group)
Luke Sato, MD (Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO)
Tina Shah, MD, MPH (CEO and Founder, TNT Health Enterprises, LLC)
Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Western University Canada)
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD (President and CEO, The Medical College of Wisconsin) 
Jon Ripp, MD, MPH (Chief Wellness Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and CHARM) 
Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze, MD, MPP (Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin)
Amy Vinson, MD (Chair, Committee on Physician Well-Being, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School)

Working Group on Implementing Tools to Improve Clinician Well-Being

Participant Co-Leads

Nancy H. Agee (President and CEO, Carilion Clinic)
Barry Rubin, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC  (Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network)
Christine Sinsky, MD (Vice President, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association)


Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA (Vice President of Physician Alliance, American Hospital Association)
Kari Sue Bernard, PA-C, PhD (Psychiatric Physician Assistant, Orion Behavioral Health) 
Lee Daugherty Biddison, MD, MPH (Chief Wellness Officer and Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Steve Bird, MD (Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Experience Officer, UMass Medical)
Pascale Carayon, PhD (Leon and Elizabeth Janssen Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Linda Hawes Clever, MD (President, RENEW) 
Heather Gunnell, MPP (Director, Office of Employee Well-Being, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)
Richard Hawkins, MD (President and CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties 
Amy Hildreth, MD (Associate Professor and Director, General Surgery Residency, Wake Forest School of Medicine)
Keith Horvath, MD (Senior Director, Clinical Transformation, Association of American Medical College)
Jay (Julius A.) Kaplan (Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health and Past President of American College of Emergency Physicians)
Anna Legreid Dopp, PHarmD, CPHQ (Director, Clinical Guidelines and Quality Improvement, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Lorna Lynn, MD (Vice President, Medical Education Research, American Board of Internal Medicine)
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP (Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Vice President for Health Promotion and University Chief Wellness Officer, The Ohio State University) 
David Meyers, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Edith Mitchell, MD (President, National Medical Association)
Jessica Perlo Wieschhoff, MPH (Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Thomas M. Priselac, MPH (President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System) 
David S. Raiford, MD (Chief of Clinical Staff and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
David A. Rogers, MD, MHPE (Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Chief Wellness Officer UAB Medicine) 
Sonya G. Smith, EdD, JD (Chief Diversity Officer, American Dental Education Association)
V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP (Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics)
Robert Simari, MD (Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center) 
Peter L. Slavin, MD (President, Massachusetts General Hospital)
Mark Upton, MD (Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Community Care, US Department of Veterans Affairs)
Eric Weissman (Senior Director of Faculty and Academic Society Engagement, Association of American Medical Colleges)

Working Group on Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on Clinician Well-Being

Participant Co-Leads

Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD (Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President, Department of Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
Neil Busis, MD (Associate Chair, Technology and Innovation, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Health) 
Pamela Cipriano, PhD, MN, BSN (Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing and Past President, American Nurses Association)


Connie Barden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, FAAN (Chief Clinical Officer, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
Carol A. Bernstein, MD (Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Well-Being, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center)
Robert Cain, DO (President, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) 
Art Hengerer (Past Chair, Federation of State Medical Boards)
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS (Executive Director, American College of Surgeons)
Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP (Chief Wellness Officer, ChristianaCare) 
Saul Levin, MD, MPA, FRCP-E, FRCPsych (CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association)
Aditi Mallick, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University)
LaVonne Ortega, MD, MPH (Program Director, Academic Partnerships to Improve Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Joe Rotella, MD, MBA (Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care)
Srijan Sen, MD, PhD (Director, Eisenberg Family Depression Center, University of Michigan)
Steve Singer, PhD (Vice President of Education and Outreach, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD (Vice President of Clinical Programs, American College of Physicians)
Kevin Sowers, RN, MSN (President, Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine) 
Amy Windover, PhD (Clinical Health Psychologist and Director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication, Cleveland Clinic)

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