Clinician Well-Being Collaborative Members 2023 – 2024

All Collaborative members are founding partners of the Health Workforce Well-Being Day.


Steering Committee

Collaborative Co-Chairs
Victor J. Dzau, MD (President, National Academy of Medicine)
Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (29th President, International Council of Nurses and Past Dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing)
Darrell G. Kirch, MD (President Emeritus, Association American Medical Colleges and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University)
Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA (21st Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP (President and CEO, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education)

Steering Committee Members
Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ (Director and Chief Vaccinologist, CDU-Kedren Mobile Street Medicine and President, Los Angeles County Medical Association)
Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA (Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Workforce, 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)
Don Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP (President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP (Director of Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association)
Robert Cain, DO (President, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)
Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP (Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration)
Jackie Gerhart, MD (Physician, Clinical Informatics, Epic)
Jonathan B. Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, FACP
(Chief Health Care Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges)
Brett Kessler, DDS 
(Trustee, American Dental Association)
Anna Legreid Dopp, PharmD, CPHQ
(Senior Director, Government Relations, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Jennifer Mensik-KennedyPhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (38th President, American Nurses Association)
Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH
(Chief Wellness Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine)
Barry Rubin, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC (Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network)
Sue Sheridan, MIM, MBA, DHL
(Founding Member, Patients for Patient Safety)
Christine Sinsky, MD (
Vice President, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association)
Rohini Kousalya Siva, MPH, MS-4 (National President, American Medical Student Association)

Strategic Advisors
Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh (Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA (Past Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group)
Tait Shanafelt, MD (Director, Stanford WellMD Center and Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford Medicine)
Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG (122nd President, National Medical Association)
Michelle A. Williams, ScD (Past Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)



Megan Amaya, PhD (Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director, Health Promotion and Wellness, Ohio State University College of Nursing)
Lea Azour, MD (Associate Professor of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
David Baker, MD, MPH (Executive Vice President, The Joint Commission)
Alan Balch, PhD (CEO, Patient Advocate Foundation)
Kari Sue Bernard, PA-C, PhD (Member, American Academy of PAs Task Force on PA Burnout)
Carol A. Bernstein, MD (Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Well-Being, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center)
Jennifer Bickel, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center)
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 Chan Medical School)
Andrea Borondy Kitts, MS, MPH (Patient Advocate, Rescue Lung Society)
Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD (Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President, Department of Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
Linda Brubaker, MD, MS (Clinical Professor, Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Diego)
Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP (CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies)
Neil Busis, MD (Associate Chair, Technology and Innovation, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Health; Member, American Academy of Neurology)
Pascale Carayon, PhD (Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Al Carter MS, PharmD, RPh (Executive Director/Secretary, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy)
Christine Cassel, MD (Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco)
Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA (Coordinator for Total Worker Health Collaborations, CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc (Professor, Interim Chair and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurosurgery, and Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State Health)
Nadia Charguia, MD (Executive Medical Director of Health and Well-Being Program, Director of Well-Being, University of North Carolina/University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
Robert A. Cherry, MD, MS (Chief Medical and Quality Officer, UCLA Health System)
Dawn Clark, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, Southern California Permanente Medical Group)
Linda Hawes Clever, MD (President, RENEW)
Michael F. Collins, MD (Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Chancellor, UMass Chan Medical School)
William Cooper, MD, MPH, (Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vice President for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Elisha Danmeier, (Program Manager, RENEW)
Sarah Delgado, DNP, RN, ACNP (Clinical Practice Specialist, Strategic Advocacy, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
Becka DeSmidt, MPH (Project Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE (Chief Well-Being Officer, University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP (Chief Wellness Officer, ChristianaCare)
Jordyn Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP (Psychiatry Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA (Founder and CEO, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation)
Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A (Director, National League for Nursing Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, National League for Nursing)
Jessica Fried, MD (Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Michigan)
Jeane Garcia-Davis, MSN/MPH, RN (Associate Director of Science and Policy, Office of the Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Jackie Gerhart, MD (Physician, Clinical Informatics, Epic)
Amy Gibson, MS, RN (Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, American Board of Medical Specialties)
Nigel Girgrah, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, Ochsner Health)
Sandy Goel, PharmD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan)
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD (Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Vicki Good, DNP, RN, CENP, CPPS (Chief Clinical Officer, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
Carin A. Hagberg, MD, FASA (Chief Academic Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD (Senior Vice President, Penn State Health)
Elizabeth Harry, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, Michigan Medicine)
Richard Hawkins, MD (President and CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties)
Art Hengerer (Past Chair, Federation of State Medical Boards)
K. Elliott Higgins III, MD (Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Director of Health and Well-Being for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of California Los Angeles)
Susan Hingle, MD (SIU School of Medicine and American College of Physicians)
Laurie Hommema, MD (Senior Medical Director of Well-Being, OhioHealth)
Kelly Holder, PhD (Chief Wellness Officer, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University)
Laurie Hommema, MD, FAAFP (Senior Medical Director of Well-Being, OhioHealth)
Eve Hoover, DMSc, PA-C (Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of PAs)
Keith Horvath, MD (Senior Director, Clinical Transformation, Association of American Medical College)
Lisa Ishii, MD (Senior Vice President of Operations, Johns Hopkins Health System)
Jay (Julius A.) Kaplan, MD (Past Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health and Past President of American College of Emergency Physicians)
Jennifer Keeton, EdD (Director of Well-Being, University of Kansas Medical Center)
Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN (Nurse Scientist, CommonSpirit Health)
Eve Kerr, MD, MPH (Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Well-Being, University of Michigan)
Joe Kerschner, MD (Dean of the School of Medicine and Provost and Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin)
Richard Korentager, MD, FACS (Professor, Plastic, Burn, and Wound Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center)
Elizabeth C. Lawrence, MD (Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Dean for Professional Well-Being, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Saul Levin, MD, MPA, FRCP-E, FRCPsych (CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association)
Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP (Chief Wellness Officer, University of Utah)
Lorna Lynn, MD (Vice President, Medical Education Research, American Board of Internal Medicine)
Michael Maguire, MD, MPH (Academic Hospitalist, ChristianaCare and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children)
Aditi Mallick, MD (Chief Medical Officer of Medicaid, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services)
Beverly Malone, PhD, MS, RN (President and CEO, National League for Nursing)
Barry Marx, MD (Director, Office of Clinician Engagement, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP (Vice President for Health Promotion and University Chief Wellness Officer, and Former Dean, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University)
Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCCPP, FRCP (London) (Enterprise Vice President for Cancer Disparities, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, and 116th President, National Medical Association)
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA (Professor of Neurology and Dean of Medicine Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University)
Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Senior National Physician Executive, Office for Provider Advancement, Optum)
Nisha Patel, MBA, MSHA (Executive Director of Operations, Wellness and Administration, UAB Medicine)
Stacey Paul, MNS, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC (Project Director, Clinical Department of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission)
Hal Paz, MD, MS (Former Executive Vice President of Health Sciences, Stony Brook University and Former CEO, Stony Brook University Medicine)
Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH (Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Well-Being and Development, Mount Sinai Hospital)
Jessica Perlo, MPH (Executive Vice President, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation)
Makenzie Peterson, DSW, MSc, (Organizational Well-Being and Strategy Consultant)
Alicia Pilarski, DO (Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin)
Kenneth G Poole, Jr, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Clinician & Provider Experience Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group)
Thomas M. Priselac, MPH (President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System)
Nikhil Rajapuram, MD (Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD (President and CEO, Medical College of Wisconsin)
Richard Riggs, MD (Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System)
David A. Rogers, MD, MHPE (Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Chief Wellness Officer UAB Medicine)
Lori A. Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM (Executive Director, Vanderbilt Faculty & Staff Health and Wellness, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and President of Medical Center Occupational Health Center, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Justin Ross, DO (Director, Workplace Well-Being, University of Colorado Health)
Joe Rotella, MD, MBA (Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care)
Luke Sato, MD (Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO)
Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze, MD, MPP (Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin)
Julie Sees, DO, FAAOS, FAOA, FAOAO (Trustee, American Osteopathic Association)
Srijan Sen, MD, PhD (Director, Eisenberg Family Depression Center, University of Michigan)
Laura Sessums, JD, MD, (Chief Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Tina Shah, MD, MPH (Chief Clinical Officer, Abridge)
Sarah Shrader, PharmD, FCCP (Senior Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Robert Simari, MD (Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center)
Steve Singer, PhD (Vice President of Education and Outreach, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
Noel Smith, MA (Senior Director, PA & Industry Research & Analysis, American Academy of Physician Associates)
Sonya G. Smith, EdD, JD (Chief Diversity Officer, American Dental Education Association)
Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD (Vice President of Clinical Programs, American College of Physicians)
Kristina Sowar, MD (Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Kevin Sowers, RN, MSN (President, Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Marlo Steirer (Special Assistant to the President and CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties)
Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD (Chair/Chief of Psychiatry, Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital)
Michael Sutherland, MD, FACS (Director, American College of Surgeons Division of Member Services)
V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP (Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics)
Christine Todd, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, and Chair, Medical Humanities, SIU School of Medicine)
Mark Upton, MD (Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Community Care, US Department of Veterans Affairs)
Amy Vinson, MD (Chair, Committee on Physician Well-Being, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School)
David Weissman, MD (Director of Respiratory Health Division, CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Eric Weissman
(Senior Director of Faculty and Academic Society Engagement, Association of American Medical Colleges)
Steven P. Wengel, MD (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Amy Windover, PhD (Clinical Health Psychologist and Director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication, Cleveland Clinic)
George Zangaro, PhD, RN, FAAN (Chief Policy and Scientific Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing)

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