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)
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Chief Nursing Officer, American Hospital Association)
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)
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

The Working Group on Mobilizing National Stakeholders aims to mobilize and sustain the engagement, resources, and accountability of key health care 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)
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)

Michael F. Collins, MD (Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Chancellor, UMass Chan Medical School)
Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE (Chief Wellness Officer and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Jordyn Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP (Psychiatry Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
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)
Sandy Goel, PharmD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, 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)
Joe Kerschner, MD (Dean of the School of Medicine and Provost and Executive Vice President)

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)
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)

Stacey Paul, MNS, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC (Project Director, Clinical Department of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission)
Hal Paz, MD, MS (Executive Vice President of Health Sciences, CEO of Stonybrook University Medicine)
Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH (Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Well-Being and Development, Mount Sinai Hospital)
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, The Medical College of Wisconsin) 
Jon Ripp, MD, MPH (Chief Wellness Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and CHARM)
Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA (Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group)
Luke Sato, MD (Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO)
Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze, MD, MPP (Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin)
Tina Shah, MD, MPH (Principal, TNT Health Enterprises LLC)
Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD (Chair/Chief of Psychiatry, Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital)

Christine Todd, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, and Chair, Medical Humanities, SIU School of Medicine)
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)

Working Group on Implementing Tools to Improve Clinician Well-Being

The Working Group on Implementing Tools to Improve Clinician Well-Being aims to catalyze the uptake of evidence-based practices and the implementation of tools to support health care leaders in improving clinician well-being on the frontlines of care.

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)


Megan Amaya, PhD (Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director, Health Promotion and Wellness, Ohio State University College of Nursing)
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)
Elisha Danmeier, (Program Manager, RENEW)
Marcela del Carmen, MD, MPH (Interim CEO and CMO, Physician Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital)

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)
Eve Hoover, DMSc, PA-C (Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of PAs)

Keith Horvath, MD (Senior Director, Clinical Transformation, Association of American Medical Colleges)
Jay (Julius A.) Kaplan (Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health and Past President of American College of Emergency Physicians)
Richard Korentager, MD, FACS (Professor, Plastic, Burn, and Wound Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center)
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)
Nisha Patel, MBA, MSHA (Executive Director of Operations, Wellness and Administration, UAB Medicine)

Jessica Perlo, 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)
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) 
Sonya G. Smith, EdD, JD (Chief Diversity Officer, American Dental Education Association)
Marlo Steirer (Special Assistant to the President and CEO American Board of Medical Specialties)

V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP (Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics)
Terry Tsue, MD, FACS (Vice President, Physician Services, University of Kansas Health System)

Robert Simari, MD (Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center) 
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

The Working Group on Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on Clinician Well-Being aims to support the health care workforce during the pandemic and to apply emerging lessons from COVID-19, with continuous learning and feedback loops, to develop long-term approaches.

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)
Jennifer Bickel, MD (Chief Wellness Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center)

Robert Cain, DO (President, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) 
Sarah Delgado, MSN, RN, ACNP (Clinical Practice Specialist, Strategic Advocacy, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
Vanessa Downing, PhD (Director, Center for WorkLife Well-Being, ChristianaCare)
Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP (Chief Wellness Officer, ChristianaCare)

Art Hengerer
(Past Chair, Federation of State Medical Boards)

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS (Executive Director, American College of Surgeons)
Lisa Ishii, MD (Senior Vice President of Operations, Johns Hopkins Health System)
Bayli Larson, PharmD, MS, BCPS (Strategic Initiatives Associate, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

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)
Julie Sees, DO, FAAOS, FAOA, FAOAO (Trustee, American Osteopathic Association)
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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