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Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards for his contributions. In 2005, he was appointed "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire" by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books. He currently serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
Jill Duncan, RN, MS, MPH,
Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI), provides strategic development and programming leadership for IHI's Quality, Cost, and Value Focus Area, IHI’s Leadership Alliance, and program development and facilitation for many of IHI's workforce development initiatives. Her previous IHI responsibilities include daily operations and strategic planning for the IHI Open School, leadership of IHI's Joint Replacement Learning Community, and program coordination and faculty guidance for IHI's Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for Managers program. Ms. Duncan draws from her learning as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, quality leader, nurse educator, and front-line care provider.
Derek Feeley, DBA,
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), has executive-level responsibility for driving IHI’s strategy across five core focus areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and Triple Aim for Populations. His role is international in scope, guiding work to deliver on IHI’s mission to improve health and health care around the world. Prior to joining IHI in 2013, Mr. Feeley was Director General for Health and Social Care, and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In this role he was the principal adviser to Scottish Ministers on health and care issues and he provided direction to the work of NHS Boards in ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care. Mr. Feeley has a varied background in policy analysis gained during his thirty years in public service. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Principal Private Secretary to Scotland's First Minister, which then led to a new role developing a framework for service redesign in the NHS. A 2005-2006 Harkness/ Health Foundation Fellow in Health Care Policy, he spent one year in the United States working with Kaiser Permanente and the Veteran's Health Administration. Upon returning to the NHS, Mr. Feeley was appointed Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy, with responsibility for advising the Scottish Government on all health care quality and patient safety issues, and he led work focused on health care information technology.
Christina Gunther-Murphy, MBA, is an Executive Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and oversees IHI’s Person- and Family-Centered Care Focus Area. In this role, she is responsible for designing and executing the overall portfolio strategy, acting as a spokesperson, shepherding the evolution of content, directing results-oriented initiatives, and contributing to the design of large-scale initiatives. Previously, Ms. Gunther-Murphy oversaw operations for IHI’s hospital portfolio, managed key internal transitions, and led internal improvement efforts. She also has experience in spread and scale-up as the manager of IHI’s 5 Million Lives Campaign and advisor for a number of large-scale change programs in the US and internationally, including the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Ms. Gunther-Murphy is a trained Improvement Advisor and has more than 10 years of experience in health care improvement. Prior to joining IHI, she worked at the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), where she directed a national initiative focused on providing optimal care to prevent, identify, and treat childhood obesity. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH,
Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is on the research and development team and leads major IHI initiatives. Since 1995, she has directed Breakthrough Series Collaboratives and other improvement programs, including Pursuing Perfection, a national demonstration funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to show that near-perfect, leading-edge performance is possible in health care. The current focus of her work is leadership for improvement, building effective networks to foster innovation and regional health improvement, and care for older adults with complex needs and for people of all ages with advanced illness. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Kabcenell was a senior research associate in Cornell University's Department of Policy, Analysis, and Management focusing on chronic illness care, quality, and diffusion of innovation. She also served for four years as Program Officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Saranya Loehrer, MD,
MPH,Head of North America Region, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leads efforts to accelerate health system transformation in the United States through the development and execution of key programming, including stewardship of the IHI Leadership Alliance. Dr. Loehrer received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she served as a Zuckerman Fellow.