Board of Directors

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA

​Executive Committee

​Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE
PSQ Advisory
Chicago, IL
Michael Dowling


Michael Dowling
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System)
Great Neck, NY
Elliott Fisher

Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Lebanon, NH
Helen Haskell

Helen Haskell, MA
Founder and President
Mothers Against Medical Error (MAME)
Columbia, SC

​​Vice Chair

Gerald B. Hickson, MD
Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and Administration
Professor of Pediatrics
Founding Director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Gary Kaplan

​Immediate Past Chair

Gary S. Kaplan, MD
Chairman and CEO
Virginia Mason Health System
Seattle, WA
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

​Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
National League for Nursing
Washington, DC
Kedar Mate, MD

Kedar Mate, MD
President and CEO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA
Arnold Milstein

Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Excellence Research Center
Stanford University
Stanford, CA ​

Executive Committee

Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA
Sirio2 Healthcare Innovations
Pittsburgh, PA

Enrique Ruelas, MD, MPA, MHSc
President and CEO
Institute for Health Futures & International Consortium for Quality and Leadership of Healthcare Organizations
Monterrey, Mexico
Mark Smith


Mark Smith, MD, MBA
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Watson_Sam_thumb.jpgSam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS
Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center
Okemos, MI