Board of Directors



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

​Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE
President
PSQ Advisory
Chicago, IL
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Tosan Boyo, MPH
Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations
John Muir Health
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Yvonne Coghill, CBE
Special Advisor
NHS Race and Health Observatory
London, England
Michael Dowling

​Chair

Michael Dowling
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System)
Great Neck, NY
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Rebekah Gee, MD
CEO of Health Care Services
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
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​​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
CEO
National League for Nursing
Washington, DC
Kedar Mate, MD

Kedar Mate, MD
President and CEO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA
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Executive Committee

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

Secretary-Treasurer

Mark Smith, MD, MBA
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS
Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer
Nemours Children’s Health System, National Office of Policy and Prevention
Washington, DC
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Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center
Okemos, MI