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SekouPic_WEB.jpgSekou Andrews, Motivational Poet and Strategic Presenter, is eagerly retained by corporations, non‐profit organizations and universities as a “secret weapon” because of the inspiration and motivation that his unique writing and performing introduces to internal meetings and marketing presentations. Companies that have experienced “the Sekou Effect” include Time Warner, Nike, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Hope Heart Institute, Wieden‐Kennedy, Microsoft, HBO, Sierra Club, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, NBA and NCAA, to name but a few. 
 
BerwickDonaldPhoto.jpgDonald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is one of the nation's leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. He is also clinical professor of pediatrics and health care policy at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berwick has served as vice chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first “Independent Member” of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, and as chair on the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr. Berwick now serves on the IOM’s Governing Council. Dr. Berwick is the author of numerous articles and books, including Curing Health Care and Escape Fire.
 
 
GanzPic_WEB.jpgMarshall Ganz Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, teaches graduate and undergraduate students organizing, public narrative, and moral leadership. He also trains practitioners with community-based organizations, advocacy groups, faith communities and unions. His research interests include leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and unions and their role in public life. Most recently Mr. Ganz advised the Obama campaign on organizing, leadership development, and training. Widely published, his newest book is Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement. Mr. Ganz’s experience includes 16 years with the United Farm Workers (UFW), where he learned union, community, issue and political organizing, eventually becoming Organizing Director and elected to its national executive board. Following his work with UFW, he designed organizing programs with union, electoral, issue, and community groups, and also worked with mayoral, Congressional, Senate, and Presidential campaigns to develop new techniques for mobilizing citizen participation. 
 
Reinhardt_WEB.jpgUwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and policy; accounting for commercial, private not-for-profit, and government enterprises; financial management for commercial and not-for-profit enterprises; and health economics and policy. A leading health policy expert, Professor Reinhardt has served on a number of government commissions and advisory boards, among them the congressional Physician Payment Review Commission, the National Council on Health Care Technology of the DHEW (now DHHS), the Special National Advisory Board of the VA, the National Advisory Board of the AHRQ, DHHS, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and the World Bank External Advisory Panel for Health, Nutrition, and Population.