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​​Brandon BennettBrandon Bennett, MPH, Principal Advisor for Improvement Science Consulting, began his career as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, where he worked to continuously improve microfinance repayment rates for people living with HIV and struggling to overcome their circumstance of poverty. He has served as an Improvement Advisor in the fields of Healthcare and Education, leading and advising on diverse initiatives from disease specific processes to country wide multi-sector improvement programs. Aside from his work as an Improvement Advisor for IHI, he is currently a fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Chairman of the Board for the Asaph Children's Education Fund; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to children who would otherwise have no access to primary, secondary or tertiary education.

Jane A. Taylor, EdDJane A. Taylor, EdD, has been an Improvement Advisor at IHI since 2002. With over 30 years of health care experience, she has a special interest in engaging patients and families in care in the inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Her hospital experience includes leading as a chief operating officer and chief executive officer for over 10 years and as a corporate vice president of compliance and ethics in physician practices. Dr. Taylor's interests include fostering collaborative learning, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in research and in practice, and using social construction approaches. She was awarded a doctoral degree in adult learning from Columbia University.

Rebecca Steinfield, MARebecca Steinfield, MA, has been with IHI since 1996. She currently serves as Director of IHI’s Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program, teaches IHI courses on improvement methods, mentors “improvers-in-training,” and is part of IHI’s Improvement Science and Methods Focus Area. Her past IHI work includes serving as an Improvement Advisor on IHI’s programming for reducing unnecessary rehospitalizations and primary care transformation in academic settings. She is also mother to two young adults; Jacob, 20, and Susie, 18.

Williams_Dave_thumb.jpgDavid M. Williams, PhD, Senior Lead, Improvement Science and Methods, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is subject matter expert lead for IHI’s work on leadership and improvement science and methods and he is a scholar-practitioner in the science of improvement. He serves as Improvement Advisor for large Breakthrough Series Collaboratives, IHI Strategic Partnerships, and large national and health care system-wide improvement initiatives worldwide. Dr. Williams is faculty for the IHI Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program, IHI Chief Quality Officer Professional Development Program, IHI Open School, and the Practical Improvement Science massive open online course (MOOC) developed in collaboration with HarvardX and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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