Peg M. Bradke, RN, MA, Vice President of Post-Acute Care at UnityPoint-Cedar Rapids, Iowa, St. Luke's, oversees a long-term acute care hospital and two skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities, with responsibility for home care, hospice, palliative care, and home medical equipment. She serves as the executive sponsor for the Population Health and Care Coordination work in her region. In her 25-year career in heart care services, Ms. Bradke has held vaState administrative positions. In her previous role as Director of Heart Care Services at St. Luke's, she managed two intensive care units, two step-down telemetry units, several cardiac-related labs, and heart failure and Coumadin clinics. Ms. Bradke also served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative and the STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) initiative. She is Senior Leader for the Practice Change Leaders Program.
Sue Leavitt Gullo, RN, BSN, MS, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, brings 35 years of health care experience to IHI, focusing for the past 10 years on leading and directing organizations across multiple improvement work streams. Her areas of expertise include maternal and child h ealth, patient safety, and leadership. Working at the country level with senior leaders in nongovernmental organizations and hospital systems, Ms. Gullo has been the Senior Director in the field to execute projects, provide translational leadership, and coach and support frontline teams and consumers of health care. She has led the IHI Perinatal Community since its inception in 2004 and is co-lead for IHI's maternal and infant health priority area. Ms. Gullo was elected to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nursing Board of Directors in 2014 and is also a member of other national mat ernal-child health advisory committees. Previously, she was Director of Women’s Services at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, and she spent 25 years at the front line of health care delivery as an oncology and medical-surgical nurse.