Kathy D. Duncan, RN, faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), directs IHI Expeditions and manages IHI's work in rural settings. Previously, she provided spread expertise to Project JOINTS, co-led the 5 Million Lives Campaign National Field Team, and was faculty for the Improving Outcomes for High Risk and Critically Ill Patients Innovation Community. She also served as the content lead for the Campaign's Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Deployment of Rapid Response Teams areas. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the AHA NRCPR, NQF's Coordination of Care Advisory Panel, and NDNQI's Pressure Ulcer Advisory Committee. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Duncan led initiatives to decrease ICU mortality and morbidity as the director of critical care for a large community hospital.
David Munch, MD, worked at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center (ELMC) as the Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2005. He then assumed responsibilities as the Chief Quality and Medical Officer stewarding improvements in quality, safety and reliable practice using Lean, Six Sigma and other methods. During his tenure ELMC participated in The CMS demonstration project for reduction of hospital readmissions, The Joint Commissions Transforming Healthcare division pilot program for hand washing and The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) High Reliability Advisory Group. He is currently a faculty member with IHI in the areas of patient safety and is the Senior Vice President for Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP), advising hospitals and systems in process improvement and Lean transformation.
Janet Porter, MBA, PhD, serves as consultant to hospitals and physician practices for Stroudwater Associates. She has 35 years of experience as a hospital administrator, teacher, consultant, and public health leader. Dr. Porter served as the Chief Operating Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; the Associate Dean of Executive Education at the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health; the Interim CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA); and the Vice President, and then COO, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Currently teaching strategic management in the Healthcare Executive MBA program at the University of Miami, she is also an active adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ohio State University. Dr. Porter received her BS and MHA from Ohio State University, and her MBA and PhD in health care strategy from the University of Minnesota.