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​​​​Kathy DuncanKathy 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 MunchDavid Munch, MD, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Healthcare Performance Partners, serving as the lead of all clinical and lean health care engagements. In addition, he is an instructor for the Belmont College Lean Healthcare Certification program. Dr. Munch previously served at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center as the CMO and CQO. Dr. Munch was an instructor for the University of Michigan's Lean Certification Program for four years and has served on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's High Reliability Advisory Group. Dr. Munch has an extensive background in hospital operations, health plan governance, physician organization governance and clinical practice in Internal Medicine. He is on the faculty of IHI, teaching in the areas of patient safety, leadership, and management.

Janet Porter Janet Porter, MBA, PhD, served as the Chief Operating Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; the Associate Dean of the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health; and the Vice President, and then COO, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She currently is on the faculty of Ohio State University and University of North Carolina. She is a Senior Advisor for Stroudwater Associates and the Just Health Collective and a member of the Foster McGaw Committee of the American Hospital Association. She has served as a Malcom Baldrige examiner. 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.