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IHI Leadership Alliance Members and Advisors



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      Don Berwick Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A  pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public  Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards for his contributions. In 2005, he was appointed "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire" by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books. He currently serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

      Jill Duncan Jill Duncan, RN, MS, MPH, Vice President, IHI provides strategic development and programming leadership for IHI’s Leadership Alliance, IHI’s Merck for Mother’s initiatives, and program development and facilitation for many of IHI's workforce development initiatives. Her previous IHI responsibilities include daily operations and strategic planning for the IHI Open School, leadership of IHI's Joint Replacement Learning Community, and program coordination and faculty guidance for IHI's Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for Managers program. Ms. Duncan draws from her learning as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, quality leader, nurse educator, and front-line care provider.
      Mara Laderman.pngMara Laderman, MSPH, is a Senior Director with IHI’s Innovation Team. As content lead for IHI’s work in behavioral health, she directs research initiatives and develops programming focused on better meeting individuals’ behavioral health needs across the health care system. Ms. Laderman also leads innovation projects on population health improvement, including recent work on the opioid crisis, health equity, and clinical–community linkages. Prior to IHI, she managed a large psychiatric epidemiology study at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. Ms. Laderman received a master of public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Smith College. 

      Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH works at the intersection of health care, improvement, and advocacy. Her efforts focus on mobilizing health and health care leaders in service of improved health outcomes and a more just and equitable society. She currently serves as Faculty for IHI  and Senior Advisor to the IHI Leadership Alliance. In this capacity, Saranya leads strategic efforts centered on equity, workforce safety, and collective voice. Prior to assuming the role of Faculty, Saranya served as IHI’s Head of Innovation, leading a team of curious and creative researchers responsible for exploring impediments to health care improvement and developing actionable tools to be tested with partners worldwide. Saranya founded VoteHealth 2020, a national non-partisan coalition of health professionals who collaborated to increase the number of their peers and patients registered to vote. Previously, Saranya worked at the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights, leading global and domestic advocacy efforts to create more just and scientifically sound HIV/AIDS policies. She received her MD from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, where she was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow.

      Kedar MateKedar Mate, MD, is President and CEO of IHI and a research professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mate’s scholarly work has focused on health system design, health care quality, strategies for achieving large-scale change, and approaches to improving value. He is the recipient of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship and has been recognized as an Aspen Institute Healthcare Innovator. Previously Dr. Mate worked at Partners In Health, served as a special assistant to the Director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization, and led IHI’s national program in South Africa. Dr. Mate has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and white papers. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History and from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree.

      John Whittington John W. Whittington, MD, is a Senior Fellow at IHI and IHI's lead faculty for the Triple Aim: A​chieving the optimal balance of good health, positive patient experience of care, and low per capita cost for a population. Dr. Whittington has more than 30 years of experience in medicine, population health, and patient safety. He previously served as the Medical Director of Knowledge Management and Patient Safety Officer for the OSF Healthcare System. Prior to that position, he worked for many years as a family physician. Dr. Whittington has been involved as a senior faculty member on numerous IHI projects in safety, spread, inpatient mortality reduction, the Executive Quality Academy, and engaging physicians in a shared quality agenda, among other areas. He is part of a core IHI team that works on research and development.