Board of Directors

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA


​Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE
PSQ Advisory
Chicago, IL

Tosan Boyo, MPH
Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations
John Muir Health
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Yvonne Coghill, CBE
Special Advisor
NHS Race and Health Observatory
London, England
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Beth Daley Ullem, MBA
President, Quality and Safety First
Co-Founder, Patients for Patient Safety US
Orange County, California
Michael Dowling

Immediate Past ​Chair

Michael Dowling
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System)
Great Neck, NY

Rebekah Gee, MD
CEO of Health Care Services
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA


Gerald B. Hickson, MD
Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and Administration
Professor of Pediatrics
Founding Director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

​Vice Chair

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
National League for Nursing
Washington, DC
Kedar Mate, MD

Kedar Mate, MD
President and CEO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA


Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA
Sirio2 Healthcare Innovations
Pittsburgh, PA

Enrique Ruelas, MD, MPA, MHSc
President and CEO
Institute for Health Futures & International Consortium for Quality and Leadership of Healthcare Organizations
Monterrey, Mexico

Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS
Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer
Nemours Children’s Health System, National Office of Policy and Prevention
Washington, DC
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Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center
Okemos, MI