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Jennifer Wolff, PhD
, is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolff’s research primarily focuses on late-life family caregiving and innovative models of care for older adults with complex health needs. Her research has been continuously funded by federal agencies and private foundations. Dr. Wolff currently leads two NIH-funded studies that seek to develop practical tools to more effectively identify and support family caregivers in care delivery. Dr. Wolff is a member of Academy Health, the American Society on Aging, and the Gerontological Society of America and recently served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.
Meg Kabat, LCSW-C, CCM
, began working with America’s Wounded Warriors in 2003. She has worked in many different roles both for the United States Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), ensuring the best care for America’s Veterans. Ms. Kabat began working in the VA’s Caregiver Support Program in 2011 and currently serves as the National Director. In this role, she serves as the principal advisor to senior leaders across VA on caregiving. Ms. Kabat is responsible for critical and sensitive national policy development and program oversight in support of family caregivers. In 2015, Ms. Kabat received a Special Recognition Award from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for her work in supporting caregivers of Veterans.
Rebecca A. Stametz, DEd, MPH
, is the Senior Director of Clinical Innovation for the Center for Clinical Innovation (CCI) in the Geisinger Institute for Advanced Application. CCI is a physician-led think tank, analytic, evaluation and software development group that seeks to deliver greater health care value through clinical care process redesign, patient-family engagement, and health information technology. As Senior Director, Rebecca focuses on driving innovation and research throughout the Geisinger Health System. She oversees the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of a robust clinical innovation and research portfolio. Her innovation interests include advancing patient and family engagement strategies by leveraging health information technology, exploring and scaling transparency in medicine, and focusing on the development, implementation and evaluation of health care solutions in the clinical setting.
Carol Levine, MA
, directs the United Hospital Fund’s Families and Health Care Project, which focuses on developing partnerships between health care professionals and family caregivers, especially during transitions in health care settings. She was editor of the Hastings Center Report and is now a Hastings Center Fellow. In 1993 Carol was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her work in AIDS policy and ethics. She was named a WebMD Health Hero in 2007 and a Civic Ventures Purpose Prize Fellow in 2009. Carol edited Always On Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers (2nd ed., Vanderbilt University Press, 2004), and with Thomas H. Murray, co-edited The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground among Families, Health Professionals and Policy Maker (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). In 2014 she published two books: Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Caregiving (Vanderbilt University Press) and Planning for Long-Term Care for Dummies (Wiley).
Christina Gunther-Murphy, MBA
, is an Executive Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and oversees IHI’s Person- and Family-Centered Care Focus Area. In this role, she is responsible for designing and executing the overall portfolio strategy, acting as a spokesperson, shepherding the evolution of content, directing results-oriented initiatives, and contributing to the design of large-scale initiatives. Previously, Ms. Gunther-Murphy oversaw operations for IHI’s hospital portfolio, managed key internal transitions, and led internal improvement efforts. She also has experience in spread and scale-up as the manager of IHI’s 5 Million Lives Campaign and advisor for a number of large-scale change programs in the US and internationally, including the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Ms. Gunther-Murphy is a trained Improvement Advisor and has more than 10 years of experience in health care improvement. Prior to joining IHI, she worked at the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), where she directed a national initiative focused on providing optimal care to prevent, identify, and treat childhood obesity. Ms. Gunther-Murphy recently completed her MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.