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Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


Expert Faculty​

Wendy D. Bradley, LPC, CCSAC, is responsible for the development and oversight of Behavioral Health Integration and Community Engagement at Ampersand Health in Nashville, Tennessee. Before moving to Nashville in 2013, she worked at Southcentral Foundation (SCF) in Anchorage for nine years, where she oversaw the implementation and expansion of behavioral health integration into the primary care system. SCF received the SAMSHA Science and Service Award in 2009 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2011 for their innovative, relationship-based approach to health care. Ms. Bradley provides training, consultation, and results-driven solutions for organizations around the US. In addition, she supports individuals and teams in personal and professional improvement. She received two undergraduate degrees at the University of Hawaii and a masters degree from Webster University in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.​ the last seven years, she has led process improvement efforts throughout multiple health care organizations, including the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, in Madison; Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego; and Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, in Alberta, Canada. She has a particular interest in gathering data from information systems and converting this data into useful tools and strategies for improvement. Currently, while primarily working independently, Ms. Weber frequently partners with health care consulting firms and organizations. She earned her Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality in October 2015.​​
Kirsten Meisinger.jpgKirsten Meisinger, MD, is the incoming Medical Staff President for the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and current Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Meisinger is a Regional Medical Director at CHA and the CHA Site Visit Liaison. She has worked as a Family Doctor at CHA’s Union Square Family Health Center since 1999, and has been Medical Director of the site since 2008. Dr. Meisinger is the current National Faculty Co-Chair and New England Region Coach for the CMS “Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.” She has consulted extensively internationally on patient-centered medical home (PCMH) development. She has faculty appointments at Tufts University and Harvard Medical School, and is faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Meisinger was core faculty at FELUMA in the “Pos-Graduacao Em Gestao de Atencao Primaria Em Saude” a CHA-Unimed Course designing Patient Centered Medical Home Clinics in Brazil. Her work in Brazil continues with an IHI-FESP/SESCOOP collaboration to open 20 PCMH sites in the Sao Paulo region. She works in Sydney, Australia, with WentWest, Ltd., on Medical Home Development and in Nicaragua with the AMOS Foundation and Superemos.
Karen Funk.jpgKaren Funk, MD, MPPhas been a family physician at Clinica’s Lafayette Clinic since 2004 and took on the role of Assistant Medical Director in 2012. Dr. Funk graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College where she spent a year at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She went on to the University of Chicago where she graduated with honors with a Masters degree in Public Policy. Following graduate school, Dr. Funk served as the Quality Improvement Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Greater Chicago. Somewhere along the way, someone convinced Karen that she would be a great physician and in 2001 she received her M.D. from the University of Illinois. Dr. Funk was a Albert Schweitzer Fellow. This involved working with a Community Health Center in Chicago providing group based education to teens on obesity prevention, healthy sexuality and pregnancy prevention. With family ties in Colorado and a growing family, Karen completed her residency in Family Medicine at Rose Medical Center.  After 9 years of part-time practice while partnering with her husband John in  the early years of raising 3 amazing children, she joined the executive team at Clinica Family Health as Vice-President of Clinical Services.
Kathy Duncan.pngKathy D. Duncan, RN, Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), oversees multiple areas of content, directs multiple virtual multiple learning webinar series.  Most recently she  served as Faculty for the AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Improvement Leadership Fellowship (ILF).  The ILF provides multi-faceted resources to support the learning and dissemination of improvement methods and tools. 
Ms. Duncan also directed content development and spread expertise for IHI’s Project JOINTS, an initiative funded by the Federal Government to study adoption of evidenced-based practices.  In 10 US States, Project JOINTS spread three evidence-based pre-and perioperative practices to reduce the risk of surgical site infections in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.  
Previously, she 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. In addition to her leadership on the field team during the Campaign, Ms. Duncan was the content lead for several interventions in IHI’s 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns.  She also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Resuscitation, 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.