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Tim Porter-O’Grady

Chair

DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS
Senior Partner, TPOG Associates LLC
Chair, Board of Trustees

Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady is currently senior partner-health systems for TPOG Associates LLC, an Atlanta-based international health consulting practice. Tim is an advanced practice nurse in geriatrics/wound specialties and holds three doctorates. He has been Clinical Professor, Leadership Scholar at The Ohio State University, College of Nursing and also Professor and Innovations Scholar at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation for the past 10 years, and is currently Clinical Professor at Emory University, School of Nursing. He is nationally/internationally recognized as an expert/futurist in clinical health systems, leadership, professional governance, and health systems innovation. Dr. Porter-O’Grady has consulted with over 600 clinical systems world-wide and has lectured at well over 1000 settings globally. He has authored/co-authored 26 books and over 200 publications and is a 9-time winner of the AJN “Book of the Year Award”. Tim is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a clinical fellow in the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. Tim is currently Chair of the Board of the American Nurses Foundation and Board member of St. Joseph’s Mercy Care of Atlanta, a community health system for the underserved and homeless. He also serves on the editorial boards of five proctored healthcare journals. Tim has received numerous awards including the AONE Lifetime Achievement Award, ANA Luther Christman Health Leadership Award, and the AACN Healthcare Pioneer Award just to name a few. He participated in the federal grant project for initiating St Joseph’s Mercy Care of Atlanta some 30 years ago and guided its implementation. He still serves there today as a practicing clinical wound specialist in the Mercy Care Street Medicine program.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Inaugural Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, OH where she was Dean from 1982 to 1997. She holds an adjunct position as professor in the Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. She earned a BSN from Georgetown University, an MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from The Ohio State University, a PhD in Nursing from New York University, and an MBA from CWRU. In May1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from her alma mater, Georgetown University. In 2016, she was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

She was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1981 and a fellow in the National Academies of Practice in 1996. She has received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18+ times; the Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award; The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumna Award; Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; and New York University Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award. In 2002, Dr. Fitzpatrick received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award for her sustained commitment and contributions to the development of the discipline. In 2003, she received the STTI Lucie Kelly Mentor Award. In the year 2007, she served as a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork (Cork, Ireland). In 2010, she received the Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Zoila D. Escobar

Secretary / Treasurer

President, AltaMed Foundation
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
AltaMed Health Services
Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Zoila D. Escobar has an extensive history in the health care arena both in program design and implementation as well as in the area of fundraising and policy development. Ms. Escobar’s experience with community health centers began when she joined AltaMed Health Services Corporation in 1979 as part of the Teen Advocacy Project. There she served as a teen advocate/peer counselor, and later became project coordinator. 

Ms. Escobar’s administrative experience includes working with AIDS Project Los Angeles, as program director of the first “Latinas and AIDS” program in Los Angeles County.  At the UCLA Family Planning Clinic, Ms. Escobar served as clinic administrator for HIV services and later became the director of education and government affairs for the Arthritis Foundation.  Ms. Escobar was involved in policy work that led to the development of the Ryan White Act legislation and played a role in the inclusion of HIV/AIDS in the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation.  In 1991, Ms. Escobar served as technical assistant/international director for the World Health Organization in a joint project with the World Federation of Hemophilia.  During her tenure, Ms. Escobar developed and implemented a comprehensive training program to help physicians and other health care professionals improve Hemophilia and HIV Infection Health Care Systems and piloted the First “Hemophilia and AIDS” workshop in Santiago, Chile. This training model has been replicated in Sao Paulo, Brazil; New Delhi, India; Budapest, Hungry; and Warsaw, Poland. The Chilean Government credited Ms. Escobar with the development of a separate HIV Testing program form for the blood bank system making the Chilean blood-supply safer. She is also responsible for the introduction of the first 15 million units of factor into Chile’s hemophilia treatment system of care.

Ms. Escobar’s experience in the area of fund development dates back to 1984 when she joined the staff of the American Cancer Society - San Diego Unit (ACS) as the director of development for special populations for South Bay and Imperial Counties where she was responsible for all fundraising components directed at minority communities, including the recruiting and staffing of 13 volunteer committees to plan and implement special events, direct mail, telephone and door-to-door campaigns, and individual gifts.  While at ACS, Ms. Escobar helped to develop a national policy in the areas of uterine and breast cancer screening, smoking cessation, and HIV/AIDS for Spanish-speaking populations. 

She served as co-chair of the first “Bi-national U.S./Mexico AIDS Conference,” the “Latino Artists against AIDS” Art Show, and the “Big Sisters of Los Angeles - Latina Advisory Dinner and Gala” fund-raising committees.  Ms. Escobar also provided leadership as a member of the fundraising committees for events such as “The National Latino AIDS Teleconference,” the first Latino HIV Fundraising Gala “A la Vida,” and “The Surgeon General’s Hispanic/Latino Health Initiative Regional Conference.”

Ms. Escobar returned to AltaMed Health Services in 1992. Under Ms. Escobar’s leadership, her department conducts the functions of corporate strategic planning, implementation and tracking of business and development plans, public and private fundraising, compliance, and marketing. AltaMed consistently raises more than $25 million annually.  Additionally, she provides marketing oversight for all AltaMed’s product lines, with a bottom line average contribution to the organization of $22.4 Million per year.

Ms. Escobar received the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation Woman of the Year award in 2007. She was also recognized for her contributions to health by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Latina Business Women Association in 2008 and the Latino Spirit Awards of the California Latino Legislative Caucus in 2011.

Ms. Escobar has served as LA Area Coordinator the Health Initiative of the Americas responsible for organizing a Bi-National Health Week - Health Awareness Campaign aimed at immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala who are working in the United States or Canada, and was one of the primary architects of Health Care Summit and Professional Exchange held in Mexico City in February 2003.

Ms. Escobar holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Services Administration and a Master’s Degree from the University of La Verne.

Paul W. Abramowitz

PharmD, ScD (Hon), FASHP
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Paul W. Abramowitz is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  

Prior to joining ASHP in September 2011, Dr. Abramowitz worked in hospitals and health-systems for 34 years. He served as Associate Hospital Director for Professional Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He also held prior positions as Director of Pharmacy and Associate Professor at the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Abramowitz received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Indiana University, a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, a Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan, and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

In addition to serving as Treasurer of ASHP from 2007-10 and as ASHP President in 1993-94, he chaired the Board of: the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center. 

Dr. Abramowitz has actively combined practice, teaching, and research throughout his career.  He has lectured and published extensively focusing on the effect that quality pharmacy care can have on improving outcomes of care and reducing costs, developing new care models, reducing adverse drug events, and expanding comprehensive pharmacy care to the ambulatory setting.

He was a recipient of the John W. Webb Lecture Award in 2000 and the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award in 2009, health-systems pharmacy’s highest honor. In 1990, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, in 2010, the Alumni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and in 2013 the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Toledo. In 2015, he was recognized as one of Washington’s Trending Association Leaders by Bisnow.

Currently, Dr. Abramowitz serves on the boards of the American Nurses Foundation and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  He is Professor-Emeritus at the University of Iowa.

Gregory A. Adams

Executive Vice President
Group President
Kaiser Permanente

Gregory A. Adams is executive vice president and group president of Kaiser Permanente, reporting to the chairman and CEO. He has national oversight and responsibility for all eight Kaiser Permanente regions, serving over 12 million members and operating 39 hospitals and more than 690 medical office facilities with annual operating revenues of $72 billion. Adams's accountabilities also include leading Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare care delivery strategy, national pharmacy operations, national patient care services and delivery system planning. Additionally, he also has responsibility for the organization’s partnership with the National Basketball Association, the league’s first-ever health care partnership.

Adams was appointed to his current position in April of 2016. Prior to his appointment as national group president, Adams served as president of the Northern California Region for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc starting in April of 2008. He served as one of three group presidents from January 2011 to April 2016, when the roles were consolidated into a single national leader. In addition to his group president responsibilities, he serves on the organization's National Executive Team and Executive Committee.

Adams has over 30 years of leadership experience as a senior health care executive and strategic consultant. He started his career with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California in 1999 and has held a number of executive leadership positions within the organization. In the Southern California Region, he served as senior vice president and service area manager of the Tri-Central area and chief operating officer for the region. In 2007 he moved to Northern California, where he was associate regional president and chief operating officer before being named president.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Adams held several executive roles in the health care industry, providing strategic and operational leadership for hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout the country. He was senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Catholic Healthcare West in Southern California; president and CEO of St. Bernadine Medical Center in San Bernardino, California; chief operating officer for Baptist Healthcare System of Southeast Texas; and director of Critical Care Services for the Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He also owned a health care firm that provided strategic and operational improvement consulting for health care organizations.

Adams is past chair of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees and serves on the executive committee. He is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the Executive Leadership Council, also serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Adams has a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and a master’s degree in nursing administration from Wichita State University.

Karen Daley

PhD, RN, FAAN
Immediate Past President
American Nurses Association

From 2010 to 2014, Karen Daley served as president of the American Nurses Association, the nation’s largest nursing organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and the Massachusetts Center for Nursing and has served on the boards of ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the ANA-PAC. She is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the American Nurses Foundation and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Daley spent more than 25 years in clinical practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and served as a project principal for the Nurses Education Hepatitis C Project funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as well as a project coordinator for a trauma research study conducted by the Harvard Injury Control Center at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Daley holds a diploma in nursing from Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Curry College, a master’s in public health from Boston University School of Public Health, and a master’s in science and PhD in nursing from Boston College. 

She has been honored for her outstanding leadership and excellence in practice, including being recognized as a living nurse legend by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses.  In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her advocacy work in needlestick prevention. In 2011, Dr. Daley was listed among Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Health Care” and, in 2013, was selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” Dr. Daley is also the recipient of two honorary doctorates.

Laura Leigh Ferrio

MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
Chief Advancement Officer and President, Keystone Board
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Laura Ferrio is a creative executive with vast clinical, managerial and executive experience.

For more than 30 years, Laura has served the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. In her current role as Chief Advancement Officer and President of the Keystone Board, she leads philanthropy and development efforts for AbilityLab, increasing annual direct contributions, endowments and restricted funding. Funds support research and specialized programing within the state-of-the-art Shirley Ryan AbilityLab — the first-ever “translational” research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, 24/7, surrounding patients, discovering new approaches and applying (or “translating”) research real time.

Laura began her career with the organization as a Nurse Intern, eventually working her way up to Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Patient Care and Services. In that role, she influenced decision-making in every clinical area, including patient-care units, therapy and research laboratories and ancillary departments. She also spearheaded efforts that resulted in AbilityLab receiving the Prestigious Magnet® Recognition — the first rehabilitation hospital in the country to secure this designation in recognition of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The extensive process for application that Laura developed and implemented laid the groundwork at the hospital for receiving three successive Magnet® designations, a distinction achieved by only 3 percent of all U.S. hospitals for nursing care.

With philanthropic seed funding, Laura co-founded the AbilityLab’s LIFE Center, which now houses the largest collection of patient education and consumer health resources for people with functional impairments.

Laura holds a BS in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, as well as an MBA and MS in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. She also completed a Fellowship for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong champion for nurses, Laura serves on the board of the American Nurses Foundation. She is the past president of both the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources. She was named the Illinois Nurse Leader of the Year in 2004 and received a governor appointment to serve on the Illinois Board of Nursing, a role which she held for a decade (2004-2014). In addition, Laura received the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Health & Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University.

Kathleen Gallo

PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer
Northwell Health
Dean and Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Gallo is senior vice president and chief learning officer for Northwell Health. Under her leadership, the Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health’s corporate university, and the Patient Safety Institute were created to transform the health system into a learning organization by strategically focusing on workforce development. Dr. Gallo is the founding dean of the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Dr. Gallo is responsible for leadership development throughout the organization as well as the creation and implementation of a comprehensive learning strategy.

Within Northwell Health, Dr. Gallo has served as system director for emergency medicine and vice president for emergency medical services. She has more than 25 years experience in emergency nursing, having held a variety of clinical and administrative positions in tertiary care hospitals on Long Island. 

Dr. Gallo serves on the advisory board for the Executive Program in Work-based Learning Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and is the former chair of the Quality Committee for the Council for Accreditation, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Gallo is an associate professor of science education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and an associate adjunct professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.  She served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Program from 2003-2005 and also served on the advisory board for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) from 2004-2010. In addition, she has held several regional posts for emergency medical services and emergency nursing. 

A noted author and speaker, Dr. Gallo has collaborated with Dr. Lawrence Smith in a Springer publication entitled, Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation: An Interprofessional Learning Model. She also speaks on a wide range of topics including “Future Workforce Requirements,” “Preparing Tomorrow’s Clinicians for Tomorrow’s Healthcare System,” “Enhancing Patient Safety Through Interprofessional Education and Collaboration,” “Heralding in a New Era: Patient Safety at the Forefront,” “Transforming Healthcare into Higher Reliability Organizations,” and “Creating a Culture of Safety: Lessons Learned from Aviation.”

Dr. Gallo is a member of the AACN-AONE Advisory Committee, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, DNP Founders Circle, the American Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees, the National Advisory Council for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and previously served on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Futures Task Force and National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. She was also inducted into the 2005 Hall of Fame at Adelphi University School of Nursing, received the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and in 2018 was honored as a Living Legend by Adelphi University. Dr. Gallo was profiled by Chief Learning Officer magazine for their July/August 2018 cover story and was listed among the Notable Women in Healthcare by Crain’s New York Business for 2018.

Dr. Gallo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Excelsior College, University of the State of New York; a Master of Science (Nursing) degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; a PhD (Nursing) from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; and a Master of Business Administration, also from Adelphi University.

Brian Graves

Vice President, Sales
Hospital IQ

Brian Graves has been a leader in Healthcare IT for over 25 years having held a variety of positions with vendors such as MEDITECH, Pyxis, Picis, Kronos and most recently Connance, spanning Sales, Marketing, Business Development and service delivery.

Mr. Graves has been a speaker over the last 10 years with the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) delivering content on topics including workforce management innovation, predictive analytic best practices, 501r, revenue cycle management and nurse staffing and scheduling. 

Mr. Graves has published content in healthcare industry publications, including HFM magazine, Revenue Cycle Strategist, and Healthcare IT News.

Today, Mr. Graves is helping to rapidly grow a leader in operational analytics, Hospital IQ. Hospital IQ provides an operations management software platform that gives hospitals and health systems the visibility and actionable insights they need to make informed, data-driven decisions that improve patient access, clinical outcomes and financial performance.

Mr. Graves received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1990, graduating with honors and having majored in Communications and Psychology. He maintains memberships in HIMSS and HFMA.

Richard A. Hachten II

FACHE, retired
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alegent Creighton Health
Former Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations
Catholic Health Initiatives

Richard Hachten became Alegent Creighton Health’s president in 1996, and CEO in 2009.  Before retiring in 2013, he contributed significantly to leading the region’s largest integrated healthcare system on an ambitious track of pioneering leadership, quality, and innovation. Alegent Creighton Health, now known as CHI Health, is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system with more than 1,500 physicians and 10,000 employees and six metropolitan medical centers, including an academic medical center affiliated with Creighton University, five regional hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, a free-standing psychiatric facility and Alegent Creighton Clinic with 100 locations and more than 475 providers in Nebraska and Iowa. Sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives, Alegent Creighton Health also has collaborative affiliations with hundreds of other healthcare providers in the region.

Prior to his role at Alegent, he served as president of Bergan Mercy Medical Center from 1991 to 1995. In 1995, he was appointed president of Bergan Mercy Health System with responsibilities for both Bergan Mercy and Mercy hospitals. With the consolidation of Bergan Mercy Health System with Immanuel Medical Center in January 1996, he became president of Alegent Health. He also served as chief executive officer for six years at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California, and was a leader, including CEO, of Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia for 12 years.

Mr. Hachten received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1967. He completed his master’s in business administration in 1969 at UCLA. He has served as a board member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Hospice House, and the Omaha Symphony. He has actively participated in many healthcare organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association.

Lee Ann Kimak

BA, MBA, JD, PMP
Vice President Meningococcal Franchise, Vaccines
Pfizer Inc.

Lee Ann Kimak has more than 20 years of experience across healthcare encompassing medical devices, drugs, and vaccines. She started her career in analytical chemistry at Exxon Research & Engineering then transitioned to marketing at Johnson & Johnson where she launched a new sterilization device. She also held several roles of increasing responsibility in marketing while working on women’s healthcare brands at Ethicon. She later led a global, cross functional team for a pharmaceutical company based in Milan, Italy to define the global commercialization strategy for a late Phase three drug. 

During her tenure at Wyeth, now Pfizer, Ms. Kimak was responsible for the launch of Wyeth.com before moving into her role as Senior Director, US Operations. In this role, she provided operational support for a $9B US commercial structure including a sales force of 3,000 and more than 18 pharmaceutical brands. She led the five-year strategic planning process with the US Management Team in this role resulting in the evolution of Wyeth’s commercial structure to be more customer-focused, drive revenue growth, and reduce operating expenses. 

She was then promoted to Executive Director, Premarin Family Marketing where she ran greater than $1B Wyeth US women’s healthcare franchise, growing the market for these mature products through innovative marketing and sales strategies. Lee Ann was named Wyeth’s HBA Rising Star in 2007 and received the President’s Achievement Award. Since joining Pfizer, Ms. Kimak has been the only employee to be voted the Great Manager Award for two consecutive years.

Ms. Kimak is also active in community leadership.  She was accepted into the Forum of Executive Women of Philadelphia. She is the founder and immediate past president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) which she helped to grow to more than 1,000 members in three years.

She also served on the Board of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Initiative. This initiative supports adolescent girls through community and school-based activities that focus on helping girls build self-esteem honor their bodies and maintain healthy relationships with their peers. The Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow program supports attitudes and behaviors related to the “six pillars of character” – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Kathleen Malloch

PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
President
Kathy Malloch Leadership Systems

Dr. Kathy Malloch is a recognized expert in leadership and the development of effective evidence-based processes and systems for patient care. Her uncanny focus on accountability and results is the hallmark of her practice. Her expertise has been useful to many organizations across the country.

A nationally known writer and speaker, Dr. Malloch has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. Kathy has published extensively in proctored health journals. She is a frequent presenter and author on leadership topics, healthcare innovation, professional nursing practice, and patient classification systems.

Dr. Malloch served as the first program director for the Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Master’s in Healthcare Innovation program. This innovative, multidisciplinary program is the first of its kind in the country. She continues to teach in the leadership of innovation track in the nursing doctoral program at Arizona State University. Most recently, Dr. Malloch and Dr. Porter-O’Grady created the Executive DNP Program at OSU-College of Nursing, Columbus, OH.

Dr. Malloch is the designer of the Expert Nurse Estimation Patient Classification System (ENEPCS), an innovative model to integrate the role of the professional nurse in daily nurse-patient staffing to achieve the best outcomes. In 2008, ENEPCS was purchased by API Healthcare, a GE Company.

Dr. Malloch is a graduate of Wayne State University, College of Nursing, received an MBA from Oakland University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing.

Currently Dr. Malloch also serves as:

  • Past-President of the Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Clinical Professor, Ohio State University, College of Nursing
  • Senior Consultant for Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates

Wilhelmina M. Manzano

MA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President | Chief Nurse Executive Chief Quality Officer
NewYork-Presbyterian
Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs
Columbia University School of Nursing

Wilhelmina Manzano is the senior vice president & chief nursing executive as well as the chief quality officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital & Health Care System (NYP). Prior to that, she held various positions at NYP including senior vice president & chief operating officer at NYP/ Allen Hospital and vice president for nursing & patient care services NYP/ Columbia. As CNE & CQO for NYP, Ms. Manzano provides leadership for the Departments of Nursing and oversees quality, patient safety, performance improvement, value analytics, infection prevention & control functions, and the Joint Commission and regulatory compliance activities across 11 sites.

Ms. Manzano provides system-wide leadership in the development and implementation of strategies to facilitate a patient-centered approach to care. Ms. Manzano leads the system’s Center for Professional Nursing Practice to ensure hospital-wide nursing education, leadership & staff development and promotion and advancement of nursing through evidence-based nursing practice and research.  She also serves as assistant dean for clinical affairs and adjunct clinical assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York.

Her volunteer leadership includes service on the board of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR); Columbia University School of Nursing, New York University College of Nursing and Women United in Philanthropy (United Way of NY).

Ms. Manzano is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau, the Philippine Nurses Association of America, and the Health Management Academy CNO Forum and is a fellow in The New York Academy of Medicine.  She earned her Board Certification in Nursing Administration, Advanced (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Ms. Manzano received her undergraduate and master’s in nursing administration and her advanced graduate certificate in Human Resources from New York University and is a fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ahrin Mishan

Executive Director
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Ahrin Mishan is the executive director of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, one of the nation’s leading philanthropies focused on Nursing and the role it plays in improving the health of patients, families and communities.  He oversees the Foundation's grant-making efforts which focus primarily on the education of nurse innovators and on the advancement of leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that target the needs of vulnerable populations. Ahrin serves on the American Nurse Association’s Innovation Advisory Board; was a member of the steering committee of the National Nurse Funder’s Collaborative; and served as co-lead of the New York Future of Nursing Action Coalition.  He is also a trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as the Spence School. He holds a Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California, as well as a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from New York University.

Marian Shaughnessy

Founder MKSLA
Consultant

Marian Shaughnessy is the founder of MKSLA in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and serves as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Marian K. Shaughnessy Leadership Academy at the School. She has held leadership board positions in a wide number of Cleveland non-profits and is a current member of the board of the University of Hospitals Medical Center of Cleveland where she is vice chair of the Quality and Professional Committee and a member of the Clinical Council Board, University Hospital Medical Group. She also serves on the advisory committee for the Notre Dame School of Nursing. She helped launch the national Nurses on Boards Coalition in an effort to give a nursing perspective to America’s board rooms.

Her nursing career includes leadership positions and consulting in perioperative care delivery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lakewood and Cleveland Metropolitan Hospitals.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Association of Operating Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau.

Ms. Shaughnessy received her BSN from Indiana University School of Nursing and her MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Tom Tefft

Consultant

Tom Tefft was the Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s $2B Neuromodulation business from 2009 to 2016 where he oversaw the research and development, operations, and sales and marketing for products used in the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, overactive bladder and urinary retention, and ... gastroparesis. Prior to this role Tefft held numerous finance leadership roles at Medtronic including Vice President Corporate Controller, Vice President Finance for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business and Vice President and Controller for Europe, Africa and Middle East based in Belgium and Switzerland.  Tefft spent 10 years at Price Waterhouse prior to joining Medtronic in 1992.

Tefft currently serves on the board of directors of American Family Insurance, several private med tech companies, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the American Nurses Foundation, and the Deans Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.  Tefft received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tefft and his wife Julie live outside St. Paul, MN and are parents of three adult children.

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