Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C
Dr. Everett is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) and in the Department of Population Sciences at Duke University. She serves as the Director of the Clinical Research Unit for the DFMCH. Dr. Everett is also a practicing PA at a local non-profit that serves the primary care needs of people recovering from substance abuse and addiction.
Dr. Everett’s research initiatives focus on healthcare team design and the impact on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes. Recent work has focused on defining primary care how they work together, and how they relate to outcomes for patients with diabetes.
Nationally, Christine has served on a range of governmental and non-governmental groups, including the Healthy People 2010 Workgroup, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Primary Care Team Workforce Models Workgroup, and the American Academy of Physician Assistant Research Council. She is currently the Associate Editor for Research for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Samuel G. Johnson, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCCP
Dr. Johnson serves as the Associate Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in Washington, D.C. In this role, he helps lead interprofessional engagement and research efforts aimed at optimizing the value and impact of pharmacist board certification.
Prior to joining BPS in 2017, he served as the Director of Health Policy and Interprofessional Affairs for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). In that position, he was responsible for leading the work of ACCP in analyzing, developing, implementing, and promoting policies and programs to advance clinical pharmacy and its practitioners in progressive health care delivery systems at the national level.
Christine Bechtel is a well-known consumer advocate and the co-founder of X4 Health, a purpose-driven organization working to implement the Quadruple Aim of better health, better care, lower costs and better experiences for patients, families and professionals. Bechtel is a nationally recognized expert in patient-centered care, patient and family engagement, health IT, and quality improvement. Christine and the X4 team are the driving force behind 3rd Conversation, a program that is exploring ways to reinvent the provider-patient relationship as the foundation of meaningful systems change. The 3rd Conversation is working to put patients and clinicians back at the center of decision making, so they can build a system that actually creates health. An avid golfer, she lives in Maryland.
Norman B. Kahn, Jr., MD, CPE
Norman Kahn MD completed ten years as Executive Vice-president and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). CMSS represents 43 medical specialty societies with an aggregate membership of 800,000 physicians in the United States. CMSS and its member societies prioritized facilitating a culture of performance improvement in practice and modeling professionalism.
CMSS’ primary focus on performance improvement was through the development and maturation of specialty society clinical data registries. CMSS’ focus on professionalism included altruism (putting the needs of patients first, including shared decision making), professional self-regulation (such as the CMSS Code for Interaction with Companies), and transparency (such as participation in the legislative and regulatory processes of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, now CMS’ Open Payments program).
In 2017, with Lois Margaret Nora MD JD MBA, Dr. Kahn Co-chaired the Planning Committee for the “Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future” Commission.
Dr. Kahn currently serves as Convener of the Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education (CCCE), a coalition of 28 national organizations in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistants and social workers, addressing the opioid epidemic through the continuing education of health professionals.
Lisa Kidd, a Philadelphia native, mother and grandmother, parlayed her love of helping others, administrative experience, vast knowledge of resources, and personal experience with type 2 diabetes, into a career as a Community Health Worker. Ms. Kidd provides patients of the University of Pennsylvania Health System that reside in West and Southwest Philadelphia with resources, advocacy, and assistance navigating available services. She is a member of the IMPACT Inpatient Health Care team. Ms. Kidd especially advocates for better management of type 2 diabetes through the correct mix of diet, medications and smarter choices.
Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, began her appointment as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) in 2009. Since then, she has launched a comprehensive strategic plan to position NHWSN at the forefront of nursing research and policy. Under her leadership, the school has risen from its No. 26 ranking in 2011 to its current position as No. 4 in US News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Nursing Schools” guide.
Dean McCauley is a thought leader at the intersection of environmental science and nursing. In 2015, she secured the largest NIH research grant in the school’s history—$5 million to develop The Children’s Environmental Health Center at Emory. Dean McCauley is an advocate for worker’s rights, occupational health, and environmental protections and has been called upon for Capitol Hill testimony regarding these issues. Additionally, she is an active elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). She is a sought-after expert with features across nationally syndicated outlets such as Time, NPR, The Weather Channel, and Business Week.