Honoring Our Heroes: Prioritizing Healthcare Workforce Well-Being
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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of our healthcare workers and exacerbated worrisome trends of increasing burnout. While healthcare workers were applauded as “heroes,” heroes are human and fragile, and our health systems and society need to value and prioritize their well-being. On the heels of National Geographic’s release of “The First Wave” and President Biden’s signature of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, thought leaders, innovators and global humanitarian Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar joined together in this seminar to discuss what we can each do to support the health of those who keep us healthy.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Global Peace Ambassador and Humanitarian; Founder, Art of Living Foundation
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 156 countries, Gurudev has reached an estimated 500 million people. Gurudev has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.
J. Corey Feist, J.D., M.B.A., Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation
J. Corey Feist, J.D., M.B.A. is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience. Feist is the Co-Founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and he recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the medical group practice of UVA Health comprised of 1,200+ physicians and advanced practice providers. Feist also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the UVA Darden School of Business where he recently taught a course entitled “Managing in a Pandemic: The Challenge of COVID-19.″ Feist is also the Chair of the Board of the Charlottesville Free Clinic. He holds his Master’s in Business Administration from the UVA Darden School of Business, his Juris Doctorate from Penn State Dickinson School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.
Courteney Monroe, President, National Geographic Global Television Networks
Courteney Monroe is president of National Geographic Global Television Networks. She oversees global programming, operations and marketing for the portfolio of National Geographic channels around the world, which includes National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Monroe is responsible for all operations, including the development and production of branded content, of National Geographic Studios, the in-house television production unit.
Under her leadership, the network has garnered more critical acclaim and awards recognition than ever before. For the 2018 Emmys, National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD received a combined 18 nominations, including nods for critically acclaimed documentary film JANE and for the scripted anthology series GENIUS: PICASSO. The network took home an impressive five creative arts Emmy awards. GENIUS: PICASSO won for cinematography and sound mixing for a limited series or movie, JANE won for directing and cinematography for a nonfiction program and LIFE BELOW ZERO won for cinematography for a reality program. Nat Geo became the first network in history to garner three cinematography Emmy awards in one year. And most recently, award-winning FREE SOLO — Alex Honnold’s thrilling, unflinching free climb of El Capitan — won both the Academy Award and BAFTA for best documentary feature.
Rob McGregor, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Akron Children's Hospital
Rob McGregor, M.D., is the chief medical officer of Akron Children’s Hospital. He oversees Med Staff affairs, medical education, provider recruitment and contracting, the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and shares oversight of population health as well as the Advanced Practice Center and Director. Every medical chair and service line director ultimately reports to him. Dr. McGregor serves as a voting member of Akron Children’s Hospital Board of Directors and sits on multiple board committees including: Finance, Governance, Ethics and Credentials. He still actively practices medicine as a pediatric hospitalist (inpatient pediatrician). He currently holds the rank of professor of pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Dr. McGregor helped stand up a new 501C-3 providing free, confidential, non-EMR-using wellness counseling for medical staff members and trainees of Akron Children’s and Summa Health systems – Akron Physician Wellness Initiative (APWI). He is the first chair of the board of this new not-for-profit. He also serves on the Board of Inclusioneers, Inc. He is a member of Leadership Akron Class of 32. Dr. McGregor is active in Akron Rotary and served as president from 2020-2021.
Hemant Sharma, M.D., M.H.S., Co-Chair, Clinician Well-Being, Children's National Hospital
Hemant Sharma, M.D., M.H.S., is chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Hospital. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine, and the director of the Food Allergy Program at Children’s National. He has served as the site director of the Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program with the National Institutes of Health. He is director of the FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) Clinical Network site at Children’s National.
His areas of clinical, advocacy and research interest include health disparities in pediatric food allergy. Due to his efforts on behalf of the food allergy community, he received the 2016 FARE Vision Award. Dr. Sharma is also passionate about advancing the well-being of healthcare workers and creating a culture that enhances their professional fulfillment. He co-leads the Clinician Well-Being Program at Children’s National, which is a member of the Stanford Healthcare Provider Wellness Academic Consortium.
Dr. Sharma has been instrumental in implementing innovative and evidence-based interventions to improve clinician fulfillment, and he has published and spoken nationally on this topic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, serving as vice-chair of the Integrative Medicine Committee and co-chair of the Clinician Wellness Workgroup.
Christiane Corriveau, M.D., M.Ed., Co-Chair, Clinician Well-Being, Children's National Hospital
Christiane Corriveau, M.D., M.Ed., is a pediatric intensive care physician at Children's National Hospital. Dr. Corriveau's interests include medical education, faculty and organizational development, and well-being. She is the co-chair of the Clinician Well-Being Program at Children’s National. At Children's National, Dr. Corriveau, along with her co-chair Hemant Sharma, M.D., has been leading the medical staff effort for well-being since 2018. The Clinician Well-Being Program has been instrumental in bringing evidence-based programming such as Peer Support, Commensality and SKY Breath-based workshops to Children’s National staff to enhance well-being and reduce burnout.
Dr. Corriveau is an alumna of Stanford Medical School’s inaugural Chief Wellness Officer course. Children’s National is a member of the Stanford Physician Academic Consortium where Dr. Corriveau is member of the Scientific Board. Dr. Corriveau’s work has been recognized at the local, regional and national levels.
Tonya Vidal Kinlow, M.P.A., Vice President, Community Engagement, Advocacy and Government Affairs, Children's National Hospital
Tonya Vidal Kinlow, M.P.A., is vice president of Community Engagement, Advocacy & Government Affairs at Children’s National Hospital. She leads Children's National local and national advocacy and education efforts under the umbrella of the Child Health Advocacy Institute. She also works with federal and local government stakeholders to ensure that the needs of children are kept in the forefront of the development of policies and regulations.
Prior to joining Children’s National in 2014, Ms. Kinlow was the vice president of Government Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the National Capital Area. She has spent 25 years leading and managing government relations for associations and healthcare payers including the District of Columbia Hospital Association, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the National Medical Association.
As a prominent community leader, Ms. Kinlow has held a number of elected and volunteer leadership positions with Washington, D.C., metropolitan area community organizations. Her advocacy on behalf of children extends beyond her work in healthcare. Ms. Kinlow is a former member of the D.C. Board of Education and was the first ombudsman for D.C. Public Schools. In both roles, she fought to make sure all District children had access to quality, free public education. She currently holds board membership roles with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, the Greater Washington Urban League., and the Consumer Health Foundation, and is also co-chair of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta GEMS.
Ms. Kinlow received her master’s degree in public administration from American University and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University of New Orleans, LA.
Chris Albert, Executive Vice President, Global Communications Events and Talent Relations, Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content
Chris Albert is the executive vice president of Global Communications and Talent Relations for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content. He is responsible for developing and executing global consumer and trade communications strategies for the Disney Branded Television, National Geographic Content and National Geographic Documentary Films. His purview also includes linear channels, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO. Albert also leads both the talent relations department, which manages internal and external demands of on-air talent, and the events department that works across National Geographic and Disney Branded Television.
During his illustrious tenure at National Geographic, Albert and his team launched landmark campaigns for a multitude of shows, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature documentaries Free Solo and The Cave, Emmy®-nominated anthology series Genius, epic natural history series One Strange Rock, hit series The World According to Jeff Goldblum on Disney+, and highly rated series Uncharted: Gordon Ramsay, just to mention a few. Upcoming Nat Geo campaigns for Albert include blockbuster nonfiction series Welcome to Earth, hosted by Will Smith, on Disney+, and The Hot Zone: Anthrax, season two of the anthology series whose first season became the most-watched scripted series for National Geographic.
Albert’s leadership has guided the network’s awards strategy, resulting in more critical acclaim and awards recognition than ever before. At the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, National Geographic garnered 13 Primetime Emmy nominations, winning three. In 2019, Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning documentary Free Solo became the most Emmy-nominated documentary of the year, nabbing seven wins.
Michael Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., Pediatric Critical Care Physician; Child Advocate; Healthcare Executive; Senior Advisor
Michael Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., has served in several important healthcare and policy leadership roles: medical director, chief medical officer, children’s hospital president, professor of pediatrics and senior advisor for the federal COVID-19 response. Dr. Anderson spent the majority of his career as a pediatric intensivist and healthcare administrator at Case Western Reserve and UH/Rainbow Babies and Children’s in Cleveland, serving as chief medical officer for the 15 hospital UH system from 2008 to 2016. He also served as the inaugural president of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals from 2016 to 2020, where he focused on program integration, leadership recruitment and novel program development.
He currently serves as a senior advisor at HHS/ASPR in Washington, D.C., focused on COVID-19 therapeutics and helping drive a pediatric-focused response agenda. Dr. Anderson has also taken on the role of senior advisor at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., focused on pandemic response, leadership development and strategic planning.
Previously, he served as vice-chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, as President George W. Bush’s appointee. In 2014, Dr. Anderson was appointed by the Obama administration to chair the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters at HHS. In addition, he has chaired an IOM task force on pediatric readiness and published on both critical care and disaster topics.
Jeane Garcia Davis, M.S.N./M.P.H., RN
Jeane Garcia Davis, M.S.N., M.P.H., RN, is a public health practitioner committed to equitable, evidence-based health policy and programming among marginalized populations globally. She currently serves as a senior advisor with the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. There, she drives the Health Worker Well-Being Initiative together with an inspiring team to amplify voices and local solutions, build strategic partnerships, and translate reliable scientific information into product and policy development.
She was previously based in Queens, New York, working with the Medical Reserve Corps as an emergency department and community health nurse during the first wave of COVID-19. Prior to this, she worked in Beijing, China with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Global HIV & TB and community partners to evaluate and strengthen programs and local policy. She has also worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) based in Kabul, Afghanistan evaluating gender, health and education programs with host government and international agencies.
Garcia Davis has recruited RNs for deployment on Ebola response teams to West Africa. While based in Durban, South Africa, she served as adjunct faculty and coordinated a research partnership in a district hospital TB ward with Johns Hopkins University and South African Medical Research Council; this resulted in improved TB/HIV side effect management, patient outcomes and policy change.