FACULTY

Get to know the clinicians and thought leaders who create and present coaching tips. 

FOUNDER

Practicing Excellence

STEPHEN BEESON, MD

As a successful family medicine physician, medical group leader, and clinician coach, Dr. Stephen Beeson’s has pioneered an approach to care for those who care for our communities by scaling coaching to every care team member.

He is the author of two national best-selling books, “Practicing Excellence: A Physician’s Manual to Exceptional Healthcare” and “Engaging Physicians: A Manual to Physician Partnership.” 

As the former Physician Director for the Sharp Experience at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, in San Diego, Dr. Beeson helped improve clinician performance in patient satisfaction from the sixth percentile to above the ninetieth percentile nationally, while the Medical Group was recognized with four Honoree Acclaim Awards from the AMGA as well as the Malcolm Baldrige Award.

Dr. Beeson founded the Practicing Excellence in 2013 and currently leads the development of curriculum within the Clinician Experience Project.

FACULTY

Marla Weston, RN, PhD, FAAN

Marla Weston, RN, PhD, FAAN

 

Senior Advisor, Nursing Experience Project, Practicing Excellence

CEO, Weston Consulting

 

Content: nursing excellence, well-being, transition to practice

MARK SHAPIRO, MD

MARK SHAPIRO, MD

 

Hospitalist Providence Medical Group – Sonoma County

Host & Producer of Explore The Space podcast; lead clinical faculty for the CEP

Content: hospital medicine, high-performing teams, patient experience

 

NEIL GOKAL, MD, FAAFP

NEIL GOKAL, MD, FAAFP

 

Family Medicine Physician

Medical Director of Clinical Education, Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare

 

Content: patient experience, clinical leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

Susan Leggett-Johnson, MD

Susan Leggett-Johnson, MD

 

Internal Medicine Physician Leadership and Burnout Prevention Coach, DEI & Belongings Implementor

PeakPath, LLC

 

Content: team collaboration, high-performing teams

MARK Hertling

MARK Hertling

 

CNN Analyst, Speaker, Leadership Consultant

Content: leadership, high-performing teams

 

TIM PORTER-O'GRADY, DM, EDD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

TIM PORTER-O'GRADY, DM, EDD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

 

Senior Partner, Health Systems Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Tucson, AZ

Clinical Professor, Emory University, Nursing

 

Content: nursing excellence

 

STEFANIE SIMMONS, MD, FACEP

STEFANIE SIMMONS, MD, FACEP

 

Emergency Medicine Physician

Vice President of Patient and Clinician Engagement, Envision Physician Services

Lead clinical faculty for the CEP

 

Content: emergency medicine, high performing teams, clinician well-being

 

COREY FEIST, JD

COREY FEIST, JD

 

President & Co-Founder

Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation

 

Content: well-being

JO SHAPIRO, MD, FACS

JO SHAPIRO, MD, FACS

 

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Content: clinician well-being

 

PANTEA VAHIDI, RN

PANTEA VAHIDI, RN

 

Healthcare Consultant, Founder Compassion Clinic

 

Content: high-performing teams, end-of-life care, well-being

 

DAN WEBERG, RN

DAN WEBERG, RN

 

Owner/Principal of Dr.NurseDan.com 

Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

 

Content: nursing excellence

 

SHIKHA JAIN, MD, FACP

SHIKHA JAIN, MD, FACP

 

Hematology and Oncology Physician | Assistant Professor of Medicine, division of Hematology and Oncology

University of Illinois Cancer Center, Chicago

 

Content: diversity, equity, and inclusion; patient experience

Lisa MacLean, MD

Lisa MacLean, MD

 

Psychiatrist 

Chief Clinical Wellness Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Content: clinician well-being, leadership, high performing teams

 

RANA AWDISH, MD FACP FCCP

RANA AWDISH, MD FACP FCCP

 

Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Specialist

Medical Director, Care Experience Director, 
Henry Ford Health System

Author of “In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope”

 

Content: clinician well-being, clinical leadership

 

MICHAEL L. WEAVER, MD, FACEP

MICHAEL L. WEAVER, MD, FACEP

 

Emergency Medicine Physician | President & CEO

Mission Vision Project KC

 

Content: diversity, equity, and inclusion; patient experience

 

ALICIA GONZALEZ, MD

ALICIA GONZALEZ, MD

 

Medical Director of Emergency Medicine

Marian Regional Medical Center

 

Content: well-being

DIKE DRUMMOND, MD

DIKE DRUMMOND, MD

 

Family Practice Physician

Founder & CEO, TheHappyMD.com

Author of “Stop Physician Burnout: What to Do When Working Harder Isn’t Working

Content: clinician well-being, high-performing teams

 

RENEE K DVERSDAL, MD

RENEE K DVERSDAL, MD

 

Hospitalist

CMO of Vave Health; Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

 

Content: hospital medicine

 

DIANE W. SHANNON, MD, MPH, ACC

DIANE W. SHANNON, MD, MPH, ACC

 

Primary Care Physician

 

Content: clinician well-being

 

PADDY BARRETT, MD

PADDY BARRETT, MD

 

Cardiologist

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

 

Content: clinician well-being, resilience, burnout

DARLA ADAMS, FNP-BC

DARLA ADAMS, FNP-BC

 

Family Nurse Practitioner

Southwest Medical, Optum

Content: telehealth, patient communication, high-performing teams

 

MEGAN FUNARI, MD

MEGAN FUNARI, MD

 

Neonatal Hospitalist Co-Chair OHSU Well-Being Leadership Team

Oregon Health & Science University

 

Content: peer support

 

Katie Lydon, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPXP

Katie Lydon, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPXP

 

Senior Director

NorthBay Healthcare

 

Content: high-performing teams, patient experience 

 

AMRUTI BORAD, DO

AMRUTI BORAD, DO

 

Clinic Medical Director, Provider Well-Being Working Group Director

UC San Diego Health

 

Content: high-performing teams

Perry Gee, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

Perry Gee, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

 

Nurse scientist, researcher, Clinical Informatics Specialist

Intermountain Healthcare

Content: well-being

 

Erika Clemens, MS OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC, NTMTC

Erika Clemens, MS OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC, NTMTC

 

Lead NICU Occupational Therapist,

San Diego, California

 

Content: patient experience

 

Sarah Bieber, LCSW

Sarah Bieber, LCSW

 

Licensed clinical social worker for brain health and memory disorders

San Diego, California

 

Content: patient experience

 

Nathalie Dougé

Nathalie Dougé

 

Independent hospitalist

Board of Directors,

Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation

 

Content: patient experience

Jennifer Schwartz, LMSW

Jennifer Schwartz, LMSW

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Content: patient experience

 

JACQUELYN M. BOWERS, MD

JACQUELYN M. BOWERS, MD

 

Director of Emergency Services OLHS, North LA

Ochsner Health System

 

Content: well-being

 

ALISON TOTHY, MD

ALISON TOTHY, MD

 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief Experience and Engagement Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

 

Content: patient experience, clinician well-being, service recovery

 

GABE CHABERNEAU, MD

GABE CHABERNEAU, MD

 

Family Physician Physician

Providence Health & Services | Founder & CTO, Fluent Systems

 

Content: scribe utilization, EHR optimization

SHERRY KROLL, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, CPXP

SHERRY KROLL, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, CPXP

 

Medical Director of Patient Experience

Hartford Healthcare Medical Group

Content: telehealth

 

CHRISSY QUARTUCCIO-CARRAN, DO

CHRISSY QUARTUCCIO-CARRAN, DO

 

Family Medicine Physician Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

The Valley Health System, part of OptumCare

 

Content: resident well-being

 

STEPHANIE CAO, MD, PGY-2

STEPHANIE CAO, MD, PGY-2

 

Family Medicine Resident Physician

The Valley Health System, part of OptumCare

 

Content: resident well-being

 

DANIEL L. MELTZER, MD, MPH, FACEP

DANIEL L. MELTZER, MD, MPH, FACEP

 

Emergency Medicine Physician

Chief Medical Officer, Healthwise

 

Content: patient experience, safety, clinical leadership

LARRY MCEVOY, MD

LARRY MCEVOY, MD

 

Emergency Medicine Physician

President & CEO, Epidemic Leadership

Content:clinical leadership, high-performing teams, quality and safety

 

CAROLYN GORMAN, MD

CAROLYN GORMAN, MD

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

 

Content: telehealth patient communication

 

KATIE RYDER, MD

KATIE RYDER, MD

 

Family Medicine Physician

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

 

Content: Telehealth patient communication

 

JACQUELINE C. SHEPARD-LEWIS, MD

JACQUELINE C. SHEPARD-LEWIS, MD

 

Adult and Family Medicine Physician

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

 

Content: Telehealth patient communication

SHANKAR SRIDHARA, MD

SHANKAR SRIDHARA, MD

 

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Content: Telehealth patient communication

 

JUSTINE SUBA-COHEN, DO

JUSTINE SUBA-COHEN, DO

 

Adult Family Medicine Physician

Southwest Medical, Optum

 

Content: telehealth patient communication

 

MARY SUE EASMEIL, CPXP

MARY SUE EASMEIL, CPXP

 

Chief Client Success Officer

Practicing Excellence

 

Content: leadership, patient experience

 

BLAINE C. BRACKETT

BLAINE C. BRACKETT

 

Director, Client Success

Practicing Excellence

 

Content: leadership, patient experience

JILL HALLMAN

JILL HALLMAN

 

Client Success Advisor

Practicing Excellence

Content: patient experience

 

Brittany DiNatale, BSN, RN

Brittany DiNatale, BSN, RN

 

Client Success Advisor, Nursing Experience Project

Practicing Excellence

 

Content: patient experience, transition to practice

 

Barbara BurnEs, RN, MS, CPXP

Barbara BurnEs, RN, MS, CPXP

 

Program Development Manager,

Practicing Excellence

 

Content: transition to practice

 

Renee Oinonen, RN, BSN

Renee Oinonen, RN, BSN

 

Director of Clinical

West Health

 

Content: nurse leadership, patient experience, quality and safety

Julie Cobos, RN, MSN

Julie Cobos, RN, MSN

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health University Medical Center Phoenix 

Content: patient experience

 

 Hannah Fox, BSN, RNC-OB

Hannah Fox, BSN, RNC-OB

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health Estrella Medical Center

 

Content: patient experience

 

Kevin Cruz, MBA, MSN-L, RN, CCRN-K

Kevin Cruz, MBA, MSN-L, RN, CCRN-K

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health Webb Medical Center

 

Content: patient experience

 

Louann Mace, DNP, RN, CMSRN, LSS-GB

Louann Mace, DNP, RN, CMSRN, LSS-GB

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health University Medical Center

 

Content: patient experience

Susan A. Johnson, RN

Susan A. Johnson, RN

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health Baywood Medical Center and Heart Hospital

Content: leadership

 

Lisa Van Brunt, RN, BSN

Lisa Van Brunt, RN, BSN

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health Estrella Medical Center

 

Content: leadership

Anelis Encinas, MBA, RN, BSN

Anelis Encinas, MBA, RN, BSN

 

Associate Director, Nursing

Banner Health University Medical Center 

 

Content: leadership

Danielle Graber, RN

Danielle Graber, RN

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health  Ocotillo Medical Center

 

Content: leadership

Veronica Carmack, RN

Veronica Carmack, RN

 

Director, Nursing

Banner Health University Medical Center

Content: leadership

 

Lorina Medina, RN

Lorina Medina, RN

 

Associate Director, Nursing

Banner Health Children’s at Desert

 

Content: leadership

Rachel Naranjo, RN

Rachel Naranjo, RN

 

Associate Director, Nursing

North Colorado Medical Center, Banner Health

 

Content: leadership

Leo Taylor, RN

Leo Taylor, RN

 

Chief Nursing Officer

Banner Health Ironwood Medical Center

 

Content: leadership

Anthony Martinez, RN

Anthony Martinez, RN

 

Associate Director, Nursing

Banner Health Boswell Medical Center

Content: leadership