addressing the environmental connections between health, humans, and animals
Andrew Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Dr. Andrew Maccabe is executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Previously, Dr. Maccabe worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases, in Atlanta, serving as a liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Before his employment with the CDC, Maccabe was commissioned as a public health officer in the U.S. Air Force, managing the preventive medicine activities of several Air Force installations and directing programs in occupational health, communicable disease control, food safety, and health promotion.
Steve Wing, PhD UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dr. Steve Wing is Associate Professor, Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Wing uses his research on the occupational and environmental health effects of industrial swine production, ionizing radiation, sewage sludge and the built environment to advocate for social and environmental justice. Dr. Wing’s research combines community engagement with cutting-edge epidemiology, enabling people to work together to improve the health of their communities. In particular, he has received wide recognition for his work in exposing the environmental injustices and adverse health effects posed by concentrated or confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) on economically disadvantaged communities in rural, eastern North Carolina. Dr. Wing’s research has subsequently impacted state policy, contributing to a continuing moratorium on the construction of new farms with over 250 hogs. Dr. Wing has also collaborated on health and exposure studies with communities and workers affected by the nuclear industry, conducting and publishing investigations into radiation exposure effects, the results of which are unfavorable to the U.S. Department of Energy and other powerful interests.
moving "upstream" to improve population health outcomes
Graham Adams, PhD South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Dr. Graham Adams serves as the Chief Executive Officer and provides overall supervision and direction for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. Dr. Adams consistently strives to work collaboratively with clinicians, administrators, educations, legislators, community and civic leaders and state and federal agencies to improve access to quality health care in rural communities.
Kester S. Freeman, Jr., MA South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
Mr. Freeman is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health and retired founding Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Health, the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in South Carolina.
Anthony Keck Mountain States Health Alliance
Mr. Keck joined Mountain States Health Alliance in December 2014. Keck had been serving since 2011 as director of South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services. Keck has more than 25 years of experience in health care management, consulting, policy leadership and academics, and has served as a health policy advisor for two currently sitting governors. Prior to his appointment by Governor Haley of South Carolina, Keck served three years in the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as health and social services policy advisor to the governor, and as chief of staff and then deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals.
teaching prevention champions: advocacy skills for the health professions
Vicki S. Giambrone Dayton Children's Hospital.
Ms. Giambrone has administrative responsibility for the hospital’s government affairs, branding, marketing communications, child advocacy, patient relations, human resources and organizational development. She is currently a member of the Child Advocacy Committee of the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Association and is active with the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and is a past board member of the Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers. Ms. Giambrone serves as vice mayor for the City of Beavercreek and serves on numerous community boards and committees including the Board of the Ronald McDonald House. In 2000, Vicki was awarded the Circle of Distinction Award from the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development for her work in building the community partnership that led to establishing Care House Children’s Advocacy Center. In addition, she has also been recognized as one of the Dayton Daily News Top Ten Women, named Dayton YWCA's “Woman of Influence” and Dayton Area Public Relations Society of America's Communicator of the Year.
team-based primary care interventions to improve health outcomes
Kimberly S. Davis, MD Medical University of South Carolina
Kimberly S. Davis, MD, FACP is Associate Professor of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).Her clinical work has earned her recognition as one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 2003 and her clinical interests include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and health promotion/preventative medicine. Dr. Davis is involved in many committees at MUSC, with particularly heavy involvement in the dissemination of an integrated ambulatory care electronic medical record for the University.
William P. Moran, MD Society of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Moran is the President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and has served as president of the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM), and the ACLGIM and SGIM Councils. He is also Professor of Medicine and Director of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Moran’s early clinical and research focus was in Geriatrics, preventive care in aging, and chronic illness management. His recent work has centered on local health system changes which support physician decision-making in clinical practice, facilitate interdisciplinary care and improve quality of care.