David Satcher, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist and public health administrator with an extensive track record of leadership, research, and community engagement. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and holds MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University, were he was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Satcher served as the 16 th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2002) and the 10 th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services (1998-2001). He also served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Dr. Satcher has also held top leadership positions at the Charles R. Drew University for Medicine and Science, Meharry Medical College, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received over 50 honorary degrees and has received numerous awards from diverse organizations and agencies. Currently, Dr. Satcher is the Founding Director and Senior Advisor for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Tiffany Love, founder of the Love Leadership Foundation, is an award-winning keynote speaker and C-suite executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. She is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, as well as a certified Public Leader through the Harvard Kennedy School. She also serves as coordinator, nurse planner and guest faculty member for Harvard Medical School’s CME course, Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare and as an Advisory Council member for the Harvard Business Review. Additionally, Dr. Love is an Advisory Board Member for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society’s Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and an advisor for their Nurse Leadership Academy for Practice. She is currently Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center, after previously serving eight years in various roles at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
As an international leader in the advancement of women and diverse healthcare executives, Dr. Love serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Diversity Council, a non-profit dedicated to promoting culturally competent care, inclusiveness and equity; she was also recognized as one of its “Top 3 Healthcare Diversity Leaders” in 2021. Previously, she received ACHE’s Service and Regent’s awards for being the organization’s most requested mentor and career advisor, as well as for developing multiple inaugural DEI committees, educational offerings and DEI initiatives that have successfully advanced diverse professionals to higher levels of leadership.
Jack Modell, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who spent nearly 20 years in academic medicine at the Universities of Vermont, Michigan, and Alabama at Birmingham, providing patient care, teaching, conducting clinical research, and ultimately attaining the rank of tenured professor. After leaving academia in 2001, Dr. Modell joined GlaxoSmithKline, where he became a vice president in neurosciences R&D, and during which time he served as an executive sponsor of GSK’s LGBT employee resource group. Dr. Modell is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Rho, a contract research organization in Durham, NC, where he provides medical and scientific expertise across multiple therapeutic areas to ensure the integrity of clinical trials and the safety and welfare of subjects in these trials. Dr. Modell has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, is well known for his medical research, and has received numerous honors and awards for his work with patients, mental health advocacy, and support of diversity and inclusion.
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