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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Michael R. Bleich, R.N., Ph.D., M.P.H., FAAN, is dean and Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor for the School of Nursing and vice provost for inter-professional education and development at Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of expertise and scholarship focus on interprofessional leadership development, academic-service workforce development, strategic alignment of academic clinical enterprises, and analytics related to quality improvement to enhance practice and academic outcomes. Dr. Bleich began his health care career in 1970 and has progressed to hold administrative, education, and consultative roles in both academic and service settings. He arrived in Portland, Oregon, in August 2008, concluding a distinguished career at the University of Kansas. There, Dr. Bleich was professor and associate dean for clinical and community affairs in the School of Nursing, and concurrently served as chief executive officer of the school’s faculty practice plan, KU HealthPartners, Inc. In 2006, he was appointed chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Medicine, the first nurse to hold the role of chair.
Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., is executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, serving in these roles since November 2008. Previously, Dr. Brennan served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of Aetna, Inc., from 2006 through 2008. From 2000 through 2006, he was president and chief executive officer of Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization. He also served as professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and as professor of law and public health at Harvard School of Public Health from 1991 to 2006. Dr. Brennan is a member of the IOM.
Robert E. Campbell, M.B.A., served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from July 1999 until March 2005 and was a board member until January 2009. Mr. Campbell is retired vice chairman of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), where he also was chairman of the Professional Sector. He joined J&J in 1955 and later served as an Air Force officer for 3 years, rejoining the company in 1959. During his career, he held numerous positions in financial and general management, including treasurer, vice president finance, and executive committee member. Mr. Campbell is chairman of the advisory board of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is past chairman and current trustee emeritus of the board of trustees of Fordham University. He is a member of the advisory council for the College of Science of the University of Notre Dame and an overseer of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Leah Devlin, D.D.S., M.P.H., received her dental degree and master’s degree in public health administration at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Chapel Hill campus. At UNC, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the School of Public Health’s honor society. In 2008, she was recognized with the UNC Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Devlin began her professional career at the Wake