Founding Executive Council

  • Cynthia Barginere, MSN, RN, CHE
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Michael Bennick, MD
    Medical Director of the Patient Experience
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • John Bingham
    VP, Performance Improvement & Chief Quality Officer
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jeremy Boal, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    Mount Sinai Health System
  • Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA
    Chief Experience Officer
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Connie C. Bonebrake, MSW
    Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
    Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Victor Buzachero
    Corporate Senior Vice President for Innovation, Human Resources and Performance Management
    Scripps Health
  • Devin Carty, MBA
    Chief Talent Officer and Chief Experience Officer
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
    American Nurses Association
  • Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Executive Chief Nursing Officer
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Cathy Duquette, PhD, RN
    Executive Vice President, Nursing Affairs
  • Rick Evans, MA 
    Senior Vice-President & Chief Experience Officer
  • Charlie Francis
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
    Dignity Health
  • Sven Gierlinger
    Chief Experience Officer
    Northwell Health
  • Kathleen Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    Chief Operations Officer
    Children's National Health System


  • Pam Guler, MHA, FACHE
    Chief Experience Officer
    Adventist Health System
  • Mary Beth B. Hardy
    Vice President, People-centered Care Experience
    Trinity Health
  • Angela Hochhalter
    Vice President, Patient Centeredness Care Redesign
    Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Thomas Howell, MD
    Medical Director, Patient Experience
    Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Anna J. Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
    Chief Nurse Officer
    Sutter Health
  • Bruce A. Meyer, MD, MBA
    Executive Vice-President for Health System Affairs
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Thomas Miller, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
  • Tamra Minnier, RN, MSN
    Chief Quality Officer
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Linda Nall, FACHE
    Vice President, Patient Satisfaction Measurement and Improvement
    Texas Health Resources
  • Tony Padilla, MBA
    Chief Experience Officer
    UCLA Health System
  • Rishi Sikka, MD
    Senior Vice President, Clinical Transformation
    Advocate Health Care
  • Alison S. Tothy, MD
    Associate Professor
    University of Chicago Medicine
  • Thinh Tran, MD
    Chief Clinical Officer & Chief Operating Officer
    University of Miami Health System
  • Sean Uiterwyk, MD
    Senior Medical Director
    Atrius Health
  • Giridhar Venkatraman, MD
    Associate Quality Officer
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center