AIM Boston Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2021
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Meeting Room: Salon E Ballroom

Speaker Biographical Sketches

David Henderson of the North Carolina Medical Board 

David Henderson took his baccalaureate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his JD degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, following which, he served as senior associate with Silverstein and Hodgdon, of Raleigh. He then went on to join the North Carolina State Bar as deputy counsel. In September 1996, he joined the North Carolina Medical Board, becoming one of the Board’s lead prosecuting attorneys. In November 2002, he served as interim executive director before being selected as executive director in 2003. 

Mr Henderson is an active member of several professional societies including Administrators in Medicine, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the NCBA Government/Public Sector Section. He currently serves on the North Carolina Center for Nursing’s Advisory Council, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and the FSMB Advisory Council. In the past, he was a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s APRN Task Force and of the curriculum advisory board of LIFE or Learning to Address Impairment and Fatigue to Enhance Patient Safety.

Herbert Hendin, MD is Director of Suicide Prevention Projects at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College.  

Dr. Hendin was the founding director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and subsequently its first president, its executive director, and its medical director. He currently serves as the Foundation’s Director of  Suicide Prevention Projects. Before founding AFSP he had been Director of the Center for Psychosocial Studies.   

Dr. Hendin’s  research has focused on the clinical and psychosocial aspects of psychiatric problems, most notably suicide, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. He has been the PI on studies of suicide in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, among college students, the elderly, African Americans, and Vietnam veterans and is currently a Co Principal Investigator on a suicide prevention project in Hungary. He has studied  assisted suicide in this country and the Netherlands; his work was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its  decision that there was no constitutional right to assisted suicide.  

Over 50 of his professional articles and five of his ten books have dealt with suicide.

Awards he has received for his work include the Louis I. Dublin Award of the American Association of Suicidology for “distinguished contributions to our knowledge of suicide”; an award from the American Scandinavian Foundation for his study of suicide in the Scandinavian countries; and a Scholar in Residence Award from the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio for his studies of assisted suicide and euthanasia in this country and the Netherlands.  

As director of AFSP’s Suicide Prevention Projects he is responsible for an international project that evaluates National Strategies for Suicide Prevention; a joint project with NIMH that is facilitating suicide prevention research at collaborating medical centers in this country;  a Suicide Data Bank project which examines with therapists the cases of patients who were in treatment with them when they committed suicide; a project to improve media coverage of suicide;  and the Physician Depression and Suicide Prevention Project,  which he will be discussing at the forthcoming AIM meeting.

Lauri L. Korinek, PhD, Research Consultant, Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP), Denver, Colorado

Dr. Korinek received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver and obtained a Master’s in Counseling at Denver Seminary.  She completed a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver in 2005.  As part of her doctoral program, Dr. Korinek completed her psychology internship at Denver Health Medical Center in 2004.  Dr. Korinek has more than 10 years experience in private practice.  She has participated in several neuropsychologically-based research projects and has presented at national meetings on neuropsychological and psychological research.  Dr. Korinek is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver teaching in the Counseling Psychology graduate program.

Lucian L. Leape, MD, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Lucian Leape is a health policy analyst whose research has focused on patient safety and quality of care. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 1988, he was Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center. Dr. Leape is internationally recognized as a leader of the patient safety movement, starting with the publication in JAMA of his seminal article, Error in Medicine, in 1994. His subsequent research demonstrated the success of the application of systems theory to the prevention of adverse drug events. In addition, he has directed research into overuse and underuse of cardiovascular procedures. He has published over 100 papers on patient safety and quality of care.

He has been an outspoken advocate of the nonpunitive systems approach to the prevention of medical errors and he has talked and written widely about the need to make patient safety a national priority. He has testified many times before Congress and served on numerous public and private organizational boards and committees. Dr. Leape was one of the founders of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error, and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Session on Medical Error. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Quality of Care in America Committee, which published “To Err is Human” in 1999 and “Crossing the Quality Chasm” in 2001.

Recent honors include the Distinguished Service Award of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Donabedian Award from the American Public Health Association, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator’s Award in Health Policy Research, and honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has been honored with leadership awards from the American Society of Healthsystems Pharmacists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. In 2003 he received the duPont Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Care. In 2004, he received the John Eisenberg Patient Safety Award and Modern Healthcare named him as one of the 100 most powerful people in health care.

Dr Leape is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Medical School. He trained in surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Walter J. Moore, MD, FACP, FACR, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia     

Walter J. Moore, MD, FACP, FACR is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, Georgia. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Rheumatology.  He earned his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1977.  He completed his internal medicine residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 1980, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., in 1983.  He became a full-time faculty member at MCG following military retirement in 2000 with over 27 years of active military service. COL (ret) Moore was the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia for his final military assignment.  Dr. Moore was recognized by the Georgia State Chapter of the American College of Physicians with the J. Willis Hurst Award recognizing him as the outstanding bedside teacher for the state of Georgia in 2001.  He is the section chief of Rheumatology at MCG and the VA Medical Center, Augusta.   Dr. Moore is an Associate Medical Director and Director of Medical Education of MCG Health Inc. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee and is the recent past President of the organized medical staff of the MCG Medical Center. Dr. Moore has had extensive experience in Graduate Medical Education over the past sixteen years.     

Dennis S. O'Leary, M.D., President, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Dennis S. O'Leary, M.D., is president of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Under his leadership, the Joint Commission has successfully transformed its accreditation process to focus on actual organization performance in the provision of patient care. This transformation has set the stage for the progressive introduction of care-related outcomes and process measures, as well as national patient safety goals, into the accreditation process.

Dr. O'Leary has also overseen the introduction of cutting-edge standards relating to patient safety, pain management, use of patient restraints, and emergency preparedness. And in recent years, he has spearheaded the launching of a series of Joint Commission public policy initiatives. These have addressed the nurse staffing crisis, health professions educational reform, and the nexus between patient safety and the tort system, among others.

During Dr. O'Leary's 19-year tenure as its president, the Joint Commission has expanded its programmatic purview to encompass the mainstream of the U.S. health care delivery system.  Beyond its original hospital base, the Joint Commission now accredits managed care plans and a full range of extended care and ambulatory care services.  Its growing business portfolio now also encompasses international accreditation and consultation services, including a series of projects with the World Health Organization.  This progressive growth has led to a quadrupling of the Joint Commission's budget and staff since 1986. 

Prior to joining the Joint Commission, O'Leary served as dean for Clinical Affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and vice president of the George Washington University Health Plan, an academic HMO.  During his 15-year tenure at George Washington, he achieved the faculty rank of professor of Medicine and served as medical director of the university's hospital for more than a decade. 

O'Leary is highly active in a variety of professional activities. He earlier served as president and chairman of the board of the District of Columbia Medical Society and was a founding member of the National Capital Area Health Care Coalition. Since coming to the Joint Commission, he has become a Master of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine; an initial Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives; an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives; an honorary member of the American Dental Association; and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. O'Leary is a non-voting liaison member of the board of directors of the National Quality Forum and a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. He was recently identified by Modern Healthcare as "one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care" during the past quarter century. 

O'Leary earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York and his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. After two years of internal medicine training at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, he completed his residency and hematology fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology. 

Lorna M. Parkins, Executive Director, CAAM Secretariat - Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Mrs Lorna Parkins is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) which was established in July 2004.  Mrs. Parkins holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Education) from the University of the West Indies as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Specialised Translation (French, Spanish and  Portuguese) from the former Polytechnic of Central London, England now the University of Westminster.  Prior to taking up this position, Mrs. Parkins was a senior programme officer with the University of the West Indies.

Michael Rinebold, Director, Medical Licensing Board of Indiana

Michael has served the State of Indiana the past four years protecting its citizens in the area of Medical Licensing and continues his service as the Director for the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.  Previously, Michael served as the Supervisor for the Medical Licensing Section of the Office of the Attorney General overseeing the investigations of all health professionals. 

Prior to public service, Michael worked in the private sector as a project manager for Turner Sports during the 2001 & 2002 Goodwill Games.  Michael managed the results, data and timing for the games which took place in Lake Placid, NY and Brisbane, Australia.  Michael also provided project management services for Information & Display Systems (IDS) of Jacksonville, FL where he was the Broadcast Services Manager and assisted with the TV Broadcasts of the various events.  Some of Michael’s favorite events while working for IDS were, 1995 & 1999 Ryder Cups, working the equivalent of a tennis grand slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open), NBA and NFL games and countless tennis tournaments in between. 

Michael is a graduate of Mount Union College located in Alliance, OH and is married to his wife, JoJo, of 10 years and has two sons, AJ (2 ½) and Jack (10 weeks).  Michael’s volunteer work has led him to participate as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers program of Indianapolis and is currently an appointed Commissioner for the Indianapolis Housing Agency.

Barbara Schneidman, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Education, American Medical Association (AMA), Chicago, Illinois and Past President, Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, MPH is currently the AMA’s Vice President of Medical Education.  Prior to this position she served as the Associate Vice President of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), from 1993-1998. 

She currently holds the position of associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.  Dr. Schneidman is a board certified psychiatrist.  She is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) and chaired the Psychiatry Residency in Training Examination (PRITE) Commission. She is also a member of the ACP Board of Regents.   She has been a member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) since 1993 and has served as a member of the Fellowship Committee as well as serving as a councilor since 2003. She was elected Secretary of the IPS in 2005. 

Dr. Schneidman has been very active in the Washington State Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and also chaired the FSMB Impaired Physician’s Task Force, which produced two policy documents on physician impairment. 

Dr. Schneidman served as the 70th president of the FSMB in 1991-92. 

Dr. Schneidman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and underwent training as an intern at Providence Hospital in Seattle.  Following her internship, Dr. Schneidman received her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University Of Washington School Of Public Health and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington.  She practiced psychiatry in Seattle and was a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Washington School of Medicine before joining the ABMS.