Teaching and Talks

Highly-effective and enthusiastic curriculum developer, educator, and mentor.
Frequent speaker on issues of health equity.
Engaging facilitator of complex conversations. 

Recent Talks
Beacon Academy: Why The Beacon Model Works (Video)
May 2024

Beacon Academy: Supporting the Beacon  Model for Student Success
May 2024
Participated on video panel of volunteers and donors describing this 10-year program that prepares highly motivated students from communities with limited resources to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers.  

Rx Foundation: Trust, Transparency, andTransformation Funder
Panel (Video)
March 2024
Moderated panel including RWJF, Healing Trust, Carequest Institute and Rx Foundation exploring emerging partnership practices in the funder landscape.  

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region
11/2023
Leadership Forum, Panelist on Reimagining Health Care

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health DrPH Leadership Series
10/2023
Fireside chat on leadership with Sarah Iselin, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Massachusetts

Ireme Education for Social Impact | Musanze, Rwanda
06/2023
Theory of Change Workshop for Program Leadership (English and French)

HealthBegins National Webinar (Video)
05/2023
Examining the Groundwater: Understanding History as a Context for
Upstream Structural Interventions  to Advance Health Equity (see)

Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education
01/2023
Advancing Health Equity: Skills for Health Care Providers

Groundwater Institute
12/2022
The Groundwater Case for Health Equity.  Various national clients.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Fellowship Spring Symposium 06/2022
Equity, Evolution, and Blind Spots     


Fairlawn Alumni and Akron Community
06/2022

Empire of Rubber: A Conversation with Gregg Mittman on Firestone's Legacy in Liberia and Akron


American Hospital Association: Accelerating Health Equity Conference
05/2022
Health Equity Influencers Roundtable: National Initiative for Health Equity            
Health Resources and Services Administration Spring Symposium
05/2022
Health Equity: Readiness, Collaboration, and Co-design                     
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

04/2022

Practical Scientific Methods for Improving Health and Heath Care - Guest Speaker

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston
03/2022

Understanding Medical Access and Equity

Health Resources and Services Administration
02/2022
Improving Quality of Care through Equity


Institute for Healthcare Improvement European Advisory Council

12/2021

Health Equity in System Improvement


Institute for Healthcare Improvement Latin American Forum                      11/2021
Equity as a Key Driver in Health Care Delivery 


Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association   
03/2021
Promoting Health Equity in Healthcare Systems and Beyond


Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

03/2021
Health Equity, Racial Justice & Organizational Change - Guest Lecturer


Brigham and Women's Hospital Health Equity Summit

05/2019 & 10/2020
Program developer and moderator to on-line audience of 700+


Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Grantees Symposium

09/2020
Actionable Ideas for Advancing Equity delivered to grantee audience 


Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum  

12/2018

Pursuing Equity: The Role of Healthcare Organizations in Driving Change


Hadassah Foundation Board Finance Training
05/2018 

Introduced key concept of non-profit finance and planning to non-profit leadership board. 


Islamic Society of Boston and Temple Israel

12/2017

Moderated "teach-in" drawing more than 400 attendees strengthening community between Boston's Muslim and Jewish communities  


Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE), Navajo Nation 06/2017
Introduction to non-profit finance and program planning lecture and workshop

Teaching and Mentoring

Rx Foundation | Program Developer
March 2024
Developed and taught five modules for non-profit leaders on topics including: Logic Models, Theories of Change, Finance 101, grant processes and AI, board engagement, and funder communication and strategy.   


Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health | Instructor
2023 -  present
Instructor and leadership team core for HSPH Doctorate in Public Health Program, mentoring students, overseeing course competencies, and serving as faculty. Teach Introduction to Public Health (DrPH 201), Case Development Immersion: Dynamics of Teams in Systems (DrPH 255), and co-teach Enabling Teams (DrPH 250), and Enabling Large Scale Change (DrPH 251). 

University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda | Visiting Faculty
2023 - present
Guest lecturer in Global Health Delivery Leadership Program for leaders in national Malaria, TB and HIV programs.
Focus: Philanthropy and Multilateralism in Global Health. 

Tufts University |Visiting Lecturer
2018 - present

Co-teach A Practical Introduction to Global Health, a highly rated weekly undergraduate seminar with Anatole Manzi, PhD,  Associate Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health. Mentor and support numerous students and alumni. 
Awarded the Distler Family Foundation grant in recognition of mission and excellence in teaching.

Boston University School of Public Health | Guest Lecturer
2018 - present

Teach in "An Introduction to Project Management" and "Planning and Managing Maternal and Child Health Programs in Developing Countries." Cover content on aimsetting, quality improvement, goalsetting, funding non-profits, and financial analysis. 

 

Brown University Summer Institute | Guest Lecturer

Summer 2020

Invited faculty leading summer program intensive curriculum on global health equity.

Harvard Global Health Delivery Intensive Program | Course Leader
Summers 2017-2021

Created and taught supplemental curriculum and provided individual student support.

Beacon Academy | Mentor
2016 - present

Serve as 1:1 mentor to first generation college students navigating workforce entry 

including research on career paths and positions, resumes, cover letters, interview
techniques, negotiation, and workplace entry.

Brigham and Women's Hospital | Employee Institute Faculty
2001-2004
Taught recurring Finance 101 course to employees in variety of roles.
Covered basics of P&Ls, introduction to payor mechanisms, and related cost incentives.