Clinical Advisory Council

Advancing the science of patient and family engagement

Bringing together forward-looking clinical innovators

Key to the work of the O’Neil Center, the Clinical Advisory Council develops standards, models, tools and research that advance the science of patient and family engagement. The council comprises clinicians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, nurse researchers and academics from the nation’s leading health care organizations and universities.

GetWellNetwork Clinical Advisory Council

O’Neil Center leaders

Karen Drenkard, Ph.D., RN, NEABC, FAAN, SVP/Chief Clinical & Nursing Officer, GetWellNetwork & O’Neil Center

Ellen Swartwout, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, VP, Research & Analytics, GetWellNetwork & O’Neil Center

Current council members

J. Dian Adams, CNP, RN, CENP, CNO & VP, Patient Care Services, Tenet Healthcare

Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Distinguished Service Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

Susan Grant, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Executive Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Beaumont Health

Nina Jeffords, RN, MSHA, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer, Sacred Heart Health System

Jean Johnson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Former Dean & Professor (tenured), The George Washington University School of Nursing

Andrea Mazzoccoli, MSN, MBA, Ph.D., RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System

Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN, Executive Chief Nurse, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Robin Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEABC, FAAN, Dean & Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing Deputy Chair, University Clinical Affairs Cabinet Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, IU Health

Sherry Perkins, Ph.D., RN, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dimensions Healthcare System

Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC, SVP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Executive Director, Oncology Nursing and Clinical Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), BCPS, FCCP, Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Mary Ann Wilcox, MS, RNC, NEA-BC, Senior VP & System Nurse Executive, Carolinas HealthCare System

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