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Who's Involved
PQE National Program Office

Gordon T. Moore, MD, MPH
Gordon T. Moore  
Dr. Moore is Director of Partnerships for Quality Education, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and a primary care physician. Dr. Moore consults on medical education and curriculum development to medical schools in the U.S. and abroad. His focus is on assisting program leaders in the design and development of educational methods for teaching about managing care.

Dr. Moore received his MD and MPH from Harvard Medical School. He served as medical director and chief operating officer of Harvard Community Health Plan from 1978 to 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he directed the New Pathway project at the Harvard Medical School, which resulted in redesign of the school's curriculum. Dr. Moore continued his involvement in primary care education as Director of Teaching Programs for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care between 1983 and 1997. Dr. Moore has served as director of PQE since 1995.

Elizabeth L. March, MCP
Deputy Director
Elizabeth L. March  
Ms. March has served as Deputy Director for Partnerships for Quality Education since 1995 when the initiative was first funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. As Deputy Director, she is responsible for all day-to-day aspects of program management and for working with the director to determine program strategy.

From 1990 to 1995 she served as Assistant to the President of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Partners Health Care System. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a graduate degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Maryjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, CS
Co-Director, ACT Program
Maryjoan D. Ladden  
Dr. Ladden is a nurse practitioner, researcher, and educator in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise include clinician education and faculty development around systems-based practice, practice improvement, collaborative interprofessional team practice, and developing and evaluating educational programs to change clinician behavior.

Dr. Ladden received her BS from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, her MS as a Nurse Practitioner from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and her PhD from Boston College School of Nursing. In addition to her work with PQE, she is the Director of Continuing Professional Education at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Melissa Manolis
Program Associate
Melissa Manolis  
Ms. Manolis is the Program Associate at the Partnerships for Quality Education National Program Office. She supports operations and administration for the ACT program including web and database development and maintenance, grantee support and communication, meeting planning and financial planning and reporting.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) was established as a national philanthropy in 1972. Today it is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF concentrates its grantmaking in three areas:

  • To assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost.
  • To improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions.
  • To promote health and prevent disease by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse - tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.
National Advisory Committee

Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN
Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Jordan J. Cohen, MD
Association of American Medical Colleges

Charles M. Cutler, MD
National Medical Director
National Quality Management
Aetna, Inc.

Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Yale University

Karen M. Ignagni
President and CEO
American Association of Health Plans

Abbie Leibowitz, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Health Advocate, Inc.

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACP
Associate Dean
Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes
Thomas Jefferson University

Jerry D. Reeves, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
WorldDoc, Inc.

MaryAnn Stump
Vice President, Strategic Innovation
BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota

Frank Vinicor, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation
Center for Disease Control
Director, Collaborating Center on Diabetes Mellitus
World Health Organization

Kevin Weiss, M.D.
Director, Center for Healthcare Studies
Northwestern University Medical School