Register to attend this free, two-day virtual conference to learn from subject matter experts about solutions and strategies for clinicians to use to engage patients.
Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified clinical health psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. He is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and specializes in training multidisciplinary healthcare providers in this evidence-based, person-centered approach to health promotion. He previously served as behavioral science director for the Austin Medical Education Programs Family Practice Residency and cofounded Austin’s first health psychology specialty practice. Dr. Berg received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He is board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and past president of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology.
Wendy Bradley, LPC, CAADC, is director of Behavioral Health Integration at TMF Health Quality Institute. She is supports CPC + physician practices across the United States to establish behavior health integration. Prior to joining TMF, she spent more than 13 years implementing and expanding behavioral health integration programs with Ampersand Health and Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska. Her experience included the oversight and implementation of team-based care, managing high-risk patients, behavioral health treatment in primary care and community engagement approaches to address social determinants of health. She provides training, consultation, and results-driven solutions for organizations around the US.
Cathy Conway, MEd, is the director of Quality Management & Education with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO). She is responsible for working with the 29 local societies throughout the province in providing quality programs and services, and is currently the project manager for Finding Your Way® Living Safely in the community as well as U-First!®, a training program for professional caregivers. Ms. Conway has worked in the social services field for 33 years, working both in the community services and long-term care sectors. Her background in recreation therapy, which she earned through her Honors BA in Recreation (business option) from the University of Waterloo, has allowed her to work directly with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their families and partners in care. Ms. Conway graduated from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) with her Master’s in Education, as well as from the York University Voluntary Sector Management Course.
Marsha Crader, PharmD, has worked as a pharmacist in community, clinic and hospital settings. Dr. Crader is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and the lead antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist for St. Bernards Medical Center. Most of her career as a pharmacist has been spent working with antimicrobial stewardship-related efforts. She is in the process of completing the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate and has worked with multiple disciplines to improve healthcare provider knowledge and processes to positively impact patient outcomes. As part of St. Bernards Healthcare’s efforts to expand stewardship, Dr. Crader is now involved with their Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. She is also a member of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Sub-committee of the Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee and is the chair of the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists’ Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force.
James M. Crutcher, MD, MPH, has served as the director for Medical Quality and Open Access Clinic for Variety Care, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Oklahoma, for six years. He previously served as Oklahoma's State Epidemiologist, focusing on infectious disease control. Dr. Crutcher possesses his Master of Public Health, and additionally completed his doctoral residency and became board-certified in preventative medicine.
Roger Fowler, MD, FAAFP, has had clinical experience in the full spectrum of family medicine practice for over 35 years. Currently, Dr. Fowler is the chief medical director of Population Health and Health Plans at CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas. He has extensive experience within Trinity Clinic in Kilgore and Tyler, Texas, where he was involved in multiple committees and occupied leadership positions there as well. Some of these positions included serving on the governing board and serving as the Board Chairman, Lead Physician of Patient-Centered Medical Home, Chief of Primary Care and Medical Director of Population Health at Trinity Clinic. Presently, along with being chief medical director, Dr. Fowler is chief medical officer of the Health Quality Care Alliance, Connected Care Network and the Louisiana Quality Alliance organizations at CHRISTUS.
Hennie Garza, MSPharm, RPh, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. She has spent the majority of her pharmacy career working to promote the safe use of medications in the geriatric population. She has held an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor position with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy since 2010 and was a Certified Diabetes Educator for 15 years. Ms. Garza currently holds the position of Project Director, Pharmacist for TMF Health Quality Institute where she serves as the pharmacy subject matter expert in support of multiple quality improvement projects across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Puerto Rico. A fun fact about Hennie is that she has experience working with Western Diamond rattlesnake venom through the Natural Toxins Research Center at Texas A&M University in Kingsville where she was born and raised. Hennie makes her home in Murphy, Texas with her husband of 22 years and their three children ages 17, 13 and 9.
Marcus L. Gitterle, MD, is the medical director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and chief of staff elect at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels (CSRH-NB), Texas. Dr. Gitterle developed the Antibiotic Stewardship Program that has been used to facilitate antibiotic stewardship in outlying hospital systems, which is one of his many leadership experiences in this specialization. He also implemented advanced technologies for assessment of infection/biofilm in the wound-care patient population of a community hospital and reduced antibiotic costs through collaboration between Wound Care and ID services to favor cost-effective, evidence-based treatment regimens. He is a principal investigator with the US Army Institute for Surgical Research, using genomics and transcriptomics tools to further understanding of the microbial populations which constitute human wound biofilm, and their implications for wound healing and antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Gitterle is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, and is past chair for the Infection Control Committee at the CSRH-NB.
Jennifer Markley, BSN, RN, is a division director of quality improvement at TMF Health Quality Institute where she provides leadership and management oversight for TMF's five-year Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Ms. Markley has extensive presentation experience as well as experience in conducting training seminars. She has 30 years of health care management experience and 38 years of nursing experience. Her record of successful local, state and national health care quality improvement projects exemplifies her leadership and experience. Ms. Markley holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University School of Nursing and is a registered nurse.