Speakers' Bureau

Calling all leaders!

Want to use your voice and experiences to touch hearts, change minds, and impact the course of health care?

Want to bring a prepared, confident and impactful patient view into your work or onto your podium?

Core Team of Speakers

Below is a core team of experienced speakers, who were instrumental in developing PVI and are true drivers of collaborative change. This list grows and changes. We urge you to check back frequently.

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Pat Mastors

Executive Director, Patients' View Institute

Providence, RI
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: Bringing the Patient Voice Forward: The PVI Story ~ How-To’s of Embracing and Activating Patients ~ What Can IKEA Teach Us About Partnering With Patients?

Feedback: "We’ve heard so many positive comments about your keynote and they just keep coming in. Not one person in attendance could not relate with your personal experiences. These stories evoked a wide range of emotions; laughter, tears and “aha” moments that taught us all valuable lessons. Your presentation and your message are something we will treasure forever.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did to make our conference such a great success." (Gabriela Wilson, PhD, MSc College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana)

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Diane Stollenwerk

Co-founder & Board Member, Patients' View Institute

Baltimore, MD
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: ~ Bringing the Patient Voice Forward: The PVI Story ~ Become patient centered to meet health care requirements and delight your patients ~ Fixing broken windows in health care: a measurement perspective on becoming patient centered

Feedback: Deep public speaking experience at national, state and local events spanning 20 years and a range of health care and other engaging topics (references available on request)

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Alicia Cole

Patient Safety Consultant

Los Angeles, CA
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: ~ Patient Safety & Quality Improvement ~ Patient Engagement & Partnership ~ Infection Prevention & Culture Change ~ Engaging Patients & Providers Through Technology ~ Vulnerable Patient Populations ~ Medical Malpractice & Risk Management ~ Patient Advocacy, Activism & Healthcare Policy ~ Understanding the Long Term Patient ~ Attitude, Faith & Healing

Feedback: “Alicia is an articulate patient safety advocate whose personal story is powerful and compelling.” — Chris Goeschel, ScD MPA MPS RN FAAN, Assistant Vice President, Quality at MedStar Health; “Alicia is an energized, knowledgeable advocate for safety. Our work involves dealing with chronically ill youth and we are often in hospital settings. With Alicia’s help, we were able to put in place more concrete processes for our volunteers and staff so that they could feel and be safer for themselves and for our youth participants.” — Thyonne Gordon, Ph.D, Executive Director at CoachArt; “Alicia Cole has become one of the foremost effective patient advocates in the nation. She is a very passionate speaker who can both relate to and motivate an audience regarding the importance of providing safe patient care.” — Kevin Kavanagh, Board Chairman at Health Watch USA

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Regina Holliday

Patient Advocate

Grantsville, MD
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
$5,000 to $10,000 Fee

Topics: ~ Communication ~ Healthcare-Associated Infections ~ Patient Experience ~ Quality and Patient Safety

Feedback: (to come)

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Libby Hoy

Founder & CEO, Patient and Family Centered Care Partners (PFCC Partners)

Long Beach, CA
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available TBD
Negotiable Fee

Topics: ~ Implementing PFCC Practice ~ Establishing PFACs ~ Patient Engagement from the Bedside to the Boardroom ~ The Power of Partnership ~ Patient Family Engagement Strategies

Feedback: “Thank you, what a powerful presentation and story you so eloquently share” — Bonnie Zell, Executive Director of Clinical Improvement, Hospital Quality Institute

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Jean Rexford

Founder, Connecticut Center for Patient Safety

Redding, CT
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: ~ Importance of the public voice in regulatory, legislative and provider tables

Feedback: (to come)

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Patty Skolnik

Founder, Citizens for Patient Safety

Denver, CO
Medical Awakening Story Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: ~ Shared Decision Making/Informed Consent/Transparency and Full Disclosure ~ A conversation can change an outcome. A conversation can save a life ~ Patient and Provider Engagement ~ Working with patients and families to help prevent readmissions ~ The process of putting a PFAC in your facility

Feedback: “Patty’s presentation discusses the importance of transparency, informed consent, full disclosure, and shared decision making; all while sharing the very personal story of her son Michael and his untimely death. Patty’s presentation captures her audience and creates a bond between the presentation attendees, Patty, and her very personal story. I have had a number of physicians approach me since the presentation, and they have commented that this is one of the most moving presentations they have ever attended. This presentation leaves attendees inspired to make a change within healthcare by engaging with patients and family members to improve safety and outcomes.” — Aimee Danbury, Medical Education Coordinator, Exempla St. Joseph and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

Jack Whelan

Jack Whelan

Patient Advocate

Boston, MA
Medical Awakening Story (Coming Soon)
Bio
Video (Coming Soon)
Available Globally
Negotiable Fee

Topics: Clinical Trials ~ Personalized Medicine ~ Patient Centricity ~ Companion Diagnostics (CDx) ~ Research & Legislative Advocacy ~ Hematological Malignancies ~ Cancer Survivorship ~ Custom presentation for appropriate audience

Feedback: (to come)

Patients' View Institute Speakers

  • Work with you to ensure their presentations are tailored to your unique audience and goals.
  • All embrace consistent Patients' View Principles related to Consistent Safety, Dignified Human Interactions, Access to Meaningful Information, and Affordability and Just Culture.
  • Have fees that vary according to distance, time commitment and potential for impact (a portion of speaking fees is donated to the Patients' View Institute to support our work).

To maintain quality, the Patients' View Institute conducts surveys after speaker engagements.