Hear directly from our 2021 Champions of Humanistic Care

Some of our 2021 Champions of Humanistic Care sent in videos about the meaning of humanistic practice as a healthcare team member, both over the course of their career and during the COVID-19 pandemic in particular. Hear their thoughtful, compassionate words of wisdom below.

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Eric Booker

Lieutenant, Department of Protective Services
Einstein Healthcare Network


Neil Detweiler, MT (ASCP)

Chief Administrative Officer; Senior Director, Department of Pathology; Laboratory Medicine
UCI School of Medicine, UCI Health


Regina M. Foley, PhD, MBA, RN

Senior Vice President, Integration/Transformation
Hackensack Meridian Health


Michael P. Hirsh, MD

Medical Director, Worcester Department of Health;
Assistant Vice Provost for Wellness and Health Promotion, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Susan Huang, MD, MPH

Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, UCI School of Medicine;
Medical Director of Epidemiology, Infection Prevention, UCI Health


Katherine M. Kowalski, ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Office of Health Services
New York Medical College


Julie Manz, PhD, RN

Associate Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Nursing
Creighton University


Marisa Anne Montecalvo, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director of Health Services
New York Medical College


Diane Nanno, MSN, CNS, CCTM, NE-BC

Director of Transitional Care
SUNY Upstate Medical University


Colleen Price, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery


Eric M. Sachinwalla, MD

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia


Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA

Family Medicine Physician, GME Director of Health Equity and Health Disparities, Beaumont Health (Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe);
Medical Director, Community Health Grosse Pointe


Tricia Brundo Sharrar, JD

Vice-Provost for Academic Administration and Operations
Creighton University


Florence Vieira-Hinds, RN, MSN, CNS, FNP, CDE

Clinical Nurse Specialist
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University


Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Creighton University and CHI Health;
Director of Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Creighton University Medical Center


Kacey Zorzi, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)/Cooper University Health Care (CUHC)