LEADERSHIP FOR PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVES
|COURSE DIRECTORS AND FACULTY|
Tim Havens, M.D., has for more than two decades coached successful leaders to improve and optimize their effectiveness. In addition, he designs and presents leadership programs to managers and executives, consults to business, government, educational and healthcare organizations with particular expertise in managing personal and organizational change.
Dr. Havens is senior vice president at The Levinson Institute, director of the program, Leadership for Physician Executives, at Harvard Medical School, psychoanalyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, a guest lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as other universities in the United States. He has written about effective organizational leadership and lectures extensively on leadership development, managing organizational change, executive coaching, medical leadership, and building effective management teams.
Gerald A. Kraines, M.D., (Gerry) is president and chief executive officer of The Levinson Institute. He is also on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School. Since 1991, Dr. Kraines has dedicated the Institute to continue Dr. Harry Levinson’s mission of developing and communicating in-depth knowledge about people and human systems in order to enhance the effectiveness of all business organizations. He has successfully integrated the seminal works of Dr. Levinson about the psychological aspects of leadership with those of Dr. Elliott Jaques about organizational leadership systems.
In all Levinson Institute endeavors, Dr. Kraines is firmly committed to building effective organizations and healthy work environments based on a sound, in-depth understanding of human motivation and work systems. He has written extensively on diverse subjects including brain chemistry, mental health administration, stress in the workplace, the use of organization to improve mental health, and the role of hierarchy in creating highly adaptive and accountable work systems. His groundbreaking book, Accountability Leadership, was published by Career Press in August 2001. His other publications include “A Comprehensive Overview of Organizational Change,” Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace (Jossey-Bass, 2003); “Requisite Organization: Primary Health Promotion in the Workplace,” Psychiatric Annals 15:4 (April 1997); “Hierarchy’s Bad Rap,” Journal of Business Strategy (July/August 1996); and “Stress in the Workplace,” Directions in Psychiatry 11:7 (March 1991).
Born in Chicago, Dr. Kraines received an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in organic chemistry, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve, and a psychiatric fellowship and a postgraduate degree in community psychiatry from the Harvard Medical School. Prior to becoming president of The Levinson Institute, Dr. Kraines practiced clinical psychiatry for over 15 years.
David A. Adler, M.D., is senior psychiatrist, department of psychiatry, New England Medical Center Hospitals; senior scientist and director, mental health services research group at the Health Institute of New England Medical Center; and professor of psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Adler has a private practice and consults with a number of community agencies. He is chairman of the publications board of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. Dr. Adler is the principal investigator of a five-year multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Mental Health examining ways of improving the detection and treatment of depression in primary care. Dr. Adler also reviews for several professional journals. He was chief, division of adult psychiatry, New England Medical Center Hospitals for 10 years.
Dr. Adler received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He took his psychiatric training at Harvard Medical School. Through The Levinson Institute, Dr. Adler’s extensive administrative and consultative experience in the healthcare field has been utilized in work with businesses, particularly in the health, pharmaceutical, and communications sectors. Dr. Adler is a fellow, American Psychiatric Association; a diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and a member of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Psychiatric and Medical Societies. He has had numerous articles and abstracts published and has recently edited two books, Treating Personality Disorders and Beyond Symptom Suppression: Improving the Long-term Outcomes of Schizophrenia.
Sara M. Bolton, M.D., is clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bolton is also medical director of the emergency and admissions service for McLean Hospital. Formerly, she was psychiatrist-in-charge of the dissociative disorders inpatient unit and assistant psychiatrist in intensive outpatient psychiatry service, both at McLean Hospital. She was recently elected to a three-year term on the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Council. Dr. Bolton has a private practice in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Her clinical areas of specialty are addressing decision points and crises in adult development, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders. She supervises medical students, psychiatric residents, clinical nurse specialists, and attending psychiatrists.
Dr. Bolton obtained her B.A. from Williams College with a major focusing on conflict analysis and approaches to conflict resolution. She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed her psychiatric residency training at McLean Hospital, with further postgraduate training in neuropsychiatry at McLean Hospital. She was elected president of the McLean Hospital Staff Association for three years. She has published on the differentiation of personality disorders and bipolar disorder. Dr. Bolton is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. She has particular interest in coaching individuals facing challenges at work, and teaching technical experts how to manage and lead in organizations.
Donald A. Davidoff, Ph.D., (Don) is chief of the department of neuropsychology and director of the Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at the McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davidoff is also an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and psychologist, McLean Hospital. He founded the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit in 1993 and was its psychologist-in-charge for 15 years, retiring from that position to focus on research. His primary research interests include the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia, treatment-resistant affective disorders, optimal aging, nonverbal learning disabilities, and affective and motivational aspects of memory functioning.
Dr. Davidoff has served as chairman of the Commissioner’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease and on the State House Task Force on Elder Mental Health. He was a board member (for 12 years) and treasurer of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts. He is also a senior consultant for The Levinson Institute. His private practice includes clinical and forensic work and organizational consulting. In addition, he has published papers in academic journals and lectured at a number of hospitals, universities, and national professional conferences. He has also lectured on decorative arts at various museums and the Rhode Island School of Design and has curated an exhibition of decorative arts.
Dr. Davidoff received a B.E. from City College of New York, an S.M. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from City University of New York. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Disability Consultants and a member of various professional organizations, including the International Neuropsychological Society, the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Association, the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, and the American Psychological Association. He is also the coauthor (under the pseudonym G.H. Ephron) of the recently published mystery novels, Amnesia, Addiction, Delusion, Obsessed, and Guilt, a series about the forensic neuropsychologist, Dr. Peter Zak.
Robin E. Goldstein, Ph.D., is senior consultant, The Levinson Institute; and clinical faculty member, Lesley College Graduate School. Dr. Goldstein currently maintains a full-time private practice in psychotherapy and consultation. Previously, she was instructor of psychology, department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and attending associate psychologist, McLean Hospital. Dr. Goldstein was also the chief of psychology and director of outpatient mental health at Waltham Weston Hospital. Dr. Goldstein has consulted to both companies and individuals around issues of team development, succession planning, accountability, and adaptation to corporate and cultural change, specifically those challenges faced by women and ethnic minorities.
Dr. Goldstein received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University. She is a fellow of the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Dr. Goldstein is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the Organizational Development network, the Greater Boston Organizational Development Network, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and Who’s Who of Women Executives.
Jonathan Horowitz, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist with extensive operations and leadership experience. As the CEO of a hospital, he was accountable for all operations, improving quality, developing new programs, and turning around the financial performance. As vice president of professional service development for a health management group, he developed and organized services, supervised staff, and developed contracts and network relationships. Dr. Horowitz graduated from Tufts Medical School, is board certified, and is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is particularly interested in bringing together his knowledge of the dynamics of organizations with his practical management and organizational experiences to create more effective leadership systems.
Richard T. Monahan, Ph.D., is in full-time private practice of clinical psychology. In the past he has been the clinical director and the senior supervisory psychologist at the Walker Home and School. Walker is a world-renowned residential and day-treatment program for children and adolescents. Prior to Walker, Dr. Monahan directed inpatient psychological assessment and psychoeducational services at McLean Hospital and a delivery system for psychiatric consultation, psychological assessment, and specialized social work services for the programs at Walker and a sister agency in Boston. He also holds clinical and teaching appointments at McLean Hospital, and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has been in private practice for 32 years with expertise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, divorce, depression, and adoption. Among his major interests are the integration of neuropsychology and personality assessment, the clinical significance of early memories, and custody conflict resolution in difficult divorces.
Dr. Monahan obtained his B.A. from Boston College and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the City University of New York. He is a graduate of the postdoctoral program in clinical psychology at the Menninger Foundation. He was certified the diplomate in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has been a faculty member of The Levinson Institute since 1992.
Ranna I. Parekh, M.D., MPH, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist practicing at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She is also a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical school. Her clinical interests include cross- cultural and international psychiatry, psychodynamic individual and couple’s therapy, and substance abuse. Dr. Parekh has traveled extensively and has practiced psychiatry in New Zealand and Australia. At Massachusetts General Hospital, she serves as the chairperson for the department of psychiatry's diversity committee.
In addition to medicine, Dr. Parekh has a strong background in negotiations having worked for six years as a director at Watershed Associates, a Washington, D.C.,- based negotiations consulting firm which serves Fortune 1000 clients. She specializes in collaborative negotiations; her clients in the past included NASA, Chevron, the United Negro College Fund, and Merck. Dr. Parekh is also involved in her Boston community. She is the chairperson for the Boston Rotary Club’s Ambassadorial Scholarship and chairperson of Rotary’s District 7930 International group study exchange program.
Dr. Parekh earned a B.A. in chemistry, a BSc. in biology with a co-major in black studies, and an M.D. degree from Wayne State University. She also obtained a masters in public health degree with a special concentration in international health from Harvard University. Dr. Parekh is a member of the American Psychiatry Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and Massachusetts Psychiatry Society.
Fernando Rodriguez-Villa, M.D., is psychiatrist-in-charge, Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders Program, at McLean Hospital, and senior fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is on the attending staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a consultant to the Spanish Clinic. Dr. Rodriguez-Villa is active in medical and psychiatric education at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital-McLean Residency Program. His main areas of interest include: socio-cultural aspects of care, consumer perspectives, stigma, and the understanding and treatment of bipolar and psychotic disorders. He also maintains a private practice. Formerly, Dr. Rodriguez-Villa was the director, hospital services, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center; and director, psychiatric crisis service, at the Beth Israel Hospital.
Born in Cuba, Dr. Rodriguez-Villa earned his B.S. at the University of Puerto Rico and his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He completed his psychiatric residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Rodriguez-Villa is a board examiner and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society serving in an elected position.
Davis H. Shingleton, M.D., is senior psychiatrist at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore; and Medical Director of the Northwestern Community Mental Health Center in Randallstown, Maryland. A Levinson Institute faculty associate for several years, he was formerly coordinator of the Community Residence Consultation Service at McLean Hospital and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Shingleton has consulted to a number of public and private schools in the greater Boston area. He earned his M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine and took postgraduate training at the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and was a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Shingleton is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General and Child Psychiatry and is advanced candidate at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. His professional interests include the application of psychoanalytic insights to organizational consultation and facilitating optimal functioning in organizations undergoing significant change.
Jill M. Steinbruegge, M.D., joins the faculty of the Harvard Medical School/Levinson Institute seminar Leadership for Physician Executives through an agreement with Kaiser Permanente. She is associate executive director for physician development for Kaiser Permanente and, in this role, is responsible for the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of all national programs for physician education and leadership development. Dr. Steinbruegge has held a variety of senior executive positions with Kaiser Permanente, including operations, staff, and consulting positions. She has been leading senior management teams and teaching leadership to physicians and other healthcare professionals for over 10 years. Dr. Steinbruegge’s particular areas of interest are physician leadership development, change leadership, executive coaching, medical group governance, developing effective teams, and organizational alignment to facilitate change. She teaches the leadership of change in the Advanced Leadership Program at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Steinbruegge is a board certified psychiatrist. She received her M.D. from the University of Colorado, where she completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in psychiatry.
Manjola Ujkaj, M.D., Ph.D., is research fellow in psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ujkaj's research activity has focused primarily on geriatric psychiatry with a particular interest in dementia and mood disorders of the elderly. Currently, she has a special interest in the identification of effective treatments for the neuropsychological and behavioral complications of dementia and also in the neurocognitive profile of patients with treatment-resistant depression. In addition, Dr. Ujkaj has been actively involved with several other studies in geriatric psychiatry and mood disorders. She also has always been very interested in organizational work and consultation, and she has applied these concepts since early in her career by taking leadership roles in several research projects as well as by actively participating as a tutor fellow in the International Cooperation Committee and the Medical Faculty Accreditation Committee at the Dean's office in the University of Bologna. Dr. Ujkaj is fluent in Albanian, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Born in Albania, Dr. Ujkaj received her M.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Bologna, Italy, and her Ph.D. in human psychobiology from the University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy. She is about to start her training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ujkaj has also published on mood disorders and psychotic disorders and presented papers and abstracts in many national and international psychiatry meetings. At the University of Bologna she has been academically active by doing teaching and providing supervision to medical students. Dr. Ujkaj is an active member of the advisory board of the Massachusetts Albanians American Association.
Mark Vanelli, M.D., is the chief medical officer of Adheris, a medical technology and education company that develops medication compliance programs for patients with chronic illnesses. He has previously worked as a management consultant at Braun Consulting and as a medical director at Tewksbury Hospital, where he sat on the hospital’s executive committee. Dr. Vanelli received his M.D. from Brown University and his psychiatric training at Harvard Medical School. In 1995, he concluded that his medical training did not adequately prepare him for the world of market-based medicine and he enrolled in the executive MBA program at Boston University, from which he graduated in 1997. Before receiving his medical degree, Dr. Vanelli worked overseas in the area of public health and provided consultation to international healthcare organizations, communication, and problem-solving skill development, to more complex implementation of adaptive, yet disciplined, cross-functional workflow processes.
Susan Villani, M.D., is currently director of Child and Adolescent Services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, a private not-for-profit psychiatric facility located in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this, she was clinical director of Child and Adolescent Programs, McLean Hospital. In this role she was also clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard University with active involvement in both teaching and administration. Although relocated to Baltimore, she continues as a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Previous positions include: consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; medical director, Gaebler Children’s Center; director, Bay Cove Center for Children and assistant professor of psychiatry, both with the New England Medical Center. She received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.D. from West Virginia University Medical School. Dr. Villani was a psychiatry resident at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and chief resident, psychosomatic unit, at the Children’s Hospital, Boston. She has been a psychopharmacology and consultation liaison fellow at the New England Medical Center Hospital. She has participated in many conferences dealing with issues of management, working women and families, and in teaching leadership to physicians. Dr. Villani is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. Dr. Villani has been a consultant with The Levinson Institute since 1982 taking an active part in the On Leadership seminars during that period. She has worked with many business organizations in her role with the Institute, providing consultation to executives in the areas of appraisal, selection, and organizational diagnosis.
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