2020 Annual Meeting


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March 2-3, 2020
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067


Presentation Handouts

In an effort to remain environmentally conscious, handouts will not be provided at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to take notes and follow along, feel free to print and bring with you.

Monday General Sessions

Monday Workshops

Tuesday General Sessions

Tuesday Workshops


Call for Posters

  • Abstracts should be submitted by January 15th, without name or institution listed to Brenda.Barker@TIPQC.org.  See attached Abstract Format.
  • Submissions should include the category that the project is being submitted for (maternal, infant, patient/family engagement).
  • The reviewing panel will provide comments and suggestions for improvement (if applicable) by February 1st.  This will allow for any revisions prior to the poster being printed. 

Annual Meeting Speakers

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order.

Gloria Goins, MBA, JD

Gloria Goins is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System, the nation’s 5th largest Catholic healthcare system. For three consecutive years, DiversityInc recognized Bon Secours as one of the 10 best healthcare systems for diversity and inclusion. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Gloria herself as one of the top 15 chief diversity officers in the country to know.

In addition to leading the diversity and inclusion organization at Bon Secours, Gloria also led the organization’s employee engagement strategy. Under her leadership, Bon Secours achieved the highest employee engagement score in the organization’s history (the 99th percentile), and was recognized by the Gallup Organization as one of the Top Best Workplaces in the world.

Gloria is also responsible for creating two world class Diversity and Inclusion organizations from their very inception.  In this regard, Gloria served asthe very first vice president of diversity for Cingular Wireless (which is now AT&T wireless). Gloria’s team at Cingular received numerous national awards for outstanding initiatives that advanced the organization’s business objectives and profitability. Gloria also served as the very first Chief Diversity Officer at The Home Depot where she was as a senior member of the operations team with accountability for all employment, multicultural marketing, and community strategies for emerging markets.

Gloria is a former faculty member at Georgetown University, where she served as the founder and chair of the Georgetown Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable. She is currently a faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion within healthcare. Gloria earned a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Stanford University.

Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc

Dr. Munish Gupta is a staff neonatologist and the Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His academic interests focus on innovative approaches to quality improvement and patient safety, including the development of state-based perinatal quality collaboratives and the rigorous use of data for quality improvement.Munish received his undergraduate education at Harvard University and attended Medical School at Stanford University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center and his fellowship in neonatology at the Harvard Combined Program in Neonatology. Munish joined the staff at BIDMC following completion of his fellowship in 2004.

Samuel Hanke, MD

Dr. Samuel Hanke is a pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor in Clinical Pediatrics in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his pediatric residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. He currently provides medical care to fragile infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease in both acute care and outpatient environments. He has completed additional training in quality improvement science and serves as the Chief Patient Experience Officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

When not providing pediatric cardiac care, Dr. Hanke serves as president of Charlie’s Kids Foundation. An organization, he and his wife, founded after the untimely loss of their first son Charlie in 2010 to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and an unsafe sleep environment. His organization has been committed to educating families about SIDS and Safe Sleep to help prevent other parents from suffering the sudden and unthinkable loss of an infant.

Hendrée E Jones, PhD

Dr. Hendrée E Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. She has received continuous National Institutes of Health funding since 1994 and has written more than 195 publications. Dr. Jones has also authored two books, one on treating patients for substance use disorders and the other on comprehensive care for women who are pregnant and have substance use disorders. She also has written multiple textbook chapters on the topic of pregnancy and addiction. In 2012 Dr. Jones won the Betty Ford Award from The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction (AMERSA) for her scientific contributions in advancing women’s addiction treatment. In 2018 she won the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Women’s Services Champion Award and in 2019 she won the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award which recognizes contributions of an outstanding woman scientist in drug abuse research. She is a consultant for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects focused on improving the lives of children, women, and families in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, India, Paraguay, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United States.

Rolanda Lister, MD

Dr. Rolanda LaMora Lister is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She received her medical doctorate from Meharry Medical College and went on to complete a residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She completed her fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in January of 2016. As a maternal fetal medicine specialist, she has a passion for understanding how the maternal environment influences programming of disease in the infant. Her research focuses on how epigenetics in the setting of maternal diabetes leads to congenital heart defects and dysfunction. Her overall mission is to utilize the window of pregnancy as an opportunity to improve the cardiac health of generations to come.

Cortney Lovell

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s top leaders in Recovery Coaching, Cortney Lovell is truly a speaker who is a modern messenger for change. Driven by her own personal experience of growth and empowerment, study and dedication to solutions, she is now lifting up the field of peer services to a new level designed to assist communities and individuals in need. 


Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP

Dr. Morgan McDonald is the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health for the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). Previously, she served at TDH as Assistant Commissioner for Family Health and Wellness where she led TDH efforts in maternal and child health, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and supplemental nutrition. Dr. McDonald is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and has served as a primary care clinician in safety net clinics for over 10 years. She also focused on program management, workforce development, patient and community engagement, and quality improvement.  Dr. McDonald worked as associate program director for pediatric medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Martin Olsen, MD

Dr. Olsen’s is the leader of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome prevention program for East Tennessee State University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a seasoned academic physician having served as both Residency Program Director and Department Chair. He is a patented inventor of a surgical simulation device and is the editor/co-editor of multiple textbooks.  Dr. Olsen has an interest in international medicine and has made over twenty trips to the Middle East to educate physicians and promote excellence in women’s health in that region. His outside interests include photography, Appalachian literature and time with his family. 

Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP

Dr. Lisa Piercey is the 14th Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. Dr. Piercey is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. She remains active in evaluating children for abuse and neglect and serves in a voluntary capacity as the Medical Director for the Madison County Advocacy Center and a faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Piercey is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives where she has been President of the Mid-South Healthcare Executives Chapter and National Chairman of the Management Series Editorial Board. She also serves on the American Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Hospital Governance Counsel, Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Advisory Group, and Tennessee Center for Healthcare Workforce Development Board. She received her Bachelor of Science form Lipscomb University and medical degree and pediatric residency training from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and her Master of Business Administration Degree from Bethel University.

Pablo Sánchez, MD

Dr. Sánchez is a board-certified neonatologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist who has a longstanding interest in clinical and translational research focused on perinatal and neonatal infections and antimicrobial stewardship. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1981, as well as a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, in 1986 and a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, Dallas, in 1988. He was on faculty at UTSW from 1986 to 2013 where he performed translational research on congenital syphilis.  

Since August 2013, when he joined the pediatric faculty in Columbus, Dr. Sánchez has been the principal investigator (PI) for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network (NRN) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – The Ohio State University. 

Cherisse Scott

Cherisse Scott is a champion for the Reproductive Justice (RJ) movement, and highlights human rights violations experienced by vulnerable Tennesseans. She is the Founder and CEO of SisterReach, a Memphis, TN based advocacy organization serving women of color, rural women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and their families.Under her leadership, SisterReach has released several research reports including a 2019 report on the impact of the fetal assault law on women with opioid use disorder. The organization tours the country providing training to clergy, church leadership, laity, and advocates through its Reproductive Justice & Faith training curricula.Cherisse Scott’s courage, compassion, and convictions have been recognized by the United Nations, and she has been featured in numerous publications and by media outlets including O Magazine (January 2018), Essence Magazine’s 2018 Woke 100 list, Frontline with Samantha Bee, VICE news, and Now This.

Aaron Shaull, M Ed

Aaron Shaull holds a master’s degree in Psychology and is currently a Senior Project Manager at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) where he applies Lean principles to improve service delivery and optimize processes. In his previous role, as a Learning Consultant in the Learning and Development department at VUMC, Aaron’s primary role was to develop and teach a Lean process improvement curriculum to staff at all levels and roles. 

Prior to joining VUMC, Aaron worked for over three years as a contractor with the United States Army delivering performance enhancement and resilience psychology training to soldiers of numerous ranks and specialties across the country. In all, he’s created and delivered engaging training to thousands of individuals across the country in healthcare, military, higher education, and athletic settings.

Aaron’s recent speaking engagements include the MUSC Performance Improvement Conference, the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) Conference, the Healthcare Systems Performance Improvement (HSPI) Conference, The Meharry Medical College TedMed Live event, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (MCJCHV) Quality Academy.

Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH

Dr. Terplan is dual board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and addiction medicine. Currently he is Senior Physician Research Scientist at Friends Research Institute and adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where he serves as a substance use warmline clinician.  He also serves as the Addiction Medicine Consultant for the Virginia Department of Medicaid Service, is a consultant for the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, has active grant-funded research projects and represents the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Addiction Medicine on various taskforces, including the AMA’s Taskforce to Reduce Opioid Abuse. Dr. Terplan is also a respected researcher in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and addiction medicine and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles with recent emphasis on health disparities, stigma, and women’s access to intervention and treatment.