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Charitha Gowda, MD, MPH, MSCE

Infectious Diseases Specialist and Epidemiologist 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Dr Gowda is an infectious diseases specialist and epidemiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) where she primarily cares for people living with HIV and viral hepatitis. She also serves as an associate medical director for Partners For Kids, an accountable care organization affiliated with NCH, and in this capacity works with primary care practices to improve access to and the quality of healthcare delivery for low-income children in Ohio. She completed training in medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health. She subsequently trained as an internist at the University of Michigan before completing an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  
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Eileen T. O’Grady PhD, NP, PCC

Certified Nurse Practitioner & Wellness Coach, and Founder 
The School of Wellness 
McLean, Virginia, USA 
Dr Eileen O’Grady is a certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach and is Founder of The School of Wellness. She is an expert on intentional change, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is off kilter. She is an author and editor of two textbooks, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach and Intentional Therapeutic Relationships: Advancing Caring in Health Care a how-to book on placing relationships at the center of health care. Her most recent book, Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful or the Stuck, is her most personal. O’Grady lives in McLean Virginia.    
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Jan Powers PhD, RN, CCNS, NE-BC

Director of Nursing Research and Professional Practice 
Parkview Health System 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Jan Powers currently serves as the Director of Nursing Research and Professional Practice at Parkview Health System. This role includes accountability for professional practice and research development for 9 hospital system. Responsibilities include oversight of policy and procedures, mentor clinical nurse specialists, advancing nursing practice and ongoing development of research and evidence-based practice. Jan is also part time faculty at IU School of Nursing Graduate Program.  
 
Jan has been a nurse for 35 years in various roles related to Critical Care and Trauma and worked as a CNS over 20 years primarily focused on implementation of research and evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes. Jan received her BSN, MSN and PhD all from Indiana University School of Nursing. She has conducted many research studies related to nursing practice with a primary focus on improving patient outcomes through the advancement of nursing practice. Primary focus areas related to pulmonary, trauma, pressure injuries and nutrition. Jan is passionate about inspiring nurses to own their practice with an emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practices. She has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations related to a wide variety of areas within nursing practice.   
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Tarun Kapoor, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Transformation Officer 
Virtua 
Moorestown, New Jersey, USA 
Tarun Kapoor, MD, MBA, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Transformation Officer for Virtua. He oversees Virtua Health’s Digital Transformation Office, which works across the organization to accelerate adoption of new digital consumer experiences and digital care models. Additionally, he is responsible for looking at emerging digital strategies that can create value for Virtua and the community it serves. Dr Kapoor was most recently the president of Virtua Health’s first generation clinically-integrated network, created collaboratively by Virtua, Virtua Medical Group (VMG) and independent physician practices.
 
Previously, Dr Kapoor was the senior vice president and chief medical officer for VMG, a 900+ clinician multi-specialty medical practice. In addition, he worked with Virtua’s Medical Informatics team, helping to develop and implement its inpatient electronic medical record, including full deployment of CPOE and electronic medication reconciliation. Prior to joining Virtua, Dr. Kapoor was Regional Director for EmCare’s Mid-Atlantic Hospitalist Division. Dr Kapoor developed 16 inpatient care programs for Clinical Staffing Solutions, which was subsequently acquired by EmCare. Dr Kapoor trained in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University Hospital, where he stayed on an extra year to serve as Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor. He obtained his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson, his undergraduate degree in Government and Chemistry from Cornell University, and his executive Master of Business Administration from the Temple Fox School of Business.
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Angela Skrzynski, MD

Clinical Lead 
Virtua 
Marlton, New Jersey, USA 
Dr Angela Skrzynski is board certified in Family Medicine and Sleep Medicine, having completed her training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia and the University of Michigan. She serves as the Clinical Lead for the Urgent Care Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring programs at Virtua Health in Southern New Jersey. She has been with the team since its inception and is responsible for clinician oversight and training, maintaining quality and safety, and direct patient care via telemedicine. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and 2 little girls.
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Jeannie Hendricks RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Founder 
This InspiRD Life 
Danville, California, USA 
Jeanne Hendricks is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Founder and Owner of This InspiRD Life, a health and wellness brand that shares her unwavering appreciation for the food we eat and how it fuels our mind, body and soul. Using science-based information combined with simple, plant-forward cooking, she inspires audiences to reach their full potential through realistic and sustainable lifestyle habits. Jeanne is a content expert in the field of nutrition, health and wellness and serves as an independent contractor in this capacity, contributing to media segments, articles and speaking engagements. Jeanne also provides individual counseling and group education via telehealth to patients all over the country. Prior to launching This InspiRD Life, Jeanne served as Clinical Manager for Virtua Medical Group in Southern New Jersey where she counseled clients, led a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and developed programming that supported thousands of patients towards achieving their health and wellness goals.    
 
Jeanne graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education and started her career as a health educator in Maryland where she quickly identified nutrition as her life's passion. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University, completed her dietetic training with ARAMARK Healthcare and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. In her free time, you can find Jeanne and her family traveling, enjoying nature and discovering new recipes together in their kitchen.
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Guliz Erdem MD

Section of Infectious Diseases 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Guliz Erdem, MD, is a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests focused on pediatric infectious disease. Dr Erdem obtained her medical degree in Ankara, Turkey at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and completed her residency at Hacettepe University Children's Hospital and University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her fellowship, Dr Erdem studied at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been involved in a series of organizations, some of which are Society for Pediatric Research and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr Erdem has also received the grants from NIH ‘s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence and American Heart Association. 
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W Garrett Hunt MD, MPH, DTM&H

Associate Professor Pediatrics 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
Dr Hunt graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Medical School in 1997, followed by the pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University in 2000. He completed his Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in 2003 and then stayed on as an instructor for one year. He started as faculty at Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2004. In an effort to broaden his public health, global health, and TB training, he completed a Master of Public Health from OSU (2014-2017), the Gorgas Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru (2016), obtaining the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) that same year, and the TB workshop at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO (2015). Most recently, he completed a workshop at the National Ebola Training & Education Center in Atlanta, GA (2018) to help prepare him for his role as Medical Director of the Special Pathogens Unit. He has gone on to create the Pediatric Biocontainment Unit (BCU) Working Group (w/ Baylor, U. Nebraska, and U. Colorado), with its first goal to examine the use of pediatric BCUs in the care of SARS-CoV-2/MIS-C patients.
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Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RDN

Professor Nutrition and Pediatrics, Senior Nutritionist 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
MetroHealth Medical Center 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA 
Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RDN is the Senior Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.    
 
Dr Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. Dr. Groh-Wargo authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. She participates in the BEGIN Project – Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition - sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her professional contributions. 
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