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PHL Health Advisors Task Force

Updated: October 07, 2020


The PHL Health Advisors represent a wide range of expertise in fields like public health, infectious disease, medical research, and mental health among many others. The subcommittee serves as a trusted resource of accurate and timely medical information and local medical advancements in the fight against COVID-19.

  • Marguerite Stahley Ambrose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC Educator, Elsevier
  • Susan Coffin, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program; Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Jonathan Epstein, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine, U Penn
  • Dr. Leonard Friedland, Vice President, Director Scientific Affairs and Public Health, GSK Vaccines
  • Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vice President, Health and Health Equity; Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University.
  • T. Dianne Langford, PhD, Assistant Dean, Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University
  • Ms. Betty Long, RN, MHA, President and CEO, Guardian Nurses
  • Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP Clinical Professor, Oncologist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Chris Molineaux, President, Life Sciences Pennsylvania
  • Sharon Murphy-Potts, BSN, RN, CRRN, Clinical Liaison, ReMed
  • Shawn O’Brien, CEO, Genomind
  • Meghna Patel, MHA, Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, President and CEO, ECRI Institute
  • Kenny Simansky, PhD, Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Pharmacology, Drexel College of Medicine
  • Heather Steinman, PhD, MBA Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer, The Wistar Institute
  • Edgar Vesga, MPR, CMI President, Philadelphia International Medicine
  • Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President of Patient Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Main Line Health
  • Michelle Washko, PhD, President, Life Sciences Innovations
  • Darryl Williams, PhD, Vice President of Science and Education, The Franklin Institute

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