About Us: Learn More About the Team Behind the Whole Person Index and “Both/And: Medicine and Public Health Together”:

Dr. Katie Kaney

Dr. Katie Kaney is a C-suite healthcare thought leader with over 25 years of experience developing and implementing innovative programs to enhance care, promote health, and expand business models for success. She’s the founder of The Whole Person Index, a former CAO for a large integrated delivery network, and a strategic advisor for companies including GE Healthcare, Pfizer, PeraHealth, Guideway Care and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health among many others.  Katie is a Fellow through the American College of Healthcare Executives, a lifelong community volunteer, and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business in Charlotte, NC among numerous other accolades. Katie earned her DrPH in Public Health and Health Leadership from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and her MBA and BA from the University at Buffalo.

Both/And: Medicine and Public Health Together is her first book.

Contributors to Both/And: Medicine and Public Health Together

J. Lloyd Michener,

J. Lloyd Michener, MD is Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also serves as Chair of the Board of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation and is a member of the National Academies of Medicine Workgroup on Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement.

Martha L. Sylvia,

Dr. Sylvia is Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing, teaching in the DNP program.  Her teaching focuses on evidence-based practice, informatics, and clinical analytics. She developed the first textbook in clinical analytics focused on the needs of the DNP in translating evidence into practice and continues to provide leadership on DNP curriculum development.

Ines M. Vigil,

Ines Vigil, MD, MPH, MBA, is GM, SVP, Provider Solutions at Clarify Health, a fellow of the American College of Preventative Medicine (ACPM), and co-author of the book, “Population Health Analytics,” published in 2021. She has over sixteen years of leadership experience in healthcare and population health, working with providers and organizations in the areas of value-based care delivery, social & behavioral determinants, health care quality improvement, data analytics, informatics, and preventive and occupational medicine.

Khosrow R. Shotorbani, MBA, MT

Khosrow Shotorbani is the CEO and founder of the Lab 2.0 Strategic Services, LLC. He is a member of Project Santa Fe Clinical Laboratory 2.0 industry advocate. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer at TriCore Reference Laboratories, he oversaw the corporate direction and strategy of TriCore, focusing on leadership and innovation, as well as operations, growth, and the financial health of the company.

Kathleen M. Swanson, MS, RPh

Kathleen Swanson has overseen the development and implementation of pharmacy services in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, managed care organizations, large integrated federal health systems, a clinical research facility, and at one of the Southwest’s leading reference laboratories. She has extensive experience working with complex healthcare data sets to improve patient care and identify risks.

Mark K Fung,

Dr. Mark Fung is Professor and Vice Chair of Population Health in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM). He was previously the Director of Clinical Laboratories and Vice Chair of Quality and Clinical Affairs for the Department at UVM. Prior to that, he was President of the medical staff at UVM Medical Center and Director of the Blood Bank.

Jill Warrington,

Dr. Jill Warrington is an experienced physician leader with interests in Population Health, Substance Use Disorders, Pain Management and Appropriate Utilization of Laboratory Services. She is a strong healthcare services professional with a MD, PhD focused in Pharmacology from Tufts University School of Medicine and AP/CP Board Certification in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


Beth Bailey is the Director of Strategic Development and Communications at TriCore Reference Laboratories where she oversees the organization’s efforts in strategic planning, workforce and leadership development, marketing, communications and public relations. Previously, she managed the corporate education and consulting program for University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and served 15 years as a consultant with Exec|Comm, a global  communication skills training company.

Michael J Crossey,
MD, PhD 

Dr. Michael Crossey is the Chief Executive Officer of TriCore Reference Laboratories. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M., and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of New Mexico Hospital. He holds a doctoral degree in environmental toxicology from the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, PhD

Ms. Hernandez’s main research interest includes use of community participatory research to decrease health disparities, development of disease interventions and increase primary care utilization in working with underserved populations in Charlotte, NC. As research coordinator at MAPPR, The Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research, she works with a transdisciplinary research team to develop research projects to increase health care utilizations for vulnerable populations.

Holly Dockery,

Holly Dockery grew up outside of Baltimore, MD, and moved to North Carolina to study Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill. After graduation, she worked for Atrium Health in Charlotte, focusing on improving care for underserved groups and conducting community-based research. Holly has a passion for working with Spanish-speaking individuals and is enrolled in the CAMPOS medical Spanish program at UNC School of Medicine. She will be applying into Internal Medicine this fall and is excited to serve as a Student Chief.

Iris Cheng,

Dr. Cheng is board certified in internal medicine, with a clinical interest in preventive care and chronic disease management. She is a professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, where she also serves as the director of the internal medicine ambulatory clerkship and director of interprofessional education. She is actively involved in research addressing social determinants of health to improve health outcomes, the efficacy of team-based care for complex cases and the use of virtual care in primary care.

Maria Reese,

Maria Reese is the Senior Director, Health Equity and Community Service Operations at Get Well where she works to optimize the patient navigator delivery model through the innovation of bi-directional text messaging and docents (patient navigators) with a focus on health equity. She previously worked as the Senior Director, Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility at Atrium Health.

Alisahah Jackson, 

Alisahah Jackson, MD, currently serves as the System Vice President, Population Health Innovation and Policy at CommonSpirit. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, where she was part of the Urban Track program. After residency, she worked in a rural health clinic in Union, SC for 4 years. She has served in multiple leadership roles, including Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and System Medical Director of Community Health for Atrium Health.

Meghna Patel,

Meghna Patel serves as the Assistant Vice President of Practice Improvement and Consulting at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. She oversees the training and technical assistance, capacity building and consulting services focusing on promoting the CCBHC model and guiding public health issues related to substance use, mental illness and health equity across the nation.

Carolyn Minnock,

Carolyn Minnock, PeraHealth’s Chief Growth Officer, is passionate about improving healthcare through technology. She began her career at Atrium Health as Director, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and spent time at Salesforce focused on their Health Cloud solutions. Carolyn has a degree in Biology and MBA, focused on management, from John Carroll University.

Brian Sneve,

Brian Sneve is the Director, Healthcare Analytics at Blue Cross NC. A data-driven Analytics Leader with more than a decade of experience identifying profit-based marketing and product opportunities, Sneve is currently a Doctoral Candidate for Executive Leadership in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.