Structure and Governance

The Center for Ethics in Health Care is built on contributions from a diverse representation of health care professionals.  This rich interprofessional foundation creates opportunities for education, policy development, research and outreach by the Center.

CFE Leadership
CFE Communication Coaches
CFE Senior Scholars

Senior Scholars Criteria

Senior Scholars are volunteer faculty from across the university, the state and the nation who contribute to the success of the Center’s mission through substantial contributions to programs of the Center in teaching, service and/or scholarship.

Senior Scholars are added to the Center by invitation of the Center Executive Committee.   To be considered for and to maintain Senior Scholar status with the Center, the candidate currently must be engaged in substantive ethics- and/or communication-related activities that support the goals and missions of the Center.  Such activities include, but are not limited to:

•    Health care ethics and/or health care communication scholarship 
•    Health care ethics and/or health care communication research
•    Health care ethics and/or health care communication teaching, curriculum development, or mentoring
•    Health care ethics and/or health care communication policy work
•    Health care ethics and/or health care communication improvement science work 

The activities listed above must be done in support of the Center’s mission, demonstrate elements of originality, and not be solely duplicative of work done by others in the field.  In addition, to be considered for Senior Scholar status, the applicant must be involved in a collaborative way with one or more of the Center's projects, strategic plan activities, or developmental programs.   

In addition to the above criteria, the following are desirable attributes for Senior Scholars:

•    State, local, or national impact in health care ethics and/or health care communication 
•    A history of accomplishment in health care ethics and/or health care communication as evidenced by publications, teaching, research, or similar activities

Senior Scholars will be requested to provide a periodic report detailing ethics- and communication-related publications, presentations, and other scholarly activity. Ongoing appointment as senior scholar is contingent on demonstrating ongoing substantive contributions to the Center’s mission. 

  • Liz Arrington, C.S.P.G.
  • Amanda Ashley
  • Ann Barden
  • Phyllis Beemsterboer, Ed.D., M.S.
  • David Clarke, M.D.
  • Mary Lago, CTFA
  • Walter Grebe, J.D.
  • Barbara Rice
  • Susan Tolle, M.D.
  • Suzanne Storms Berselli, J.D