AUC Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Carol P. Herbert, MD (Chair)
Professor Emerita of Family Medicine and Adjunct Research Professor of Pathology
Western University, London, Canada
Adjunct Professor
School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Education, UBC School of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada

David Campbell, FACHE (Vice Chair)
Healthcare Consultant

Reverend Jeffrey L. Hamblin, MD (Secretary)
Associate Clinical Professor
SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
Educational Coordinator & Physician Specialist IV
Kings County Hospital

Haywood Brown, MD
Roy T. Parker Professor and Chair
Duke University

Ronald M. Harden, MD
General Secretary
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus)
University of Dundee

Gemma Kim, MD
Family Medicine Residency Director
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

University of California, Riverside

Richard A Kitch, JD
Founding  Principal and President
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Stephen J. Sibbitt, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Temple Region, Scott & White Memorial Hospital


AUC Board of Trustees Profiles

Carol P. Herbert, MD

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Carol is Professor Emerita of Family Medicine and Adjunct Research Professor of Pathology at Western University (London, Canada), and Adjunct Professor, in the School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and in the Faculty of Education at UBC (Vancouver, Canada). She is a Senior Associate at In-Source, a Vancouver-based consulting company that applies a complex adaptive systems lens to health care. She served as Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario from 1999-2010.  She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Honours Biochemistry and in Medicine.  After internship and additional training in Pediatrics, she was a full-service community family physician and clinical instructor at the REACH community health centre, a UBC teaching facility in Vancouver, from 1971 until 1982 when she joined the full-time faculty in the UBC Department of Family Practice.  She was founding Head of the UBC Division of Behavioural Medicine,  a co-founder of the UBC Institute of Health Promotion Research, and Royal Canadian Legion Professor and Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice from 1988-98.  She is former Editor of the international journal, Patient Education and Counseling and serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Family Medicine, Healthcare Papers, and Patient Education and Counseling.  She is currently President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2015-2017) and Vice-chair of the Board of the American University of the Caribbean.

Carol has been committed to social justice and access to health care throughout her career. Under her decanal direction, Schulich grew in size and reputation as a socially responsible medical school which provides exceptional student experience in a research-intensive environment, including community-based experience for all MD graduates.  She spearheaded development of the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network which includes a regional campus in Windsor as well as partner communities across southwestern Ontario. She was a pioneer in developing services for sexually assaulted adults and children in B.C. and was co-founder and co-director of the Sexual Assault Service for Vancouver (1982-88).  She is a recognized leader in inter-professional education and collaborative practice, women’s health and mentorship of academic women.  She has chaired or served on multiple task forces on health policy and health professional education.

She is internationally known for her leadership in primary care research, and for her work in clinical health promotion, patient-physician decision-making, and participatory action research with aboriginal communities, focused on diabetes and on environmental effects on human health.  She was instrumental in introducing participatory research to the primary care research community and co-authored widely-used Guidelines for Participatory Research in Health Promotion.  Currently she serves on the Institute Advisory Board for the CIHR Institute of Gender & Health.

She has received many awards, including the Wood Award for Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research; McWhinney Award for Family Medicine Education; and the AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award.  She is a founding Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine, U.S. National Academies of Science.
Carol is married to Fred Swartz; their blended family includes 6 children and 10 grand-children.

The Rev’d Jeffrey L. Hamblin, MD

Secretary of the Board of Trustees

The Rev’d Jeffrey L. Hamblin, MD is a graduate of the American University  of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He presently serves as Educational Coordinator and Physician Specialist at Kings County Hospital in New York. Dr.  Hamblin also works in the Psychiatric Emergency Room at Kings County as  psychiatrist in charge and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Downstate SUNY  in Brooklyn with teaching responsibilities in the classroom as well as on the clinical service. He serves as a psychiatric consultant to the New York State  Research programs of the Infant Child Learning Center and the H.E.A.T. program. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and his  Masters of Divinity in 1980 from Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin. He was ordained  to the priesthood in 1980. Dr. Hamblin worked towards a Doctorate of  Ministry at Drew University, and holds a Masters in Medical Science from AUC (1990). He completed a residency in psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn in 1997 and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1999. He serves at St. Clements Episcopal Church in Manhattan, and  is also involved in producing musical theatre and cabaret in New York City. Dr. Hamblin has served on the AUC board of trustees since 1993 in various capacities, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Currently, he serves as the  Board’s Secretary. He is a member of the Alumni Association and has assisted at open houses and other events. His unique combination of medicine and ministry, academics and ethics has served the purposes of AUC well.

Haywood L. Brown, M.D.

F. Bayard Carter Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Haywood L. Brown is a native of North Carolina.  He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Brown returned to North Carolina in 2002 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Brown has served as the Co-Medical Director for the Indianapolis Healthy Babies Project and was active with the Indiana Perinatal Network, which is dedicated to decreasing infant mortality and the racial disparity for infant mortality.  He has also chaired the steering committee for the District of Columbia National Institutes of Health Initiative on Infant Mortality Reduction.  Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those disadvantaged.

Dr. Brown as served as Chair of CREOG and he has served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and is past President of the Society.  He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS).  He also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Brown ispast president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is immediate past District IV Chair of ACOG.

Dr. Brown was officially named the President-Elect of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in May 2016 and will become the 68th President of ACOG in May 2017.

David Campbell, FACHE (Vice Chair)

David Campbell has more than 35 years in the leadership and management of hospitals and health systems. He has extensive  consulting, operational experience and expertise in multiple health care settings that  includes an established record of leading teaching institutions experiencing  severe financial stress through significant organizational change and  integration. His leadership also includes the development and implementation of  programs to create a service-oriented, proactive culture in financially  challenged institutions with a history of difficult labor relations. He has done extensive consulting in strategic and operational assessment, mergers and  acquisitions, physician and academic alignment, and operational improvement. Campbell has served as President  and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New  York, the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit and Allegheny Health Services in  Pittsburgh. He has also served in senior leadership positions at Henry Ford Health System, Oakwood Healthcare and the University of Michigan  Hospitals. Campbell has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and  a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Michigan.  Campbell has a number of professional affiliations including serving as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ronald M. Harden, MD

Ronald M. Harden is the editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary  and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Trained as an endocrinologist, Professor  Harden has devoted his career to developing new approaches to medical  education, curriculum planning, and teaching. graduated from the medical school  in Glasgow in the United Kingdom. He practiced as an endocrinologist before  moving full time to medical education. A graduate of the medical school  in Glasgow, he was formerly Professor of Medical Education, Teaching Dean and  Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee. Ideas which he has pioneered  include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been  universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence. He has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-editor of  the best-selling book ‘A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers’ and the author of ‘Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher’ which received a British Medical Association commendation and the ‘Definite Guide to the OSCE’.

He has been noticed for his contributions to excellence in medical education, including being awarded an  honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Surgeons of Canada. He  was also recognized with the prestigious Hubbard Award by the National Board of  Medical Examiners in the USA and by the Kellogg Foundation for his  contributions to medical education in South America. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education and was presented with the ‘Mentoring, Innovation and Leadership in Education Scholarship’ (MILES) award  for ‘outstanding contributions to the advancement of global medical education and academic medicine’ in Singapore in 2006.

That same year, Professor Harden  was the winner of the Karolinska Institute Prize for Research in Medical  Education. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate high quality  research in medical education in order to promote long-term improvements of  educational practices in medical training. In 2009, Professor Harden was  awarded the ASME Richard Farrow Gold Medal, in recognition of the contributions  he has made to medical education. In 2010 he was the recipient of the AMEE  Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to medical  education and the work of the Association. In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine of the University of Tampere, Finland. In November 2013 Professor Harden was awarded the Cura Personalis honour, in the USA, the University of Georgetown’s highest award.

Gemma Kim, MD

Dr. Gemma Kim is the founding and current director of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program and the Chair of Family Medicine at Desert Regional Medical Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and then obtained her Medical Degree and Master of Science degree with the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Kim completed her family medicine residency training at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine – Scott & White Memorial Hospital and was chief resident of her class.  She stayed on as senior staff and was an associate program director for the Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine-Scott & White Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program from 2007-2012. While at Scott & White Hospital, she was director of faculty development for the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Quality & Safety Improvement Officer for the Scott & White Killeen Clinic. Dr. Kim joined the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine in 2013 where she founded the UC Riverside School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. She is also the Chair for the Clinical Committee of Faculty Appointments and Advancements for the School of Medicine. 

Dr. Kim remains active in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has participated in LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) and ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) institutional site visits. Her professional interests include academic medicine, health maintenance, preventative medicine, women's health, chronic disease management, and outpatient procedures. She has obtained multiple Song-Brown Health Care grants to improve health care access and increase the number of family physicians to provide medical services to the medically underserved in California. She is committed to train the next generation of physicians to serve their communities with social responsibility and go on to become culturally diverse leaders in the community to improve health, promote wellness, and improve access to healthcare.  

Richard A. Kitch, JD

Richard A. Kitch is a founding Principal and President of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, a law firm of approximately 113 attorneys with offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.  His practice for over 50 years has, to a great extent, involved the representation of healthcare providers.  He has served on several hospital board of trustees and quality committees, and has authored numerous articles relating to healthcare legal issues.  He has been a member of numerous legal and healthcare organizations and is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association Task Force for Medical Liability Reform.  He was a key factor in the drafting and securing legislative approval for Michigan’s very successful 1993 Medical Malpractice Tort Reform legislation.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of FinCor Insurance Company and the Michigan Hospital Association Insurance Company.

He received his LLB, with distinction, from Wayne State University Law School and has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1978.  He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Michigan including the United States District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.

Stephen J. Sibbitt, MD, MBA, FACP

Dr. Sibbitt is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is currently the Chief Medical Officer, Temple Region, including the flagship Hospital (Scott & White Memorial Hospital) and Associate Central Division Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health. In addition Dr. Sibbitt is a member of the Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors, the Scott & White Healthcare Board of Trustees, the Metroplex-Adventist Hospital Board of Directors, and the Baylor Scott & White Health-Continuing Care Hospital Board of Directors.

Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Sibbitt completed his Honors Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He then went on to complete both his Medical Degree and Master of Science degree with the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Sibbitt completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, in 1997. He remained at UTMB to complete a Chief Residency year and then became the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency in 1998. Dr. Sibbitt joined Baylor Scott & White Health in 2003 and assumed the role of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Scott & White Memorial Hospital / Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine from February 2005 until October 2008. Dr. Sibbitt's has been active with medical education, participating with the American Board of Internal Medicine, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, on resident and student scholarly activities. Dr. Sibbitt has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, and continues to speak at continuing medical education meetings on topics in Internal Medicine, Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, and various hospital administration issues. In February 2011, Dr. Sibbitt was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Texas Chapter). In September 2011, Dr. Sibbitt was promoted to Associate Professor with Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.  In May 2016, Dr. Sibbitt completed his Masters of Business Administration with Baylor University, and graduated Beta Sigma Gamma.

In addition to his role as Chief Medical Officer for the Temple Region, Dr. Sibbitt holds leadership positions on many regional professional and medical societies including serving as a current member of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and the Texas Care Alliance Board of Directors, and previously serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Texas ACP, and the Healthcare Coalition of Texas.