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

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

Frank Simon, MD
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.

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 is also past president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is currently District IV Chair of ACOG.

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.

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.

Frank Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a consultant in medical education/accreditation with the Medical School Advisory Group.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Medicine and trained in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Much of his professional career has been devoted to all aspects of medical education and medical school administration.  He joined the faculty at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1973 early in the history of the school.  He served as the program director for the Pediatric Residency and the clerkship director in Pediatrics.  He later moved into the Dean’s Office as the Associate Dean for Educational Programs.  In 1989 he joined the faculty and administration at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and served as Vice Dean with a portfolio that included admissions, student affairs, academic affairs, graduate medical education, continuing medical education, and faculty affairs.
From 1999 through 2006, Dr. Simon held several positions at the American Medical Association.  He first served as the Secretary of the Council on Medical Education and the Director of Graduate Medical Education and then served as the Secretary of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Director of the Division of Undergraduate Medical Education Policy and Standards.  During his almost six years with the LCME, he helped to revise the accreditation process to be more rigorous and to develop the current system for the accreditation of new medical schools.  Prior to accepting his position as Secretary of the LCME, he was a member of the LCME. He currently holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Simon has also been involved in medical school accreditation and medical education at the international level.  He has worked with the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) to establish the criteria and process for recognizing accrediting agencies and participated in the pilot project evaluating the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).  He also served as a member of the Netherlands - Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO) team that site visited University of St Eustatius School of Medicine, St James School of Medicine Bonaire, Saba University Medical School, and Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba in May 2012.
Dr. Simon has been active in the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs, and Group on Student Affairs.  He has served on the boards of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  In his role at the American Medical Association he also served as a liaison with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and attended meetings of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME).