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IPEC Virtual Town Hall: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Friday, September 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

You’re invited to a virtual town hall meeting on the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (Core Competencies) on Friday, September 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET.

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is launching a review and revision of the Core Competencies, and seeking your feedback to improve them to better serve the needs of health professions’ educators and practitioners, students, and the health workforce. During the online meeting, IPEC leaders will provide an overview of the Core Competencies, and describe the review and revision process for participants to comment and help guide the effort.

Target Audience: Health professions educators, students, and practitioners (open to members and non-members)

Please come and join us at no charge! To register for this free town hall on the IPEC Core Competencies revision, click the button below!


Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, serves as executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As the leading advocate for high quality pharmacy education, AACP works to develop strong academic scholars and leaders, to support excellent professional doctoral and postgraduate degree programs and to build relations with key constituency groups both inside and external to the profession of pharmacy.

Prior to assuming her current role in July 2002, Maine served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy.

Maine has been active in leadership roles in and out of the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff she served as speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA trustee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Research!America and is an Executive Committee member of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the University of Minnesota Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Linwood Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award and the Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award from the American Pharmacists Association. In 2017 she was installed in the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame. In March 2019, Lucinda will receive the Remington Honor Medal, the professions’ highest honor presented annually by APhA.

Tanya Smith Brice, PhD, MSW, is Vice President of Education at the Council on Social Work Education in Alexandria, VA. Previously, she served as the Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and the Dean of the School of (Education) Health and Human Services at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

She has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina, Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX), and Baylor University (Waco, TX).

Her research centers on addressing issues of structural violence specifically as it relates to the impact of those structures on African American people. Her publications focus on the development of the social welfare system by African American women for African American children and documents structural barriers to African American families.

She provides consultation to community organizations, religious institutions, and educational institutions on the impact of their policies on African American families. She has taught and lectured all over the USA, as well as in the countries of Ghana, Sweden, Uganda, Colombia and the Republic of Moldova.
Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd, is an Educational Psychologist who has spent over 20 years advancing medical education. She currently leads strategic efforts to support the advancement of teaching and learning across the continuum of medical education. Prior to becoming the Senior Director of Initiatives and Partnerships at the Association of American Medical Colleges, she served as the Assistant Vice President of Medical Education and Physician Development for the Carolinas HealthCare System in North Carolina. In that role, she led a number of medical education initiatives across the professional development continuum, including graduate medical education accreditation and physician leadership development. She concurrently served as the Assistant Professor of Educational Research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she supported curriculum and faculty development at the UNC regional campus in Charlotte, and engaged in scholarship contributing to empirical and conceptual literature in evaluation and assessment of clinical performance.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her Master of Education and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.
Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP, is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). At AACN, Ms. McGuinn has been involved in facilitating a variety of initiatives including the creation and updating of AACN’s foundational standards documents, most recently, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.
In addition, Ms. McGuinn has served as a national quality expert for AACN, overseeing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) faculty development grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. From 2009-2012, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of nine regional undergraduate QSEN faculty development institutes; from 2012-2014, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of five graduate regional QSEN faculty development institutes. Further, Ms. McGuinn has been active in AACN’s strategic initiatives related to interprofessional education, which includes assisting with the planning of the national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institutes, and actively participating with the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC). Most recently, Ms. McGuinn was the lead staff for the groundbreaking report, Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing.
Prior to joining AACN, Ms. McGuinn was on the Senior Management Team at The George Washington University Hospital as Director of Quality and Education. In addition, Ms. McGuinn was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Marymount University for twelve years.
Ms. McGuinn received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her graduate degree from the Catholic University of America.  She is credentialed as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP).
Kelly Ragucci, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, received her undergraduate pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo.  Subsequently, she completed a clinical pharmacy residency in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Kelly was a faculty member at Wilkes University for 2 years and then on faculty at MUSC for 19 years.  She served as Assistant Dean for Curriculum for 4 of those years and as Department Chair of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences for 6 years.  She is currently the Vice President of Professional Development with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

Her teaching and research interests include interprofessional education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, educational technology, transformative practice models and women’s health.  Dr. Ragucci was a finalist for the South Carolina Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2013, recipient of the ACCP Education Award in 2015, recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence Award for Educator-Lecturer in 2012 and recipient of the MUSC Outstanding Clinician Award in 2011.  She was also named Preceptor of the Year in 2006 and has also been named Professor of the Year 10 times over her career.  She has published a total of 59 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. 

Dr. Ragucci is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  She is an active member of a variety of professional organizations, including AACP, ACCP, APhA, and IPEC.
Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, as Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research, leads AACOM’s efforts to determine the current state and future development of osteopathic medical education (OME). He directs AACOM’s medical education program activities, monitors developments affecting OME, evaluates educational programs that focus on developing the highest quality doctors, and works closely with AACOM’s member colleges to improve existing programs and propose new ones as needed. He also leads AACOM’s research into osteopathic medical education, the osteopathic physician workforce, and the role of osteopathic physicians in the US Healthcare System.

Dr. Speicher’s previous research at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) focused on improving student performance and outcomes in classes, on examinations (including COMLEX and USMLE), in clinical rotations, and in the residency match. His research also explored the impacts on patients from the quality, number, and specialty choice of the physicians AZCOM trains. He has taught and lectured students at AZCOM on topics including clinical case simulation, biostatistics, and COMLEX and USMLE performance.

Dr. Speicher received his doctorate in public administration from Arizona State University, his master's in health administration from Duke University, and his bachelor’s in social work from the University of Akron.
Jeffery Stewart, DDS, MS is Senior Vice President for Interprofessional and Global Collaboration at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Prior to joining ADEA, he had been a faculty member at three dental schools. In his current role with ADEA, he is a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Planning Committee and the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPPC).

He attended college at the University of Delaware and received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina. Following a general practice residency, he attended the University of Michigan earning a master’s degree in oral pathology and diagnosis.
Elizabeth M. Weist, MA, MPH, CPH, Director of Education for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), leads its learning, accreditation, and interprofessional initiatives. She also serves as the ASPPH representative to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) planning committee, contributing to both the 2011 IPEC competency development process and the 2016 competency update and co-leading the 2021-2022 competency updating initiative.

Ms. Weist has worked and studied on four continents, spanning the governmental, private, and non-profit sectors, with 23 years of dedicated service to academic public health. At ASPPH, she collaborates with constituent leaders and partners to create initiatives, resources, and events that position member schools and programs in successful, evidence-based teaching and learning for collaborative practice.

Ms. Weist earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in International Health Promotion from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, a Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from James Madison University.

Contact: Questions? Email Shelley McKearney at [email protected]