James Espinosa, M.D., is the medical director of the emergency department and chairman of emergency medicine at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. He was one of two recipients of Modern Physician's 1999 Physician Executive Award of Excellence. He received his medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and is a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the founder of the Section on Continuous Quality Improvement of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Under his leadership, Overlook's emergency department has received several national awards including the 1999 Sodexho-Marriott Service Excellence Award and the 1998 Press, Ganey Award.
David Nash, M.D., is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He founded and directs the office of health policy and clinical outcomes at Jefferson University Hospital. He was the first associate dean for health policy at Jefferson Medical College. He received the Clifton Latiolais Prize from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in health administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Major Gen. Leonard Randolph Jr., M.C., is deputy Air Force surgeon general, with responsibility for directing the Air Force Medical Service, a system of 77 medical treatment facilities serving 2.5 million beneficiaries. He oversees clinical quality management, strategic management, information systems management, and readiness planning and training. He entered the Air Force in 1970 while attending Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He has commanded hospitals at George Air Force Base and the medical center at Travis Air Force Base, both in California, and was acting commander at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio. He is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and is a chief flight surgeon.
Sheila Sawyer, M.D., is the regional medical director for Iowa Health Physicians, a 225-doctor primary care medical group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been the medical director for 60 primary care providers in her region since 1995. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa and was in solo practice for 14 years before going into medical management. She earned her masters of medical management from the American College of Physician Executive's Tulane University program and was elected to the ACPE's board of directors in 1999.