AAAEM Member-at-Large Candidate Statements
AAAEM Member-at-Large Nominee
University of Kansas
I am honored to have the opportunity to represent the members of the AAAEM in an at-large position. I am passionate about making the academy as resourceful as possible for its members.
Diane Lee, DBA, MBA
Einstein Healthcare Network
I am the Administrator for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Healthcare Network, a healthcare organization serving over 160,000 patients annually at three emergency departments in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. In addition to providing leadership for program operations, outreach, financial oversight, strategic planning, program development, and business opportunities, administrative responsibilities extend to support for the department divisions and management of emergency medical services (EMS) contracts, ultrasound sonography, toxicology services, clinical research studies, and medical education programs. Over a span of 25 years, I have held positions in diverse healthcare environments including primary care and specialty care services, community health centers, academic hospital based ambulatory sites and private practices. Key organizational initiatives involved implementing and monitoring systems and processes to optimize operational and financial performance with a continued focus on employed population health management as an important collaborative strategy to enhance patient centered care delivery, control cost of care, and impact health outcomes. In addition to a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), I hold an MBA in Marketing and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University. I have been an active member of AAAEM for the past five years and have greatly benefited from networking at the annual retreats, utilizing data from the benchmark surveys, and serving on the IDEA Committee to contribute in the decision making process at my institution in a positive way.
Brendan Russell, MBA
Mass General Brigham
I currently serve as the Enterprise Vice President of Emergency Medicine at the Mass General Brigham health system in Boston, MA, and previously served as the Executive Director of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston, MA. I hold a BBA in Management from the University of Massachusetts ('08) and an MBA from Boston College ('15). I am also currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the AAAEM, working with our committee members to provide meaningful educational experiences and materials for our membership. I am running to serve as a Member-at Large of the Executive Committee because I believe that our academy provides a valuable service to our profession unlike any other professional association, and I am excited at the opportunity to give back to an organization that has done so much for me. I am passionate about emergency medicine and our collective vision to take care of anyone, anything, anytime, while simultaneously advancing and innovating training and research programs. As a healthcare administrator, there's no better place to be connected to the mission than emergency medicine.
Kashwayne Williams, MBA, MHA, FACHE
AAAEM Member-at-Large Nominee
Washington University in St. Louis - SOM
Having joined AAAEM at the beginning of the calendar year 2022, I have been impressed at the work and output the academy is involved with, making it a valuable resource for people like myself across the country. Any opportunity to be involved with AAAEM and the Executive Committee would certainly be a tremendous honor.