2018 Award Recipients

The Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) is proud to celebrate two academy members—Cathi A. Harbertson, winner of the award for Significant Contributions to AAAEM, and Linda Davis-Moon, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This past March, the AAAEM and the Association of Academic Charis of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) held their 11th annual joint administrators/chairs retreat in San Diego, CA. One of the highlights of the retreat is the annual awards dinner, where the academies had the opportunity to honor our two awardees. Learn more about them below!

 

2018 Award Recipients

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Significant Contributions to AAAEM

Kain C. Robbins

AAAEM is proud to announce that The Significant Contributions to AAAEM was awarded to Kain C. Robbins, Operations Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) of Penn State Health at the AAAEM/AACEM retreat this past March.  This awardrecognizes an academic emergency medicine administrator affiliated with AAAEM who has demonstrated, within the last three years, a noteworthy achievement to the growth, success or stability of the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine.Kain has been a strong advocate for AAAEM, leading the Membership Committee for the past 5 years growing the membership from about 60 members to now well over 100 members. He has also served on the AAAEM Nomination Committee for 6 years. Lastly, he has served on the Benchmarking Committee for the past 5 years and was one of the presenters of that committee’s contingent at SAEM in 2017. It is for this dedication to the Academy, his engaging personality and in particular his work in welcoming new members to the Academy that Kain received this honor.

Kain received his bachelor’s degree in 1994 in Accounting for Penn State University. He has been in the healthcare industry for 19 years starting out as the Accounting Manager for a Health Management Associates hospital in Lancaster, PA. For the last 14 years he has been working at the MSHMC with the first 6 years in the role of a Financial Liaison which supports the Children’s Hospital and the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Neurology & PM&R and now the last 8 years with the Department of Emergency Medicine. In his role as Operations Director he not only manages the operations of Emergency Medicine but also directs the organization’s pre-hospital services, Life Lion, which operate air medical, ground critical care and EMS programs. 

Kain resides in Lancaster, PA and has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 23 years. They are in the process of raising the next round of Nittany Lions with his daughter, Katelyn, currently a sophomore at University Park. His Son, Kyle, is a junior in high school and is also intending to attend college in State College in the fall of ‘19. In his free time, Kain is a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. He also enjoys camping, traveling, and is always up for a good meal. 

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Lifetime Achievement Award 

Louis E. Burton, Sr. MHSM, FACHE

AAAEM is proud to announce that The AAAEM Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Louis E. Burton, Sr., MHSM, FACHE at the AAAEM/AACEM retreat this past March.  Louis is the Associate Director, Finance and Administration for the Emergency Medicine Department, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. The AAAEM Lifetime Achievement Award in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration is the highest recognition the Academy gives to an individual who has displayed a lifetime of achievement and made outstanding, nationally recognized contributions to academic emergency medicine administration, research and/or education, over the course of his or her career.

Louis received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo College, FL, and his Graduate degree in Health Services Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He also completed his fellowship at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center. A dual careerist having served 22 years in the Air Force as an Information Manager, Louis has over 17 years of experience in Academic Emergency Medicine starting as a Business Manager. 

Louis has been with UT Health since August 2014 and has interests in healthcare administration, operations and strategic management. He manages the UT Health Emergency Medicine physician practice that has annual revenues in excess of over $20M and over 134 employees. The hospital affiliates of his department include a Primary Academic EM adult site and recently opened EM Pediatrics and Observation units with annual volume of over 70,000 visits. His department hosts 30 residents, 2 EMS, Ultrasound and Global fellowships. The UT Health DEM has under his tenure experienced a phenomenal revenue collection growth of 91%. At UT Health, he is also a member of the Contracts and Institutional Biosafety Committee. 

He is a recent graduate of UT Health’s Healthcare & Administrative Leadership Development Program. His previous employment was with Emory University as Assistant Administrator. While at Emory, he served as President, Employee Council in years 2005-2006. He is the recipient of Emory University Award of Distinction and is a graduate of Emory’s 2007 Excellence through Leadership Program. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and South Texas Association of Healthcare Executives. 

Louis’ civic duties include assisting veterans to register for healthcare benefits, the VA Leadership Upward Expectation Program, Hosea Feed the Homeless, American Heart Association Walk, Army/Baylor Preceptor and Georgia State Mentoring Programs. Louis is married to Emiko (Amy) D. Burton and they have one son, Louis Jr. and twin girls, Tai and Toya. 

Louis was President of the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) for 2016-2017. He is an active member of AAAEM’s Membership and Benchmark Committee and Chairs the Awards Committee; and has served in the past on the Finance and Communications Committee. As Chair of the Communications Committee, he initiated development of a communications portal for all AAAEM members that has grown into what we now call the Discussions communication. As AAAEM President, Louis saw the need for AAAEM to be aligned with SAEM and initiated development of AAAEM’s Strategic Plan. He has been a presenter at AAAEM/AACEM annual retreat as well as at the Certificate Program Emergency Medicine Administrator (CAEMA). It is for his vision in establishing the communication portal and his leadership activities at AAAEM that he is being awarded the Significant Contributions Lifetime Award from AAAEM.AAEM Significant Contribution to Award.


2017 Award Recipients

The Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) is proud to celebrate two academy members—Cathi A. Harbertson, winner of the award for Significant Contributions to AAAEM, and Linda Davis-Moon, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This past March, the AAAEM and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) held their 10th annual joint administrators/chairs retreat in Miami, FL. One of the highlights of the retreat is the annual awards dinner, where the academies had the opportunity to honor our two awardees. Learn more about them below!

 

2017 Award Recipients

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Significant Contributions to AAAEM

Cathi A. Harbertson

Cathi A. Harbertson is a business services analyst with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine. Ms. Harbertson began her work in the department immediately after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2008. She worked briefly as the assistant to the chair and quickly advanced to become a project analyst for the information systems and technology administrator. She has spent the past four years as business/data analyst and has been an integral part of developing a robust data and reporting structure for the Emergency Departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is responsible for creating operational, research, regulatory, and financial reports that have been extremely useful for both administrative and clinical staff and leadership at Hopkins. Aside from the significant time devoted to the AAAEM surveys each year, her current work focuses on helping operationalize ED clinical decision-making pathways to improve a variety of challenges in the health system’s emergency departments.

Cathi received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She is pursuing an MBA through the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has three small children ages 8, 5, and 2. When time permits, she enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling with her husband and volunteering with her church and community. She also likes to read and play piano.

Cathi, who became an official member of AAAEM in 2016, has been an integral part of the ED benchmarking and salary surveys since 2011. She, alongside the AAAEM Benchmarking Committee, creates, troubleshoots, corrects, amasses, and analyzes the results each year. She constantly strives to make the survey easier to complete, the summaries more meaningful, and looks forward to contributing to significant improvements in future years.

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Lifetime Achievement Award 

Linda Davis-Moon, MSN, CRNP, APRN-BC, ALC

Linda Davis-Moon, MSN, CRNP, APRN-BC, ALC, is the executive director for strategic initiatives in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Linda has been a strong advocate for AAAEM, leading the way in the development of our academy; she has served in numerous roles, including president. Her leadership in organizing the Santa Fe meeting (our third retreat and the first to host significant content specific to AAAEM) was significant to the development of the retreat as a “real” meeting.

Linda has, for many years, led the way in managing the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Her role balanced department management with the practice of medicine as an active NP who continued to see patients. This experience gave her a unique perspective as administrator and clinician. Linda is driven to excellence and leads the way with her development of Authentic Leadership and Strategic vision. Linda exhibits the professionalism and inclusiveness of a mature leader who thinks carefully before speaking, weighs all perspectives that are brought to the table, and makes sure to listen and understand all viewpoints as she weighs her decisions.

Linda received a Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. Her interests include: authentic leadership, injury prevention, innovation, and design in health care. Linda is the chair of the AAAEM Strategic Planning Committee; she served as president of AAAEM in 2014-15. Her passions are music, reading, and travel, having visited over 24 countries to date!


2016 Award Recipients

The Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) is proud to celebrate two academy members—Antoinette M. Brooke, winner of the award for Significant Contributions to AAAEM, and Kristen Rounds, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This past March, the AAAEM and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) held their ninth annual joint administrators/chairs retreat. One of the highlights of the retreat is the annual awards dinner, where the academies had the opportunity to honor our two awardees. Learn more about them below!

 

2016 Award Recipients

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Significant Contributions to AAAEM

Antoinette M. Brooke, MPH

 

Antoinette M. Brooke, MPH is currently the Chief Operating Officer Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Ms. Brooke’s responsibilities include the strategic, financial, operations and human resources recruitment and retention success of the department. UPHS has two major academic hospitals, an academic affiliate and two community hospitals. The Department also hosts the Division of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and a Travel Medicine program. Its Center for Resuscitation Science and the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research are nationally renowned for their work in advancing emergency medicine. 

In her previous positions Ms. Brooke served as the Senior Clinical Administrator of the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ-RWJMS); she facilitated major reengineering initiative for St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as managing a large branch of a national home infusion company, and developing and managing PPOS and HMOs for the Travelers Insurance companies in Chicago and other Midwest cities. 

Antoinette obtained her MPH from Yale University and her BS degree from the University of Durham in Durham, England. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, cooking and is an active volunteer in her church supporting feeding the hungry ministries and chaperoning the youth group on international service immersion projects. 

Antoinette, who is now President-Elect of AAAEM, has just completed her year as Secretary of AAAEM having served in the past as Treasurer and At Large Executive Committee member. She is an active member of the Finance Committee and Benchmarking Committee; and has also served in the past on the Planning Committee. She has presented at several of the AAAEM/AACEM Annual retreats. During her tenure as Treasurer she established a financial structure for AAAEM including a formal budget and financial guidelines to ensure fiscal soundness of the Academy. During the past few months as Secretary, she led an effort to revise and update the Academy’s operating guidelines. These accomplishments will continue to ensure AAAEM’s success well into the future and we are indebted to Antoinette for this work. Her organizational talents are clear and we look forward to when she will serve as our Academy President.

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Lifetime Achievement Award 

Kirsten Rounds, RN, MS

Kirsten Rounds is the Senior Executive Administrator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF). Kirsten has a BSN in Nursing from Boston College, and an MS in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. With over 14 years of experience in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration in a variety of roles, Kirsten has developed significant expertise in the administrative arena of Academic Emergency Medicine. 

She manages the UEMF physician practice which has annual revenue in excess of $50 mil, and over 250 employees. The hospital affiliations of her department include a Primary Academic Adult EM site, a Community Teaching Adult EM site, a Primary Academic Pediatric EM site, and a Community ED with a combined annual volume of over 250,000 visits. Her department hosts 48 EM residents, 6 Pediatric EM fellowships and a variety of non ACGME EM fellowships. With a research enterprise in EM of well over 5 million dollars per year, the department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University has a significant focus on all three of the missions of Emergency Medicine. She is a member of the AAMC Group on Faculty Practice. 

Kirsten has just completed her year as President of AAAEM having served in the past as President-Elect, Secretary, At Large Executive Committee member and Membership Committee Chair. She is an active member of the Strategic Planning committee and Benchmarking Committee. She has organized the AAAEM salary survey, which has been conducted three times in the past six years. Kirsten has worked to ensure that AAAEM is incorporated more fully into the fabric of SAEM. She has been the Co-Chair for the Council of Academy Leaders for the past two years. She has been a presenter for the AACEM Chair Development Program since its inception and has presented at SAEM as well as the AAAEM/AACEM annual retreat in prior years. For the past four years, Kirsten has either chaired or co-chaired the AACEM/AAAEM retreat planning committee helping to develop the meetings in Aventura, FL (2013), San Diego, CA (2014), Jacksonville, FL (2015) and now this meeting in Tempe, AZ (2016). During this tenure, the meeting has become financially self-sustaining and continued to provide an excellent networking and education environment. Kirsten’s enthusiasm for the work of AAAEM is evident and we look forward to her continued contributions in the coming years.