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 Charis of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) held their ninth annual joint administrators/chairs retreat in Miami, Florida. 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 Charis of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) held their ninth annual joint administrators/chairs retreat in Miami, Florida. 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.

Rounds

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.