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Advisory Boards

Denver and International Members


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To assure collaboration among all constituencies—faculty, staff, students, artists, and community members—and to keep abreast of current trends in academic scholarship and arts production, the program maintains two Advisory Boards comprised of national and local members who have an understanding of the mission and vision and a willingness to share their expertise, talent, and contacts to accomplish its goals.  Specifically, members:

  • provide guidance to meet the specific goals of the program
  • provide inspiration to sustain and grow the program
  • provide support by promoting the Program locally, nationally and internationally and by identifying institutional and financial resources to accomplish its vision
  • provide expertise to shape policies regarding exhibits and performances
  • identify artists and scholars whose work would be of interest to our diverse communities
  • identify opportunities to collaborate with other organizations

If you are interested in joining our local or international advisory boards, please contact Program Director, Tess Jones at 

Lorraine Adams, MSW
Associate Professor (Retired), Medicine
Former Director of the Student and Career Advising, School of Medicine
Founding Associate Director of the Arts in Medicine Program
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Colleen Fanning
Public Art Consultant
Fanning Partnership Denver

Bernie Karshmer, MBA, PhD
Professor, Applied Dentistry and Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Howie Movshovitz, PhD
Director of Film Education
College of Arts and Media
University of Colorado Denver

Barbara Neal
Public Art Consultant
State of Colorado Art in Public Places

Peg O’Keefe, MS
National Director for Communications
Catholic Health Initiative

Jerry Perry, AHIP
Director, Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Anthony Powell
Artistic Director
Stories On Stage

Daniel Weinshenker
Rocky Mountain/ Midwest Region Director
Center for Digital Storytelling

Simon Zalkind
Independent Curator and Art Advisor
Director, Singer Gallery
Mizel Arts and Culture Center


Ted Buswick, MA, MEd
Boston Consulting Group
Executive-in-Residence for Leadership and the Arts
Graduate School of Management
Clark University, Worcester, MA

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, Dlitt (Hon)
Associate Professor, Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program

Paul Crawford
Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy
Project Lead for the International Health Humanities Network
Professional Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
University of Nottingham, England

Lester D. Friedman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Media and Society
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Richard Kogan, MD
Concert Pianist and Psychiatrist, New York
Co-Director, Human Sexuality Program
Co-Chair, Music and Medicine Initiative
Weill Cornell Medical College

Kathryn Montgomery, PhD
Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Director, Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lois LaCivita Nixon, MPH, PhD
Professor, Ethics and Humanities
Director, Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program
University of South Florida College of Medicine

Allan Peterkin, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Coordinator, Narrative Medicine and Humanities Program
University of Toronto
Editor, Ars Medica:  A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities