The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) completed its planned governance restructuring with the announcement of the members of its Board of Directors, Board of Governors, and Distinguished Advisors. The new three-tier structure was several years in the making, recognizing the evolution of NPSF as an organization now better able to address the needs of the patient and improve patient safety in the delivery of health care.
“In keeping with our commitment to full stakeholder representation, NPSF will still receive broad input from the three bodies of Directors, Governors and Advisors, while reaping the benefits of a more streamlined fiduciary Board.” said Diane Pinakiewicz, NPSF President. “This structure actually expands the number of total stakeholder representatives by 10, and marks a new chapter in the evolution of the organization.”
The members of the 15-person Board of Directors, chaired by Paul A. Gluck, M.D. of Miami, Florida, will provide strategic and operational oversight and be vested with the Foundation’s fiduciary responsibility.
The larger Board of Governors, composed currently of 35 members and chaired by Henri R. Manasse, Jr., PhD, ScD of Bethesda, Maryland, will focus on program direction in keeping with NPSF’s mission and fundraising to support initiatives.
Six individuals are currently designated as NPSF’s Distinguished Advisors, representing patient safety leaders and visionaries who have made significant contributions to the field. Their collective expertise and guidance is relied upon as NPSF addresses future initiatives.