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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sigrid Fry-Revere, Chairwoman

Having most recently served as the Director of Bioethics Studies at the Cato Institute, Sigrid Fry-Revere has enjoyed an extensive career in the field of Bioethics and Health Policy. Her academic positions have included serving as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law and Ethics at the University of Virginia’s Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Health Care Law at George Mason University’s College of Nursing and Health Science. She has practiced Bioethics, Health, and FDA Law for Arent Fox Kinter Plotkin & Kahn, and has been nominated to serve as the medical ethicist on the Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.
Fry-Revere received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University, becoming the first person in the United States to hold both a Law degree and a Ph.D. in bioethics. She received her M.A. in Jurisprudence from Georgetown, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Government with honors from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She is the mother of four children

sigrid_fry-revere-117x150Having most recently served as the Director of Bioethics Studies at the Cato Institute, Sigrid Fry-Revere has  enjoyed an extensive career in the field of Bioethics and Health Policy. Her academic positions have included serving as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law and Ethics at the University of Virginia’s Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Health Care Law at George Mason University’s College of Nursing and Health Science. She has practiced Bioethics, Health, and FDA Law for Arent Fox Kinter Plotkin & Kahn, and has been nominated to serve as the medical ethicist on the Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.

Fry-Revere received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She received her M.A. in Jurisprudence from Georgetown, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Government with honors from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She is the mother of four children.

Publications   Curriculum Vitae

Shane Steinfeld, First Vice-Chair

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Shane Steinfeld is a freelance writer and editor, represented by the Creative Group of Washington, D.C. He has served as Communications Assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office; and as web content manager & designer for Dittus Communications, Potomac Communications Group, and the Brecher Design Group. He was previously Assistant Editorial Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Publications Editor for Dr. Yehua Wei, University of Wisconsin Urban Studies Professor and Advisor to the World Bank.

Steinfeld graduated magna cum laude with majors in Philosophy and Film & New Media Studies and a minor in English Composition, from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). He continued his education on a Teaching Assistantship in UWM’s graduate philosophy program, focusing on ethics and political philosophy. He intends to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy, focusing on the interplay between political philosophy and cognitive science — specifically the linguistic aspects of cognitive science.

Publications Curriculum Vitae

Rod Carveth, Second Vice-Chair

Rod_CarvethRod Carveth currently teaches media studies and writing at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. A co-author of the book, Media Economics: Theory and Practice, Carveth has taught courses in media, marketing communication, organizational communication and research methodology and statistics for over 25 years. He has also worked in television promotions, directed the Institute for Communication Research at Texas Tech, and consulted for several organizations, such as Aetna. He has secured grants from a number of funding agencies, ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Carveth received his B.A. in Sociology from Yale University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Michele Battle-Fisher

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Michele Battle-Fisher , a public policy thought leader and systems theorist, is formally educated in public health as well as African American and African Studies, she is known for applying systems thinking and systems science to public policy and ethics. She is the author of a health policy and ethics ties to systems academic book that will be published by Springer International in 2015 It is entitled Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness (Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/michelebattlefisher). She was a past Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Center in 2010 and has contributed to Bioethics (encyclopedia). She was competitively selected to the 2012 Institute on Systems Science and Health, which was organized by Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2013, she founded the Orgcomplexity Blog (orgcomplexity.wordpress.com) to broaden health policy discussions to acknowledge systems thinking and complexity. She is a member of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, an Austrian independent research institute focused on Systems Theory & Philosophy. She is also a Research Scholar with the Ronin Institute, a Research Fellow with Earth System Governance Project (Global Economics) and holds the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor with Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine (Community Health).


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