Helen Haskell

Founder of Mothers Against Medical Error Several days after surgery to repair a condition called pectus excavatum (a structural defect in which the chest wall does not grow straight), Lewis experienced “the worst pain imaginable.” It was the first indication that Lewis had a perforated ulcer, […]

Deahna Visscher

Deahna Visscher is a mother that lost her infant son, Grant Lars Visscher when he was 11 days old due to an avoidable medical error.  Since his death in 2008 she has been on a quest to find a solution to prevent others from experiencing the […]

Katherine Kay

Katherine Kay is a Retired Registered Nurse and a patient of Kaiser Permanente. She worked in Maternal Child Health with Mercy Hospital from 1984 until she retired in 2007. In April of 2018, Katherine was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. She underwent surgery for a Left Ureteronephrectomy […]

Carole Hemmelgarn

Carole Hemmelgarn, MS, MS, has worked in healthcare for 30 years. Her personal interest in the field of Patient Safety has lead Carole to get a Master of Science Degree in the field of Patient Safety Leadership from the University of Illinois Chicago. Carole is an […]

Karen Curtiss

Board Certified Patient Advocate, Founder, CampaignZERO: Family Checklists for Patient Safety (CampaignZERO.org) Author, Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One’s Care

Scott Morrish

Scott Morrish is a photographer and the father of 3… Ben (thirteen), Ollie (six) and Sam… who should be eleven but — weakened by flu and overwhelmed by sepsis — died suddenly and unexpectedly aged just three in Torbay Hospital (Devon, UK). Sam’s death was immediately […]

Jamie Thomas King

Jamie Thomas King is an English-American artist, actor and writer. He studied painting at Fine Arts College in London and acting at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Since graduating in 2002, Jamie has performed at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and […]

Vonda Vaden Bates

Vonda Vaden Bates is an alliance builder and leadership coach. For over 30 years Vonda has guided professionals to succeed on behalf of their organizations and careers. She helps people move from potential to action, set and reach goals, manage engaged teams, and communicate with influence. […]

Christopher S. Jerry

President & CEO, Emily Jerry Foundation Christopher Jerry lost his beautiful two-year-old daughter, Emily, after a fatal medication error in March of 2006. After the tragic loss, he created The Emily Jerry Foundation to increase public awareness of the systems aspects of medicine, as well as, […]