Ambassadors

About the Ambassador Program

About the Program

In 2016, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced the emergence of regional networks across the country and the world. This initial group of localized network leaders, called Regional Network Chairs, aided the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s outreach efforts by facilitating connections to more hospitals, healthcare technology companies, partners, and patient advocates than ever before!

In 2020, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working to expand its current group of volunteers through the emergence of Patient Safety Movement Ambassadors, both geographically and on a more local level.

What is an Ambassador?

An ambassador is a Patient Safety Movement Foundation volunteer appointed for a special assignment; bringing together key stakeholders in healthcare to help us achieve ZERO preventable patient deaths. Ambassadors are connectors, facilitators, and key champions around a specific patient safety challenge.

We need all types of people across the world to become Ambassadors to bring other people and organizations into the fold, connecting the dots.

Resources for Success

Ambassadors gain access to a comprehensive digital toolkit that includes presentation templates, training videos, marketing tools and other important information that will help them be successful. They are encouraged to reach out to each other for peer support.

Time Commitment

Ambassadors are expected to spend a minimum of 10-15 hours per month on Patient Safety Movement-related outreach efforts to maintain a volunteer Ambassador.

Perks of Becoming an Ambassador

Ambassadors receive a discounted registration to the annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit during tenure as an Ambassador based on their performance.

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Thanks to Joe, I aspired to do something similar in Taiwan. I wrote to ask if I can be a Regional Network Chair for Taiwan…… with the toolkit provided by the Foundation, I introduced the mission to get to zero preventable deaths by 2030. This is a great example of unifying the healthcare ecosystem which reflects the mission proposed by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.” -Dr. Mingi Chan Liao, Founder & President, Taiwan Patient Safety Culture Club; Ambassador, Taiwan

I’m grateful to be able to spread the aspects of patient safety with other hospitals in Mexico. Likewise, being able to participate as an Ambassador has allowed me to work as a team and exchange ideas with leaders and health representatives from all over the world, understanding the different contexts and developing strategies with a common goal: zero preventable deaths.” -Luis Ramón Torres Torija Arguelles, MD, Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator Hospital Español; Ambassador, Mexico

“As an Ambassador of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, I have expanded my network with access to resources and support towards raising awareness on the importance of patient safety. After attending the 2017 Patient Safety Summit, I returned to Lagos, Nigeria with a better understanding of the urgent need to take action in preventing medical errors and have encouraged local hospitals to implement the APSS Blueprints as evidence-based guidelines for safer care. The PSMF has also allowed me to connect with ambassadors in other countries and has been an extremely rewarding experience to advocate for patient safety around the globe.” -EhiIden, President, OSHAfrica; Ambassador, Nigeria

You Can Help

You Can Help

Are you passionate about patient safety and want to help us make a difference? Yes!

We invite YOU to become an Ambassador to help us raise awareness around our mission of achieving ZERO preventable deaths.

Has your local hospital joined the Movement? 
Are your local associations and professional societies plugged in? 
Do you know someone who has lost a loved one due to preventable causes in a hospital setting?

We need all types of people across the world to become Ambassadors to bring other people and organizations into the fold, connecting the dots. If you are interested in the opportunity to serve or if you’d like to partner up with an ambassador with the same focus or passion, please complete this form. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s objective is to expand and reach Ambassadors across the world, therefore your participation is fundamental.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Will I be compensated for my role as an Ambassador?
No, becoming an Ambassador is a volunteer opportunity. Therefore, you will not be
compensated for this role. Travel expenses or other expenses will not be covered by the
PSMF Team.

What do I have access to as an Ambassador?
As an Ambassador, you will have access to our network of Ambassadors, both domestic and
international. Ambassadors will also gain access to a password protected toolkit that includes
presentation templates, videos, important marketing documents and other administrative
information as it relates to PSMF outreach.

How long will my role as an Ambassador last?
While there is no end date to remain an Ambassador, the PSMF team will internally evaluate
your progress annually and discuss your involvement with you at the end of each calendar
year.

How many hours should I be spending as an Ambassador?
Ambassadors are expected to spend a minimum of 10-15 hours per month on Patient Safety
Movement-related outreach efforts.

Do I get discounted rates for PSMF events?
Yes. Ambassadors receive a discounted registration to the annual Patient Safety Movement
Foundation Summit during tenure as an Ambassador if goals are met annually. Consideration
for a free registration will be reviewed and discussed by the Patient Safety Movement
Foundation team.

What am I expected to attend?
Participation at PSMF events are not mandatory but are highly recommended. Please view
our calendar of events for more information.

Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors

Find a comprehensive list of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Ambassadors below.

Domestic Ambassadors

First Name Last Name State APSS Challenge
Brian Warren AZ
Steve Yun CA
Art Kanowitz CO Airway Safety
Howard Bergendahl FL Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Patient Safety Curriculum
Edwin Loftin FL
Sara McMannus IL, IA Sepsis: Early Detection & Treatment of Sepsis
Elizabeth Kaveny IL
Soojin Jun IL
John Gobron MA
Katherine Manseau NM
Alexis Gersten NY
Sarah Knowles OH Healthcare-Associated Infections
Pain Management: Monitoring for Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression
Person & Family Engagement
Linzey Vox OR Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Patient Safety Curriculum
Tzachi Litov OR, WA, ID, MT, WY
Billy Oglesby PA
Karen Reynolds SC
Douglas Dotan TX
Mark Graban TX
Charles Murphy VA, MD, DC Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Maureen Robbins VA

International Ambassadors

First Name Last Name Region APSS Challenge
Julio César Tuseddo Argentina Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Heon-Jae Jeong Asia
Anca del Rio Austria and Switzerland Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Person & Family Engagement
Abdalla Ibrahim Bahrain and Egypt
Jane Sun Canada
Eugene Tuyishime East Africa Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Medication Management: Drug Shortages
Airway Safety: Safer Airway Management
Sepsis: Early Detection & Treatment of Sepsis
Cardiopulmonary Emergencies: Systematic Prevention and Resuscitation of In-hospital Cardiac Arrest
Obstetric Safety
Tea Kareli Georgia
Kai Zacharowski Germany Patient Blood Management
Thankam Gomez India Medication Safety
Ushalini Rasiah India
Javier Davila Mexico
Diane Perez Mexico
Luis Torres Torija Mexico
Paloma Maripiha Mozambique
Anup Upreti Nepal
Esteller Mbadiwe Nigeria
Matiur Rahman Pakistan
Zaheer Ahmed Pakistan and United Arab Emirates Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Cardiopulmonary Emergencies: Systematic Prevention and Resuscitation of In-hospital Cardiac Arrest
Medication Errors
Patient Safety Curriculum
Joyce Alumno Philippines and the ASEAN Region
Nawarh Faran Saudi Arabia Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
Bharat Monteiro Singapore, India and Malaysia
Nicolas Zaballos Spain
Mingi Chan Liao Taiwan
Yassine Mokrani Tunisia
Melih Elcin Turkey
Ehi Iden West Africa
Samer Ellahham United Arab Emirates
Elizabeth Nkumbula Zambia
Dingani Moyo Zimbabwe