Leadership

The Society has created a task force of clinical and research experts and funded a three-year plan to develop and implement the ICU Liberation campaign to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium and early mobility.

ICU Liberation Task Force

Co-Chairs
Bruno DiGiovine, MD, MPH Bruno DiGiovine, MD, MPH
Division Head
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Henry Ford Health System
Associate Professor of Medicine, FTA
Wayne State University School of Medicine
E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Task Force Members
Devendra N Amin MD FCCM FCCP Devendra N Amin MD FCCM FCCP
Medical Director Critical Care Services
Asst. professor of Medicine University of South Florida at
Morton Plant Hospital
Bay Area Chest Physicians
Clearwater, FL
Juli Barr, MD, FCCM Juli Barr, MD, FCCM
Associate Professor in Anesthesia,
Stanford University School of Medicine
Staff Intensivist and Anesthesiologist,
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Eugene Y. Cheng, MD, FCCM Eugene Y. Cheng, MD, FCCM
Chief, Department of Critical Care
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
San Jose, California
Mary Ann Daly RN BSN CCRN DC Mary Ann Barnes-Daly RN BSN CCRN DC
Regional Clinical Initiative Lead
Sutter Health
Sacramento, CA USA
Judy E. Davidson DNP RN FCCM Judy E. Davidson DNP RN FCCM
Research Nurse Liaison
UCSD Medical Center, San Diego CA
Gerald L. Early, MD, MA, FACS, FCCP Gerald L. Early, MD, MA, FACS, FCCP
Medical Director, Patient Safety &
Chief, Surgical Critical Care Truman Medical Centers.
Associate Professor of Surgery,
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Heidi Engel, PT, DPT Heidi Engel, PT, DPT
UCSF Department of Rehabilitative Services
San Francisco, CA
Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Center for Health Services Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
Heidi Engel, PT, DPT Kyle Gunnerson
Associate Professor
Departments of Emergency Medicine,
Anesthesiology, and Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Emergency Critical Care
University of Michigan Health System
Ken D Hargett MHA RRT RCP FAARC FCCM Ken D Hargett MHA RRT RCP FAARC FCCM
Director, Respiratory Care Services
Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory
Digestive Disease Endoscopy
Houston Methodist
Sarah Peterson, MS RD CNSC Sarah Peterson, MS RD CNSC
Clinical Dietitian
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, FAAN Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, FAAN
System Performance Improvement Leader,
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
Ann Arbor, MI
Kathleen Puntillo RN, PhD, FAAN, FCCM Kathleen Puntillo RN, PhD, FAAN, FCCM
Professor of Nursing, Emeritus and
Research Scientist
Department of Physiological Nursing
2 Koret Way, Box 0610
University of California, San Francisco
Martha J. Roberts, Pharm.D Martha J. Roberts, Pharm.D
Lead Clinical Pharmacist/Critical Care Specialist
Department of Pharmacy
St. Joseph Health Services of RI
Jason S. Vourlekis, MD, MBA Jason S. Vourlekis, MD, MBA
Director, Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Chris Winkelman, PhD, RN, ACNP, FCCM Chris Winkelman, PhD, RN, ACNP, FCCM
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Task Force Consultants
Céline Gélinas, RN, PhD Céline Gélinas, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor and Project Director
Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University
Centre for Nursing Research and
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Michele Balas, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, CCRN Michele Balas, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, CCRN
Associate Professor
Center of Excellence in Critical and
Complex Care The Ohio State University College of Nursing