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John W. Moran, Ph.D. &
Amanda McCarty, MS, MBA, MS-HCA

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1. John W. Moran, Ph.D., MBA, MS is a Senior Quality Advisor to the Public Health Foundation.  Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in the Division of Health Policy and Management 2011-2015. A former member of PHAB’s Evaluation and Quality Improvement Committee 2013 – 2015. Adjunct Professor Arizona State University College of Health Solutions' School for the Science of Health 2013 – present. President of the Board Healthy Maine Partnership - of Choose To Be Health in York County, Maine 2011 – 2016.

2. Amanda McCarty, MS, MBA, MS-HCA is an Assistant Professor in Health Sciences Administration at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and Quality Improvement Consultant for the Public Health Foundation. Former Director of Performance Management & Systems Development at the West Virginia’s Bureau for Public Health – responsible for accreditation, performance management, strategic planning and quality improvement efforts (2012-2016). Former Clinical Consultant at Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield/Highmark, Inc. in health promotion, disease prevention, quality improvement and evaluation (2003-2012).

Consensus decision-making is a process in which group members develop and agree to support a decision in the best interest of the group. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported, even if not the “favorite” of each individual.  Getting a group to come to consensus on an issue or problem is...Full Article »