Core Team

Tina Schade Willis, MD - Director

Dr. Willis completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, trained in pediatrics at Creighton-Nebraska Universities Foundation and completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She joined the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill in 2004. Her academic focus includes system designs that reduce variation and cycle times leading to improved patient care, efficiency, and satisfaction. She is an expert in high performance team training, performance improvement study design, analysis, and management.

Laura Graves Brown, MPH - Associate Director for Operations

Ms. Brown earned a master's degree in public health with a concentration in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health in 1997. She applies quality improvement, behavioral intervention design and evaluation, and adult learning to improve clinical care and public health. Ms. Brown has led many complex projects and programs at UNC Chapel Hill, the American Board of Pediatrics and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Shelley Summerlin-Long, MSW, MPH, RN - Project Manager


Maya Carr - Program Coordinator