Steering Committee

The steering committee is an integral component to the success of Duke AHEAD.  Members facilitate innovative problem solving and open communication across interprofessional and interdisciplinary members and groups and encourage relationship building across the schools. They serve as a sounding board for new ideas and opportunities for growth.  Members meet monthly to monitor progress, assess the need for changes, and make recommendations to the director about future opportunities.


Jacqui Barnett

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Ed Buckley

James Pitzer Gills, III, M.D. and Joy Gills Professor of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine

Karen Hills

Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine and Community Health

Mary Holtschneider

Simulation Educator Co-Director, Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation Nursing Program Manager, Duke Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Sharon Hull

Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

Linda Lee

Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Medical Education

Elizabeth Ross

Associate Consulting Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Matt Velkey

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education in the Department of Cell Biology

Related Announcements

August 24, 2018 - 9:50 am

AHEAD Steering Committee member and PA Program director, Dr. Jacqui Barnett recently made a trip to Capitol Hill as part of a panel to update congressional staff on the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) impact on PA students.