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Monday Club lunch (on Tuesday) with Harvard Professors Kimberlyn Leary and Laurie Pascal

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch (on Tuesday)

with two Harvard Professors

Professor Kimberlyn Leary and Professor Laurie Pascal

speaking on

"How do we best prepare leaders for the future challenges facing health systems?"

Date: Tuesday 7 August 2018

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $45.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire


Kimberlyn Leary

Associate Professor of Department of Health Policy and Management

Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School

Kimberlyn Leary is an associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she directs the Enabling Change program. In her role with the DrPH program, she teaches leadership skills to prepare public health professionals for synergistic engagements with complex problems. Increasingly, this work requires the ability to innovate and problem-solve with diverse stakeholders, from diverse backgrounds, towards the goal of making communities healthier. The Enabling Change program is designed to develop leaders with the skills that enable them to sustain collaboration among local and national partners, design interventions that span multiple sectors, and lead change that results in affirmative impact.

Dr. Leary is also the Executive Director of Policy Outreach at McLean Hospital and a faculty affiliate at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has taught courses on negotiation and conflict transformation to undergraduates at Harvard College, to senior executives at Harvard Law School, and to physicians working in high-conflict zones in Thailand and studied Dutch-Muslim neighborhood conflict as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is also as a Senior Advisor to the CEO at the National Math and Science Initiative, serving as a thought partner on strategy pertaining to inclusive STEM education.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Leary served for one year as an Advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls helping to develop and then direct “Advancing Equity,” an initiative focused on cross-sector approaches to improve health, education, and economic outcomes for women.

For almost 12 years, she served as chief psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, directing the division of psychology and its training programs to deliver culturally sensitive care supporting the hospital’s primary care centers, specialty mental health, and acute emergency services. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an AB from Amherst College, where she is also on the Board of Trustees.


Laurie Pascal is from the department of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she teaches courses on organizational behavior, leadership, organizational change, the U.S. hospital industry, and organizational strategy.  

Drawing on diverse leadership experience in corporate, public and nonprofit healthcare settings, she conceives and directs forward-looking executive education programs for physicians, nurses and other health system leaders from the U.S. and abroad designed to develop leaders who can enhance organizational effectiveness, improve strategic planning and implementation, and create and sustain change in their organizations. Laurie consults to hospitals and health systems, physician practices, foundations and universities in the U.S. and internationally on leadership, change, program development and strategy.

Previously, Laurie was the Vice President of Business Development & Planning and the Vice President of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated health system.  She formerly held executive positions in strategy, planning and market development in health insurance, financial services, and academia.  She serves on the Boards of Trustees of several healthcare and higher education institutions in addition to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group.  

Laurie holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.