Executive Board


Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP

Dr. Burstin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) ,a coalition of 47 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physicians. As the national organization of specialty societies, CMSS provides a forum to address emerging issues across specialties that influence the future of healthcare and the patients we serve. CMSS catalyzes improvement across specialties through convening, collaborating, and collective action. Dr. Burstin formerly served as Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum(NQF). Prior to joining NQF, she was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Burstin was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and served as Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on quality, safety, equity, and measurement. Dr. Burstin currently serves on the boards of Academy Health and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. A graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Burstin completed her residency training in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Vice-Chair, Executive Board GEMS Alliance


Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, MACP

Dr. Chin is the Executive Director of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and Medical Director of Watermark by the Bay. She is the editor of This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine and was featured in the National Library of Medicine Exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. Dr. Chin has served as co-chair/co-director of national/international meetings, executive producer of the short film At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in WWI, and member of several advisory/editorial boards. She has been a visiting scholar with the Women’s Leadership Institute of Mills College, and California delegate to Vision 2020.

A recipient of several awards, she is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of AMWA. She is a leader within the Medical Women’s International Association and an AMWA Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications. Her interests include women’s leadership and mentoring, women’s health, geriatrics, medical humanities, and history of women in medicine. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She completed training in Internal Medicine Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with an interest in women’s health. She previously served on the faculty of Columbia University. Dr. Chin is Assistant Professor (Vol) at the University of California, San Francisco. She and her husband have three children.


Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP

Dr. Gottlieb is Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology and the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at University of Massachusetts Medical School’s regional campus in Springfield, MA.   Dr. Gottlieb joined the executive team of University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Health system in 2015 to help establish the new regional medical school focused on population health.  Previously, as faculty at Brown University she served in several educational, clinical, and administrative leadership roles.  She is currently Chair-Elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee and former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Women and Medicine Commission.  She is founder of the Society’s Career Advising Program, a sponsorship initiative that has engaged over 360 faculty since 2013 and for which she received the 2020 Elnora M. Rhodes Service Award. 

Dr. Gottlieb has led national efforts to address salary equity and to encourage organizational leaders to pay attention to workplace practices that inadvertently benefit men and disadvantage women. Her book, Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: A Roadmap for Healthcare Organizations and the Women Physicians Who Work for Them, was published by Springer in January 2021 and her article, “Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine,” appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2021. Dr. Gottlieb received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University and her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.  She completed a residency in General Internal Medicine at Brown.  Prior to entering Medicine, Dr. Gottlieb worked in Corporate Finance. 


Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Dr. Jagsi, is Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.  Author of over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple high-impact studies in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and JAMA, her research to promote gender equity has been funded by R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health and grants from the Doris Duke Foundation and other philanthropic foundations. 

Active in organized medicine, she has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine in Science and now serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Also an internationally recognized clinical trialist and health services researcher in breast cancer, her work is frequently featured in the popular media, including coverage by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and national network nightly news.  Frequently invited as a keynote speaker, she has delivered invited talks at over 50 institutions and professional societies.  Her contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Leadership Award of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science, LEAD Oncology’s Woman of the Year Award, AMWA’s Woman in Science Award, and the WIM Summit #SheForShe Award.  She is a fellow of ASCO, ASTRO, AAWR, and the Hastings Center.  


Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Dr. Jain is Founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine®, and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit. She also is the CEO/Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification organization IMPACT. She was named one of Medscapes 25 Rising Stars in Medicine in 2020, a Modern Healthcare Top 25 Emerging Leaders of 2019, and was awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. She was selected as a ResearcHERS ambassador by the American Cancer Society, and was honored by 500 Women in Medicine. She leads the American Society for Clinical Oncology Women’s Networking Center taskforce, is a member of the ASCO Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, and serves on the Illinois State Medical Society’s Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy as well as the COVID19 taskforce. She is on the editorial board of Healio HemOnc Today and is the consulting medical editor for Healio Women in Oncology and host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive.

She has been recognized as a thought leader by Doximity and the OpEd project. Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender parity in healthcare. She has written for several national publications including CNN, USA Today, Newsweek Scientific American, The Hill, US News, Physician’s Weekly, Doximity. Dr. Jain is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist, and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center.


Jenny Mladenovic, MD, MBA, MACP

Founder, President/CEO Center of Women in Academic Medicine and Science

Over her 35 years in academic medicine, Dr. Mladenovic served in several leadership roles, which have given her a broad understanding of the multitude of issues that shape the trajectory of women’s careers in medicine and science. She is passionately committed to advancing opportunities for women to flourish in academic medicine. She currently serves as President, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research.  Prior to her current position, Dr. Mladenovic was Executive Vice-President and Provost at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where she developed creative faculty and science initiatives, a new school of public health, an interprofessional rural campus, and a university-wide partnership in Southeast Asia. Previously she held positions as senior associate dean at two institutions, and as chairman or chief of medicine. The development of mutually beneficial partnerships between the academic health center and its communities were the hallmark of her efforts. 

Dr. Mladenovic is a graduate of the University of Washington and its medical school. She trained in internal medicine and hematology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford University, and the University of Washington, where she also served as chief resident. For 18 years, she had an NIH/VA funded laboratory focused on hematopoietic cell differentiation. Nationally, she held leadership roles in the APM, ABIM, ABMS, ASH, ACGME, and SUSME. She holds an MBA from the University of Miami, and is a certified mediator.  She and her husband have four adult children.

Chair, Executive Board GEMS Alliance


Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA 

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Moyer has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and was Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. As the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies, she continues to serve on its board. She also is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact, the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, and the recipient of the 2020 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Alumni Achievement Award.

Prior to becoming ACP’s EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She was previously the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012. Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly interests have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.


Nancy D. Spector, MD

Nancy Spector, MD, is the Vice Dean for Faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine. Since 2016, she has served as the executive director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program (ELAM). This national part-time intensive fellowship program, begun in 1995, is known for its long-standing contributions to women’s leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy. She is a Professor of Pediatrics, and previously served as Vice Chair and Program Director in the Drexel’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Spector co-founded the I-Pass Institute, which seeks to train institutions in best handoff practices and aid in their implementation, and she currently serves as Chair of its Executive Council. She is a member of PROWD (Promoting and Respecting Our Women Doctors). Her expertise extends broadly in the areas of professional development, leadership skills, mentoring, gender equity, and curriculum development. Dr. Spector is a recipient of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for an Individual; the Elizabeth Bingham Award, Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science; the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, and the Robert S. Holm Award of Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

Dr. Spector is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She completed training in pediatrics, including chief residency, at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is a 2010 ELAM fellow, and participated in the AAMC and the Macy Institute faculty development programs. She is a sought-after speaker in areas related to leadership and gender equity.  


Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG

Dr. Villanueva is a woman’s health expert and advocate, committed to reproductive justice, health equity, workforce diversity, and disease prevention. She is currently the 122nd President of the National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization representing African-American Physicians and their patients. Previously she served as chair of NMA’s board and Speaker of the House of Delegates. Dr. Villanueva is a member of the steering committee of the National Academy of Medicine Clinician Well-Being Action Collaborative, serves on the Health Policy Advisory Council for Centene and the Medical Advisory Group of the Black Health Trust.  She is a member of the District 2 Safe Motherhood Initiative of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as medical advisor to Expect, a streaming video app that provides safe at-home prenatal fitness classes. Dr. Villanueva is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni of Yale Medicine, and is a former President of the Student National Medical Association. 

Dr. Villanueva has been named one of the Influential African–American and Caribbean New Yorkers in Health as well as one of the Top Black Physicians in New York City by The Network Journal. Dr. Villanueva, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She earned a BS Degree and an MD Degree, cum laude, from Yale University and its medical school.  She is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and practices in New York City. An avid snowboarder, Bikram Yogi and tennis player, she is a proud native New Yorker of Haitian descent.