Board of Directors

Jeanne Sullivan, J.D. (President). Jeanne is a graduate of Trinity College and Georgeown University Law Center.  She is a lawyer, serves as Director in Washington National Tax of KPMG, and is active in the American Bar Association as one of the vice chairman of the Partnership and LLCs Committee of the Section of Taxation.  She has wide experience teaching; is the author of numerous articles; and has been active in a variety of charitable organizations. Jeanne is organizing the Center’s development efforts. Contact Jeanne. 

Gregory Jacobson, M.D. (Director, Acting Chair). Gregory is an Emergency Medicine Physician in Austin, Texas, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the co-founder and CEO of a company that provides a web-based program that supports quality improvement programs of health care organizations. Previously, he co-invented a web-based electronic program to facilitate the routing and sharing of ideas and information that was used by the Vanderbilt Emergency Departments for their Continuous Quality Improvement Programs from 2006 until adopting the new program in 2011. Gregory has also published articles in medical journals including “Kaizen: A Method of Process Improvement in the Emergency Department.”

Peter Sullivan, J.D. (Treasurer). Peter is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center.  He is a lawyer, and worked for the U.S. Government for 35 years, including 15 years at the Defense Department where he held Senior Executive positions until his retirement.  He now does consulting work and serves on boards of charitable and other organizations. Peter is the Secretary and is spearheading the Center’s research efforts through dialogue with government representatives and healthcare providers. Contact Peter.

Jason Gallo, Ph.D. (Secretary). Jason is a native Washingtonian and Research Staff Member at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) of the Institute for Defense Analysis, a federally funded research and development center with a Congressional charter to support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. At STPI he conducts analyses of federal science and technology policies and regulations, working with a number of federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Justin Springer, U.S. Army ret. (Director). Justin studied film at Tulane University before joining the Army in 2003. He served two tours in Iraq with the Army’s First Infantry Division. After an Honorable Discharge, Justin began producing and editing documentaries with Austin, Texas-based Arrowhead Films. For his first feature-length documentary, Justin spent a year in San Antonio at the Brooke Army Medical Center filming the recovery of four wounded Soldiers, and then intermittently for another year as each Soldier transitioned back into the Army or into civilian life. Along Recovery will debut on the 2012 film festival circuit. Justin is currently working as a freelance producer and director for clients including the Center for Disease Control, the University of Texas, and VH1. He is currently a filmmaker in Denver.

Mary Lee Malcolm, J.D. (Director). Mary Lee earned a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from Emory University in Atlanta, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in Boston. Between college and law school she spent a year in Aix-en-Provence, France as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Mary Lee Malcolm began her professional career as an attorney in Atlanta, then took over a travel agency, and now is an award-winning novelist. Mary Lee has served as director on the Boards of the Harvard Alumni Association of Georgia and the I Have a Dream Foundation of Los Angeles, and has raised funds for the Atlanta Opera, a residential treatment center for children in crisis, and a family counseling center.