IPEC Member Organizations

Since 2016, IPEC approved sixteen additional members through a new organizational membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 22. Established in 2009 by six organizations committed to advancing interprofessional learning experiences and promoting team-based care, IPEC now includes the following national associations:

IPEC welcome's the involvement and the membership of associations who share IPEC's commitment and vision and support our mission to promote and encourage interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.

Affiliate Membership

Am I an IPEC member?

To confirm membership, please refer to the list of 22 IPEC member organizations above.

You are an IPEC member if your program/ school/ college/ institution is a member of one of the IPEC member organizations and/or if you are an individual member of one the IPEC member organizations.

For example, you are

  • A faculty member at a College of Social Work (CoSW). Your CoSW is a member of the Council on Social Work Education.
  • A member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC).

I am affiliated with an IPEC member organization. Can I join IPEC?

Yes, please join us by creating an IPEC log-in! To create an IPEC account, click here for details and instructions.

Please note that if you do not choose "Member" as your "Member Type" when creating a profile, IPEC forms and registration sites will not reflect your IPEC member pricing. If you are unsure of which option you selected, please email [email protected]

IPEC Member Meetings

Members are invited to exclusive events, including IPEC’s biannual Council Meeting, where IPEC Council Members meet with founders, senior-level executives, policy makers, and healthcare experts in Washington, DC to discuss the top issues facing interprofessional education and practice.

Past Council Meeting speakers and guests have included: 

  • Christine Arenson, MD, FNAP, Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Barbara F. Brandt, PhD, EdM, FNAP, Associate Vice President, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota; Founding Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University; Former President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Kodilichi (Kodi) Echeozo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP, Lieutenant commander, U.S. Public Health Service; Reviewer, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Moderator)
  • Commander (CDR) Oluchi Elekwachi, PharmD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; Director, Regulatory Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Co-Director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania; and Special Advisory to the Director General, World Health Organization.
  • Elizabeth Finkelman, MPP, Director, National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
  • Admiral (ADM) Brett P. Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary
  • Sonia Gupta, MPH, MBA, Founder and President, United Against Inequities inDisease
  • Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed
  • Mary Kay Leonard, Former Interim Chief Executive Officer, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
  • Candice Porter, MSW, LICSW, Vice President of Outreach and Partnerships, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
  • Rear Admiral (RADM) Sven E. Rodenbeck, ScD, PE, BCEE, 12th Engineer, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (ret); Past President, Board of Trustees, PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health
  • Rear Admiral (RADM) Pamela M. Schweitzer, PharmD, BCACP, Former Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Pharmacist Officer (ret), U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  • Rear Admiral (RADM) Steven L. Solomon, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Former Assistant Surgeon General (ret); Past President, Board of Trustees, PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health
  • Tracy Spicer, Founding Partner, Avenue Solutions; Former Political Director and Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy 
  • Brian Sutter, Senior Vice President, Capitol Hill Consulting Group; Former Staff Director, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee
  • Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), FCCP, Executive Director Emeritus, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA, Chair, Steering Committee, National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment; Senior Vice President, Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


To become an IPEC member, click here for more details on eligibility and applying.