IPEC Members

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.

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: 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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