Professor Maxine Power, Chief Executive of Haelo, provides strategic leadership, improvement expertise and delivery support for large scale change programmes being delivered locally, nationally and internationally. Maxine has expertise in strategic leadership of improvement, regularly working with senior leaders within organisations and health systems. Having established the quality improvement system in Salford Royal and completed three years as the National Improvement Advisor at the Department of Health in England (2010-13), Maxine is in a unique position of having worked on improvement within an organisation and within government. She is an honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and developed their ground breaking Improvement Science for Academics Programme.
Maxine is regularly asked to support organisations to develop their internal improvement infrastructure and advise on health policy. She has substantial experience in both the NHS and academia completing her doctoral training in neurophysiology in 2001, a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship in 2006 and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University in 2007. During her fellowship, she focussed her learning on two key areas: organisational culture and its impact on the adoption of quality and safety initiatives in hospital care and the implementation of large scale change in stroke care. She has over 20 peer reviewed publications and presents around the world on improvement, patient safety, measurement, evaluation and research. Her current interests are in using digital media to support knowledge curation and exchange.
Brandon Bennett began his career in Uganda as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer where he directed a micro-finance program providing people living with HIV access to capital necessary to start small businesses. While there he also created the Asaph Children Education Fund, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing scholarships to children who would otherwise have no access to education. An endeavour he continues to lead.
He spent 5 years as a full time Improvement Advisor with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), assisting their efforts in low and middle income countries. Five years later, Brandon continues to serve as an Improvement Advisor on IHI’s global initiatives and remains faculty for IHI’s Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program.
His work with Improvement Science Consulting has diversified his experience to include work in multiple countries and across varying sectors. He is a fellow for the Center for Networked Improvement with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he focuses his efforts on the application of improvement thinking in the field of Education. Most recently he has partnered with POINT (Poverty Outcomes and Improvement Network Team), an ambitious initiative centered in North East Wisconsin focused on reducing the poverty rate across the region.
Brandon has been partnered with Ko Awatea, a Healthcare Improvement Organisation in New Zealand since 2012. His work has been in guiding its senior team, as they lead a portfolio of diverse programs targeting population health and safety issues at the national, regional and local levels. He has co-authored papers related to quality improvement and has given numerous presentations on improvement science at conferences around the world.