Clif_Knights_pic.jpgH. Clifton "Clif" Knight, MD, FAAFP, Senior Vice President for Education, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

H. Clifton “Clif” Knight, MD, FAAFP, became Vice President for Education in May 2014. He oversees all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing medical education. These areas include education and training of medical students and residents; student interest in the specialty of family medicine, federal policies that affect graduate medical education funding; and CME curriculum development, production, and accreditation and regulations.

Previously, Knight was a family physician in Indiana for nearly 25 years. He served as chief medical and academic officer for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for patient safety, medical education, research and medical staff support. Knight was previously in private practice in rural Flora, Indiana. From 2011-2015, he served on the Board of Trustees for Marian University in Indianapolis. He served on the Admissions Committee for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which admitted its inaugural class in August 2013. Knight served in an appointed position on the Indiana Medical Education Board, which oversees state grant funding for family medicine residency programs in Indiana.

Knight earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana., and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. He completed his family medicine residency at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, where he also served one year as chief resident. In addition, Knight completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. From 1992 to 2007, Knight was a full-time faculty member in the Community Health Network Family Medicine Residency where he served as program director from 2001 to 2007.

Jerome_Adams_pic.jpgJerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, Indiana State Health Commissioner 

Dr. Adams was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana State Health Commissioner on October 22, 2014. In this role he serves as secretary of Indiana State Department of Health’s executive board, as chairman of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee and as co-chairman of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative Governing Council. He is also a member of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Health Workforce Policy Academy Core Team, and the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention.

Dr. Adams currently serves as assistant professor of clinical anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine and as a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health, where he is chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  He has served in the leadership of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, and on the Boards of the Indiana State Medical Association and Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists. He serves as chairman of the Professional Diversity Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Adams testified about Indiana’s HIV and opioid epidemic before the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2015.

He earned a BS in biochemistry and a BA in biopsychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has been a researcher at medical schools in both the Netherlands and Zimbabwe and has worked under Nobel Prize winner Dr. Tom Cech. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and his Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.   

Dr. Adams is married and has three children, and resides in Fishers, Indiana.



Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, Assistant Professor and Director of Health Workforce Studies, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Hannah Maxey, Assistant Professor and the Director of Health Workforce Studies at Indiana University School of Medicine, is actively involved in health workforce policy research at the state and national level. She received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in August of 2014. Her dissertation work examined the effect of state regulation of the dental hygiene workforce on dental service delivery, access to care, and the oral health status of patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers from 2004 to 2012. Her most recent work includes a collaborative care pilot, “Putting the Smile in Primary Care” which serves to bridge the gap in access to preventive dental services in the primary care setting.

Dr. Maxey has held an Indiana State Dental Hygiene License since 2000, and practiced clinically for nine years prior to pursuing graduate education. She joined the Indiana University School of Dentistry as an outreach program manager and clinical faculty in 2009, and received her Master of Public Health in 2011 from Indiana University. 


Phil Morphew, MPH, CEO, Indiana Primary Health Care Association 

Phil Morphew, IPHCA CEO, is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business. He has a master’s degree from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. For most of Phil’s professional life he has been involved with health care quality improvement, both at Health Care Excel where he served as CEO from 1980 to 2001, and as an active member and officer of the American Health Quality Association. Phil left Health Care Excel in 2001 to join the Peace Corp as a volunteer in Zimbabwe, and he has remained engaged in Zimbabwe as a social entrepreneur. Prior to joining IPHCA, Phil was a Senior Associate with The Regis Group, where his focus was on governance and strategic planning in the non-profit sector.


Tim Putnam, DHA, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health  

Tim Putnam, DHA, MBA, FACHE, is President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana and has over 30 years of healthcare experience. He received his MBA from the University of Southern Indiana and Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina where his dissertation was focused on the treatment of acute stroke patients in community hospitals. He currently chairs of the National Rural Health Association's Policy Congress, the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Hospital Association and Cincinnati Health Collaborative. He lectures on community healthcare leadership at Xavier University, Indiana University and the University of Kentucky Healthcare Administration programs. Dr. Putnam was recently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and serves on the Batesville Fire and EMS Lifesquad.


Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE, Professor and Founding Dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Paul Halverson is the founding dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis.  Dr. Halverson came to Indiana University from the Arkansas Department of Health where he served as state health officer and director.  Prior to his appointment as State Health Officer, Dr. Halverson served in senior management roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including as senior advisor in the office of strategy and innovation, senior scientist and director of the division of public health systems development and research, director of the CDC’s World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Public Health and director of the National Public Health Performance Standards program.  Before joining the CDC Dr. Halverson served as the senior health policy advisor for the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources.

Dr. Halverson began his career in health administration and has fifteen years of experience as a hospital and health system executive, working in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and mid-Michigan.  Dr. Halverson earned a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina, his master’s degree in health services administration from Arizona State University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Andrea Lynn Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP, Assistant Dean and Director of the Indiana University’s Center for Interprofessional Health Educationand Practice

Dr. Pfeifle is an Assistant Dean and Director of the Indiana University's Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice and has had the privilege of working alongside colleagues who are committed to learning as much as they can and providing the very best interprofessional education and collaborative care for individuals and communities.  Her professional background is physical therapy and her clinical practice areas of expertise are geriatrics and orthopedics/musculoskeletal. She has worked in multiple ambulatory care, acute care, long term care, and home health rehab settings.  

Dr. Pfeifle came into academics in response to a growing need for physical therapy providers by establishing a new physical therapist assistant program in central Kentucky and from that was invited into a faculty position at the University of Kentucky where she worked for several years – first as physical therapy faculty then as a university administrator overseeing distance education and ultimately moving into family medicine education and faculty development before being asked to establish UK’s Center for Interprofessional Health Education, Research and Practice.

Her formal training beyond physical therapy includes a masters and EdD in educational administration and instructional systems design.  She works actively in several organizations at the national level including the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, the National Academies of Practice, the National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and others.

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