Speaker Bio’s


BRUCE SACKMAN is a renowned investigator specializing in tracking down MEDICAL SERIAL KILLERS and is in demand as a consultant on that subject all over the world. He is a former Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office, Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General where he was responsible for criminal investigation in 295 VA facilities.

He is a licensed private investigator and conducts internal investigations for one of the largest medical centers in the world. He is president of the Society of Professional Investigators.
Behind the Murder Curtain is the true story of Bruce Sackman, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General.
Sackman’s main responsibilities had been investigating white-collar crimes such as embezzlement when he is drawn into the macabre world of doctors and nurses who murder their patients.
Sackman evolves from an investigator of routine cases to the world’s leading expert on Medical Serial Killers—MSKs—doctors and nurses who ply their evil trade hidden behind the privacy curtain at a patient’s bedside.
Behind the Murder Curtain tells how this dedicated investigator brought down four MSKs in Veterans Hospitals while developing the RED FLAGS PROTOCOL, which is now taught to investigators and forensic nurses throughout the world as a tool for stopping an MSK.

Kathryn “Katie” Kolan, JD

Katie Kolan, JD, has over a decade of experience in advocacy, lobbying, policy analysis, political strategy, and coalition building. She has worked closely with the legislative and political process and state agencies. She has strong professional relationships with legislators, legislative staff, agencies and the community-at-large.  As part of her experience, she works with the medical, business, tech and communities and led the government affairs and policy team for the Washington State Medical Association. In her free time, she cycles and loves sci-fi, and “The Big Lebowski.”


Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL

Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL is President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc. and works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician–hospital alignment strategies, credentialing, privileging, peer review and performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development planning, strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve quality, safety, operational, and financial challenges through the creation of population health programs and clinically integrated networks.

Dr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership, where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. In 2014, he and Dr. David Nash were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He will develop a two day advanced physician leadership program for AAPL which will be introduced at the Fall Institute in Arizona. In 2016, he, John Byrnes, MD, and Richard Priore ScD, FACHE were awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address the link between quality, safety, and service outcomes with financial performance.

He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015 and honored with the 2016 James A. Hamilton Award for outstanding healthcare management book), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

Dr. Burroughs’ passion for the outdoors has led him to serve as a physician on mountaineering expeditions and he has reached the summits of over 5,000 peaks throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, and Russia, and he is the coeditor of the 26th edition of the White Mountain Guide and the first edition of the Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide.

Dr. Burroughs received his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, his MD from Case Western Reserve University, and a healthcare MBA with honors at the Isenberg School of Management. He is a certified healthcare and physician executive and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H.
Chief Executive Officer, CPEP
Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., received a Masters of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles. She has directed CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, since 1993. Under her leadership, the Denver-based program gained national recognition as one of the premier physician competence assessment and education programs in the U.S. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Korinek established CPEP’s Reentry to Clinical Practice Program and expanded the ProBE (Professional/Problem-based Ethics) Program to be offered in three US locations and Canada. She successfully opened CPEP’s first satellite office in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014. Ms. Korinek has published and been invited to speak, both nationally and internationally, on the subject of physician competence and physician reentry.

Ms. Korinek serves on the Continuous Professional Development Advisory Council of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Board of Directors. She helped establish and subsequently served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) until 2014. She has served on statewide committees in Colorado related to maintenance of licensure (MOL), peer review legislation, and prescribing of controlled drugs.

In her prior professional endeavors, Ms. Korinek worked at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, first with the Mountain States AIDS Education and Training Center. She then joined the faculty as Coordinator of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine and Assistant Director of the Department of Family Medicine Predoctoral Program. Ms. Korinek’s professional experience also includes work in community health while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.

Recent Publications
Predictors of Physician Performance on Competence Assessment: Findings from CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, Ph.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H. Academic Medicine Vol. 89, No. 6/June 2014
Characteristics of Physicians Referred for a Competence Assessment: A Comparison of State Medical Board and Hospital Referred Physicians. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Zung V. Tran, Ph.D. Journal of Medical Regulation Vol. 96, No 3/March 2011
Physicians Reentering Clinical Practice: Characteristics and Clinical Abilities. Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D., Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H., Lindsey B. Weitzel, Ph.D., Dennis K. Wentz, M.D. Originally published Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 30(3):180-186, 2010; republished with erratum JCEHP 31(1):49-55, 2011
Do Physicians Referred for Competency Evaluations Have Underlying Cognitive Problems? Lauri L. Korinek, Ph.D., Laetitia L. Thompson, Ph.D., Cynthia McRae, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Korinek, M.H.P. Academic Medicine Vol. 84, No. 8/Aug 2009


Erin Muellenberg

Erin Muellenberg brings a strong skillset to her exclusive practice of Medical Staff law. Having been a Director of Medical Staff Services in a large community based hospital she is intimately familiar with the daily operations of the Medical Staff Organization and its governance process. Her practice covers advising hospitals, health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical groups on the regulatory, compliance and practical requirements for interfacing the medical staff and allied health professional staff with hospital operations.
Erin’s representative work includes:
• Development of model bylaws and a fair hearing plan for a large hospital system that includes mediation, arbitration and dedicated hearing panels;
• Litigation multiple medical staff hearings, governing board appellate hearings and associated writs of mandamus;
• Development and assisted with implementation of individual provider remediation plans;
• Advise and assist with management and self-disclosure of medical staff compliance matters;
• Support and strengthen Well-Being Committee processes;
• Assist and advise on combining separate facility medical staffs;
• Code of conduct, general and department specific rules and regulations, and policies and procedure development, review and revision;
• Develop and advise on processes for strengthening credentialing, peer review and information sharing;
• Managing and advising on disciplinary processes for employed providers;
• Development of general and facility specific medical staff leadership and orientation programs.
Erin has written and lectured on a variety of health law topics, including credentialing, peer review, compliance, provider health and well-being, risk management, and the medical staff fair hearing process. She is a member of the California and National Association of Medical Staff Services, the