Faculty NameBetsy Summerfield
Dr. Betsy Summerfield, Risk Manager for Southwest Virginia Community College, completed her A.A.S. in Emergency Management from Clackamas Community College; B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University; MBA in Management from Golden Gate University; and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University. She holds the CRM and CSRM designations as well as the Certified Emergency Manager designation with IAEM. With over 23 years of experience in risk management, she has seen the area of risk management increase in responsibility and become an integral part of strategic planning.
Betsy has conducted several workshops and served as a speaker at numerous state and national conferences including URMIA, CCBO and the Governor's Conference on Emergency Preparedness. She has conducted webinars, and has published articles on various risk management topics.
Faculty NameJeffrey Driver
Jeff Driver is the chief consultant and principal of Soteria Risk Works, LLC.
Spanning over twenty-five years of professional practice in his prior roles as chief risk officer at Stanford Medicine, Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children's Hospital San Diego, Jeff had overall strategic and tactical accountability for enterprise risk management, including the formation and executive responsibility for their captive insurers. In his role as CEO of The Risk Authority Stanford, Jeff led the formation and focus of a team whose philosophy was that every problem has a solution just waiting to be designed. Together they co-created revolutionary approaches to risk management, including the use of artificial intelligence in risk identification, incorporating decision analytics in claim reserve and trial strategy, and a global partnership in clinical risk management innovation throughout hospitals in the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2018, Jeff partnered with alums of the world-leading design firm "IDEO" to author Discovery Design - an industry-first textbook for healthcare professionals in how to use Design Thinking to drive healthcare innovation and sustainable improvement.
As a pragmatic academic, Jeff is a lifelong student dedicated to continually interrupting the status-quo in a constant vision to increase the effectiveness of risk management and patient safety. Jeff holds a BS in respiratory technology and practiced clinically as an intensive care patient life support specialist before becoming a risk manager and receiving his MBA in healthcare administration. Early in his risk management career, Jeff earned a Juris Doctor and is a member of the California Bar. Recently, Jeff completed his dissertation at the University of Oxford leading to the award of MSc. in Evidence-Based Healthcare which will be conferred in early 2019. Jeff is a faculty associate for Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation and a Doctor of Management candidate at Case Western Reserve University.