Fellows for Life Skye K. Schulte, MS, MPH and Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, and Judith A. Johnson, MD To Join Board
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the addition of three members to its board of directors: Judith A. Johnson, MD; Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH; and Skye K. Schulte, MS, MPH.
“The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is honored that Judith, Claude-Alix, and Skye are joining the board. They bring with them a long history of healthcare advocacy as well as an impressive range of talents. And both Claudie-Alix and Skye, as Fellows for Life (alumni), will bring perspectives, shaped by their Fellowship experiences, that will further the legacy of Schweitzer experience,” said Bruce Auerbach, MD, Chair of the Board of Directors of The AlbertSchweitzer Fellowship. “We are grateful for their willingness to serve.”
Judith A. Johnson, MD is the Senior Medical Director and Head of Global Drug Safety MedicineTA Neurodegenerative Disease for EMD Serono, Inc. She is a physician with 20 years of clinical experience and eight years of global drug safety experience. She provides leadership, oversight, and review for therapeutic and medical devices.
“I have long admired the work of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. My experience in medical work around the globe has convinced me that there is a great need to develop healthcare leaders committed to service in vulnerable communities and I am looking forward to contributing to that mission,” Dr. Johnson said.
Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH is the Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Cambridge. He oversees operations of the Cambridge Public Health Department, including public health planning, regulatory activities, and delivery of public health nursing, school health, community health, emergency preparedness, environmental health, and epidemiology services. Under his leadership, the city of Cambridge won an inaugural Roadmaps to Health prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which honors outstanding community health partnerships. He is a member of theSchweitzer Fellowship Boston Advisory Board and a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (Chicago 1997).
“I have found the ASF experience to be life-changing and instrumental in shaping my career interests as a health administrator,” said Jacob. “Truly I am honored to serve as a member of the board for the national Albert SchweitzerFellowship.”
Skye K. Schulte, MS, MPH is a Vice President at Feinstein Kean Healthcare—a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with innovative healthcare and biotech organizations from around the globe. She has published more than 100 articles on quality improvement, crisis communication, nutrition, and general health topics. Her particular expertise is in coalition-building, leveraging online and social media channels, health behavior change, health communications, strategic events, and needs assessment. She is the chair of the Schweitzer Fellowship Boston Advisory Board and a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (Boston 2002).
“It’s clear that the world needs more highly-skilled social entrepreneurs who are prepared to tackle society’s most vexing challenges such as homelessness, hunger, and domestic abuse. ASF addresses this need by providing leadership and sustainability training that translates into life-changing impact—both for our Fellows as well as the communities they serve. My experience as a Fellow continues to influence my actions to this day and I am honored to be joining the board of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship as it embarks on a new phase of sharing these stories ofits impact with the public,” Schulte said.
Other members of the Board of Directors of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship include Board Vice Chairs Sally Harris and Timothy Johnson, MD; Board Secretary Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc; Board Treasurer Harvey E. Bines, Esq; andBoard Members Robert J. Abernethy; Jimmy Hara, MD; Matthew Klein; Arthur Kohrman, MD; James O’Connell, MD; Joseph F. O’Donnell, MD; Phillip E. Pulaski, MD; Mitchell T. Rabkin, MD; and Board Chair Emeritus Mark L. Wolf.
About The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world.
Through community-based, mentored direct service and a multidisciplinary, reflective leadership development program, ASF is building community capacity and training a professional workforce that is:
• skilled in addressing the underlying causes of health inequities;
• committed to improving the health outcomes of underserved communities; and
• prepared for a life of continued service.
To date, nearly 2,500 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need. Additionally, more than 100 Fellows have provided care at the 100-year-old Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa. Through this work and through the contributions of Fellows whose professional careers serve their communities, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of physician-humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. ASF has 12 program locations in the U.S. and one in Lambaréné, Africa. Its national office is located in Boston, MA and hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.