Lloyd H. Dean has dedicated his entire adult life to improving health and expanding access to healthcare for all. As CEO of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation 's largest not-for-profit healthcare companies, Dean delivers on his vision of a healthcare system that uses innovative partnerships, modern technology and human kindness so that more Americans can live in a healthier future.
Previously, Dean was president and CEO of Dignity Health where he oversaw innovative partnerships that helped create more positive patient experiences, more efficient care, and healthy communities. This approach served as a proof of concept for CommonSpirit Health structure and stewardship.
As an advocate for healthcare, Dean has served on many federal and state advisory panels and participated in regional and national charity and advocacy organizations. He has regularly been named as one of Modern Healthcare 's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" and "Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare."
Dean holds degrees in sociology and education from Western Michigan University and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of San Francisco.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine and the first woman to lead the freestanding medical institution, serves as both the president and CEO. A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, she most recently served as dean and executive vice president of MSM, where she has served since 2011.
Prior to joining Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery Rice held faculty positions and leadership roles at various health centers, including academic health centers. Most notably, she was the founding director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color.
Dr. Montgomery Rice provides a valuable combination of experience at the highest levels of patient care and medical research, as well as organizational management and public health policy. Marrying her transformational leadership acumen and strategic thinking to tackle challenging management issues, she leads Morehouse School of Medicine in training and educating clinicians, and the creation and advancement of health equity.
Veronica Thierry Mallett M.D. MMM brings decades of health care and academic experience and a career-long commitment to eliminating health disparities to her role as Chief Administrative Officer for the More in Common Alliance.
Previously, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College Ventures, a subsidiary of Meharry Medical College (“MMC”) and the Executive Director for the MMC Center for Women’s Health Research. For the prior three years she served as the Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean at MMC School of Medicine, where she ran all clinical operations for the school.
Dr. Mallett has served on the faculty of various schools of medicine and has over twenty years of leadership experience, including as Fellowship Director and Residency Program Director at Wayne State University, and Director of Healthcare Excellence and Department Chair both at the University of Tennessee Memphis and Texas Tech.
As a leader, clinician, educator, and researcher, Dr. Mallett has authored over 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts combined. Dr. Mallett received her B.A. in Biology from Barnard College, her M.D. from Michigan State University and her master’s degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Meghan S. Frost leads the philanthropic strategy and campaign for the More in Common Alliance, a historic partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and CommonSpirit Health.
She brings 20 years of experience leading philanthropic teams to secure strategic investment to promote access, inclusion and equity in higher education and health care. Most recently, she served Creighton University as Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences development, where she exceeded Creighton’s initial goal for philanthropy at the new Arizona regional health sciences campus in partnership with CommonSpirit.
Prior to her work at Creighton, Ms. Frost held progressive leadership roles in higher education advancement at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. Ms. Frost began her career in academic operations with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany under the U.S. Department of Defense. She holds a bachelor of arts in English from Washington and Jefferson College and a master of arts in Rhetoric and Communications from Ohio University.