Our Team of Physician Advocates 

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone.

But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are. 

Hafsat Abiola

Deb Roman, DO

Dr. Deb Roman is a practicing Family Physician and the Founder of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work, a consulting and educational program developed to provide physicians with opportunities to:

  • cultivate a greater sense of well-being

  • advocate more effectively for collaborative healthcare system transformation

  • engage in professional work that is meaningful and fulfilling

Dr. Roman develops curriculum for the program, contributes workshops and presentations, organizes one and two day conferences, offers individualized Meaningful Work physician to physician consultations and facilitates a monthly physician discussion group.

Andrea R. Kurz, DO, MHEd

As a practicing physician with experience in a myriad of healthcare settings, Dr. Andi Kurz understands and is genuinely committed to addressing the issues affecting our physician community. Dr. Kurz also has a Master’s Degree in Health Education and uses her expertise to develop conference surveys, organize presentations and conference technology and create resources for physicians.

Grace Coughlin

Grace Coughlin is studying to be a physician and is interested in researching and understanding the complex issues in healthcare. Grace visits local medical practices and community businesses to increase awareness about issues faced by physicians, organizes conference materials, explores innovative ways to advertise and handles a myriad of details at our events.

Joe Young

Joe Young is an accomplished musician who plays world flute and saxophone between educational sessions and during the social events at our conferences.

Brittany McConnell

Brittany McConnell is an experienced yoga teacher who offers conference participants opportunities to explore simple yoga practices during our events.