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.
Deb Roman, D.O.
Dr. Deb Roman is the Founder and Director of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work, a consulting and educational program focused on enhancing the health and well being of physicians and medical school students. We offer workshops, conferences, presentations, individual and organizational consultations and discussion groups.
Jerry Sheinbach, M.P.S
In addition to many years of experience in healthcare policy and administration, Jerry has published articles and commentaries in the New York Times, Baltimore Sun and other magazines and newspapers. As a long-time consultant and editor for all of our programs, he contributes to our conference and workshop curriculum, develops presentations and creates custom program materials.
Chris Peine, D.O.
Chris is a practicing family physician with a sincere interest in physician well-being. He serves as a consultant for our conference program, participates in our workshops and conferences, and shares information with physicians on creating an independent medical practice.
Andrea R. Kurz, D.O., M.H.Ed.
As a family physician with experience in a myriad of healthcare settings and a Master’s Degree in Health Education, Dr. Andi Kurz has a broad understanding of the complicated issues affecting our physician community. She uses her expertise to develop conference surveys, organize conference technology and create resources for physicians.
Bessie Katsilometes, Ph.D.
Dr. Bessie Katsilometes, former Dean of Idaho State University-Meridian and Idaho State University-Boise, has served in a myriad of leadership positions in Idaho. She is sincerely committed to strengthening relationships and enhancing the well-being of our communities. Bessie serves as a consultant for our conference program, contributes to program development and invites participation by community members and sponsors.
Amy Baruch, M.D.
Amy is a practicing emergency room physician who is actively involved in physician well-being initiatives. She contributes to the development of our conference programs for healthcare professionals and brings her expertise in nutrition to participants.
Jess is an administrative assistant for our program. She contributes to program curriculum development, helps create conference materials, invites participation from local businesses and addresses a myriad of details at our workshops and conferences.
Grace is studying to be a physician and is interested in deepening her understanding of the complex issues in healthcare. She 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 variety of responsibilities at our events.
Brittany is an experienced yoga teacher who offers conference participants opportunities to explore simple yoga practices during our events.
Idaho Dance Theater: a non-profit arts organization - live dance performances for our events
Jete Nutritional Energy Bars: delicious, healthy snacks for conference participants
Olivia Hilton Art: unique artwork created specifically for our conferences and displayed at events
Idaho Jasper Coffee: freshly roasted coffee from inspired local baristas for participants
Angelo Roman Photography: images to highlight our shared experiences