Stephen Pew, PhD

Stephen Pew has over 30 years of healthcare senior leadership experience. He has worked with public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations and businesses in community health, continuous quality improvement, patient safety, appreciative inquiry, strategic planning and performance management. He most recently served as associate professor in Park University’s graduate school, and executive director of the Master of Healthcare Leadership Program. He has also taught Organizational Psychology at Creighton University, and Quality Improvement in Medicine at Rockhurst University for third-year medical students. He has held executive-level positions in healthcare; has been a Vice President for Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing; a licensed nursing home administrator; and holds a certificate in Civil and Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution. He is a published author and public speaker, and holds copyrights on diversity measurement tools for large organizations. He recently co-authored the book “Don’t Go There Alone: A Guide to Hospitals for Patients and Their Advocates.” He is the founder of Health Advocacy Leadership and Learning Organization (HALO), an organization dedicated to educating and training professionals and volunteers in health and patient advocacy by teaching patients, families and advocates to be more informed consumers.