Hilary Worthen, MD

Course Director

Dr. Worthen is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic health care system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He has been teaching leadership to physicians through the UCSF’s Healthforce Center for nine years, and is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Worthen has served as course director for the first two iterations of the Physician Leadership Program on UC Berkeley’s campus and we are pleased to continue our partnership to deliver high-quality and tangible leadership education.


Patrick Kerwin, MBA

Patrick Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of leaders, teams, and organizations.

A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, Patrick has over 25 years of experience working with healthcare, corporate, education, and non-profit organizations to put the MBTI® instrument into practice for team-building, leadership development, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development. He has worked with organizations including Amgen, Google, Microsoft, Mars, Iron Mountain, Kaiser Permanente, Northstar Aerospace, Hitachi Solutions, the UCSF HealthForce Center, the UCSF School of Medicine, the UC Berkeley-ACCMA Physician Leadership Program, the UCI Medical Center, Adventist Health, Chelan Public Utility District, and the University of Notre Dame. Patrick is also one of 12 faculty who conducts the MBTI Certification Program in the U.S. and Canada.


Kimberly MacPherson, MBA, MBH

Kimberly MacPherson is the Program Director and a Lecturer in the Health Policy and Management faculty group at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is responsible for the two-year MPH program, the one-year track for clinicians and the MPP/MPH joint-degree offered with the Goldman School of Public Policy. Ms. MacPherson teaches a variety of graduate-level courses at UC Berkeley, including the "Foundations of Health Policy and Management" and "Health Care Negotiations."


Reed Pierce, MD

Dr. Pierce has broad interests in coaching and education, health systems design, health care financing, policy, and physician leadership. He attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he completed an Area of Concentration in Health Systems/Health Leadership, and then did his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to UCSF for residency and chief residency in internal medicine. He has received advanced training from UCSF' Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF’s Institute for Physician Leadership, Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Program for Executives and QI Leaders, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.


Jennifer Caleshu, MBA

Jennifer Caleshu is a lecturer, facilitator and certified executive coach for programs in leadership, communications, design thinking and innovation. She is a member of the professional faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business as a Lecturer for the core design thinking course and a new Building Trust-Based Relationships course, team coach for applied innovation course, and Assistant Lecturer for leadership and communications programs. She has also facilitated both leadership and innovation programs through the UC Berkeley Executive Education.