As the mother of a young woman with a complex genetic disorder, Meg helps to bring the voice and experience of family members to the work of the Institute. She contributes, with her fellow family faculty members, to planning and developing curricula, advising the actors and facilitating IPEP educational offerings.
“I know first-hand how important it is—and how difficult– to combine the science of medicine with the art of healing. My work with the Institute is one of the most satisfying things I do. I feel I’m really helping to make a difference in the quality of the health care experience for families and care providers alike.”
In addition to her work with the Institute, Meg is currently the director of the Catalyst Center at the Boston University School of Public Health, a federally-funded research and technical assistance group dedicated to improving health care financing policy for children with special health care needs. She is also a faculty member with the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care.
Prior to joining Boston University, Meg was a member of the Children’s Hospital Boston Center for Families staff for seven years, where she was the coordinator of the Family Initiatives program. In that role, Meg was responsible for facilitating family input into hospital policy and programming design. Her major projects focused on issues related to pediatric palliative care, bereavement support and improving family/professional communication. She holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College, and has earned several honors, including the David S. Weiner Award for Outstanding Leadership in Child Health (2000) from Children’s Hospital Boston.