Values Based Lecture

Jennifer Bouey speaks before an audience

Each academic year, generally during the spring semester, the School of Nursing partners with the School of Health to host a Values Based Lecture featuring a distinguished speaker. The event is open to the Georgetown University community.

Current-Year Speakers and Lectures

2024 Values Based Lecture Featuring Brenda Lee Richardson, Coordinator for the Anacostia Parks & Community Collaborative

Wednesday, April 10
4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Care for Our Common Home”
Ms. Richardson shared her work as an activist, leader and educator focused on community-based engagement around planetary health and reviewed how nurses and other health care providers can incorporate environmental justice into their work.

Sponsored by Georgetown University School of Nursing’s Committee on Mission & Values and the Office of Mission & Ministry

Fr. Mark Bosco, Vice President for Mission & Ministry, and Sr. Celeste Mokrzycki, Chaplain for the School of Health and the School of Nursing, explored the history, context, and transformative power of the Spirit of Georgetown and how to put these values into practice in the talk titled “Reenergizing Our Values: Reflections on the Spirit of Georgetown in Our New Moment.” The presenters were joined by Dr. Carol Taylor, Chair of the Committee on Mission and Values. The Committee on Mission and Values was pleased to sponsor this virtual event via Zoom. (Review the February 2023 lecture with Fr. Mark Bosco and Sr. Celeste Mokrzycki.)

Dr. Derek M. Griffith, founding Co-Director of the Racial Justice Institute and Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration (Review the April 2022 lecture with Dr. Derek M. Griffith and read news coverage.)

Fr. Michael Rozier, visiting Jesuit Chair in the Department of Health Systems Administration (Review the February 2022 lecture with Fr. Michael Rozier and read news coverage.)

Dr. Donald Berwick, a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, cofounder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and visiting distinguished professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration (Read news coverage of the 2020 lecture with Dr. Berwick.)

Dr. Jennifer Huang Bouey, the Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity and a tenured associate professor in international health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies (Read news coverage of the 2019 lecture with Dr. Bouey.)

Dr. Mary Wakefield, visiting distinguished professor in the practice of health care at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, former administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and former acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Review the 2018 lecture with Dr. Wakefield.)

The Rev. Monsignor John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and Dr. Susan Pankratz, clinical director of the medical clinic at the organization’s McCarrick Family Center (Review the 2017 lecture with Father John and Dr. Pankratz.)

Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States

Dr. Desiree Hellegers (C’83), associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver and author of No Room of Her Own: Women’s Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby

Dr. Christine Grady (NHS’74, G’93), chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics (Review the 2013 lecture with Dr. Grady.)

Ms. Maria Gomez (NHS’77), founder, president, and CEO of Mary’s Center (2012)

Dr. Rochelle Rollins, director of the Division of Policy and Data in the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011)

Ms. Joy Ufema, author of Insights on Death & Dying (2010)

Dr. Laura Anderko, the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Chair in Values Based Health Care at NHS (2009)

Dr. Carol Picard, past president of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing (2008)