Tim Porter-O’Grady has been involved in health care for 45 years and has held roles from clinical provider to senior executive in a variety of American health care settings. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta GA. USA (Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates Inc.) since 1991 specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. He has advised leaders and policy-makers nationally on health reform during both the Clinton and Obama administrations. He is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures. Tim holds faculty-scholar positions at 2 major universities (Arizona State University and Ohio State University), and is a registered mediator and arbitrator and an APRN wound specialist. He is a clinical volunteer wound specialist practicing at Mercy Care Clinics and Street Medicine in Atlanta. He has published 23 books (8 have won AJN health care book of the year awards) and over 200 proctored journal articles. Tim has been called an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring presenter and teacher and has lectured internationally at over 500 venues.