imagePeter Brodhead

Education Director

Peter is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare education across the continuum of care. Peter brings over 13 years of healthcare education experience to The Sepsis Institute, having directed Continuing Medical Education (CME) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a member of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Healthcare Professions.


imageHannah Eichelberger

E-Learning Specialist

Hannah strives to improve healthcare and patient outcomes through continuing education. Hannah has worked for over 6 years in the field of online medical education with prior experience as the medical education manager for a medical device company. She had gained accreditations through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Board of Certification, American Psychological Association, and other accrediting bodies in her prior role.


imageLisa Anderson, PhD

Research and Grants Manager

Lisa is the project manager for The Sepsis Institute on its founding federal contract with DRIVe. She is a research scientist by training and manages grant applications and research support for all Sepsis Alliance programs. Lisa is enthusiastic about improving sepsis recognition among healthcare providers across the continuum of care through education. 


imageAngelica Estrada

Communications Manager

Angelica is a communications and outreach specialist with experience working with both private and non-profit organizations. Angelica has deployed strategic communication campaigns targeting a wide array of audiences, from policy buffs to underserved populations. Angelica is using her expertise to share the availability of The Sepsis Institute’s resources to healthcare providers and provider organizations nationally.


imageRachael Dory

E-Learning Coordinator

Rachael recently joined The Sepsis Institute team and supports the development of course content and implementation of courses through its learning management system. Rachael is part of the administrative team at Sepsis Alliance and has a background in public education.



Kelly Nguyen, MSN, RN, PHN

Clinical Advisor

For over ten years Kelly has worked to improve care for patients with sepsis. With a background in emergency nursing and performance improvement, Kelly created the sepsis program for a hospital system in the Bay Area and initiated a county collaborative of sepsis coordinators to enhance care delivery for patients with sepsis throughout the healthcare continuum. Kelly has presented both educational and facility specific outcomes at a number of venues locally, nationally, and abroad.


imageSara McMannus, MBA, BSN, RN

Clinical Advisor

Sara has been a nurse for 40 years, including having worked as a staff and charge nurse in critical care. Her recent work in the field of education has been devoted to development of clinical education programs and new educational tools to help promote clinical excellence. Sara is passionate about the importance of clinical knowledge, life-long learning, and helping others, and she brings this passion to her advisory role in content development to The Sepsis Institute.


Jon Glaudemans

Senior Advisor

A sepsis survivor, Jon helps Sepsis Alliance continue to strengthen its education and communication initiatives. In addition to providing regular counsel to Sepsis Alliance and The Sepsis Institute, Jon is now working on several projects focused on the healthcare and social needs of the frail elderly.  Before his most recent engagements at United Rheumatology and Manatt Health (a pro bono supporter of Sepsis Alliance), Jon served in executive roles at Ascension Health, Avalere Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Aetna, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Jon lives in Maryland with his wife Jennifer, and together they enjoy time with their children,  grandchildren, gardens, and sailboats.


Thomas Heymann

Executive Director, Sepsis Alliance

Tom has been part of Sepsis Alliance since 2007, serving as a consultant, board member, and now President and Executive Director. Tom has led Sepsis Alliance to consecutive years of growth including the organization’s drive to increase sepsis awareness from 19% to 65% and the expansion of to a site serving more than 4 million patients, family members, caregivers, and medical professionals each year. Tom envisions The Sepsis Institute as strengthening the healthcare safety net around sepsis, by offering high quality medical education to providers across the continuum of care.