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Event Details

Monday, April 12 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


For more than a year, COVID-19 has been influencing our physical, mental and spiritual health, challenging our relationships, and transforming our home, school and work life. In this one-hour discussion, three alumni leading our national and community pandemic response discuss successes, inequities, the need for continued vigilance, and how JCU’s community of students, faculty, staff and alumni can apply these lessons to prepare for the future and make an impact where we live, work and learn.

Featured Alumni

Moderator: Caitlin Huey-Burns ‘09  Political Reporter, CBS 

Caitlin Huey-Burns is a political reporter for CBS News, based in Washington D.C. She spent the past two years covering the 2020 campaign and interviewed every Democratic candidate running for president, including Joe Biden. She also developed and anchored an original series on voting rights and ballot access called "America's Right to Vote." Most recently, she covered the Biden inauguration, the second impeachment of Donald Trump, and the efforts to pass Covid relief legislation. 

Caitlin earned her degree in Political Science and English in 2009, and her masters degree from Georgetown University in 2011. While at JCU, Caitlin served as the campus editor for the Carroll News. She was the recipient of the 2020 Young Alumni Award. She met her husband Matt Rodak (Class of '07) during her freshman year. They live in Washington D.C. 

Panelist: Michael Anderson, MD ‘86  Senior Advisor, US Department of Health and Human Services 

Dr. Michael Anderson is a pediatric critical care physician serving as a senior advisor to the assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response at Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. In this role, he’s been advising the administration on COVID response, how to address immediate concerns and mitigate the long-term, adverse consequences of the pandemic on our younger generation. He previously served as vice-chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters under President George W. Bush and chaired a federal advisory committee under the Obama administrations. Dr. Anderson served as the president of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals from 2016 to 2020. 

Panelist: Eric Beck, DO ‘04  Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals Health System 

Dr. Eric Beck is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for University Hospitals Health System. In his role, Dr. Beck is responsible for East and West region community hospitals, including the UH Physician Network, Ambulatory services, Accountable Care Organization, Chief Quality Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Home Care and Ventures. Prior to his role as COO, Dr. Beck served as the president of UH Ventures, which is responsible for identifying, developing and deploying healthcare innovations within University Hospitals. He joined UH from the University of North Texas Health Science Center where he served as President and CEO for the UNT Health clinical enterprise, as well as Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Public Health. While an undergraduate at JCU, Dr. Beck helped establish the student-run volunteer EMS. 

Panelist: Martina Moore, Ph.D. ’01G  President & CEO, Moore Counseling and Mediation Services 

Dr. Martina Moore is an experienced Behavioral Health Care Executive with over 20 years of clinical operations background. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, one of the largest mental health treatment agencies in Northeast Ohio. Moore Counseling and Mediation Services is certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol & Addiction Services as a treatment center, with four locations within Northeast and Southern Ohio. Dr. Moore is also the Coordinator of John Carroll’s Substance Use Disorder Counseling Program, and an alumna of JCU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program.