The Institute Team

Bill Kanich, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer

Bill Kanich, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer

Bill Kanich is the Chief Medical Officer for the Patient Safety Institute. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and practiced in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

Brandie Szuda serves as Chief Data Officer for the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute.

Carrie Lowe, JD, CPPS

Director, Policyholder Resources

Carrie Lowe, JD, CPPS

Director, Policyholder Resources

Carrie Lowe is the Director, Policyholder Resources for the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute.  She oversees the risk management resources offered by the Patient Safety Institute and provides support for all aspects of the practice, business and regulation of medicine. 

Karen Civali RN, CPHRM

Director, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Karen Civali RN, CPHRM

Director, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Karen T. Civali serves MagMutual policyholders in North Carolina and Virginia designing and conducting risk management/patient safety programs and services to assist hospitals...

Rebecca Summey-Lowman, MBA, RD, LD, CPHRM, CPPS, CHPS

Director, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Rebecca Summey-Lowman, MBA, RD, LD, CPHRM, CPPS, CHPS

Director, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Rebecca (Becky) Summey-Lowman serves MagMutual policyholders in South Carolina, Augusta, Georgia and Savannah, Georgia, designing and conducting...

Marshaleen King, MD

Physician Consultant

Marshaleen King, MD

Physician Consultant

Dr. Marshaleen King is a Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist on faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine and a Physician Consultant at the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute. 

Teresa Phillips, RN, MSA, CPHRM, LHRM, CPPS

Manager, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Teresa Phillips, RN, MSA, CPHRM, LHRM, CPPS

Manager, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety

Teresa serves policyholders in Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida designing and conducting risk management/patient safety programs and services to assist hospitals...

Hall B. Whitworth, Jr., MD

Physician Consultant

Hall B. Whitworth, Jr., MD

Physician Consultant

Dr. Whitworth is a Board Certified cardiologist practicing in Orlando, Florida and a physician consultant with the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute.

Deborah Wexler, RN, MPA, ARM, CPHRM

Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant

Deborah Wexler, RN, MPA, ARM, CPHRM

Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant

Deborah (Debbie) Wexler serves MagMutual policyholders in Georgia, Arkansas, and Tennessee providing risk and patient safety services and consulting to hospitals, healthcare facilities...

Georgette Samaritan, RN, BSN, CPHRM

Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant

Georgette Samaritan, RN, BSN, CPHRM

Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant

Georgette provides risk and patient safety consultative services on our Risk and Patient Safety Hotline to assist hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and their office team with specific...

Dana N. Taylor, MHA, CPHRM, CPPS

Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Consultant

Dana N. Taylor, MHA, CPHRM, CPPS

Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Consultant

Dana serves policyholders in Virginia and North Carolina designing and conducting risk management

Ruth Wood, MBA, CPHRM

Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Consultant

Ruth Wood, MBA, CPHRM

Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Consultant

Ruth Wood serves MagMutual policyholders in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia designing and conducting risk management/patient safety programs and services to assist hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and their office team, with specific loss/claims prevention and patient safety strategies.

Hoyt W. Torras, MPA, MHA

Senior Medicare/Medicaid Specialist

Hoyt W. Torras, MPA, MHA

Senior Medicare/Medicaid Specialist

Hoyt Torras is a Senior Medicare/Medicaid Specialist for the Patient Safety Institute.  Hoyt has over 30 years of experience assisting medical practices in reimbursement and regulatory issues.

Cleveland Williams, ARM, MBA

Patient Safety Data Analyst

Cleveland Williams, ARM, MBA

Patient Safety Data Analyst

Cleveland Williams serves as a Patient Safety Data Analyst for the Patient Safety Institute. Cleveland oversees the department's data collection and reporting activities, serving as a liaison...

Tiffany Scott

Paralegal

Tiffany Scott

Paralegal

Tiffany Scott is a paralegal for the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute, providing support to the

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