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Dr. Jerry Brown

Dean's Executive Leadership Series

Many around the world were shocked as we watched the Ebola crisis unfold. One man, Dr. Jerry Brown, watched too. He took action and stopped people from dying of Ebola. Through his work as medical director of the Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, and in the face of skepticism and misunderstanding, he trained, taught and treated waves of people who came to his hospital. In December 2014, Brown was named person of the year by Time Magazine for his work fighting Ebola, which remains a threat but is no longer spreading at the rates once feared.

The efforts of Brown and his staff at Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital saved hundreds of people who contracted the disease, and perhaps untold thousands who never got it because of the hospital's containment efforts. The ELWA Hospital is a health facility that SIM founded in 1965. It is located in the center of Paynesville City, Monrovia, Liberia, and caters to thousands of people. It is also an evangelical, interdenominational, and non-profit-making Christian primary-care ministry in the Republic of Liberia.

Brown is a remarkable servant leader and inspires other leaders to rise, have unshakeable courage, and to save lives. Learn about his global leadership experience and how to encourage leaders to take risks, go the extra mile, and lead through challenges.

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Gary Mangiofico

Gary L. Mangiofico, PhD

Executive Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Pepperdine Graziadio School

Dr. Gary L. Mangiofico is Executive Professor of Organizational Theory and Management at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School. Previously, Dr. Mangiofico served as Associate Dean of Executive Programs and oversaw the Executive MBA, Presidential and Key Executive MBA, MS in Organizational Development and Executive Education programs, as well as the Fully Employed MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, and MS in Management and Leadership degree programs. Until recently, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), an independent public benefit corporation working to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family's income by 2014.

Dr. Mangiofico has taught at the Pepperdine Graziadio School since 2002 and brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic development, operations management and integration, and turnaround operations solving complex challenges as a CEO, COO, and as a general management executive for both start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services; COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, an integrated behavioral health practice management group; senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group; and chief executive officer for CPC Alhambra Hospital.

Dr. Mangiofico holds a BA and MA in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda/Berkeley). He is an active member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been delivering consulting services to corporations, private business, and non-profits since 1989, as well as conducted over 300 workshops and keynote presentations in healthcare, community health, and healthcare economics.