Q2 BWC AsSEMBLE PRESENTERS

We're proud to welcome these presenters to the June 14 BWC Assemble breakfast and invite you to read through their bios below!

Dr. Megan Busch
Mercy

An Arkansas native, Dr. Megan Busch was born and raised in Little Rock.  

 

She completed her family medicine residency and obtained her medical degree from the College of Medicine UAMS,

 

During that time, she welcomed her first two daughters, Braylee and Paisley, now 7 and 4.  Her family moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2017 when offered her position with Mercy.  The Buschs added one more girl to the family in 2021, Kinsley.  

 

"We are very blessed to have these 3 beautiful and fun girls."

 

When not working, Dr. Busch enjoys going to swim lessons, guitar lessons, soccer practice, and softball games!  

 

"I work at the Mercy Primary Care clinic in Centerton and I LOVE my job.  My husband and I have been married for 12 years and he is the head basketball coach at Gravette High School.  I look forward to how God will continue to use my husband and me to serve our communities. "

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Lori Knutson
Senior Director of Health System Redesign, Whole Health Institute

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Lori Knutson, MHA, BSN, RN, HNB-BC is the Senior Director of Health System Redesign for Whole Health Institute. Knutson previously served as the Associate Vice President for Health and Well-Being at Duke University Health System, Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, and as the Director of Duke Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being. Additionally, she oversaw the Duke Health and Fitness Center. Prior to her work with Duke, Knutson was the Corporate Administrative Director of Integrative Health and Medicine for Hackensack Meridian Health. In this role, she developed a network-wide integrative health and medicine program including outpatient clinics, inpatient services, community outreach, and research. 

In 2014, Knutson established an integrative health clinic for the underserved in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing and Allina Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, which at the time was the largest and most comprehensive integrative health program in the U.S. Knutson was instrumental in the infrastructure and database development that led to a multi-million National Institutes of Health grant to study integrative pain management in the acute care setting. She was an invited delegate to the Global Health Leadership Program, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and she lectures widely and has co-authored several book chapters and published peer-reviewed articles. 

Cinthia Vlaovich
Executive Director of Clinic Operations for Mercy and Sisters of Mercy Associate

Cinthia Vlaovich works on the Mercy clinic executive team in Northwest Arkansas.  

 

In this role, she is responsible for the Neuroscience,  Pulmonology, and critical care service lines.

She joined Mercy in 1993 as a cook in the kitchen helping the Sisters. Over the course of 29 years, she has been blessed to help in many roles from building and supporting Mercy’s network infrastructure, leading technology teams, re-engineering business processes, and leading clinical teams.

Through her service at Mercy, she found passion in helping others. Working directly with the Sisters to help the homeless, and underserved was such an impactful time for her that she decided to join the Sisters of Mercy association.

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