Leigh Anne Butler, EMT-B
Head of Special Projects
With over 30 years of experience in graduate and postgraduate medical education at the George Washington University, Leigh Anne Butler currently works on programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management primarily in the areas of health workforce equity and social mission. Her current projects include support of the Atlantic Philanthropies gift and managing the Office of Minority Health grant on the Minority Leaders Development Program. She has contributed to proposals and projects totaling over $50M in grants and gifts in the past 12 years. She has published articles in Academic Medicine, JAMA Online, and Academic Emergency Medicine.
Ms. Butler was the founding Secretary and Treasurer to the Beyond Flexner Alliance Board of Directors and now serves the Social Mission Alliance Advisory Board. She has had event management and leadership roles on committees as part of all six of our national conferences. This work includes participation on Steering, Program, Budget, Fundraising and Planning Committees, and lead of the Events, Logistics and Scholarship Committees. She is a member of the Macy Awards sub-committee where she was responsible for coordination of multiple grants from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to work with a committee to review and select candidates for the inaugural and subsequent awards for Individual Excellence, Program Excellence, Institutional Excellence, Fitzhugh Mullan Rising Star, and Lifetime Achievement in Social Mission. As a board officer, she served on the Governance sub-committee working to develop the organization’s bylaws and in board member recruitment.
Ms. Butler’s previous roles include grants management for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center. MEPI was a five year, $130M project to increase the quantity of African medical school graduates, improve the quality of African medical education, retain physicians in their home countries, and promote regionally relevant research. GW was the Coordinating Center for this grant with an African counterpart in Kampala, Uganda. Ms. Butler’s role in this project was as the Grants Management Coordinator with programmatic, administrative and finance responsibilities under the two Principle Investigators. Prior to MEPI, Ms. Butler served as Executive Associate to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and reported to the Dean on all aspects of administration of the medical school. She has also had previous coordination roles for graduate and post-graduate education in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University.