Four groups who played critical roles in making this book possible deserve special recognition: the editorial and publishing staff of The Permanente Journal (TPJ); the reviewers who initially accepted the written pieces for publication in the journal; the selection groups who chose the images and writing for this book; and sponsors of the TPJ. Meaningful and beautiful books are created through the efforts of many people.
Editorial and Publishing Staff
The editorial and publishing staff demonstrate a remarkable commitment to The Permanente Journal and extended their efforts to make this book a reality. Their pride in their work and the organization drives their dedication.
Lynette Leisure’s vision and artistry created the worthy canvas upon which you view these works of art.
Merry Parker’s guidance and shepherding have been the stable backbone in preserving our integrity and in keeping us on task.
Max McMillen’s gentle editing has coaxed the authors through the sometimes frightening experience of publishing.
Amy Eakin’s determination that we operate within our budget and expertise in circulation ensures that our work does not go unseen.
Sharon Sandgren, through diligence and resourcefulness, doggedly tracked every contributor to seek permissions, photographs, and biographies.
Since the publication of the first issue of The Permanente Journal, two groups have reviewed, with thought and care, the Soul of the Healer submissions to TPJ. They have freely given time, their expertise, and their compassion to those who have taken the risk to share their written works with strangers.
Initial group: Chuck Clemons, MD; Eric Shuman, PA; David Scott, MD; Kelly Sievers, CRNA; and Michael Stine, MS.
Current group: Kitty Evers, MD; Vincent Fellitti, MD; Terry Laskiewicz, MD; Kelly Sievers, CRNA; and Calvin Weisberger, MD.
Two groups gave their time, energy and insight to the difficult task of choosing the images and written pieces included. I participated in both groups.
Images: Kitty Evers, MD; Terry Laskiewicz, MD; Lynette Leisure; Stu Levy, MD; and Merry Parker.
Writing: Kitty Ever, MD; Arthur Hayward, MD; Max McMillen, MD; Kate Scannel, MD; Kelly Sievers, CRNA; and Jon Stewart.
Finally, The Permanente Journal Editorial Team and Advisory Board acknowledge the continued significant support–both monetary and intrinsic–of the Executive Medical Directors of the Permanente Medical Groups. Ten years ago they took a chance on publishing a different sort of medical journal–this book is one of the outcomes.
—Tom Janisse, MD