PCP held the third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit on September 26-28, 2014 in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The invitation-only, interactive, skills-building summit launched our primary care community into a powerful year of relationship and movement building, campaigns, and action.
View highlights from the 2014 Summit here:

2014 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit by Slidely Slideshow

See highlights from the 2012 & 2013 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summits.

We are honored to announce that this year's summit will award the Gregg Stracks Award for Leadership in Primary Care to a member of the PCP leadership team who has shown exemplary leadership in building teams to advance primary care and who embodies the important qualities that Gregg Stracks modeled. Read more about the award here

Join peers from across the country to develop a unique set of skills that will enable you to take increasing leadership in efforts to organize the primary care community at your school.

The summit will open with an optional social reception on Friday, September 26. Attendance is required at all sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.  

This year's summit will focus on critical leadership skills for primary care advocates.  
These include:
  • Public Narrative: Story of Self, Us, and Now
  • Building and Sustaining Effective Teams
  • Using Media for Advocacy
  • Strategic Community Partnerships
  • Change Management
  • Bringing This Home
Overview of the Agenda

Friday, September 26
Pre-Summit Reception for Greater Primary Care Community
Venue: Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

6:30-9 pm: Welcome Reception, Awarding of Gregg Stracks Award for Leadership in Primary Care

Saturday, September 27
Leadership Summit Day One
Venue: Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tentative Agenda:
8 am: Breakfast
8:30am: Welcome and Intro to Organizing and Leadership, Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
8:30 am-6 pm: Workshops, Lunch and Breakouts
6:30-8:30 pm: Dinner in Cambridge
9 pm: Optional social night

Sunday, September 28
Leadership Summit Day Two
Venue: Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tentative Agenda:
8 am: Breakfast
8 am-5:30 pm: Workshops, Lunch and Breakouts 
5:30 pm on: Mingling and departure

More Summit Info...

If you're travelling to Cambridge for the summit and have some extra time to explore the area, 
you can see a list of activities and places to visit compiled by PCP staff.  For more information on the venue, and getting to and from the airport, visit our Map and Directions page.

Learn more about the summit coaches--many of whom were attendees of our previous summits--here.

Learn who else is coming to the summit here.  

About Gregg StracksPsy.D
The summit honors the late Gregg Stracks. A founding member of PCP, Dr. Stracks was a born teacher, visionary, and optimist. His commitment to improved leadership practices and the value he placed on community building and teamwork provide the core framework for PCP’s grassroots advocacy efforts. Working with both individuals and teams, Dr. Stracks designed his assessments, feedback, and coaching to ensure that leaders not only gained a greater perspective on their leadership strengths and developmental areas, but also were provided with concrete ways of leading more effectively. In addition to his work with PCP, Dr. Stracks was a co-founder of OPUS Leadership Group, a firm of management and organizational psychologists. Prior to his work with OPUS Leadership, Dr. Stracks worked with the Clinton Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Kenya and Mozambique. His passion, humility, and expertise left an indelible mark on all who knew him and worked with him. His commitment to learning and self-improvement remains an inspiration to colleagues, clients, and friends. By emphasizing the importance of self-reflection for improved leadership capacities and outcomes, the summit proudly honors the work and memory of Dr. Gregg Stracks.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Joia Mukherjee

Since 2000, Dr. Joia Mukherjee has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Partners In Health (PIH), an international medical charity with programs in the United States, Haiti, the Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia and Kazakhstan.  In this capacity she is involved in programmatic and clinical work to provide high quality, comprehensive health care and reduce health disparities by developing public sector, community based programs with local colleagues in those countries.

Dr. Mukherjee trained in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the fields of infectious disease, global health and health disparities. She has also served as an expert consultant for the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health on of HIV, TB, health systems strengthening and health workforce development.

Photo courtesy of Partners In Health

Highlight Video from the 2012 summit

Post-Summit Checklist for Chapters

The 2014 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is generously sponsored by:

           New England

Best Doctors

Society of General Internal Medicine



We welcome support for our work at all donation levels.  By donating even a small amount, you can help cover travel and lodging costs for summit participants.  Your donation will allow them to attend the summit and learn valuable leadership skills that they can take back to their chapters and use in local campaigns to revitalize primary care.