Theodore J. Witherell, MA

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ted Witherell is a faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His approach is shaped by more than 25 years dedicated to developing impactful leaders and organizational cultures as a healthcare executive, faculty member and consultant. He brings leadership focused education and coaching to the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Healthcare Management programs. He is the Program Director and lead instructor in several Executive and Continuing Professional Education programs focusing on physician leadership.

Before joining the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty, Ted was Senior Director of Talent Management for the Mass General Brigham healthcare system (formerly known as Partners). He partnered with executive leaders, medical staff and physicians to set strategies and bolster the success of their operations. He has provided advice and counsel, consultation, and program leadership on talent management, change management, employee engagement, team development, executive coaching, learning solutions and leadership development. 
Ted consults with organizations like WorldCare International, Contemplative Leaders in Action and the Massachusetts Medical Group Managers Association. He was a guest lecturer at Northeastern University and Boston College. He has been a panelist in various forums, including Becker’s Academic Medical Center Forum and the NeuroLeadership Institute Annual Summit. Ted has served on the Healthcare Council of the American Management Association and the Steering Committee of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). He is a certified executive coach and chaired the NCHL Coaching Council. Early in his career, Ted was a teacher in inner-city Boston and Kingston, Jamaica.