Board and Council Members 2019-05-21T19:48:00+00:00

MHQP 2019 Board of Directors and Council Members

MHQP’s unique position as a coalition of multiple stakeholder groups is reflected in our unique governance and guidance structure.  Our Board of Directors was reconstituted in 2014 to include seven representative stakeholder members (offering provider, patient and health plan perspectives) and five independent members (offering industry expertise).

In addition, we are guided by the wisdom provided by three councils representing key stakeholder groups:

  • Physician Council (formed in 2002). The MHQP Physician Council consists of medical directors from a diverse group of physician organizations across Massachusetts who have come together under MHQP’s umbrella. Their top priority is to guide MHQP in establishing a collective set of clinical and service quality improvement priorities that could best be accomplished through collaboration with other MHQP health care stakeholders. Two members of the Council sit on MHQP’s Board of Directors.
  • Health Plan Council (formed in 2009). The MHQP Health Plan Council consists of medical directors and directors of quality operations for MHQP’s participating health plan member organizations. The purpose of the Council is to advise MHQP on the design and implementation of statewide performance measurement initiatives and establish and collaborate on priorities for statewide quality initiatives. Two members of the Council sit on MHQP’s Board of Directors.
  • Consumer Health Council (formed in 2011). The MHQP Consumer Health Council is comprised of patients, family caregivers and other members of the public who have been active in, and have advocated for patient-centered care and for improvement in healthcare quality and affordability. The mission of the Consumer Health Council is to increase the quality of care and well-being for all consumers in Massachusetts through robust conversations that build respect, choice, and a holistic view of the individual. Two members of the Council sit on MHQP’s Board of Directors.
James Roosevelt, Jr., JD
Counsel
Verrill Dana LLP

Chair, Board of Directors
Barbara Spivak, MD
President and CEO
Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
MHQP Physician Council
Lois Cornell, JD
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Medical Society
Michelle Davis
Chief Marketing Officer
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Nancy Finn
Healthcare Journalist & Author
Communications Resource

MHQP Consumer Health Council
Eileen McAnneny
President
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
John Moore, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Fitbit, Inc.
Lucilia Prates
Director, MA Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley

Chair, MHQP Consumer Health Council
Barbra Rabson, MPH
President and CEO
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Ex-Officio Member
Meredith Rosenthal, PhD
Professor of Health Economics and Policy
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Thomas Scornavacca, DO
Senior Medical Director
UMass Memorial Healthcare

Chair, MHQP Physician Council
Richard B. Siegrist, Jr., MS, MBA, CPA
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Patricia Toro, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

​​​Chair, MHQP Health Plan Council
Jean Yang, MBA
President of Public Plans
Tufts Health Plan

MHQP Health Plan Council
Thomas Scornavacca, DO
Senior Medical Director
UMass Memorial Healthcare

Chair, MHQP Physician Council
MHQP Board of Directors
Sarika Aggarwal, MD, MHCM
Chief Medical Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
Nicholas Cordella, MD, MSc
Associate Director of Quality Strategy
Boston Medical Center
Christian Dankers, MD
Associate Chief Quality Officer
Partners HealthCare
Jatin Dave, MD
Chief Medical Officer
New England Quality Care Alliance
Steven Defossez, MD, EMHL, CPE
Vice President, Clinical Integration
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
David Elvin, MD
Senior Medical Director Accountable Care Organization
Cambridge Health Alliance
Jonathan Hatoun, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Medical Director
Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s Hospital
Thomas Isaac, MD, MBA, MPH
Medical Director, Department of Quality and Safety
Atrius Health
Deborah Kovacs, MD
Chief of Medicine
Acton Medical Associates
Benjamin Kruskal, MD, PhD
Medical Director
New England Quality Care Alliance
Judith Melin, MA, MD
Associate Chief Quality & Safety Officer
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Yael Miller, MBA
Director of Practice Solutions & Medical Economics
Massachusetts Medical Society
Julita Mir, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Community Care Cooperative
James Moses, MD, MPH
Vice President of Quality and Safety,
Chief Quality Officer
Boston Medical Center
Charles Rollinger, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Director, Insurance Products
Steward Health Care System, LLC
Michael Sheehy, MD
Chief of Population Health and Analytics
Reliant Medical Group, Inc.
David Shein, MD
Medical Director
Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association
Barbara Spivak, MD
President and CEO
Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association

MHQP Board of Directors
Heather Trafton, MBA
Senior Vice President, National MSO Operations
Steward Health Care System, LLC
Patricia Toro, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Chair, Health Plan Council
MHQP Board of Directors
Linda Brenner
Director, Quality Measurement and Performance
Tufts Health Plan
Kenneth Duckworth, MD
Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Beth Foley, RN, M.Ed
Vice President, Quality & Clinical Operations
Fallon Health
Carolyn Langer, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Fallon Health
Angela Li, MPH
Director, Performance Measurement & Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Jill Morrow-Gorton, MD, MPH
Acting Chief Medical Officer
MassHealth
Joseph Peppe, MD
Medical Director, Payment Reform and Care Innovation
MassHealth
Lisa Scarfo, MD
Medical Director
AllWays Health Partners
Linda Shaughnessy, MBA
Director, MassHealth Quality Office
MassHealth
Jean Yang, MBA
President of Public Plans
Tufts Health Plan

MHQP Board of Directors
Lucilia Prates
Director, MA Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley

Chair, MHQP Consumer Health Council
MHQP Board of Directors
Judy Danielson
Health Market Strategy Consultant
Nancy Finn
Healthcare Journalist & Author
Communications Resource

MHQP Board of Directors
Denice Garrett
Coordinator for Clinical Billing and Data Operations
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Cyrus Hopkins
Retired
Rosalind Joffe
President
ciCoach.com
Jim Lomastro
Retired
Nancy Michaels
Healthcare and Inspirational Keynote Speaker
Pam Ressler, RN, MS
Founder, Stress Resources
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Tami Rich
ePatient / Family Leader
Healthcare QI / Transformation Coach
Jillian Richard
Senior Project Director
UMass Medical School
Rochelle Shokoti
Television Program Host and Producer of “BridginGaps”
Cambridge Community Television
Bonnie Thompson
Family-Centered Child Health Care Advocate