Board and Council Members 2020-09-23T13:36:45+00:00

MHQP 2020 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 comprises 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 (MACIPA)

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
MHQP Physician Council

Lois Cornell, JD
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Medical Society


Nancy Finn
Healthcare Journalist & Author
Communication Resources

MHQP Consumer Health Council

Tariana Little, DrPH
CEO and Co-Founder
EmVision Productions


Eileen McAnneny
President
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation


Julita Mir, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Community Care Cooperative

Chair, MHQP Physician Council

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

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

Julita Mir, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Community Care Cooperative

Chair, MHQP Physician Council
MHQP Board of Directors

Kim Ariyabuddhiphongs, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer – Southern Region
Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network (BILPN)


Linda M. Coccola
Chief Communications & Administrative Officer
Reliant Medical Group


Nicholas Cordella, MD, MSc
Associate Director of Quality Strategy
Boston Medical Center


Christian Dankers, MD
Associate Chief Quality Officer
Partners HealthCare


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


Kimiyoshi Kobayashi, MBA, MD
Chief Quality Officer
UMass Memorial Medical Center


Benjamin Kruskal, MD, PhD
Medical Director
New England Quality Care Alliance


Mark Mandell, MD
Chief Pediatric Medical Officer
Steward Health Care Network


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


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


Barbara Spivak, MD
President and CEO
Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association

MHQP Board of Directors

Luis Ticona, MD, MPP, MPH
Medical Director, Medicaid Innovation
Reliant Medical Group

Patricia Toro, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Chair, MHQP 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 Massachusetts


Beth Foley, RN, M.Ed
Vice President, Quality & Clinical Operations
Fallon Health


Mark Friedberg, MD
Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement and Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts


Carolyn Langer, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Fallon Health


Angela Li, MPH
Director, Performance Measurement and Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts


Lisa Scarfo, MD
Medical Director
AllWays Health Partners


Linda Shaughnessy, MBA
Director, MassHealth Quality Office
MassHealth


Michael Wagner, MD, FACP
Director, Quality for Payment and Care Delivery Innovation
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
Communication Resources

MHQP Board of Directors

Denice Garrett
Coordinator for Clinical Billing and Data Operations
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.


Judy George
Research Health Data Scientist
IBM


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


Bonnie Thompson
Family-Centered Child Health Care Advocate