Our Board of Directors

Julita Mir, MD
Julita Mir, MD
Dr. Mir is an Internist and Infectious diseases physician graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela where she developed a passion for community health and serving the most vulnerable populations. She has a 20+ year career working as a clinician in Boston’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs); over the years, Dr. Mir has held multiple leadership positions including being the Chief Medical Officer for DotHouse Health in Dorchester, MA and most recently the Chief Medical Officer of Community Care Cooperative (C3), a Massachusetts Medicaid Accountable Care Organization where she led FQHCs thru their journey towards value based models of care.

Her areas of expertise include Health Equity, Performance Improvement, Virtual Care & Digital Equity , Care & Population Health Management programs, and her superpower is turn very complex problem in something simple and manageable.

She maintains a clinical practice in Boston and is a great advocate for community health and rebuilding trust in our health care system; Dr. Mir lives in Brookline, MA and enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Chair, Board of Directors
Maggie Allard, MD MPH
Maggie Allard, MD MPH
Dr. Maggie Allard has cared for diverse patient populations in underinvested communities for 25 years. Hailing from these communities, Maggie is a serial intrapreneur who has led in building or enhancing over twenty community programs with FQHCs, academic health centers, public health departments, CBOs and faith-based organizations. She has served in five director and medical director roles primarily at FQHCs and in a regional public health department. Maggie has been a member on two non-profit boards and has mentored nearly fifty individuals and primary care entrepreneurs, intentionally working with women, racial and ethnic minorities and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Allard co-founded and ran a non-profit for ten years which gave micro-loans to women building businesses in Rwanda while providing school fees for their children. In 2015, Maggie was selected as a mentor in the primary care innovation fellowship, InciteHealth, through the HMS Center for Primary Care where she served for four years. Currently, Dr. Allard is a member and Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs. In 2020, Dr. Allard found The Population Effect and left medicine to found Community Health Design Corps (CHDC), a Delaware Public Benefit Company, where she serves as CEO. CHDC’s team leverages decades of lived experience and expertise in primary care, public/population health, leadership and healthcare technology to advance a tech-enabled, culturally fluent community health workforce to reach underinvested communities and connect them to care.

Dr. Allard completed the Social Medicine Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein, an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness, Health Policy and Management from the Harvard Chan School and a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Maggie enjoys oils, watercolors, pastels and dance, but most of all she cherishes the rhythm of life with her husband, children and community.

Founder & CEO
Community Health Design Corps

Kim Ariyabuddhiphongs, MD, MBA
Kim Ariyabuddhiphongs, MD, MBA
As Associate Chief Medical Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network (BILHPN), Kim is responsible for setting the Quality agenda for the organization. Kim has extensive experience working in Primary Care, value-based care, and engaging physician and hospital leaders. As a senior leader at BILHPN, Kim partners closely with primary care leadership, specialists and hospital leaders across the network to improve outcomes in quality, optimize cost efficiency, and improve the Patient Experience of care. Kim has also launched the analytics infrastructure for the Health Equity strategy at BILH and has lead diabetes and hypertension efforts for their most vulnerable patients.

As a practicing internist with more than 15 years of experience, Kim practices as a PCP at Healthcare Associates (HCA) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a large academic primary care practice where she was appointed medical director for 5 years, transitioning the practice into a medical home. Kim is an established physician leader with success leading operations, physician recruiting, and transforming HCA into a medical home. As Medical Director of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) she was responsible for leading Quality initiatives and programs to reduce Medical Expenditures within the system.

Kim was raised in the Philippines and received her MD from the State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY, proceeding to train in Primary Care at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She completed the Executive MBA for Physicians at Brandeis University.

Associate Chief Medical Officer Performance Network
Beth Israel Lahey Health

​​​Chair, MHQP Physician Council
Ryan Boxill, PhD, MBA
Ryan Boxill, PhD, MBA
Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Boxill holds a PhD in Cross Cultural Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, CA. He completed his Pre-doctoral training at the Hudson River Regional Psychology Internship Program at the New York State Office of Mental Health and his Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Fellowship training at the MGH-OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. Dr. Boxill has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Boston with a specialization in Finance, and he is also a certified trainer in Diversity and Intercultural Sensitivity.

Dr. Boxill has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He advances an organization’s mission with a balance of business expertise, strategic vision and operational leadership. Additionally, Dr. Boxill has worked with organizations in areas such as prevention and wellness, new business model creation, accounting and finance, strategic planning, disaster mental health and national mental health policy development (Republic of Liberia).

Prior to joining EBNHC, Dr. Boxill was the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health System, where he was responsible for leading behavioral health across the health system. He also led the implementation of BMC’s first Behavioral Health Hospital in Brockton, a state-of-the-art facility designed to be carbon-neutral and net-zero. In addition to MHQP, Dr. Boxill currently serves on the Board of the Fenway Community Development Corporation and the Deacon’s Ministry of People’s Baptist Church.

Chief Operating Officer
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Lois Cornell, JD
Lois Cornell, JD
Lois is the Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Appointed to the position on June 1, 2016, Ms. Cornell is responsible for the operation and management of the Society and its operating divisions, and she provides oversight for its several subsidiaries. In addition to its membership advocacy, public health, and educational activities, the Society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine under the auspices of NEJM Group.

Prior to joining the Society, Ms. Cornell spent 24 years at Tufts Health Plan, where she served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan, Ms. Cornell was an Associate at the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter.

Ms. Cornell has been recognized for contributions to her profession by Women’s Business Boston, which named her one of the Top 10 Women Corporate Lawyers in Boston, and Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly with its In-House Leaders-in-the-Law Award. She is also a recipient of the YWCA Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers Award. With Ms. Cornell at the helm, the Society was named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine from 2018 to 2023.

Ms. Cornell serves on the boards of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge and Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, and is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She is past-president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Ms. Cornell received a B.A. cum laude from Macalester College and earned a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. She also completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School and the Executive Leadership Program of America’s Health Insurance Plans.

Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Medical Society

Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP
Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP
Mark is Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Mark is responsible for activities related to measuring and improving the quality and equity performance of BCBSMA’s provider network, including metrics used in value-based contracts such as our Alternative Quality Contract. Before joining BCBSMA in 2019, Dr. Friedberg was a health services researcher at RAND, where he led multiple projects to measure, evaluate, and improve health system performance. He is a general internist who provides primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he completed his residency and fellowship. Mark has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and B.A. from Swarthmore College.

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

​​​Chair, MHQP Health Plan Council
Denice Garrett
Denice Garrett
Denice has been working for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), a non-profit agency, for 29 years. During her time at ABCD, she has worked as the Coordinator for Clinical Billing and Data Operations. Her job responsibilities include facilitating comprehensive administrative training and a bi-annual review of the billing departments to make sure clinics are following the federal sliding fee scale and correctly billing patient’s insurance. She currently oversee Medicaid billing as a third-party payer for some health centers and attend MassHealth Forum for the past ten years, which provides educational updates around Medicaid, Health Safety Net, and Health Connector. She works on an ongoing committee with the Region 1 Data System, for which the agency reports client family planning data to the federal government. She also helps develop and train several community health centers to extract family planning data for uploading through the various practice management systems.
She was formerly a volunteer facilitator for the Arthritis and Lupus support group for the past 22 years, held at the New England Baptist Hospital.

Denice received her Bachelor of Arts at UMass Boston and has a certification from Suffolk University in Human Service Administration. She is certified as a family planning counselor.

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

MHQP Consumer Health Council
Tariana Little, DrPH
Tariana Little, DrPH
Tariana is CEO and co-founder of EmVision Productions, a social impact media agency that helps visionary organizations convey how they are changing the world. With their Social Impact Storytelling™ framework, they help clients, from grassroots organizations to government to global corporations, distill who they are, what they do differently, and why it matters. Their portfolio reflects social justice, health, environment, and education. Working at the intersections of public health, media, and business, Tariana holds a Doctor of Public Health from Harvard University, where she teaches about entrepreneurship and innovation. She serves on nonprofit boards and is an emerging philanthropist in her native Boston, MA. Personally, she is a queer, mixed race, first-gen college graduate from a Dominican-German working class immigrant family. Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice, Tariana’s work embodies what she calls “intentional creativity for social change. She lives on the north shore with her partner and son.

CEO and Co-Founder
EmVision Productions

Mark Mandell, MD
Mark Mandell, MD
Mark has been the Chief Pediatric Medical Officer for the Steward Health Care Network and the Medical Director for the Steward Medicaid ACO, since 2017. He has also been a practicing primary care pediatrician on the North Shore for more than 30 years and continues to practice half time.

Prior to his role at Steward Health Care, he served as the Chair for the Department of Pediatrics at MassGeneral for Children at the North Shore Medical Center. Other prior administrative roles include Chief Medical Officer for Partners Community Health Care and Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics at Partner Community Health Care and North Shore Health System.  He was also the Medical Director for the Pediatric Integrated Care Coordination program at Partners Population Health. He participated in the American Academy of Pediatrics Expert Learning Community on Innovative Financing Strategies for Health Care Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Value Based Purchasing and has been a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP’s Pediatric Council since 1998. He has also served on numerous Boards, including Steward Network and Steward Health Choice ACO, Partners Community Health Care, Partners Pediatric Network, and North Shore Health System.

Dr. Mandell graduated from Yale University and Tufts University School of Medicine. He then completed a rotating internship at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California and a Pediatric internship at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California. He completed his pediatric training at the Boston Floating Hospital of the New England Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and has held teaching appointments at both Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools. He has also been a member of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Service’s Quality Measure Alignment Task Force since 2019
Dr. Mandell has served on the MHQP Provider Council for more than 10 years, and joined the MHQP Board in 2023. He has a deep commitment to improving health care quality, and equity and advancing value based, patient centered care.

Chief Pediatric Medical Officer
Steward Health Care Network

MHQP Physician Council
David Morales
David Morales
David Morales currently serves as general manager of UniCare, a health benefits company located in Andover, Massachusetts. In this role, he oversees management of UniCare’s commercial and Medicare plans offered to members insured through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC). He is also responsible for collaborating with healthcare providers, elected officials, regulators, labor unions, and other key stakeholders to drive improvements in healthcare access, quality, affordability, member experience, and health outcomes for UniCare members who work and reside across several states, including Massachusetts and New England.
Prior to joining UniCare, David founded his own advisory practice, which specialized in management consulting, strategy, and regulatory innovation. Before that, Morales served as chief strategy officer for Steward Health Care System, where he led strategy, acquisitions, and payment innovation. David also served as CEO of Steward’s captive insurance company, and founded and led Steward’s Business Solutions team, which evaluated and led hospital acquisitions, physician recruitment, and EMS growth and innovation.
Prior to joining the private sector, Morales held several public service roles, including Massachusetts Commissioner of Health Care Finance and Policy, and prior to that, as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Deval Patrick, managing cabinet affairs and public policy. He also served as a senior adviser to Senate President Robert E. Travaglini and as an adviser to Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas M. Finneran. During his time as an adviser, he was one of the principal authors of the Massachusetts health care reform law (Chapter 58 of 2006) and the health care cost and transparency law (Chapter 305 of 2008).
In addition to his extensive healthcare experience on both the provider and health plan segments, David has expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. David implemented and operated the first prescription drug insurance model in the U.S. – Prescription Advantage under Governor Jane Swift – which served as the incubator for Medicare Part D and was the co-author of the legislation which launched the Massachusetts Life Sciences initiative.
A graduate of Bowdoin College, he is also a best-selling author (www.davidamorales.com), renowned researcher and lecturer in traditional music from Puerto Rico, and is very active in his community. He serves on several boards, including Ahora Inc., Cristo Rey High School in Boston, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP), Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Bethany Congregational Church, North Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Lynn Classical High School Board of Directors. David lives in Lynnfield, MA. with his wife and their two children.

General Manager

​​​MHQP Health Plan Council
Lucilia Prates-Ramos
Lucilia Prates-Ramos
Lucília has been the statewide director of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program since 2002. As the statewide director Prates-Ramos has made consumer engagement the cornerstone of the MA SMP Program because engaged healthcare consumers are the first line of defense to protect, detect and report healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse which have significant financial implications on all of us as American taxpayers and can have devastating health related outcomes. Prates-Ramos has over 40 years of experience serving and advocating for immigrants and refugees, un-served, under-resourced and other vulnerable communities. An immigrant herself, Lucilia has worked with non-English speaking and limited English proficient populations from all corners of the world. Prates-Ramos has served on numerous boards and advisory committees. She currently serves on the board of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners’ (MHQP) and is the Chairperson for MHQP’s Consumer Health Council, of which she is a founding member. She also serves on the Betsey Lehman Center for Patient Safety’s Support for Patients, Families, Clinicians and Staff Task Force. Prates-Ramos is a former member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Public Health Council, serving two six-year terms. This was a gubernatorial appointment by Governor Deval Patrick in 2007 and a reappointment by Governor Charlie Baker in 2013. Lucilia holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UMass Boston and has studied in Portugal, Spain, and Eastern Europe. She enjoys music, theater, and Portuguese literature.

Director, MA Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley

Chair, MHQP Consumer Health Council
Barbra Rabson, MPH
Barbra Rabson, MPH
Barbra has led MHQP since 1998. Under her leadership, MHQP has become a national leader in the measurement and public reporting of health care information, with a particular focus on measuring and improving patients’ experiences of care. In the past few years, Ms. Rabson has focused the organization’s work around four main areas of impact: capturing patient experiences, advancing health equity, enhancing telehealth and strengthening primary care. Of particular note is her role leading MHQP’s most recent work to create a dashboard to monitor the health of primary care in Massachusetts.

She is a member of the Milbank Advisory Committee for the Health of US Primary Care Scorecard, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Quality Measure Alignment Task Force and Quality Subcommittee, the Massachusetts Health Equity Data Standards Technical Advisory Committee, and the Betsey Lehman Center Measurement and Transparency Task Force. She also serves on the Board of the American Board of Family Medicine and the Board of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum.

Ms. Rabson received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University and her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. In her free time, she enjoys sculling on the Charles River and playing her cello.

President and CEO
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Ex-Officio Member
James Roosevelt, Jr. JD
James Roosevelt, Jr. JD
Jim advises health care payers, providers, trade associations, and service providers on business matters, legislative and regulatory issues, governance, and personnel matters. He regularly represents medical device and medical process startups, including with respect to telehealth, artificial intelligence, and treatment utilizing legal psychedelics. He is also a national speaker and author on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid policy, and Social Security.

For more than 10 years, Jim was CEO of Tufts Health Plan, where he led a turnaround that nearly doubled the membership and achieved consistent profitability while attaining #1 ranking in the United States from the national accrediting organization. He was previously in-house General Counsel and was a former partner in the Health Care Practice Group of Choate, Hall and Stewart in Boston. Before joining Tufts Health Plan, he served as Associate Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

In 2016, Jim was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He continues as a clinical instructor in the Public Health and Community Medicine Department of Tufts University School of Medicine.

Public policy and politics are Jim’s personal passions. He co-chairs the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee and is volunteer legal counsel for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He is a trustee of the Cambridge Public Library and the Cambridge Community Foundation. He has co-chaired Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s Healthcare Leaders Task Force on Health Care Cost Growth, and he co-chaired the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s work group on access to behavioral health care. Jim is a trustee of the Cambridge Public Library, the Cambridge Community Foundation and the Atrius Health Equity Foundation.

Jim and his wife, Ann, enjoy living near their daughter and her husband and two grandsons in Cambridge, MA, as well as visiting their daughters, their husbands and four grandchildren in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, CA.

Verrill Dana LLP

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
Richard Siegrist, MS, MBA, CPA
Richard Siegrist, MS, MBA, CPA
Rick is senior lecturer on health care management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he teaches physician, graduate, and executive education courses on financial management, cost accounting, management control, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is also the faculty director of the DrPH program, director of the master in health care management program for physicians, and the director of innovation and entrepreneurship.

He was previously CEO of Press Ganey Associates, SVP of WebMD, and co-founder and CEO of several healthcare startup companies. He is a board member, former chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Governance Committee for UMass Memorial Health (UMMH), and a board member, vice-chair of the Board of Directors, and chair of the Finance Committee for Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP).

Richard began his career in health care at New England Medical Center in Boston. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Accounting from the New York University Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Political Economy from Williams College. He is also a CPA.

Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Immediate Past Vice Chair, Board of Directors