NQF has a long tradition of inviting Members to lead stakeholder and engagement efforts. Our volunteer leaders call on a supportive staff as they lead efforts to improve ways Members can engage in NQF’s work.

    Volunteers exercise leadership in supporting the Consensus Development Process and reaching out to NQF Members on initiatives that need specific stakeholder input:

    • Carefully review measures that have not reached consensus and identify issues of particular interest/concern to stakeholders;
    • Promote participation by working with staff to share materials, frame the issues, and encourage participation.

    Member leaders advise NQF and the membership department by:

    • Serving as the voice of membership as staff plans Member programming;
    • Helping ideate, plan, and host Member Engagement activities.

    How can I get involved?

    Stakeholder Council Leaders

    Barbara Corn
    Vice President, Clinical Affordability
    UnitedHealthcare Central Region

    Alicia De Stefano, MS, RN, CPHQ
    US Quality Lead
    Merck and Company

    Joseph P. Drozda, Jr, MD, FACC
    Director of Outcomes Research

    Michael P. Phelan, MD
    Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety Institute
    at the Cleveland Clinic

    Kelly D. Trautner, JD, CAE
    Director, AFT Nurses and Health Professionals

    Member Engagement Team

    Traci Ferguson, MD, MBA
    Vice President, Clinical Services Management
    WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

    Rebecca Hancock, MHA
    Manager, Quality and HIT Policy
    American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Julie Kuhle, RPh
    Senior Director, Quality Measurement
    Pharmacy Quality Alliance

    Rodney (Kent) McKinney, MPH
    Director, Federal Health Policy

    John Shaw, ME
    Next Wave

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