CSAC Roster 


Consensus Standards Approval Committee (CSAC) Members

Effective January 2021

Roster and Bios (PDF) 

Melissa Danforth (Chair)
The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC

John B. Bulger, DO, MBA (Vice-Chair) 
Geisinger Health Plan, Danville, Pennsylvania

Dan Culica, MD, MA, PhD
Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Austin, TX

Dana Cyra, MA, CPHQ
Inclusa, Stevens Point, WI

Lisa Freeman
Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, Fairfield, CT

Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS
Health Watch USASM, Somerset, KY

Rebecca Kirch, JD
National Patient Advocate Foundation, Washington, DC

Laura Pennington
Washington State Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA

Leslie Schultz, RN, BSN, PhD
Premier Safety Institute®, Charlotte, NC

Edward Septimus, MD
Hospital Corporation of America, Houston, TX

Jeffrey Susman, MD
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH 

Kelly Trautner, JD
American Federation of Teachers Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Washington, DC