• The National Quality Partners™ (NQP) Leadership Consortium provides strategic guidance and sets the direction for NQP's portfolio of initiatives. The NQP Leadership Consortium is committed to influencing meaningful and lasting change on the nation’s highest priority healthcare issues.

    The NQP Leadership Consortium brings a diverse range of perspectives from NQF’s membership to the table, including patient partners, clinicians, health plans, and quality improvement experts. These experts and thought leaders leverage their collective expertise to identify actionable strategies and national policy levers to drive change for individuals and their families.

    The Leadership Consortium identified three priorities for action to guide NQP's 2020 initiatives: improving medication safety, promoting high-quality home-based healthcare, and preventing maternal mortality.

    NQP is proud to announce the following quality leaders participating in the 2020 Leadership Consortium to address these healthcare priorities and contribute to NQF’s quality improvement initiatives:  

    • Vizient, Inc.
      Robert Dean, Chair
    • Optum
      Amy Nguyen Howell, Vice Chair
    • AdventHealth
      William Scharf
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality*
      Maushami DeSoto
    • American Association for Physician Leadership
      Peter Angood
    • American College of Medical Quality
      Donald Casey
    • American Heart Association
      Michele Bolles
    • American Physical Therapy Association
      Alice Bell
    • Association of American Medical Colleges
      Rosha McCoy
    • BlueCross BlueShield Association
      Jennifer Atkins
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*
      Jennifer Fuld
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services*
      Reena Duseja
    • Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
      David Longnecker
    • Council of Medical Specialty Societies
      Helen Burstin
    • CVP
      Brenda Blunt
    • Encompass Health Corporation
      Mary Ellen DeBardeleben
    • General Dynamics Information Technology
      Kristen Welker-Hood
    •  Health Resources and Services Administration*
      Wakina Scott
    • Heron Therapeutics
      Anita Gupta
    • Homewatch CareGivers, LLC
      Jennifer Ramona
    • Humana Inc.
      Misty Roberts
    • IBM Watson Health
      Mahil Senathirajah
    • Intermountain Healthcare
      Shannon Phillips
    • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
      Jennifer Kennedy
    • Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
      Eileen Esposito
    • Partners Health Management
      Selenna Moss
    • Pharmacy Quality Alliance
      Richard Schmitz
    • Teladoc Health, Inc.
      Bridget McCabe
    • Telligen
      Lindsey Wisham
    • UPMC Health Plan
      Amy Helwig
    • University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center
      Ronald Walters
    • URAC
      Shawn Griffin
    • Veterans Health Administration*
      Joel Roos

    *ex-officio, non-voting

    NQP appreciates the contributions of the members of the 2019 NQP Leadership Consortium (PDF), which identified the 2020 priorities for action and helped to address critical initiatives.

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